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I own a Fiat Panda from 2004. Its interiors look very similar to this picture:

As you can see, the steering wheel has no control buttons for the stereo.

Is it possible to add stereo controls to the steering wheel of a car that doesn't have this feature?

Sub-questions:

  • Would this require replacing the wheel entirely, or are there any "add-on" solutions?
  • Is it necessary for the mounted car stereo to have explicit support and compatibility with this feature for potential solutions to work?
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I believe it is fairly common place with aftermarket stereo systems. Look at this example from Crutchfield:

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I don't know much about them, other than that they exist. They do not in anyway modify your steering, just add a way to access controls at your fingertips.

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Are these made to be attached to the wheel, or do they require the wheel to have a socket for them? –  Gabriele Cirulli Apr 6 at 18:20
    
I am sure universal means universal. Look at the specs online. I was just trying to give you confirmation and also ideas. –  Paulster2 Apr 7 at 1:25
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in most countries any modification particularly one that may impact upon steering would be frowned upon.Invest in a voice activated stereo that can be coded to your voice only making theft pointless

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