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I've heard talk about aftermarket installations and amps cause you to lose Nav Voice and U Connect and maybe steering wheel controls on the 300C. Is this true? Is there anyway around that? What about the Clifford alarm with remote start? Any problems by installing that? I want to add a system in my ride but i don't want to lose those options..Can anyone give me some info on that?...Thanks...
 

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Steering Wheel controls

My old car was a 97 Grand Prix

I had steering wheel controls and had them adapted to an Alpine unit after it was installed.

There's a local shop here that I used. Let me know if you want me to contact them and get info about the product.

It was a little bud with infared that shot a sig to the headunit. It can be placed up near your interior lights or right above the unit-which is where I had it placed. Probably the size of a pencil eraser.

I'm talking no more than 100 bucks for this part.


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I've heard talk about aftermarket installations and amps cause you to lose Nav Voice and U Connect and maybe steering wheel controls on the 300C. Is this true?
Get started with this thread...
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/car-audio-alarms-navigation/12930-faq-audio-upgrades.html

Then watch me (an enthusiast) battle your questions on my car....
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/ca...mps-uconnect-and-steering-wheel-controls.html

The watch El Duderino (an expert) go through it...
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/car-audio-alarms-navigation/9733-300c-av-project-car.html

The short answer to your questions are
1) You have to add amps after the factory amp to keep your Uconnect. Most on this forum doing this are using an AudioControl LC6, LC8, or JL Audio CleanSweep as their line output converter. If you cut the preamp signal between the factory deck and factory amp, Uconnect voice stops working (ie controlled by the factory amp). The threads above go into great detail on this. As long as you keep the factory deck, the steering wheel controls will continue to work.

2) If you go with an aftermarket deck, you will lose the use of Uconnect with no known solution on the horizon besides replacing with an aftermarket bluetooth solution. You will lose steering wheel controls for the time being. There are canbus adaptors in the works for steering wheel controls but none publicly available as of yet.
 

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Hey Jason thanks for the post and the threds! I'm in the process of reading through them. Had to take a break (Brain Overload)

One more question...I'm interested in getting the Clifford G5 Avantguard Alarm with remote start and windows and all other options
Any known problems with installing this?
 

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I haven't had any experience with this alarm. I suggest that you put a separate post up on the alarm. You'll get a better response. Good luck!
 

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Black 300C said:
Hey Jason thanks for the post and the threds! I'm in the process of reading through them. Had to take a break (Brain Overload)

One more question...I'm interested in getting the Clifford G5 Avantguard Alarm with remote start and windows and all other options
Any known problems with installing this?
Given the trouble some people seem to have had finding a good shop in the Dade County area, I'd make sure you're in good hands. That is one of the most complex alarms ever made for the installer.
 
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