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Old 08-05-14, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default 04 ES330 want audio controls on steeringwheel

Hi I have an 04 ES330 with a build date of 1/04
I have a ML sound system, NAV and a 6 CD in cr console.

I want to upgrade to a steering wheel with audio controls. Any suggestions ?
I know I will need the audio buttons, new wheel , new air bag to fit. Will I also need part of the wiring harness from behind the clock spring to the radio ?

Any assistance would be helpful.

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Old 08-06-14, 04:22 PM   #2
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I've never seen or heard of one without steering wheel controls. Did the PO replace the wheel with an aftermarket?
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Old 08-07-14, 09:57 PM   #3
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Yeah, don't know anyone who has attempted this. Anything's possible, but I don't think that it's worth the effort. Plus the color/style of the wood grain and leather changed significantly on the 05-06's.
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Here's the cheap and cheesy way to do it:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120RFAS...e.html?tp=3405

Get a universal steering wheel audio control adapter. It probably won't work with your stock radio though.
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The ES's controls are very simple and easy to reach. I say keep your stock steering wheel.
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If you want to spend money on your car, start with the wheels and tires
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Thanks for the replys

As I've said, it's an early build 04 ES 330 (build date of 1/04)
Steering wheel is stock, never had radio controls on steering wheel.

I don't mind spending the money ~ $150 on e-bay complete steering wheel, air bag (because there different), but has integrated audio controls. Or do I need the complete column ?

I know it's the same clock spring, I just don't know the cable behind the clock spring to back of radio ? Nav? or where ever.

I want to keep is OEM :

Can someone direct me to a radio/Nav wiring diagram (please)

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