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Thread: Howto: Connects2 CTVSZX001 Install - Suzuki Swift 2005

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    Howto: Connects2 CTVSZX001 Install - Suzuki Swift 2005

    Hey Guys

    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:


    Included was:
    • 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.
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    Toshiba Portégé S100 (Centrino 1.86/2GB/250GB)
    Modified Docking Station
    Visor-mounted 8" Touchscreen
    Connects2 CTVSZX001

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    thanks for posting this... I probably wouldn't have been able to remove the headunit myself and would have ended up taking it to the garage to get fitted.

    Question, what did you do with the grey box? I was hoping I could fit it behind the glove box and out of sight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuitlol View Post
    thanks for posting this... I probably wouldn't have been able to remove the headunit myself and would have ended up taking it to the garage to get fitted.

    Question, what did you do with the grey box? I was hoping I could fit it behind the glove box and out of sight...

    Hello seabiscuitlol, im not great at making things tidy but i just cable-tied (zip tie) it to the existing headunit wiring to keep it out of sight and ran a 5meter audio cable under the carpets to my laptop in the trunk. Hope that helps
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    Modified Docking Station
    Visor-mounted 8" Touchscreen
    Connects2 CTVSZX001

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    HI Fitzy,

    thanks for the installation tips. i see that you have the Bury kit also installed in your swift. i recently removed this from my honda and am trying to install this in my Swift. If you could tell me the wiring and send some pics, it will be a great help.

    at the moment the kit is in, but when i activate the voice command, it cuts out the audio system completely instead of muting it.


    Any help will be appreciated,

    Raj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajatbir Bhalla View Post
    HI Fitzy,

    thanks for the installation tips. i see that you have the Bury kit also installed in your swift. i recently removed this from my honda and am trying to install this in my Swift. If you could tell me the wiring and send some pics, it will be a great help.

    at the moment the kit is in, but when i activate the voice command, it cuts out the audio system completely instead of muting it.


    Any help will be appreciated,

    Raj.
    Hi Raj,

    I used a standard "telemute" cable to connect the Bury, I think it was made by "Autoleads" but not too sure, anyway the cable plugs in between the head unit and the speaker harness, and has a standard ISO plug and socket in the middle for the Bury to plug into. Mine works in the same way to yours I believe, when using the audio from the Bury it cuts out the sound rather than muting, but once the call/voice command is finished, it shortly re-enables the audio. I don't know if it matters or not but the audio installation settings on the Bury are set to option 1, although option 2 and 3 seem to work exactly the same for me.

    The Bury has a 40w (I think) amp built in to run the audio to your speakers and when you hear it click, this is using a relay to switch from the head unit audio to that of the Bury. I've played with the whole setup extensively since i've had it so if you have any other questions feel free to let me know.

    When I'm installing things I always use adapter cables where possible so if I ever want to sell the car I can just unplug them easily and the car wiring remains undamaged.

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    Modified Docking Station
    Visor-mounted 8" Touchscreen
    Connects2 CTVSZX001

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    The cable you need is Autoleads SOT-071 which can be found here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/160922489328

    I would highly recommend this solution rather than cutting/joining the wires yourself purely for simplicity, the cost of these cables has come down considerably since I bought mine (the cable cost me £40 at the time, now they are under £10).

    Hope this helps

    Another note, I think from memory the Bury has a blue wire to turn it on, i guess this was meant to connect to the amp turn on lead but in my case I just plugged it into a permanent live which hasn't posed any problems (it still turns on and off with the car and does not drain the battery)
    Last edited by fitzy75; 11-18-2012 at 07:57 PM.
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    Modified Docking Station
    Visor-mounted 8" Touchscreen
    Connects2 CTVSZX001

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    Thanks for the helpful response Rob,

    I will undo the cabling on the weekend from the Suzuki and i will take pictures and upload them. If you could guide me on how its setup on yours it will be brilliant.

    I think when i initially installed it in my honda i used some telemute boxes etc. Hopefully everything will make more sense when i upload the pics.

    I did plug in the Blue wire to a permanent live and its working as planned.

    It will also help future users here.

    Raj

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