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Here's what the factory reciever does and what is needed when going aftermarket:

- Able to accept NAVI's left and right voice signals
- Able to amplifiy the NAVI voice
- Mutes sound in front speakers when NAVI speaks
- Accepts steering wheel remote control signals

There have been different ways people have tried to duplicate what the factory reciever does so nicely in one single unit.

I know for me I had to purchase a 4 channel amp and a Sony XA-39II (signal switching device). The 4 channel amp is used to amplifiy the NAVI Voice and XA-39II is used to accept the NAVI voice signals and also mutes the front speakers. I can honestly say this setup behaves exactly how the factory system distributes the sound between the reciever and NAVI.

As for getting the steering wheel remote working with an aftermarket reciever you'll most likely need a Steering Wheel Radio Control Interface: http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-wvgaW4FNvlu/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=2&g=751&I=127SWI3&o=&a= . But this device will only work if your aftermarket reciever has a wireless infrared remote. My aftermarket reciever did NOT have a wireless remote but it did have a wired one. In order to get it to work I had to change the resistors in my steering wheel control buttons.

So it is possible but it takes a lot of work! I guess it all depends on how bad you want the aftermarket reciever?

Hope this helps,
Nestor

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by shinjohn:
Hey Nestor, glad you got this working! So do you only use this switcher on the front RCAs, feeding rear signal straight from the head to the amp? Any switching pops or noise whatsoever? Any switching delay at all? Just wondering... Sweet dude!

-SJ

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Yes, only the front RCAs are connected to the switcher then the amp. While the rear RCAs are connected directly to the amp. There is no switching delay...at least not enough to cut off the Navi voice. But there is a small pop when it switches over. Any suggestions on how to easily remedy this?

-Nestor


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