I looked at the switch after I read your post. The volume - mode -etc.
switch presents a specific resistance to the radio for each function.
There's a chart that provides resistance vs. function on Hmaservice. The
next step would be getting the aftermarket makers to read that resistance,
or designing something that gives a logic output in response to the read
Is there any late breaking news about adding after market cell phone, iPod,
GPS stuff to 2006/07 Sonatas?
I'm a gadget freak and just got a new Sonata and want to add cell phone,
iPod, and GPS devices. I'm salivating over the MS Sync stuff they are doing
But the options available on Sonata look pretty bleak especially with being
able to use their steering wheel buttons. Seems like someone should come out
any time now with a unit that will do it all (cell, MP3 player, GPS) and
that replaces the Sonata radio.The Motorola hands-free kits and the Parrot
kits look like good choices for cell phone but I really don't want to have
to install three different devices: cell, ipod, and GPS. Besides the
Motorola and Parrot are fairly old technology.
I imagine the cars of the future will have cell phones built in. The
hardware is pretty cheap--it's the useage fees that the phone companies are
Meanwhile has anyone had any experience with adding to Sonata? I haven't
had a chance to take off the upper console to see how difficult it will be.
Looks like there is plenty of room in front for a double din device but
maybe there is limited space behind. And how about the proprietary
steering-wheel remote? Looks like it is a resistor-capacitor-switch
arrangement that sends a slightly different pulse each time one of the
buttons is pressed. That's going to be a nightmare to decode.
Are there any resources on the web for Hyundai/Sonata experimenters--DIY
groups, forums, etc?