Howto: Connects2 CTVSZX001 Install - Suzuki Swift 2005
So I've been asking a few questions on the forums recently so thought I would give something back to the community, in the form of this how-to. Enjoy :)
I grabbed this bargain on ebay for £24.99:
- Connects2 CTVSZX001 Adapter
- Head unit cable
- Generic installation guide
- 2x RCA to 3.5mm plug adapter
The installation guide included was of the generic variety, it has a few illustrations but not specific to the car for which it was designed, but I would think the target audience for a device like this would know how to connect it up, the hard part is either removing the head unit or finding a way to connect without removing it.
This is where I have seen a few posts about people struggling to remove a Suzuki head unit, and no clear instructions online on how to do it. Me being me, I look for short cuts and ways around it.
First, you need to remove the glove box:
(sorry for the quality of the pictures, direct sunlight was playing havoc with my camera)
Press in the sides of the glove box. Don't be afraid to use a bit of force - you will need to, and it's unlikely to break. There are two tabs which sit behind the dashboard to hold it in place so you need to push the glove box sides in far enough for these tabs to clear the edge of the dash.
Once you have released the tabs and lowered the front of the glove box, pull it towards you to release the hinges which just clip on.
Connecting the box:
My car was registered in 2007, but is of the 2005 design, but it's my understanding that the majority of Suzuki models between 2005-2010, certainly in the UK anyway (it may be different abroad) have similar head units and all use this same connection for a CD changer (you should check before purchasing, though).
I could feel there was a socket between the aerial plug and the main power/speaker plugs so I kept fiddling around and rotating the plug until it went in, it's easy to fit and just clicks into place.
A few more pics:
And a pic of the head unit for other people who may wonder if it will fit their vehicle.
To use the aux adapter:
For my particular one, if you don't have a CD already in the unit, just press the 'CD' button to select it. If you do have a CD in there, press the 'CD' button twice to toggle between the CD and the AUX adapter. I assume similar head units will work in the same way.
I have also tested this on my mother's 2008 Suzuki SX4 which has the same connection and works in the same way.
Another useful thing, it comes with an RCA to 3.5mm jack adapter so you have everything you need to get it up and running, you can plug it straight in to almost any mp3 player or a mobile phone to test it.