steering wheel control wires -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 06-30-2013, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lewiston
Posts: 45
steering wheel control wires

So I just recently got a new Pioneer head unit for my ZJ and still wanted to keep my SWC functional. As a result I bought a PAC SWI-RC to maintain that; however, in the instructions for my jeep they said that I needed to pair up the green wire from the SWI to a black/orange wire. The dumb thing about it is it's referencing to the white plug with two wires connected to it, that made the stock head unit work. Anyways those two wires are purple and white/black. So I tried each wire to see if it worked but, when I paired the green wire with either the purple or white/black wire my gauges didn't work at all. So I removed the green wire and they were functioning after that. I got my PAC box to program to the necessary version number but, couldn't make it intercept the steering wheel button functions such as, volume up, down, next song, etc. Well what I'm trying to ask is where does this dang green wire pair up to?
Help would be appreciated thanks!!

Bryan2269 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 06-30-2013, 08:00 PM
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 423
You need to grab the wire off the clockspring (steering wheel)
The SW buttons form a resistor matrix which sends their sig to the BCM which in turn converts it into a data stream on the CCD bus,(purple/WB) which the OEM radio reads.

The PAC SWI RC is gonna take the sig off the SW and convert into a sig your new radio will understand.
96zedjay is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-06-2013, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lewiston
Posts: 45
yeah I found the wire it was the black/orange wire by the clock spring and I was reading up on it and they said its the small black/orange wire not the big one if anyone else is wondering. In addition to that there two wire that are black and orange it was the one that is primarily black with a little bit of orange. Yeah, thanks man for the help really appreciate it!!! I think I'll make a thread on how to do this for other people that also want to pursue something like this.
Bryan2269 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-06-2013, 03:49 PM
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,752
cool thread !

97 zj orvis/04 wj ltd/02 lancer oz rally/85 rx7 gs
970001zj is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-06-2013, 06:14 PM
coralman's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 7,918
Please do.

Info on projects and repairs categorized by system

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Originally Posted by HighLonesome
lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
coralman is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome