Confirmed iPhone works with Alpine car stereo iPod hookup

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Iceblinkluck

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I plugged my iPhone into my Alpine car stereo through the special ipod hookup. The phone charged and it also played songs through the stereo. Like my ipod i was able to to use the headunit to move through songs, playlist, and artists. When a call came in the song faded (paused) and I was able to answer my call by my bluetooth headset or the phone itself. I thought this was pretty cool and have not seen any other confirmed posts of this.

Note that you do get a not compatible accessory notice, but I click no to put the phone on airplane mode and everything works fine.
 

Iceblinkluck

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what head unit model are you using? and are you using the KCA-420i?
My head unit is a year old. It is the CDA 9875 I think. It is the older version of the 9887. The headunit I bought from crutchfield and installed myself. The ipod adapter is a wire that comes out the back of the stereo and goes through my glovebox , although now I have the wire out of box so I can pick up calls. The wire connects to the dock connector at the bottom of the phone/ipod. The whole thing, iPhone hookup and head unit, cost 349. However any alpine stereo that is alpine ready should work. There are cheaper headunits available. I see the IDA x001 is really nice and is 399. It has a color screen that shows album art.

So what I noticed is that when i plug the iPhone in, I get a msg asking if I want to turn on airplane mode. I say no. It has the same charging screen as when it is hooked up at home. When a call comes in the stereo pauses the track and you can pick up the phone. When it is done the track resumes. Also important, the alpine unit knows audio vs video tracks and ignores the video tracks. That is important. All mix works as does playlists, artist, song, and album sorting through the headset. Going to the ipod functions on the iPhone brings up a screen that says the iPhone is attached to an accesory, so you cannot control the ipod from the iPhone unit itself. The sound quality is good, as good as my ipod was. If you do not use the iPhone for ipod functions and disconnect the iPhone from the headunit and then reconnect it, the stereo will pick up from exactly where it left off. This is a nice feature. Operating the iPhone in ipod mode between connections will reset the connection so that it will play from track one on your iPhone. NOt sure if that makes sense.

Overall this is very cool and hope you have success if you decide to purchase an alpine headunit. I have had this alpine for over a year now and I have to say I have not had SINGLE problem with it...
 

hoop

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yes i have a Alpine CDA-9885 and my iPhone works perfectly fine with it, and i can too answer calls but where my adaptor is (in the glove box) i have to lean over and u cant talk and drive at same time so that's that.
 

MacDaddy

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Dension IceLink Plus

As I stated in the iPhone Accessory thread, I have the Dension IceLink Plus, and it works brilliantly with the iPhone on most stereo head units.
 
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I too checked this out the other day and was surprised just how well it worked. I'm using the Alpine 9857 with the full control cable. One issue I found though is some intermittent interference through the speakers. I assume its the phones "radio" and that by switching to airplane mode the interference will be eliminated.
 

brinox

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i have a CDA-9855 and it says the iPhone is not compatible with this device blah blah... kinda sad :(

im using the KCA-420i connected to the Ai.NET CD changer connection.

sadly i don't have an ipod fullspeed connection
 

ridley

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I plugged my iPhone into my Alpine car stereo through the special ipod hookup. The phone charged and it also played songs through the stereo. Like my ipod i was able to to use the headunit to move through songs, playlist, and artists. When a call came in the song faded (paused) and I was able to answer my call by my bluetooth headset or the phone itself. I thought this was pretty cool and have not seen any other confirmed posts of this.

Note that you do get a not compatible accessory notice, but I click no to put the phone on airplane mode and everything works fine.
I habe tried the same with the Alpine CDA-9883 and all functions worked except that the sound came from the iPhone speakers and not through the car stereo. Which model Alpine headset do you have?
 
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my ipod interface for my alpine dva310 won't come in till friday! but i hope mine work cause i spend close to 3grand for my setup!(that not including the phone)

i will post pick as soon install it!
 

Iceblinkluck

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my ipod interface for my alpine dva310 won't come in till friday! but i hope mine work cause i spend close to 3grand for my setup!(that not including the phone)

i will post pick as soon install it!
I am no expert, but I know i have the 9857 head unit and the full speed cable:

Alpine KCE-422i iPod Control I iPod Control Interface Cable - 2006-up .

I guess some things you should consider.

1. did/does your old ipod work with this.
2. Can you mute the volume on the iPhone since the ipod vol control is separate from the phone volume.
3. do you get that msg that your iPhone is hooked up to an accessory (incompatible or compatible it should work)
4. can you control the iPhone from the headunit

good luck
 

Skipper

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Hmm, this was odd. It works with my Alpine head unit, but I also have a car with an Eclipse CD5000 with ipod interface. It plays, it displays, and it even SAYS it is charging..... but it is actually draining the battery at an incredible rate... I was pretty sad when this happened because I was so happy to find out that it actually played through the stereo.

ughh
 

minivini

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Quick question...
With the iPhone connected to a dock like the ones mentioned here, can you still pick up a call via a BT headset? Does it still pause the music function as when you are using a wired headset?
Thanks
 
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I plugged my iPhone into my Alpine car stereo through the special ipod hookup. The phone charged and it also played songs through the stereo. Like my ipod i was able to to use the headunit to move through songs, playlist, and artists. When a call came in the song faded (paused) and I was able to answer my call by my bluetooth headset or the phone itself. I thought this was pretty cool and have not seen any other confirmed posts of this.

Note that you do get a not compatible accessory notice, but I click no to put the phone on airplane mode and everything works fine.
cocteau twins fan?

how do you get calls if you're in airplane mode?