Question about Alpine Car Audio & Video
Got an aftermarket cable for cde-9870 ipod connection cable to use with a different mp3 player, which plugs into the headphone jack....how do i get this to work? or how do i turn on the aux source function?
When you press the SOURCE/( ' ) button and select iPod as the source, make sure you turn on AUX+ so that the external device is used as the source. AUX+ is turned off when you want to use an iPod with this head unit.
I don't know why some people thought to answer your question with an answer based on a different model.
Posted on Sep 13, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your problem stems from the fact that the CDA-7892 is not equipped with an RCA aux-input jack. If you're plugged into RCA connectors at the back of the head unit, they're outputs, not inputs. The sound you hear is just feeding back through the outputs and into the head unit's amplifier. If you want to play your iPod through this head unit, you need to purchase either the auxiliary input adapter (KCA-121B) or iPod adapter (KCA-420i).
Posted on Mar 15, 2007
If you happen to have the tool which allows you to remove your head unit from the dash use it. If not go to crutchfield.com and get one it's useful for any audio enthusiast. Once you have the tool pull the head unit out on the back of the unit there is a cable that is black with a blue connector tip. This is what you plug your cable that you got from your audio dealer into. As for making the cable accesible you may have to drill a hole in your dash or run the wire around and out the glovebox which is also common and suggested for your particular car.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
This is from Page 7 of the Owners Manual, found through Alpine's site.
1 Press and hold MUTE/SETUP for at least 2 seconds
to activate the SETUP mode.
2 Press or to select the CLOCK ADJ mode, and
then press //ENT.
The time indication will blink.
3 Press or to adjust the hours while the time
indication is blinking.
4 When the hour has been adjusted, press //ENT.
5 Press or to adjust the minutes while the time
indication is blinking.
6 Press and hold MUTE/SETUP for at least 2 seconds
to return to normal mode.
• To synchronize the clock to another clock/watch or radio time
announcement, press and hold //ENT for at least 2 seconds
after setting the “hour.” Minutes will reset to “00”. If the display
shows over “30” minutes when you do this, the time will advance one
• Pressing AUDIO/RTN will return to the previous mode.
• If no operation is performed for 60 seconds, the unit will return to
normal mode automatically.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
SOURCE: Ok...I have an Alpine CDE-9845
You will first need an audio cable that has a 3.5mm male end on both sides of the cable.
You will plug in one end into your mp3 player, and the other end into the 3.5mm audio jack on the front of your cd player. On rare occasions its on the back of the cd player.
Then instead of putting your cd player on the radio, or cd, the other option will be Aux. Start your mp3 player up and you should be able to hear it on your car audio system.
This is the standard setup for running an mp3 player through your car stereo. Thank you for choosing Fixya!
Posted on Aug 10, 2010
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