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    Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

    Nearly there now, just need to start putting panels back on.

    Couple of quick questions:

    1) Where can I get a feed for the dimmer input on the alpine HU? Put a multimiter on the terminal I thought was it (going by the sticker on top of the radio and it was perm live??)

    2) Where can I get an adapter for the Audi radio cable, halfords didn't have one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

    haldford are [censored].. simple..

    goto any other ice dealer.. or get one from autoleads............

    the dimmer... humm.. unsure... as i dont dim mine.. whats the point? i have my lights on full anyways..

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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

    The dimmer feed should be the wire going to the pin denoted as a circle with little legs coming off it (like a sun), next to the ground pin IIRC.
    Caraudiodirect have the antenna amps
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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

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    The dimmer feed should be the wire going to the pin denoted as a circle with little legs coming off it (like a sun), next to the ground pin IIRC.
    Caraudiodirect have the antenna amps
    antenna amp

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    Thanks Andy, that was the pin I tested. Red/white iirc - was perm 12v ?!?! Strange, I'm sure I can take a tap off the cigarette lighter illumination or something else though.

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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

    I have the same problem on my Golf mk5 install. I think the issue with using the cigarette lighter as a light source is that, as you dim the dash lights, using the dimmer,then this also dimms light on the 'lighter' - this will take it below 12volt, at which some point the HU will think the lights have been turned off, and brighten up the HU display.

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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

    Red with a white stripe is normally "ignition on" feed (for those of us lucky enough to have it).

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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

    radio adaptors i have loads of matey gimmie ya address and ill post ya one if ya like

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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

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    radio adaptors i have loads of matey gimmie ya address and ill post ya one if ya like

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    Ah nuts, bought one now. But thanks for the generous offer! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

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    simfin said:
    I have the same problem on my Golf mk5 install. I think the issue with using the cigarette lighter as a light source is that, as you dim the dash lights, using the dimmer,then this also dimms light on the 'lighter' - this will take it below 12volt, at which some point the HU will think the lights have been turned off, and brighten up the HU display.

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    Good point, didn't think of that. Time to hunt through the fusebox for a fuse that's 12v when the lights are switched on!

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    Re: Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

    Well I finally got everything installed.... Autoleads FP1800 facia adapter fits a treat and looks OEM - think it's listed as being for a Seat Leon ?!



    Cheers all!
    Adam

 

 

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