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    Fitting a stalk adapter on a JVC head unit on a 1999 Astra?

    Hi guys.
    I changed out my Tape player (I know I know ) on my 99 Astra for a JVC KD-G611.
    Unfortunately I lost the ability to control the player from the steering wheel so I bought a JVC Stalk Adapter
    I have fitted it as below but the steering wheel controls still do not work.

    Do I need to do something with the wires, all Ive done is plug the inputs into the ISOs as per the instructions?


    Its a long shot, but here is a pic



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    Oh yeah, this is the unit:


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    im using the same unit on my alpine. i needed to swap the yellow and red wires over to get mine to work. (perminent live and switch live) when i ran my head unit without the steering wheel controls they needed to be the opposite way round to when i wired the stalk adaptor in for some reason

    have you noticed the beep when the door is open and you take the key out the ignition lasts a little longer that it used to? as if you do this is proberly down to the wires that need changing.
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    That stalk adaptors going to need power to it aswell, I can see it's all been bypassed. Also the steering wheel control input wire is in that power block
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks View Post
    That stalk adaptors going to need power to it aswell, I can see it's all been bypassed. Also the steering wheel control input wire is in that power block

    When I connect the power to the Stalk rather than directly to the back of the radio, the radio does not power on though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afcbadam View Post
    im using the same unit on my alpine. i needed to swap the yellow and red wires over to get mine to work. (perminent live and switch live) when i ran my head unit without the steering wheel controls they needed to be the opposite way round to when i wired the stalk adaptor in for some reason

    have you noticed the beep when the door is open and you take the key out the ignition lasts a little longer that it used to? as if you do this is proberly down to the wires that need changing.
    Thanks fella.
    My symptoms are similar alright!


    I have 2 red wires going to a yellow and red wire, Ill try swapping them and post back the results.

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    ACtually, the unit is getting power when the power is in the adapter so please ignore my earlier post.

    So I swapped the red and yellow wires as above, the stereo worked OK, but the stalk adapter still did not work.

    Then I cut the yellow cable and swapped that with the red as per below (tried all combinations), power went to the unit but no sound came out and the stalk adapter also did not work.

    Anyone have any more suggestions, I am fairly clueless with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks View Post
    That stalk adaptors going to need power to it aswell, I can see it's all been bypassed. Also the steering wheel control input wire is in that power block

    Do you know which colour the steering wheel control input wire is?
    Do I need to do anything with that wire?

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    Of so the stalk adapors getting power now but there's still no input signal from the steering wheel controls which I mentioned above. It's going to be one of the blue/red wires

    Things aren't going to be easy there with everything cut around, how you haven't blown a fuse yet is beyond me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by corkcelt View Post
    Do you know which colour the steering wheel control input wire is?
    Do I need to do anything with that wire?
    Follow the purple wire going to the stalk adaptor box from there to the ISO connector and then match it up to the same postion of the orgional ISO connector
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