Hi folks, another cluless newbie here. I am about to replace my concert single CD in a (non-Bose) A4 with a Pioneer DEH-P5900MP (comments on this or anything similar welcome) and have been scouring forums trying to work out what I need, however am just getting more confused!
I managed to narrow down the adaptors I need - PC9-404 and PC5-90 however have been told by the supplier "because both the PC9 adaptor and PC5-90 require connections to the Amp Remote wire on the new head unit, wires have to be cut somewhere to achieve this".
So my first question is - what does that mean (I though the point of adaptors was that no cutting wires is involved and I REALLY wanted to keep things simple)?
My second question is - I've read on here (by AndyMac who seems to be the resident ICE guru) it would be better to bypass the amp - is there a simple way to do this (preferably without rewiring). The HU I want has 'direct sub drive' if that helps?
Thirdly, if I was to bypass the amp would I still need the PC5-90 (as I thought this 'told' the amp to switch on)?
Finally, would this set up still involve switching the permanent live and ignition if I want it to go off when the ignition is off (why does nobody make an adapter with this already done)?
Apologies for bombarding you with questions - any advice hugely appreciated.