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    Radio Wires Confusing Me - What Adapter ?

    Hi there.

    Bought an Aftermarket Alpine Radio/MP3 with a ISO Connector which plugs into the ISO bit but the rear speakers don't work.

    There are two connector blocks (with a female and male connector which goes from the female) that isn't connected which contains the rear speaker wires...

    What connection would i need to connect these or would i need to snip the wires and join up the rear speakers direct with the headunit (Which i really don't want to).

    My door cards don't say Bose so as i was aware, i had the non amplified version...but oobviously not :D

    Also, while I'm here, Is there any way of getting the Alpiine headunit to Display what tracks its playing on the dash (as the old one use to do).

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    on the 8L you need an adaptor lead, possibly the 8P does too.
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    ive got a spare adaptor lead

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    The extra lead houses the pre-outs to the rear amp & sub. They are definately not speaker leads. You need an RCA input adapter. This plugs into the spare connector, and then you feed it with your rear RCA's from the alpine and power the trigger with the remote on from the Alpine. And no there is no way to get DIS functionality from an aftermarket HU. Only Blaupunkt has this function (at a cost). Just look to the left and all the info is displayed on the HU itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t2myd View Post
    ive got a spare adaptor lead
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    The extra lead houses the pre-outs to the rear amp & sub. They are definately not speaker leads. You need an RCA input adapter. This plugs into the spare connector, and then you feed it with your rear RCA's from the alpine and power the trigger with the remote on from the Alpine. And no there is no way to get DIS functionality from an aftermarket HU. Only Blaupunkt has this function (at a cost). Just look to the left and all the info is displayed on the HU itself.



    Thanks for the help on the DIS, just wanted to fill up that empty gap where the track info use to be! Can i not fill it with any other info?

    Thanks for clearing up what wires were! As for the adapter, there are two types:

    http://www.icebuyer.co.uk/audi-a2-a3...1-p-12164.html

    and there's one without the black box which is 10 cheaper.

    As mine is not the Bose (I believe) but Active System, I will need the one without the black box or am i wrong?

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    Bought the one with the black box and once earthed, worked a treat :D
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    Alpine Tech Support UK have just confirmed that the Audi Canbus interface should be here in September - BUT - that it won't include any display function only MFW interface.

    That IMHO is a bad move Alpine.

    Not sure how you are switching your Alpine unit as the 8P supplies the on/off signal via Canbus. I used a ignition switched circuit for mine (DSG selector power).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gti Jazz Blue View Post
    Alpine Tech Support UK have just confirmed that the Audi Canbus interface should be here in September - BUT - that it won't include any display function only MFW interface.

    That IMHO is a bad move Alpine.

    Not sure how you are switching your Alpine unit as the 8P supplies the on/off signal via Canbus. I used a ignition switched circuit for mine (DSG selector power).



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