Question about Alpine CDA-9856 CD Player

2 Answers

Alpine CDA-9856. Search button for IPod will not bring up menu

Everything has been working great with my stereo/ipod direct access cable. the search button (left of the scroll wheel) will not bring up the IPod menu; such as Artist, Album, Playlist, etc. There doesn't seem to be any type of impediment under the button, it seems to depress correctly. I was wondering if there may be a reset process, or what else may be necessary. Thanks for your advice.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Alpine CDA-9856. Search button for IPod will not...

Have an Alpine CDA-9856 my ipod still plays threw the player but does not charge it any more, what will sort it out ,

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

Re: Alpine CDA-9856. Search button for IPod will not...

I have the same problem with a CDE-9870R and my iPod. I tried my daughter's iPod, and it works. I did not search any further, but it may come from the iPod software version. Mine is more up-to-date than hers (5th generation iPod 1.1.2 2006-06-28 update).

Posted on Apr 01, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Setting up ipod to CDA-9885R

The ipod cable plugs into the rear of the stereo. Here is a link to the installation manual:

Aug 23, 2012 | Alpine CDA-9885 CD Player

1 Answer

Why wont my ipod touch work on my alpine cda9856

Mine doesn't work, either! Although my 4th Gen. iPod worked fine...

Apr 16, 2010 | Alpine CDA-9856 CD Player

1 Answer

Cda-9885 ipod not searching

I had the same problem. I got it resolved by making the MIX OFF. Just press the button number 5 to make the MIX (Random Play)ON/OFF. After the search you can set the MIX to ON. However set the MIX to off before you start any search every time.

Jan 18, 2009 | Alpine CDA-9885 CD Player

2 Answers

Radio sound but NO cd or ipod sound

Radio is screwed.

But try these these steps:

Clean the eye of the head for reading CD. Must open up the radio.

IPod: check for good connections from Ipod to PCB.

Feb 23, 2008 | Alpine CDA-9856 CD Player

1 Answer

Cda 9883 and cda 9885 2008 model no song issues

My ipods fuction fine with my Alpine CDA-9885 ... have you tried pressing the display button on the Alpine? The KCE-422i cable takes quite a beating ... You might check the cables.

Feb 14, 2008 | Alpine CDA-9883 CD Player

1 Answer

Sound Issues

The player has a built in safety device which only allows it to turn up so high. It help to avoid burning out your equip ment. Best way is to put sound on one device 3/4 ways up and then use the other device for adjusting the volume from there.

For sound in one channel; either there is a wire unplugged or not getting a good contact, or the player is set for mono instead of stereo

Jan 22, 2008 | Alpine CDA-9856 CD Player

3 Answers

IPod will not work.

restoring factory settings won't revert the player back to previous ipod software. Check with the alpine website product support and see which ipod software versions are compatible with the car deck you installed. I would think the latest version would be supported. then go to the apple website and download the most recent version of itunes that alpine says is compatible. connect your pod and open itunes. upgrade the pod to that itunes version and try it again with the car deck.

Jul 30, 2007 | Alpine CDA-9883 CD Player

3 Answers

Alpine Ipod/Stereo Error 1 message

my alpine cda 9856 only displays that message when my ipod dies. so your ipod pobably dies then the head unit recharges it enough in the time your resetting it that it can play again. :)

Nov 26, 2006 | Alpine CDA-9857 CD Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Alpine CDA-9856 CD Player Logo

Related Topics:

714 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Alpine Car Audio Receivers Experts

xxxxxx xxx

Level 3 Expert

4681 Answers

Jose Velazquez
Jose Velazquez

Level 2 Expert

227 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you an Alpine Car Audio Receiver Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides