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Old 01-15-2010, 10:24 PM   #61
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awesome looking. those thumb bolsters are very nice when you are cornering hard.


question though. My 2008 Expy has the basic 6 disc changer installed and it has steering wheel controls. Looks exactly like my Shaker 1,000 radio.


I'm wondering if the Shaker 1,000 accepts steering wheel inputs for audio? I might have to swap them out and see.


if so, I am going to buy this steering wheel and just run 2 wires to the radio harness. I love the functionality of messing with the radio with hands on the steering wheel.


I have the repair DVD manuals for 2006-2010 Fords. Think I am going to be digging around and see how the wiring looks.





btw, how much was the steering wheel if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:34 PM   #62
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for me $318 shipped from partscheap.com
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:50 PM   #63
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thx dstang. some serious change...but it would look wicked. wonder if there is any market for my OEM Bullitt wheel?
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:08 PM   #64
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Looks nice, bustacrab!

Did Ford give you any type of core refund for returning the original steering wheel? (I'm not sure if you bought it from Ford or a 3rd party.)
I got it through a third party, they don't have any refund for the original wheel to my knowledge... I'm just gunna keep it around just to have a spare =)
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:01 PM   #65
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My wheel showed up. I'll be sure to post some pics later today
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:34 PM   #66
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easy install...So much better.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:11 PM   #67
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Looks nice. Did you reuse the old bolt? I plan to.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:17 PM   #68
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Yea I did. I talked to my buddy that works at a dealership, and he told me they don't replace the bolt when they take the steering wheel off. They just use blue locktite. When I had the bolt out I looked it over and it didn't look stressed or deformed. Looked brand new.

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Old 01-30-2010, 03:54 PM   #69
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GT500 wheel on order (car finally came in Thursday). The steering wheel on the base GT is ugly as sin.

bustacrab ... did you ever find a way to get the wheel mounted audio controls to work with the base head unit?
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #70
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If that comes with the Grabber Blue stitching instead of the white I am all over it!!
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:15 PM   #71
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I tell you what If someone can get the sound controls working on this wheel im all over it im pondering the builltt wheel until someone can get the audio controls to work!
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Yea I would much rather have the bullitt wheel, the other is a little to bulky for me. Just want something a little nicer.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:26 PM   #73
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I've looked around at a couple different wheels before I bought my gt500 wheel. The bullitt, SVT, premium GT, and aftermarket wheels. All said and done the gt500 is the best bang for the buck. I plan on getting the shaker 500 head unit some time in the future so I can use the audio controls. Right now i'm not to concerned about the audio controls. The way I look at it I didn't have them before so I can live without the for a little longer. If I would of went with a SVT or bullitt wheel I wouldn't of had the option to have the audio controls later on. Either way ANY wheel is better than the deluxe GT wheel.
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I tell you what If someone can get the sound controls working on this wheel im all over it im pondering the builltt wheel until someone can get the audio controls to work!
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Yea I would much rather have the bullitt wheel, the other is a little to bulky for me. Just want something a little nicer.
well I have a 2009 Bullitt with only 2,200 miles.

I'm more than willing to trade someone for that 2010 GT500 steering wheel. PM me to see what we can work out
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:55 PM   #75
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This is great info.
I'm looking into ordering a 2011, but I really do not want leather. The only options from the premium package that I would really like is the steering wheel and SYNC.
So you guys have solved my steering wheel issue :-)

I would like to know how changing the Head Unit goes. Like others, I suspect it will make the audio controls work; but it would be great to get that confirmation.

Now if you can solve the SYNC part......
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Swap done. Quick and easy. Much nicer than stock.

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:38 AM   #77
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Congrats! I still love mine! I looked into switching out the vent rings to the gt500 aluminum ones but the are pricey, and they don't sell the rings seperate from the vents/cluster. it was like 180 for just the vents..and I didn't price the gt500 cluster (don't know if it would even work for the GT)
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I have sent a couple of PMs to FordEngineer. He responded to the first but not yet to the followups. Trying to get some Ford input on getting the audio controls to work on the base radio. Hopefully he can help.

According to the first PM, he seems to think the base head unit supports the steering wheel controls, however, he is uncertain if the base GT has the wiring support. He thinks it's 50/50 that Ford uses the same wiring harness to save cost but is not sure. Eagerly awaiting his followup. I don't want to harass the guy though.

BTW, I ordered some polished billet trim items to install. Getting new door handles, GT seat release levers, GT seat recliner lever covers, and lock pin bezels. Should dress up the interior nicely. I love shiny chrome things.

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I have sent a couple of PMs to FordEngineer. He responded to the first but not yet to the followups. Trying to get some Ford input on getting the audio controls to work on the base radio. Hopefully he can help.

According to the first PM, he seems to think the base head unit supports the steering wheel controls, however, he is uncertain if the base GT has the wiring support. He thinks it's 50/50 that Ford uses the same wiring harness to save cost but is not sure. Eagerly awaiting his followup. I don't want to harass the guy though.

BTW, I ordered some polished billet trim items to install. Getting new door handles, GT seat release levers, GT seat recliner lever covers, and lock pin bezels. Should dress up the interior nicely. I love shiny chrome things.
I tend to think that the wiring harness would be the same for all of the vehicles to save money. thats what car manufacturers seem to usually do. that, and the head unit for the GT deluxe has nothing in it, I don't see how the HU would support the controls if it's not even put in the premium GTs? It seems to me the issue is the head unit...regardless it doesn't work and the only way to get the functionality seems to be aftermarket mods
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Old 02-20-2010, 04:15 PM   #80
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Ok got some info , the wire harness is the same on 2010 and up, the reason that the controls are not working ,the stereo needs to be re programed to have them on. Many ford dealers dont have a clue how to do it, many dealers used out side installers for stereo intallations. One way to take care of it is to find a car with the controls and get the vin # so the dealer can look up as built data and they can re programed it then.
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