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Fitting a parrot

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by auroan, Jan 22, 2008.

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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    Anyone fitted a parrot (hands free kit)to their B5 A4 ? Specifically a CK 31K ?

    Just wondered if you did anything with the iso adaptors ?
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    straight forward just needs a CTTUNN001 from connects2 or just fit it and find the tel mute on headunit and splice into that

    depending on car may need ignition feed from buzz bar under steering column
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    I'm running an alpine headunit. I take it the iso harness doen't have an switch ignition feed ? Also what do you mean by buzz bar ?

    oh and its a 96 2.6
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    [Jan 22, 2008]
    does your alpine turn off with ignition ,if so its plug and play ,wire the mute lead to the att off the alpine , the buzz bar is the main feed bar with relays and stuff under the steering column it has a ignition point just need a ring connector to it
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    Nope, thats the problem I have at the mo with the alpine unit. When I installed it there seemed to be two perm lives on the iso block but no ignition, it was only put in temp until my parrot kit arrived.

    So looks like I'll have to fashion an ignition feed from somewhere then.
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    [Jan 23, 2008]
    yep that buzz bar is the easiest to use as you wont have to spice any cables etc
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    [Jan 24, 2008]
    OK. So I take apart the dash, and what do I find .........

    [​IMG]

    Looks like someone had a car kit in before and has wired up to the bus bar. Now my mutlimeter has gone walk about so can some one confirm my guess at what each connection is ?

    1. Earth
    2. Perm Live
    3. Switched live

    Cheers
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    [Jan 24, 2008]
    Have you followed where those have gone to?

    I am sure x75 from memory is the ignition wire.
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    LOL ...... Here's the thing; They go to the end of a chopped wire, which is a bit dodgy... so I isolated them to stop any possible damage.
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    [Jan 24, 2008]
    I would just unscrew the nuts and remove them from the car.
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    [Jan 24, 2008]
    True, but I've left them on as I'm going to re-use the connections with the fuses, just took the fuses out thats all.
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    [Jan 24, 2008]
    sorry for calling it the buzz bar lol
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    [Jan 26, 2008]
    Well I found my screwdriver LED thingy and checked the bus bar. My guess was correct, oh and soupie... you were right on x75, it's another switched 12v.

    Here's the dash all taken apart;

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    Bonus as well, I managed to fix my flickering climate panel.
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    [Jan 26, 2008]
    Gosh a fair bit removed there!!
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    [Jan 26, 2008]
    you dont really need all that out to fit a parrot or are you doing other stuff short shift etc
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    [Jan 26, 2008]
    I was doing a whole host of things. I don't like working in cluttered environments, so the whole lot came out so I could do as professional install as possible.

    The climate panel came out so I could fix the flickering, and the glove box came out so I could mount the parrot control box behind it. I also fitted a proper i-dock into the little loose change box in the dash.
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    [Jan 26, 2008]
    Looks like the b* parrot flew off before you fitted it!!
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