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I stumbled across a question you answered a few years ago

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Hi Chris, I stumbled across a question you answered a few years ago about a gentleman's volume controls not working. You instructed him to test the ohms at the output wire for each button press. I now need to know what these ohm values are and your diagram came in VERY handy. However, I am confused because it seems the steering wheel buttons can control 2 functions (short press and long press). Would this mean there are 2 different ohm values for each button?
Thanks, Carl
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

It is just the steering control volume control that is inoperable, correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Actually, nothing is inoperable. I am trying to determine the ohm values for each steering wheel control button so that I can provide these values to a company called idatalink. They make steering wheel control adapters for after market stereos. I want to use the temp and fan buttons for radio control functions instead of the original functions (since my son never uses them for their intended purpose and I want to include as many radio functions as possible on the steering wheel). So basically, I have to provide them with the ohm values for each button and they will create a custom template for my adapter. I will disconnect the climate control wire and run it instead to this newly formatted adapter. When my son presses the fan(+/-) or temp (+/-), the adapter will receive the ohm value and send the programmed function to the radio. My problem is two-fold. First, when I test the ohm value using my multi-meter, it jumps all over the place and then finally settles at a value. But, since I know that there is a short-press and long-press for these buttons, I am afraid that the values it finally displays is the long-press value. The other issue I have is that the ohm values I am getting from this 2005 F150 do not match the ohm values of the 2007 F-150 diagram you provided to the other person who had the volume control button issue. I just want to make sure I am providing them with accurate ohn values for the buttons so they when they program the adapter to the assigned radio functions, it actually works. Thanks, Carl
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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