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01' Accord Steering Controls on After Market Deck

Old 12-18-2013, 11:30 PM
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01' Accord Steering Controls on After Market Deck

I have the Alpine CDA-117 installed in my Accord, and I purchased the Axxess ASWC-1 to connect the steering controls.

The instructions are pretty simple for this set up:

Ground the black wire

Put the Red wire to a 12V starter cord (I used the red wires from my deck)

Put the Blue/Gray wire into Pin 3. I wasn't really sure how to wire something into a harness. I wasn't even 100% that I was looking at it the right direction based off the diagram, but I rolled with it. I assumed I was looking from the inside, or the part the connects to the deck wire harness. It came with a long piece of metal, so I bridged the gap with that.

Plug the 3.5mm into the Alpine
I like to think I did this correct

So, having done all these things, I started the car and watched the blinking lights do exactly what they should do. And it says that it has detected the car and deck and is good to go. Except its not working. So I run through the troubleshooting directions and verify that the unit is connected to the proper wire, and that it connected to an Alpine (based on the way the lights blink, Ill link the directions at the bottom).

Considering 7 red blinks at the end could mean alpine, or that it doesn't recognize one, I tried to manually do it. The instructions stopped working at some point, so now I am at a loss.

Has anyone else gotten this thing to work?


Instructions for a 2001 Honda Accord from their home site:

Alpine Manual:

The general instructions for the Axxess ( what comes with it)
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:42 PM
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On the Alpine harness is there a wire designated for steering wheel remote function? I have a funny feeling there isn't. If there is no external SWC control on your deck the axxess piece won't work. You need to plug the headphone style jack into this socket to allow the steering wheel controls to comunicate with the deck Look at the axxess wiring diagram for your car, below the wiring is the info on the headphone style jack required and what is needed to make it work.

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Old 01-09-2014, 02:22 PM
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It looks like they are numbering from the wire side of the audio unit connector, instead of the terminal pin side.

Regardless, connect it to the Grn/Red wire.
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