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    Fitting an aftermarket head unit

    Hi,

    Im new to the AOC web site, just got a quick question....

    Just wondering what type of connectors would be best to use. The Autoleads or Connects2?

    Any help is much appreciated.
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    Welcome Ash

    If they are for steering wheel controls the connects2 would be better
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    Thanks for the welcom.

    Yes they are for the steering wheel controls.

    I would also need the 'wiring harness' for the headunit, again is the connects2 one better or the autoleads?

    Were can i get hold of connects2 gear?
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    Hi mate and welcome.

    Which headunit you wanting to fit?

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    its an Alpine 9873RB CD / MP3 (see link below)

    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/5761.html

    It will be after x-mass when i stat doing the I.C.E, but im just pricing it up at the min.
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    The steering wheel adaptor has the ISO adaptor built into it so thats all you will need (+patch lead for whatever mate headunit you have

    Only other part you will need is a aerial adaptor and facia plate
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    You can get the facia plate from VX that matches the colour of your dash also the aerial adaptor is included (iirc).

    I think it was about £40 when i got mine last year

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    Hi there, this is my first post, and I have just purchased an Astra H on a 2005 plate, I am looking to install a JVC DB711 to the car and have purchased an adaptor form incartec which is 29-801 but it has 2 wire not connected to anything (a purple and a brown wire) which i'm not sure where they go, I had a play around with it yesterday the unit turned on but stays on even after the ignition is switched off also I have purchased an adaptor for the remote control on the steering wheel which simply does not work. Can anyone help me on this please.
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    Welcome mate

    What do the instructions say? Are the wires on the adaptor or radio? What make steering wheel adaptor did you buy and part number?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogi View Post
    Hi there, this is my first post, and I have just purchased an Astra H on a 2005 plate, I am looking to install a JVC DB711 to the car and have purchased an adaptor form incartec which is 29-801 but it has 2 wire not connected to anything (a purple and a brown wire) which i'm not sure where they go, I had a play around with it yesterday the unit turned on but stays on even after the ignition is switched off also I have purchased an adaptor for the remote control on the steering wheel which simply does not work. Can anyone help me on this please.
    Thanks
    Yogi
    The two wires are speed pulse and reverse gear. For your radio not required and only required if you have sat nav. And yes the INCARTEC lead works with the ignition switched off. It works with the key. Pull it out the radio will go off, leave it in the radio comes on. Nice feature and I wish other manufacturers did the same.

    And to Ash you have a choice. Do you want the display bit to work and want to spend a bit more. If yes then the ALpine lead APD-D102OP is the lead for you (ther only bit required aside from the aerial adapter lead). If no and you want to save a bit of money then the Connects2 lead CTVX0002 (canbus adpater) and the radio lead CTALPINE are the leads for you. BOth the Alpine and Connects2 leads allow you to set the date. The one fits into the other and connects on one side to your radio and the other side to your cars wiring harness. Add the Aerial adpater and the Fascia and away you go.


    And stay well away from the Autoleads stuff.

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