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Like many on this forum and almost all K1200LT owners, the outputs on my radio failed one by one. Not wanting to pay huge $$$ for a replacement that would fail anyways, and not wanting to ship my radio to someone in Germany to fix it, I decided to tackle this problem head on.

I decided on a Sony BT5000 for several reasons:
1. It is my favorite brand
2. It has Bluetooth music/hands free calling
3. It has a remote input that I can use for the handlebar and passenger radio controls.

For a handlebar control converter I decided on the Axxess AWSC Steering Wheel Converter. Typically these units talk on the I-Bus and convert that serial data to a remote stereo input signal.

I got online to my local library and downloaded the schematics for the K1200Lt and I discovered that the I-Bus stops at the LCD display unit of the radio and does not go out to the handlebar controls. Instead the controls are individual switches that are interpreted by the LCD display unit and then converted to I-Bus signals that are sent to the radio.

Not to be stopped in my tracks, I discovered (after prying the manufacturer), that the Axxess module can be wired into the individual switches, assuming you put a different resistor on each switch. You then have to manually program the function of each switch into the Axxess module.

As part of the installation I removed the stock radio connectors (ghasp!) as it made everything fit inside the water resistant enclosure.

So here is my solution, drawn up in a diagram for anyone interested. The thing works great and I am happy to be cranking the tunes to Stryper once again while cruising down the highway.
 

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Nice intro Raymond.....
G'day. :wave
 

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Very nice! Would you post a pic or two -- and maybe a few more details regarding the physical install -- in the stingray?
 

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I sure will. This weekend I am buttoning up the Tupperware this weekend and moving the trunk back a notch. I will take pictures and post them by Monday evening.
 

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Yep, coming your way this weekend. I work a LOT of hours so bear with me until I can get to take pics.

The Axxess AWSC was purchased on Ebay, but the newer version can be found here:

http://axxessinterfaces.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=197

Use an ASWC-1 and you can program multiple functions per switch, or so I am told.

The Radio is a Sony MEX-N5000BT

The resistors are 1/4 watt from radio shack or any online supplier.
 

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I assume so, not sure what changed in 06 on the radio, if anything at all. I would start with a wiring diagram for 06 and go from there.
 

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Pics of where I ran the mic wire in. I drilled a hole through the entry boot where all the other wires come in. I ended up smashing the end of the mic plug with pliers (stupid) and I will need to order a new mic.
 

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The stereo works with an app and it lets you set the EQ settings and play Pandora. Requires plugging in the USB cable though.
 

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Nice pics, so you used the factory connectors?
Does the stereo have a headphone jack?

Thanks...Randy
 

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I discarded the factory connectors. I had no plan to ever revert back to the stock setup, and it was impossible to get the adapter connectors and the stock connectors to all fit inside the housing. Now, one could easily put the connections outside the stingray if they wanted to. This stereo does not have a headphone jack.
 

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Would the Axxess AWSC work on other stereo's?
I don't need all the bells and whistles, just a cd player and a radio with aux input and a headphone jack.

So I would need power and ground, output to speakers, just the simple connections?

Thanks...Randy
 

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The ASWC is very versatile. The key is that your stereo must have a remote control input. I would recommend going to the Axxess web page and seeing which known stereos work with the ASWC.
 
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