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Legacy steering wheel audio control retrofit

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Hey all, 


I'm in the process of trying to get steering wheel controls working with an aftermarket head unit in my 2004 Legacy. 


It just so happens that mum and dads Legacy has the exact setup that I want so I flogged the wheel out of it and checked that cruise control and the audio controls would work before buying the gear myself for the retrofit. 


Cruise control works an absolute treat so will definitely be doing that either way but I just cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to get the audio controls working. 


I've done so much research which led me to a purple/white and an orange/white wire under the steering column to connect to the plug that came with my head unit. 

Neither of those wires have been run in my car but the wires that are opposite them in the plug leading from the steering wheel are there so I have tapped into them with no luck though.

They are a green/red and a white wire which I have led to input 1 and the ground wire of the steering remote cable for the headunit. 


Ok, time to stop rambling now.

Hopefully that makes sense to someone out there who can point me in the right direction. 

As always, any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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just to follow this up, I ended up balancing them myself at home.

its an absolute doddle to do, I put a little how to in my project page, or there are loads of youtube videos to give you an idea


@Kamloarne we're not sure why you reported your comment instead of 'replying' to the thread with it

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aaand we've decided they were a spammer anyway & banned, multiple "report posts" with gibberish

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