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Hello again, Does anyone have any experience with hooking up the Pac-Swi-Jack steering wheel control interface to a Kenwood 8120? Where in the dash can I find the wires for

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Old 05-03-2009, 05:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello again,
Does anyone have any experience with hooking up the Pac-Swi-Jack steering wheel control interface to a Kenwood 8120?
Where in the dash can I find the wires for the steering wheel?
Any tips on how to program the unit?
Pictures would alo be great too!
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Ok the SWI-JACK uses the White wire to connect to the blue with a yellow strip on the back of the Kenwood radio. The instructions are here:


The information we have on a 2009 Nissan - 370Z , has been generated below.

1. Quick description before we start wiring the SWI-JACK .
The SWI-JACK 's wire color we are going to use is White. This is the White wire on the SWI-JACK , not the vehicle!
The other wires on the SWI-JACK , green, yellow, orange and blue wires are not used for your Nissan 370Z.

This leaves you with a Red, Black and two loop wires. These wires will be discussed down below.

2. Picture of the Nissan 370Z plug.
Connector picture is unavailable. Either we don't have a picture to show or we have to get the wire somewhere else and not at the factory radio harness.

3. Connecting the SWI-JACK 's steering wheel control input wire to vehicle plug.
Connect the SWI-JACK 's White wire to PIN 16 (Blue) with a 150 ohm resistor, PIN 15 (Pink) with a 47 ohm resistor
Connect free ends of resistors to interface's White wire.
Ground the BROWN wire found in the same radio connector.



4. Connecting power and ground wires.
Black wire: Connect the SWI-JACK 's black wire to chassis ground. This is usually a black wire on the aftermarket wire kit.
Red wire: Connect the SWI-JACK 's red wire to a switched +12volt wire. This is usually a red wire on the aftermarket wire kit.

5. Instructions for cutting or not cutting loop wires.
Step A: The purple loop wire does not need to be cut.
Step B: Cut the Brown loop wire in half and insulate both ends.

6. Programming the SWI-JACK with a version number.
The SWI-JACK has to be programmed for version # 3.
1. Press and hold the Program Button on the SWI-JACK while turning on the vehicle to the accessory position. The LED will turn on.
2. Release the Program Button and the LED will turn off.
3. Press the Program Button 3 times. Each time you press and release the Program Button, the LED will turn on and off. Once you press the Program Button 3 times, wait for 3 seconds. The LED will flash 3 times indicating it is programmed for version 3. If it flashes the wrong version number, you will have to start all over at step 1 above in this section. Turn the key off.
4. Once you have programmed the correct version number, you will not have to do these steps again. If you need to reprogram the steering wheel control, you can go directly to the next section.

7. Programming the SWI-JACK to learn steering wheel control functions.
1. Turn the key to the accessory position (you do not need to hold the Program Button at this time). The LED will flash 3 times. This indicates it is programmed for version 3.
2.
Press the Program Button until the LED turns on, then release the button (This will erase all previous learned steering wheel control functions). The SWI-JACK is now ready to learn a command from the steering wheel.

3.
The SWI-JACK must be programmed in the specific order shown in the chart below. If a function is not needed, it may be skipped. Adjust the Radio Select switch on the side of the SWI-JACK according to the chart. Alpine = 1, JVC = 2, Kenwood = 3, Clarion = 4 and Blaupunkt = 5.


Alpine
JVC
Kenwood
Clarion
Blaupunkt
Switch setting for
SWI-JACK
1
2
3
4
5
1
Volume Up Volume Up Volume Up Volume Up Volume Up
2
Volume Down Volume Down Volume Down Volume Down Volume Down
3
Mute Mute/Power Mute Mute Mute
4
Preset Up Preset Up Source
Track Up

Source
5
Preset Down Source Seek Up Track Down Track up
6
Source Seek Up Track Up Band Track down
7
Track Up Seek Down Track Down Source Disc up
8
Track Down Select Disc Up/FM Disc down
9
Power Band Disc Down/AM OK
10
Ent/Play
11
Band/Program
4. With the LED on, press your steering wheel button until the light goes out and hold for one second more.
5. Release and the LED should come back on. If it does not please double check all connections and verify for correct version programming.
6. Repeat step 4 and 5 to program additional steering wheel buttons in the order corresponding to the chart above for your SWI interface.
7. If you come across a command in the chart that your steering wheel does not have, or you do not want to program, press the Program Button on the side of the SWI interface.
8. The LED will flash once rapidly and then stay on confirming that you have successfully skipped that command and are ready for the next button.
9. When you are done programming all the buttons, wait for about 7 seconds. The LED will flash 3 times indicating it is done programming. The LED will then flash 3 times indicating the version number.


8. Testing the SWI-JACK .
1. Connect the plug to back of radio's steering wheel input jack or harness.
2. With the vehicle on, press a steering wheel button to control the stereo. The SWI-JACK should control the aftermarket stereo with the function you taught it. Test all other buttons.
3. If the interface does not control the radio as the steering wheel indicates, the buttons were either pressed in the wrong order or a step was not skipped properly. Return to category 7 and reprogram.
4. Make sure all unused wires are isolated separately.
5. After all commands are verified to work properly, secure the SWI interface so that tension will not pull either of the connectors loose or apart.
6. That's it! Enjoy!
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Thanks so much for the info Jeff. Do I need to buy resistors for this installation or do they come with the kit?
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It's included with the kit.

47ohm is (yel/vio/blk)
150 ohm is (brn/grn/brn)
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Thanks alot Jeff. I was wondering about this too. Unfortunately, the place I ordered the ddx814 was on back order so i had to get the ddx714. So to cut a long story short I have all the parts except for the head unit.
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anyone have a picture of what this step should look like?

3. Connecting the SWI-JACK 's steering wheel control input wire to vehicle plug.
Connect the SWI-JACK 's White wire to PIN 16 (Blue) with a 150 ohm resistor, PIN 15 (Pink) with a 47 ohm resistor
Connect free ends of resistors to interface's White wire.
Ground the BROWN wire found in the same radio connector.
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Hey Jeff i was doing this part of my install with the ddx714 i got and i do not see a pink wire. The wire next to the blue one is blue and white....
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my pin 16 is blue and my pin 15 is black
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The wire colors may vary but the pin locations are correct!
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A bit hard to read in this format. Here's the link for those interested, hope Jeff doesn't mind.

Steering Wheel Interface Vehicle Instruction Guide

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Hey 510z... i was looking at the manual and the one wire says its is a ground did you hook this up yet? If so did it work out for you? I also get the same thing as you that they are blue and black.... however one is pink in slot 6 which is also a steering wheel wire as the service manual indicates. Any feed back would be helpful
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Z Pin #6 to 47ohm (yel/vio/blk) to PAC white wire
Z Pin #16 to 150 ohm (brn/grn/brn) to PAC white wire
ground pin #15 (Br)
PAC black wire to Z ground
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Thanks so much Conch... I was thinking that would make more sense but i wasn't sure.
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I was just working on putting in the SWI-PS and this thread came in handy. Here is the plug diagram so you know what # wire is which..
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I was just working on putting in the SWI-PS and this thread came in handy. Here is the plug diagram so you know what # wire is which..
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