A steering wheel remote control is a remote control for the car radio and partly for other function of the vehicle, which is attached to the steering wheel. The radio can be operated via it without having to let go of the steering wheel. Thus, the channel can be changed at any time, or the volume can be regulated, even while driving. In addition one can thereby also one Hands-free function operate or a navigation device etc.
A question of security
Many drivers want entertainment through music or radio broadcasts, especially when they are driving alone. The radio also provides traffic reports with practical warnings of traffic jams and the risk of accidents, especially on longer car journeys. At the same time it is also a source of danger. It can distract you while driving - and not just mentally. The greatest risk is when you operate your radio. You have to take one hand off the steering wheel, maybe lean to the side and press a button on the radio. You also take your eyes off the street to look at the keys. If a vehicle suddenly brakes in front of you at this very moment, an accident can usually no longer be avoided. A steering wheel remote control enables you to avoid this risk of accidents without having to forego using your radio. With it, you can operate your radio easily using buttons attached to the steering wheel. After a longer period of use, this usually works completely blind. At the beginning it may be necessary to take a quick look at the key assignment.
A steering wheel remote control for your car
The first thing you have to consider when choosing a steering wheel remote control is that it is compatible with your car and the radio. It is usually stated that the remote control is suitable for a particular make of car, or is a universal control that is usable with most car radios. If your radio is not listed explicitly, you should ask before the purchase of the remote controls at the provider for compatibility. If you can not get clear information about the compatibility with your radio, make sure that you have the option to return the steering wheel control, even if you have already opened the packaging.
It is equally important that the controller fits on your steering wheel and sits there firmly and safely. A slipping steering wheel control can distract you and so become an accident cause. Different steering wheel remote controls are mounted at different positions on the steering wheel. Think in advance if you prefer to use your radio with your right or left hand. Make sure that all buttons are easily accessible for you and of course do not disturb when driving. Differences in quality with steering wheel remote controls are particularly evident in their service life. Pay attention not only to the warranty period and the price, but also to customer reviews and recommendations. Often, the warranty is based on legal requirements and the price is influenced by many factors such as the range of functions or the battery life. There are also major differences in the installation of steering wheel remote controls. You can easily install some of them yourself via plug-and-play. Others have very cumbersome installation guides and almost all require programming before you can use them. Take your time for installation and follow the installation instructions carefully. If in doubt, you should make the installation professional in the workshop.
or a MuFu steering wheel ex factory?
Alternatively, it is also possible to install a steering wheel with multifunction buttons. Almost every manufacturer offers this, at least as an option, for the current vehicle. Perhaps the replacement of a steering wheel with a factory-fitted steering wheel with MuFu buttons is the better alternative to control the car radio. If the factory radio is installed, the compatibility is guaranteed and often other functions of the vehicle can be controlled. The exchange of one steering wheel MUST however be taken over by a specialist workshop. We hope that you the info report on the topic / term steering wheel remote control (Other names / keywords: Multifunction buttons, multifunction steering wheel, MuFu buttons, steering wheel buttons, media remote control, steering wheel remote control, steering wheel control) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
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