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I can not recommend the PAC SWI-CP5 (steering wheel control module) if you are installing in a 2015 rav4. The concept of simple plug and play is great. Simply plug your android phone into the supplied usb connector of the module, pull up the app , customize which buttons on steering wheel do what function.
But as of today, PAC's application still does not list the 2015. I had to select 2014 under the app menu, erase every preset options they had listed and go line by line testing what buttons on steering wheel actually controlled what functions on the pioneer. This took around a hour, for what should have been a 2min job. I emailed PAC and asked when they will be able to update the app to list 2015 , they had no eta, as soon as they get one in their shop.( My guess is the resistors inside the steering wheel have changed from 2014 to 2015 rav4.
on steering wheel I have set
< track down, preset down
> track up, preset up
volume + volume up
volume - voulume down
mode mode on radio , changes between radio, dvd, Bluetooth, Pandora etc without touching screen if you want
hold mode button down will mute or att the sound out of speakers
hang up hang up phone
answer answer phone
speech brings up your phones siri or android speak commands
for a couple of days I was using the speech function it sucked, until I figured out what I needed to change on my phone.
I would press speech button , I would say call john doe and my phone(though the car speakers) was asking me "did you mean call bob?"
hell no lol
using a android lg g3
I had to go under settings general apps you will see DOWNLOADED, ON SD CARD, RUNNING, ALL, DISABLED
I had to disable my default voice recognition(VOICE COMMAND) (This is what lg put on the phone that came from factory)
the pioneer deck, I guess defaults to just use the first voice control app it finds on your android phone, and it picked the crappiest, oldest one.
I disabled the app and now it uses a better voice app from lg(I didn't have to download a new one, it was already on phone)(no problems now, perfect voice recognition ). I latter want to figure out how to set google voice as default
I imagine if I had a iPhone it would default to siri)
probably around Christmas ill order me 2 amps, one for speakers and one for small subwoofer been eyeballing the small ones from Rockford. I'm wanting to put directly behind the back seats under the spring folding flaps. Should have good airflow when the seats are upright and not laying flat. Heck, I might put a 12 volt pc fan under there to keep cool. May have to put the amps on a small sheet of aluminum and use plastic straps somehow to secure. Don't know if I want to be drilling amp securing bolts into the frame since the gas tank is under that spot. I will not be putting under the front seats, there is a ac duct under them both(heat on amps in winter, nope). Not going to cut any part of my covered storage bin. Also been thinking about amp location in the storage bin to left of spare tire.()
the punch or power series, the boosted rail amps or the power amps that people use in motorcyles. still undecided