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    Post o man please someone help me!

    ok people, my first attempt to launch my MP3 player in my car has failed.

    Here are the specs on my setup:

    Computer (p-166)
    Sound: MP3 Live
    Video: Temp 15" monitor so i use a 4mb card.
    keyboard: 17key numeric
    Mouse: no need

    The computer works fine in the car hooked up to my 400Watt power supply.

    Head Unit:
    I have a Kenwood kdc7009 with cd changer controls. I called kenwood to ask if they had a AUX-input adaptor for the headunit and they said to use the convertor for my CD changer. So i bought that.

    How i have it plugged in:

    Computer sound - Rca's to CD changer Aux input adaptor - adaptor to HU.

    Startup:
    When i turn on my car, I flip the switch to my invertor and the computer comes on. I have hooked up a temporary monitor to see what its doing until i get all the hotkeys for the keypad figured out. Well, the computer comes up, winamp is on....BUT NO SOUND! I switch my headunit source to "disk changer control" and it says "no changer."

    I guess what i'm trying to ask is, has anyone ever hooked up a computer to an existing headunit through cd-changer controls?

    What am i doing wrong!?!? please do not tell me i need a new head unit! lol



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    Ok, so you have a Kenwood converter that has RCA inputs on it that also hooks up to a Kenwood CD changer (if you owned one)

    Flip through the owners manual. On my Pioneer I have the same setup, and there was a menu option to enable the AUX or Changer input.

    In other words, I can select AUX, or I can select Changer. Maybe your head unit has a button or selection to select AUX as well as cd changer.


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    hummm, I would check with kentwood on that.
    I have a similar unit, (cant remember model #) but its a kentwood with cd changer controls,
    I used one 2 ft cable with a dun connector to the headunit on one end, and RCA's on the other. I hit the Src button on the head unit, and it shows " AUX " Test your sound card with some headphones, after you are sure thats working, test / keep playing with the head unit till you get sound.

    It sounds like the head unit is having problems seeing the aux in.
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    well, on my lunchbreak, i went and tried a couple more things...now i can hit the source and it pulls of CD changer but it says "NO CHANGER" like it cant find anything or it just cant recognize my computer. Any thoughts on this?

    *also tested out the sound card 1 more time to see if something may have broke on it but it still works...tried it with headphones.

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    You mentioned you have a 7009. Now, if kenwood sold you the CA-C1AUX adapter, then it may not work. I read that this adapter works on 1999 models and up. I believe that they are numbered as xx11.

    I'd go to the kenwoodusa site now to see the exact model numbers for the years, but it's down for maintenance.

    Check if your head unit has a 13-pin cd changer cable. According to crutchfield, the CA-C1AUX uses a 13-pin DIN connector.

    I have a pre-99 model (xx10) and will try to make my own adapter by experimenting with the cd changer pinouts. I'm interested to see if this adapter will work with the older units. If so, I'll give that a try rather than making my own. (Or, ohm-out the conenctor when I get it, and return it )

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    My unit has a cd changer cord hangin out of it...the 13pin din...and yes, i called kenwood @ 1800kenwood and they said it would work. Just to make sure, i called back and asked someone else if that adaptor would work and he said yes too. So 2 peeps from kenwood said it would work with mine, so i guess i dunno what to do now. it sucks.

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    Did you ever get it working?

    I found out that my head unit won't work with the adapter. I'll have to make one. Does anyone have the pinouts figured out?

    Also, what's up with Kenwood having only 2 pre-outs on the new Excelon Units? They used to have 3 pairs

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    hell no i never got it working. ****es me off too. It kept saying "no changer" no matter what i did. POS! anywayz...im just going to buy the "PHATBOX" by phatnoise when it comes out....IF it EVER comes out. http://www.phatnoise.com

    sorry man

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    Why not just buy a new headunit? Heck, you have the system 90% completed already if you only need to connect it to your car audio. There are plenty of headunits out there that have Aux in ability.

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    I have too thought about doing this. BUT, i just dont wanna. I know there are a lot of HU's with aux in...but i like my unit! I'll probably end up doing that cuz i know this phatbox is never comming out! OOOOO, but wait!!!!! NEO5100 is comming out in APRIL!!!! WOOHOOO! 10/20gb HD, cd player, and its all the size of a regular HU!! its gonna rock!

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