Join Date: May 2017
Location: Mid Devon
My Motorhome: Hymer Exsis i588.
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Fitting a Ducato Multifunction steering wheel
I have just had a Pioneer Avic f88dab unit fitted in my 2015 Hymer Exsis i588 motorhome, I then decided it would make sense to fit a Ducato Multifunction steering wheel to provide hands free telephone and music adjustment. (The Pioneer offers this facility)
The replacement steering wheel is a standard 2015 Ducato wheel (with buttons) which fits perfectly, same airbag etc. However, the wheel does not come with any obvious electrical connections to link the control buttons to the existing clock spring, which has 6 terminals, 2 for the horn and 2 for the airbag, leaving 2 spare, I would have thought I needed 4, a positive and negative for each set of buttons on the left and right hand sides of the steering wheel, i.e for handsfree telephone and Radio/music.
Does anyone know how to connect these buttons, or do I need to fit a different clock spring to provide extra terminals?, because I can see no obvious electrical connections on the buttons, or method to link them (surely they can't be wireless ?). I am aware that I will also require an interface link from the back of the clock spring to the Pioneer unit, which is a separate issue and not a problem.
My motorhome is a left hand drive unit imported from Germany in 2015 by its first owner and now UK registered, the Fiat 2.3 150 bhp multijet engine/ chassis and Hymer manuals are in German, any ideas where I can obtain these in English, as a download or in good old fashioned paper.
Any assistance re the above would be greatly appreciated.