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    Alpine CDE-104BTi

    Been looking at this head unit but different sites say different things.

    Is it 4x45W? or 4x50W?

    Also whilst i'm starting a thread on it, what do i need for the steering wheel controls (for a mk4 astra)? I looked at the sticky but it says alpine 2003/4 models so just checking if anyone could link me to what i need?

    Anyone have this head unit? what are your views on it?


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    Sam

    Apline say it's 4 x 50W

    Unfortunatly the sticky at the top is a little out of date. Connects2 would be the best one to go for steering wheel adaptors with the CTSVX001 and alpine patch lead
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    So this and this are all i need to get the steering wheel controls working?

    I've heard sometimes they don't work? Will this deffinately work? And i'm assuming the MFD will not work.

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    The alpine patch leads needs to be connects2 also so you'd need this

    We say go for connects2 so it will work, autoleads are the ones that sometimes don't work

    Your MFD will still work with the time, temp and trip computer if you have it but it won;t show any radio info
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    Thanks! Anyone have this head unit? What do you think of it?

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    I have the 103BT unit, which is exactly the same as the one you're asking about, except it has

    1. no iPod cable. You have to buy it, but can get it cheap enough on eBay (or i did)

    2. more illumination options

    3. black surround instead of silver.

    that is essentially the only differences i can see.

    Think i posted a pic of what it looked like fitted too in the other thread. I'm very happy with it.

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    Here it is fitted


    Although i've found 1 thing i'm not keen on. Dunno if i need to tweak the setup or what, but when you play a CD, the name of the track doesn't show up on the display like it did on my cheapo JVC unit. I should read the manual - which has to be downloaded.

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    if its like any old alpine you need to set the cd-text on in the settings menu.
    IIRC u hold down the volume button to gain access to these settings.


    (info might be wrong as not owned an alpine in about 4yrs - since i bought my flip out)

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    Hopefully ordering this tonight/tomorrow morning depending on the reply to this. Just want to be 100% sure i'm ordering the right thing:
    Alpine CDE-104BTi head unit
    Connects2 CTSVX001 Interface lead
    Connects2 CTALPINELEAD Adapter lead

    I don't need anything else to get this unit working with ipod and steering wheel controls do i? And the things i've linked to are deffinately the right things? I do need both the interface and adapter leads?

    It says the head unit comes with a full speed ipod connection lead so that should be all i need i think...

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    Yep those are the parts needed. Ones a vechicle interface and ones a headunit one (hence the price difference between the 2)
    Want a professional job done on fitting your aftermarket electrical accessories? PM me for a quote
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