Functions that many people have come to rely on, such as; volume up and down, radio station tuning, CD song selection and several others are now available from the steering wheel controls to those who choose to upgrade their original factory radio. Prior to the release of the SWI-CAN (version 1.4.16a
) upgrading the original factory radio in CAN-BUS
equipped vehicles, (Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi Porsche, VW) meant you’d lose the safety and convenience of the steering wheel mounted radio controls. Now you can retain the same level of control without having to take your hands off the wheel, hunt for a tiny button on the radio or fumble with a remote control. The same buttons on the steering wheel can continue to serve the same functions on your new aftermarket radio. Install that top-of-the-line radio that has built-in navigation, plays video and can also play 1000’s of mp3 songs from a built-in hard-drive and lose nothing!
The product accepts CANBUS data commands issued from the steering wheel controls and converts them for use by PAC’s line of steering wheel control interfaces (i.w SWI-X (Universal) , PESWIV (universal video), SWI-RC
(Alpine, Kenwood, JVC, Clarion,Pioneer, Sony, Jensen, Dual, Avant, Boyo) or PESWIECL (Eclipse) etc) to interface the factory steering wheel controls to a wide range of aftermarket radios with wireless remote control input. (must be used with one of the above interfaces). Functions that many people have come to rely on, such as volume up and down, radio station tuning, CD song selection and several others are now available from the steering wheel controls to those who choose to upgrade their original factory radio. These devices then transmit the user commands to the particular radio. After a short programming session where all commands are mapped to the steering wheel controls, the unit is ready for operation.
[These issues or circumstances may affect compatibility of this product with your radio or vehicle]
The SWI-CAN is not a standalone device. It MUST BE used in conjunction with an optional Steering Wheel Interface module PESWIX, SWI-RC, SWI-PS, PESWIECL to retain steering wheel controls.
1. The SWI-CAN is compatible with select 2002-Up model/year vehicles listed in the pull-down menu.
2. Click here for vehicle specific INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (read this page first as it may exclude your vehicle or aftermarket radio)
For Cayenne (2005-2008) - There are 2 buttons programmable for this vehicle. They are Vol + and Vol -
For Touareg (2005-2007) - There are 3 buttons programmable for this vehicle. They are Vol +, Vol -, and Page Back (all are on right hand side)..