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XM Direct 2 Alpine Adapter Cable

Connects your Alpine receiver to the universal XM car radio

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Item #: 220CNPALP1
 

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This cable connects the XM Direct2 universal car-only XM satellite radio to your compatible Alpine receiver. XM subscription required to receive service.

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  • XMDirect2 connection cable for Alpine XM-ready car stereos (harness has 6" female Ai-NET pass-through cable/3' male Ai-NET cable/6' yellow and black power/ground wires)
  • 14" Yellow power wire with in-line fuse holder and 1-amp fuse
  • Installation guide (English/Spanish/French)

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Overview: The Audiovox XMDirect2 Alpine Connection Cable (CNPALP1) allows you to connect the Audiovox XMDirect2 Universal XM Satellite Radio tuner (220CNP2UCA, sold separately) to select, compatible, satellite-ready Alpine car stereo receivers.

Compatibility: As the firmware is released to complete the compatibility between the XMDirect2 tuner and a specific head unit, this adapter and the tuner are added to the accessory list for the head unit; please check there to confirm compatibility.

Connection/Wiring Overview: The CNPALP1 XMDirect² Alpine Connection Cable features the following connections.

  • 34-Pin Connector: The 34-pin connector plugs into the CNP2000UCA XMDirect2 XM Satellite Radio Universal Tuner (sold separately).
  • Male Ai-NET Connector: The Alpine Ai-NET connector provides a connection between your compatible Alpine head unit and the CNP2000UCA XMDirect² XM Satellite Radio Universal Tuner (sold separately).
  • Female Ai-NET: The Alpine Ai-NET female connector provides a pass-through for connecting other Alpine Ai-NET components, such as a CD changer, iPod adapter, or HD Radio tuner.
  • Yellow Wire: The 6' yellow wire of the CNPALP1 cable will need to be hardwired to your Alpine head unit's yellow wire using the supplied in-line 1-Amp fuse wire extension.
  • Black Wire: The 6' black wire of the CNPALP1 cable needs to be grounded to your vehicle's chassis.
 
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4 out of 5

Good product, bad instructions

Written By Brian, Raleigh, NC on Friday, March 27, 2009
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Used on my Alpine 9886. Product works great!! The instructions dont tell
you anything about the yellow and black wires. I thought that they were
power and grounds but had to get Crutchfield to verify it. Make sure you
hook the yellow up to a constant power and not a switched power. Hope it
helps y'all!!
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4 out of 5

Great Product Bad Directions

Written By Mike, Midlothian, VA on Thursday, January 22, 2009
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I received this to use with my Apline 9884 and could not get it to work w/ unit. I followed the directions and it did not help. After hours of searching on the internet, someone made the comment that the yellow and black tail of wires needed to be hooked up to a power source instead of getting power from the unit. As soon as i did this the unit worked great! Very bad instructions.
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3 out of 5

Takes some work to get it operational

Written By Jeff, Ocala, FL on Sunday, June 01, 2008
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My other
relevant components:
Alpine 9886 head
unit, XM2 Direct
adapter CNP2000UC,
and the Alpine
PXA-H100 audio
processor with the
KTX-H100 tuning kit
(IMPRINT).

After hooking
everything up
generating IMPRINT
curves with laptop
computer (sounds
great), there was no
XM radio audio. The
HU still displayed
all track info, but
no sound at all.
Alpine's
documentation does
not show how to
connect satellite
radio with the H100
processor box (does
not match their
overall standard of
excellence), and I
had first tried to
patch the XM Ai-Net
plug into the
"Ai-Net" jack on the
H100, which is
really a
pass-through meant
for a CD changer.
Another customer
review had a similar
problem, only with
Sirius and its
adapter, and said
the Ai-Net
pass-through on the
H100 did not work.
The guy re-routed
the Ai-Net cables
and it solved the
problem. So I did
the re-route and it
worked.
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