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Alpine HU finally installed ... couple of quick qs

monty77 Jan 9, 2005

  1. monty77

    monty77 Member

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    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 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Cheers,
    Adam
     
  2. richy

    richy Member

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    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..
     
  3. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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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
     
  4. monty77

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    [ QUOTE ]
    AndyMac said:
    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

    [/ QUOTE ]

    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.

    Cheers,
    Adam
     
  5. simfin

    simfin New Member VCDS Map User

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    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.
     
  6. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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

    ascaudio New Member

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    radio adaptors i have loads of matey gimmie ya address and ill post ya one if ya like
     
  8. monty77

    monty77 Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    ascaudio said:
    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! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Cheers,
    Adam
     
  9. monty77

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    [ QUOTE ]
    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!

    Cheers,
    Adam
     
  10. monty77

    monty77 Member

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    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 ?!

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    Cheers all!
    Adam
     

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