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Hi guys could someone tell me how to pull out my radio in my 147?
I have the pins and i am going to be installing a xcar link ipod interface?
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insert keys - pull out whole headunit.

when you insert the keys, it pushes aside the metal retaining tabs. hence, some people make do with some coathanger wire or similar, and fiddle around a bit.

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I've been looking at one of these... and from what I can tell they'll work perfectly. I have a few colleagues who have had them fitted into their company cars & no complaints is over a year from some very fussy guys must be a positive thing!

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Hay Man, i fitted it behind the glove box and rang the cord out through the centre console sweet as man.
 

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Hay Man, i fitted it behind the glove box and rang the cord out through the centre console sweet as man.
Sorry to be such a pain but....But...

How does it work with the radio?
Mine has FM and CD mode. It would be obvious if it had a "AUX" mode... But I don't think it does.
How do you get it to interface with the ipod box?
 

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Thats ok mate,

It plugs into the ipod changer port in the back of the radio. Then i sat it behind the glove box. works in cdc mode

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I like the sound of this, I had a nightmare trying to fit an i-Pod ( Blaunkpunkt ) cable to the rear of my Head Unit, and once I did it was useless with the controls on the steering wheel anyway, so I took it out out again. Is this XCarlink THAT easy to fit and use, and how big / small is it too. How long is the lead to the i -Pod as well !!!!........

Cheers.....

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Thats ok mate,

It plugs into the ipod changer port in the back of the radio. Then i sat it behind the glove box. works in cdc mode

Cheers gasnor147
:wow: THE BACK OF THE RADIO has an Ipod Changer port?????? :) woooow nice!

Are we talking about the normal 2001 147's radio?
I've seen something about it, here in the forum - some kind of alfa original drawer to fit the ipod, instead of the cup holder "fascia", with a little cable with an alfaromeo sticker.
But if that's all that is, I really don't need the drawer, just the "cable", right?
And it connects directly to a plug in the back of the radio does it? :thumbs:

I'll try finding out in my radio, what CDC mode is... :confused:

Alfa 147 owner for one month only ;)
 
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:wow: THE BACK OF THE RADIO has an Ipod Changer port?????? :) woooow nice!

Are we talking about the normal 2001 147's radio?
I've seen something about it, here in the forum - some kind of alfa original drawer to fit the ipod, instead of the cup holder "fascia", with a little cable with an alfaromeo sticker.
But if that's all that is, I really don't need the drawer, just the "cable", right?
And it connects directly to a plug in the back of the radio does it? :thumbs:

I'll try finding out in my radio, what CDC mode is... :confused:

Alfa 147 owner for one month only ;)
There isn't an ipod connection on the radio, the interface uses the optional CD changer port on the back of the radio. You'll see there's a blue plug with no wires in the back of the radio. I've got the blaupunkt interface but cant control the ipod with the controls so might get one of these myself? I've never needed my radio code, cos I think the car knows it's the right one via the CAN bus
 

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Sorry to hijack a thread :

I have just bought a Connect2 inteface for an iPod and my 147 has a Blaupunkt 937 CD/Radio. At the moment I only every get a Radio/CD option. Is there a way to set CD Changer Mode to be on. The Ipod adaptor seems to be communicating with the ipod as it starts to charge it however when I select SRC it just says no CD as it usually does without a CD in the stereo.

The only other thing of note is that there is a red wire hanging from the connector of the Connect2 unit which connects into the back of the stereo. This looks like it is done by design however I wonder if this needs connecting to something...?

Any help would be gratefully received as I would rather not return the iPod adaptor!

Cheers, Cluffstarr
 
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Sorry I'm not familiar with your particular unit but the interface I got is a Blaupunkt jobby that worked as soon as I plugged into the blue plug
 

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i bought a xcarlink ipod interface - it didnt work

I have just bought a xcarlink ipod interface for my 2004 147. Took it to local ICE specialist for them to fit it, they tried it and it didnt work! They just said that nothing happened whatsoever after fitting it. i.e. couldn't switch to CDChanger mode. Was acting like it wasn't there. They tried it with a few different iPods too.

I'll be sending mine back for a refund, and will try the Dension Gateway 100 version instead, this one apparently displays song information on OEM LCD too! Although i am looking at changing the head unit now - possibly one of the Alpine models. Saying that the main reason for the CDChanger interface was to retain the original dash.

Anyone purchased Dension Gateway 100?

Dension Gateway 100

iPod Car Kit Direct - Dension Gateway 100
 

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Hi,

did you ever solve your head unit problem of the changer option not working?

I have the problem myself and whilst I can get it to display CHANGER momentarily, it won't hold.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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I solved my problem for this by not using the the CD changer options. I went and bought the Alpine XDA-305s instead! I would recommend it, I've had it in my car for a long, long time now and it is awesome!
 
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