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 Post subject: Re: Tip when fitting replacement head unit
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:02 pm 
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Hi SVE25Black. The Alpine unit is a CDE-113BT. Has CD (MP3 too) player IPOD connection at rear plus front USB and 3.5mm line in & built-in Parrot Bluetooth so does the lot (brings up your phone book in screen + all ipod tunes - great for distracting you when you're meant to be concentrating on driving! As said previously, you need an interface (seperate order) to keep steering wheel controls working. Sure to get a better deal online and fit yourself but mine was £295.00 fitted inc. interface which I thought wasn't bad. Go on, go on. go on, you know you want one!
PS, no I don't work for Alpine!

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 Post subject: Re: Tip when fitting replacement head unit
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:22 pm 
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I am looking to pick up a double-din unit when I am back in the UK in a couple of weeks. The plan is to take out the current piece of - I mean hi-tech brilliance - and replace it with something modern - and include Sat-Nav.

I am hoping it is not a complete ball ache to do

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 Post subject: Re: Tip when fitting replacement head unit
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Cheers Vandy, I have had a read of the speaker guide, seems straight forward.

I am just wondering and hoping that my iphone 3g will be compatible with my Ripspeed CMR-I3000 head unit. It says in the headunit instructions that it supports ipod 3g, mini, ipod 4g and ipod 5g (video). Does anyone know what technology the iphone 3g uses? The headunit is a few years old now, I am sure that iphones are backwards compatible with older technology.

Does anyone have a Ripspeed CMR-i3000 that they use with their iphone, does it work?

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 Post subject: Re: Tip when fitting replacement head unit
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:22 pm 
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Looks good Vandy, I;ve just bought myself an alpine HU, you wouldn't happen to know the make and model of the interface you had installed for steerign wheels controls?

Also when you talk about filing down the fascia trim I assume you mean the alpine but not the x trail bit.

Was it just a file you used or did you use any other bits?

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 Post subject: Re: Tip when fitting replacement head unit
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Hi Rob. Yes - file down the trim that comes with the HU - don't file the dash trim as it scratches easily enough as it is. Must admit I used a craft knife to trim off about 2mm from each side and then filed it. The top and corners were just filed.
Little tip for you though - there are little lugs on the trim piece (offset slightly differenty on top and bottom) that locate into the HU. When these clip in you cannot get them out again if the HU is in situ (which it has to be to line up the trim)
I turned the trim upside down and cut what was really the top off and then turned it upside down again so that the lugs didn't locate with the HU (as it took a few suck it and see trys to get it to fit) and when I was happy with the fit, I trimmed a bit off (what were the bottom) lugs to allow them to locate into the top. Now if you understood that you are a better man than me - and I wrote it! (Will post a sketch for you)
Didn't get to know what the interface number was - will contact the fitter next week and get details for you but he certainly had no problem getting one - came the next day. If you're still reading this I hope it helped! Vandy.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:21 pm 
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This is what I was trying to explain about the lugs - may make sense now?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:34 pm 
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Thanks for taking the time to explain that, I think I get your drift, we'll see when I get to fit the new HU next week at some point.

I did have an aborted attempt this weekend, but the interface I bought didn't marry up to the car's loom, despite it saying it was compatible with an X trail on the box. The brand was "In Car Tec". I'm going to try the Autoleads version hopefully that will fit.

Did you have any issues with functionality of the steering wheels buttons, my ICE dealer claimed that some times you may not get all the original functions of the steering wheel button?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:58 am 
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Hi Rob. All the functions on the steering wheel controls work so no problem there. I remember the shop needed to know if I had factory fitted sat nav or not - this makes a difference as apparently there are 2 different interface models. As the sat nav mutes the the right hand speaker I guess it's to do with that.

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I've just ordered this:

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ict-29- ... aptor.html

Lets hope it works :biggrin:

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 Post subject: Re: Tip when fitting replacement head unit
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:43 pm 
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Hi Rob. Thought I would juist ask if you got your unit up and running with the steering wheel controls? Hope all went well and you're enjoying good sounds. Vandy.

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