2008 S197 Mustang steering wheel swap question.

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Jericho
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2008 S197 Mustang steering wheel swap question.

Post by Jericho » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:06 pm

Hello,

I am about to swap in a steering wheel from the 2010-2014 model years into my 2008 Mustang. The Ford end of the swap is easy enough, but my confusion steps in when it comes to the idatalink maestro.

What do I have to do in order to make the wheel controls operate handsfree, audio, and cruise - on the datalink side? I assume I need to flash the unit with the correct firmware of the wheel's model year I'm installing... But I think I remember from the initial installation that I'm supposed to run a wire to the steering column.

The problem being - I can't remember what wire it is, what it's called, what color, etc... Please assist.

2008 Ford Mustang, Maestro RR, rr-for01-ds3, kenwood 9704s, idatalink serial connection.

I'm pretty sure this is easy, but I could use some technical guidance to help me on my way...

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Re: 2008 S197 Mustang steering wheel swap question.

Post by Jericho » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:38 pm

Update:

From what I gather, the pink/red sync wire is the swc(-) input.

An aggregate reading of various walk-throughs inform that individual button identity is classified by electrical resistance, in ohms, and that by connecting the purple and blue wires - with a 100 ohm resistor soldered inline with blue prior to the splice - then connected to pink/red, will produce a connection with each switch sending differentiated signal - understood by maestro.

The green/yellow wires from the switches should then be grounded in the wheel.

The Maestro RR should then be able to program the various button inputs via the Kenwood 9704s headunit.

Is this correct?

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Re: 2008 S197 Mustang steering wheel swap question.

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:51 am

We don't program the buttons through the radio. All the button configuration is done on our website when you flash your module.
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Re: 2008 S197 Mustang steering wheel swap question.

Post by Jericho » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:10 pm

Good to know, thank you.

Aside from that, is the wiring process I posted a valid solution to my issue?

i.e. pairing the purple, with blue (+100 ohm resistor, soldered inline before the splice) to differentiate signals, grounding green and yellow to the wheel, and attaching red/pink swc(-) to the purple/blue pair?

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Re: 2008 S197 Mustang steering wheel swap question.

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:43 pm

Your steering wheel buttons need to have the same resistances that a 2010+ Mustang wheel should have, assuming that you're flashing it as a 2010 Mustang. As long as they match the OEM resistance ladder, then it should work.
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