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You didn't specify if you wanted the display brighter in the daytime while headlights are off or if it is too dim when the headlights are on, with respect to the rest of the instrument panel illumination. Too bright is easier to deal with but too dim is tough. If it is always too dim under but daytime and night time conditions the only way to improve brightness would be to very gently disassemble the front panel (easier if it is the removable type) and determine what provides the back lighting. If there are tiny LEDS you could painstakingly add more LEDS or swap them out for brighter LEDS. There could be a lot of guesswork determining if this or that LED was brighter than what is in the unit as built. It may just be easier to live with it as-is.

Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Oct 05, 2013

The install diagram indicates the Audio Interrupt wire goes to a Vehicle Phone. If you don't have one, don;t connect it to anything andmake sure you put tape over the end so it doesn't touch ground or a power source.

In cases where I don't have or cannot get a wiring harness adapter to plug directly into my vehicle wiring harness I have a trick I like to use. I don't like to cut and remove a vehicle harness socket, I may want to keep the aftermarket stereo when I sell or trade and put the original stereo back in place. Instead of removing the socket I skin back (but do not cut) the wires I need to tap into and wrap the aftermarket unit's wires around the now exposed socket wiring, then solder each one & wrap each one individually with electrical tape. This gives you a secure connection and when and if you need to permanently remove the aftermarket unit you just untape the wires, clip the fatermarket wires off one at a time very close to where they are tapped in, tape each one of them again and there you have the factory plug ready to plug back into the factory stereo.

Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Oct 05, 2013

This could easily be a means to mute the stereo when you are on the phone or say at a teller window at the bank. It could operate by grounding that wire or making it high (+12 vdc). I;m not sure which is appropriate but it is safer to just ground it first to see if that kills the audio rather than sending + 12 VDC into something that turned out to require a ground instead. I don't think you actually have to use it if you have no need for that feature.

Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Oct 05, 2013

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).

Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Oct 05, 2013

I found the manual at Alpine.com.http://vault.alpine-usa.com/products/documents/OM_CDA-7892.PDF

Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Apr 15, 2012


Below you will find a link to the user manual for your cd player. On page 20, there are instructions on how to set presets.

Click here for manual


Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on May 16, 2011

You can get the manual on the link below.


Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

Does this happen often or was this a one time issue and you still don't have sound?

If its a one time issue there's a fair chance that a fuse blew and will need to be replaced.

I've had this happen to me quite a few times and fuses can be fairly cheap.

Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

do you have a amplifier in the vehicle?

Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Feb 18, 2011

Yes it does have MP3 capability.

In the set up menu (press and hold set up button for at least 3 seconds) you need to select CD/MP3 with the up or down buttons. Then use Band button to make sure CD/MP3 is selected and you can play back MP3s that are burned to CD and also ordinary CD tracks.

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Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Jan 24, 2011

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Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Dec 09, 2010

u have to buy a special adapter

Alpine CDA-7892... | Answered on Nov 20, 2010

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