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Steering wheel remote control retrofit
#1
Hey there guys,

I‘ve got an Astra J 2010 and I was wondering if it could be possible to retrofit the steering wheel remote control buttons? I really like them and miss them since I drove an Insignia from my dad, does this need programming or might be just plug and play? Or are the cables even there?

Would be nice if someone knows something about this Big grin

Greetings from austria,
Eric
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#2
Just to check we are on the same page here I'm guessing you have an ex-police J with no steering wheel wheel buttons?
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#3
Does that exist, an Astra without steering wheel buttons? wow
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#4
Hey there,

I dont think this was a police car because all our police cars are Volkswagens.

I also thought the same after time because every astra j ive seen has steering wheel buttons.

I attached a picture to give you an idea, dont mind the steering wheel cover.

(29:th-May-2018, 13:25:10)EricMod Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Hey there,

I dont think this was a police car because all our police cars are Volkswagens.

I also thought the same after time because every astra j ive seen has steering wheel buttons.

I attached a picture to give you an idea, dont mind the steering wheel cover.

Sorry for quoting my own post I can't edit it, I forgot to attach the picture, sorry.


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#5
That's a real poverty spec (over here in the UK that would be ex police).

Pop the airbag off see if there is any plugs behind there spare one black one white.

I've not had one in yet with no controls so it would be a see whats there and come back I don't mind helping as will other members.
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#6
Sorry for the off topic but can you show us a picture of your center console unit?
I have no clue what it is but the small part I see looks very slick!
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(30:th-May-2018, 08:37:16)rlievens Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Sorry for the off topic but can you show us a picture of your center console unit?
I have no clue what it is but the small part I see looks very slick!

Hey there,

here you go  Chat .

greetings


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#8
Oh now I see, thanks Smile

Curious if you have the plugs and you might unlock cruise control by just adding the buttons?

Edit:
If you can't find the black and white plug Rusty is talking about maybe you can add them? Found this wiring loom on eBay:
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If you can find the plug where this loom goes Smile
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#9
So yesterday i popped the airbag of and there are no cables in there. The plug you showed there on ebay is behind the airbag, but the cables are missing inside the plug. Maybe I‘d have to change the slip ring and buy the needed loom but thats too much work I guess. :(
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#10
Is there any pins in the plug behind the airbag on the squib?
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#11
Hi rusty,

unfortunately not, the only 2 pins in there are for the horn. The other pins should be for the controls, but they are not there. Thats a shame :(
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#12
Could be worth carefully taking the squib off as there is a plug the other side that would allow you to see what wires are there.


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#13
Yeah this would be interesting but do you think it needs programming?
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#14
I couldn’t say I would think adding the wires and buttons would be enough but can’t be 100%


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#15
I mean, I would give it a shot, the parts aren't expensive, but it would be nice to know if the main plug, on the back side, of the slip ring has these pins/connections.. or else it won't make sense doing this. Is there maybe a circuit diagram for this one, rusty? Smile
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#16
I’ll have a look there will be a pinout for sure.


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#17
Thanks rusty I really appreciate that Smile Smile
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#18
Today I removed the plastic wheel covers around the wheel to give me a look behind the clock spring squib, and look at there, there are only 2 pins but the plug is full of wires which means it could be done by removing the clock spring squib and replacing it with a used one. Probably cruise control won't work but this can be done by programming surely. But i'm sure the radio part will work Smile


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#19
Sorry I've not had a chance to get on TIS yet. But yes I would say the radio side should work fine.
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#20
So, quick update for anyone whos interested, i changed the steering wheel and clock spring squib. I bought them used (in pretty good condition) from an ebay seller. Recieved them the next day and started to change wheel and the squib. It was pretty easy to change both by the way.

The buttons light up in red how they should, thats fine, but nothing is unfortunately working. I called a Opel workshop and they told me it should be possible and they are calling me soon back.
I keep this thread updated. Smile
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