DIY alpine ai-net with rca/head phone adapter for ipod? gurus needed
so i have been through 2 kca-420is which i got off ebay. i brought it to an alpine service center, they tested it with no luck. being that i have the ai-net cable i cut off one end and wired an headphone jack to the audio on the ai-net. would this work?...well obviously it isnt working but i did a lot of reading on this and came across a few sites...i grounded that one wire and played with the other setting and nothing. do i have to do anything with the extra wires coming out of the ai-net to trick the HU that there is a cd changer or aux of some sort? sorry if this is confusing. i could just buy the $15 aux cable...but what fun is that! TIA :beer:
"After talking with Alpine tech support, it seems that Alpine HU's that have a setting on the menu to turn the MUTE funtion off, should be able to use the KCA-121B AiNet-RCA adapter to get an AUX input without a CD Changer. The guy on the phone told me that it depends on the model of head unit. If you have the AUDIO MUTE function on your unit and you can turn it off in the menu, you CAN use the adapter. Thank GOD! I was cringing at the thought of using an RF modulator, or having to shell out some $$ for a crossover. Basically, all you have to do is this:
1) connect the external source to the adapter
2) connect the adapter to the AiNet port on the HU
3) turn OFF the MUTE function on the unit
4) find the pink/black audio mute lead (or whatever color yours is)
5) install a switch that switches a ground to the mute lead."
here is the pinout for the ai-net
what im doing but going straigh to an ear phone jack.