Re: After market Radio upgrade
Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:38 pm
gerinemo wrote: ↑Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:53 amWell this thread is just over 2 years old now and the radio is still working fineHann_MK wrote: ↑Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:29 pm HI guys, just bought an Alpine CDE-W235bt headunit which is hopefully coming with a fascia plate and ISO cables. I am completely new at setting headhunts up and need as much help as I can get regarding what wires go where and also I read somewhere that the Alpine needs to be "spliced" into the cigarette lighter to know when to turn off and on. I have no idea about any off this except I have ordered the keys to remove the existing RCD-200 from my VW POLO (9n3) 2008 car. Is there anyone who can help me?
First thing that springs to mind is that the VW radio has a quadlock adapter
You say the Alpine is coming with an ISO cable prob something like this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alpine-Car-S ... %3A2334524
So you are going to need the ISO to Quadlock adapter and a fakra aerial adapter also
Splicing the cable is straight forward enough I tapped in to the cigarette lighter as It had a 12v switched live and the illumination feed also
Once the radio was out it was a simple enough drop the cables down through the cavity
So I found out from the seller that the stereo is coming with this ISO (I noticed it came with the aerial cable included)
https://www.halfords.com/technology/car ... 81915.html
So does that mean I would need to get an amplified aerial cable or would that work fine. Or would I need to get a female end so that it fits into the Alpine.
Also, I'm still confused about the splicing part, could you explain what I would need to do step by step, including how to splice and how to join the cables if needed to. Thanks