volume control with aftermarket stereo

#1
Hi,
This is my first thread on here, has anyone managed to get the volume control on the steering wheel to work on an aftermarket stereo? I have a 2004 k12 1.5 dci se. My stock stereo looked like this


The controls on my steering wheel look like this


The stereo i have installed is a pioneer deh-1800UB. The wiring in the car is not ISO and so I used the adaptor that came with the stereo. The stereo adaptor has 2 loose wires labelled MUTE and REMOTE. I assume the remote cable is a receiver for a remote, but I'm not sure what the mute wire is for.
 
#2
The stereo is remote compatible I think that is an optional extra since I do not have one.
As far as the wheel controls none of them function.
Have not checked if this part is wired.
For me these controls are a mystery still.
I apologise for the edits
 
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#3
The mute Is for a car kit to automatically mute the radio when called. The remote is to turn on a amplifier.

You need a radio That has a steering remote in And a steering remote converter. With That you can connect the steering controls to the radio And make iT work.
 
#4
Thanks maarten
Its good to know that its possible to connect to the wheel.
I would have got a cable but was pretty sure that it would not fit the head unit.
Will definitely be checking if ever I have to remove though.
 
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