I don't think it's "dirty controls"... that sounds like a deflection. But I also don't think there's a problem with your ASWC-1... but I do have to ask, did you use a 16-pin harness or a 20-pin? If you used the stock Metra 70-7552 without modding it, that might be an issue.Greetings all and thanks. Reading these threads has been a big help.
Install is done and one goal is not met. I am happy with what I have so far.
2010 Nissan Frontier LE long bed Crew cab.
Pioneer AVH4200NEX installed. Sounds Great. Integrates with my android just fine.
Using OEM antenna for XM, all good.
Installed and programmed Metra Axxess ASWC-1, latest firmware and confirmed with tech support wiring and programming good. Talked to support twice. They were responsive and seemed very confident. I am 66 years old and have been in tech my whole career. So have some level of understanding.
Did Bluetooth bypass.
Volume up does seek back and volume down does volume up. I tried reversing wires before I called in. That just reversed the wrong results to different controls. Support said all I could do at this point was clean the controls on the steering column. I told them that they worked fine on the OEM setup. They said the OEM setup had much greater tolerance for resistance anomalies from dirty controls. I guess that is possible.
My hope is some of you with experience can give me some feedback.
1. What is your opinion?
2. How do I get to the controls to clean them safely?
That said, did you at least try changing the button defaults through programming? Depending on the actual head unit (and the output signals it produces for the ASWC-1) some head units have the controls mapped straight out the gate, and some head units have the controls a little off using the defaults. There's a USB port on the ASWC-1 specifically for this, just connect a compatible mobile device, open the Axxess programming app, and you should be able to reconfig the defaults for each control on the steering wheel to do what it's supposed to do.
I'll add my personal $0.02 and say that I installed ASWC-1's in 6 different vehicles over the last 2 years, all with zero hardware issues.