20 Most Recent Alpine iDA-X100 Car CD/ MP3 Player Questions & Answers

Compatibility issues can come from a couple different places when dealing with digital media. I looked up your device here http://reviews.cnet.com/car-audio/alpine-ida-x100-digital/4507-3425_7-32790566.html for your digital specifics. I am under the assumption that you are trying to play MP3 files. Your Alpine reads ID3 tags and this could be where a lot of your issues are coming from and some could possibly come from the file name of your MP3's. Most car audio decks are not equipped to handle characters that people put in the MP3 names or ID3 tags. If you notice how the working MP3's are titled on your Alpine's display it usually reads something like "song - artist". If there are characters like "~ # ^ $" or something to that effect, your Alpine might not be able to read that. If the MP3 name is already written like "song - artist" then the problem could be in the ID3 tags and they could have unreadable characters in there which are not visible to you without a ID3 tag editor. In this case, download a free ID3 editor, trying clearing it out or modifying it to a simpler format, edit your file names as needed and try that out.

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Jun 09, 2018

did you blow a fuse, or did you blow out your speakers.

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017

I have the same problem here and just posted the same question. Hopefully someone will answer us cause I'm tired of changing my flash drives.

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013

no,but i have same piece of junk that sometimes just change songs itself

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Jan 19, 2013

try pacparts.com.

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011

you might have to reset your ipod itself. press the center circle and menu button at the same time until the apple shows up then plug back into your alpine. hope this works

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Jan 19, 2011


Can you check if you connected your blue alpine wire that’s the power antenna to your blue wire that is for the amplifier remote on the car’s harness adapter. You need to undo this. Amputate your blue alpine wire and connect the alpine blue wire with white stripe to your blue wire on the harness adapter. When you switch source from the radio, alpine is shutting off your amplifier through the connected power antenna wire. Since you're not listening to the radio anymore, it sees no reason why it should give it power. You can hear sound now.

Please let me know if this does not help else please accept it.

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Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Mar 17, 2010

are you sure you don't have the mix option turned on??

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Oct 09, 2009

you may have a bad switch. if you have a multimeter you can check the switches for resistance. the should read in the mega ohm range. if less than that it is probably bad.

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Sep 23, 2009

Are you using the original Alpine iPod USB cable? If not, that could be the problem. The iDA-X100 will only read iPods using the Alpine cable. Otherwise, you get a "USB Device Error."

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009

The cord might likely the problem. The iDA-X100 will only recognize iPods if you use an original Alpine USB cord. Using any other cable won't work. I had this problem when my Alpine cable fell apart and stopped working. I thought any other cable would work, but that's not the case.

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009

I have a similar problem. The original Alpine USB cable fell apart on me and I began receiving an error message. "No, biggie," I thought. "I have plenty of iPod USB cables." But I get an error message with each one, as well as an error message with every iPod I've tried. Apparently the IDA-X100 will only read iPods if you use an original Alpine USB cable.

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009

Sorry to say my friend, but the problem is with the Archose. I recently installed a Soundstream unit for a customer of mine, and he had an Archos aswell. The Archose will go in to slave mode, and act as a removeable mass media storage, but that's as far as it will go. Other mass storage units will work fine, you can even use a regular old usb thumb drive, but not the Archose.

Alpine iDA-X100... | Answered on Aug 07, 2009

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