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    Infotainment system

    If i swap my astra cd player for my Alpine one can i still get to all the settings? Havent actually figured out everything on the trip computer yet but dont wanna effectively disable it.

    Also havent really noticed any difference with the sport button, what does it actually do? (only had the car 2 days)

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    Hi Badger, if you swap your HU for an aftermarket one, then yes you will lose the functionalitly of being able to access the settings menu so you can't do simple things like change the time (my clock has been at 00:00 for over a month now). If you get all a steering wheel adapter however, you can still access the trip computer and use the volume controls but you cant use the functions you get by holding the settings button the OE HU.

    Regarding the 'Sport' button, this doesn't make the engine more powerful, it just increases the throttle response, makes the steering more responsive etc. Also, if you press and hold the sport button, you can have sport mode on with traction control turned off (you'll get the TC light on when this is activated on your dash). But I wouldn't recommend doing this untill you've gotten to know the car a little better

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    Cheers jran.
    So basically your gonna have to plug your vauxhall HU in to set the time?

    What can you change in the trip computer settings?
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    STOP

    Alpine do do an adapter to allow settings change..... I'm sure Basil mentioned it...

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    Yeah, other steering wheel control adaptors let you access settings, also, you can control the trip computer with the s/w controls
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    I currently have a sony HU in my MK5 and I don't think there is currently an adaptor available that will allow access to the settings menu, I would love to be proven wrong though

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    Connects2 do a adaptor that lets you get into the settings menu. CTSVX002
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    As mentioned by both Coo and Andy there are adaptters available.

    The universal one (for all makes of headunit) that allows you to set the date and time for all name brand makes (alpine, Sony, kenwood, Pioneer, JVC etc) and including one or two non well known names i.e. Beat, LG is by Connects 2 as mentioned by Andy. It comes in two parts the adapter itself part no: CTVX0002 and the radio specific connecting lead, so CTKENWOODLEAD, CTPIONEERLEAD etc.

    Now for Alpine Alpine makes one of two leads APF-D102OP and APF-S100OP. The difference is that the first lead is a display lead as well(it will mimic the display you currently get from you factory headunit) but only on alpine headunits that support display out. Before anyone asks, it only supports Alpine headunits and no no-one else makes one. The second is a steering wheel control only lead.

    Simple really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks View Post
    Connects2 do a adaptor that lets you get into the settings menu. CTSVX002
    Hey Auto, thanks for that I am gonna look into this further. Will this also allow for track/radio data to be displayed on the display?

    Also, what buttons would be used to access the menu settings? Normally you'd hold down the "settings" button on the OE HU, but obviously this isn't there anymore.

    Thanks again

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