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Alpine's RUE-4202 wireless remote control offers convenient operation of all 2005-up remote-ready Alpine stereos. The compact remote controls all basic receiver functions, and runs on two "AAA" batteries. You can use it either as an add-on or as a replacement for a lost remote. Warranty: 1 year.

Note: Sorry, Crutchfield cannot ship Alpine products to Guam or Puerto Rico.

 

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  • RUE-4202 Wireless remote control
  • Plastic mounting cradle
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • 1 Double-sided self adhesive strip
  • Instructions (English/French)

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Features

Compatibility: This wireless remote control will work with remote compatible Alpine in-dash CD receivers introduced starting in 2005.

Buttons:

  • Power: turns power on/off
  • Source: selects input source
  • Band: changes tuner bands, switches changers when using multiple changers, changes direction cassette
  • Volume: increases/decreases volume
  • Seek buttons (left & right): seek radio stations, skip CD tracks, fast forward and rewind tape
  • Directional buttons (up & down): change radio preset, disc, or folder
  • Play/Pause: switches between play and pause modes for CD, MD, and tape
  • A Proc: changes audio processor
  • Mute: mutes output

Mounting: The included cradle can be used to store the remote, or mount the remote in a position from which it will be used. You can mount the cradle with the included double sided tape or with screws or bolts (not included).

 
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5 out of 5

REPLACEMENT REMOTE

Written By CHIP, TEXARKANA,TX on Friday, March 21, 2014
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BOUGHT FOR AN OLDER ALPINE HEAD UNIT--CDA-9833-- THAT CAME FROM CRUTCHFIELD MANY YEARS AGO----AFTER TALKING TO SALES REP I WANTED TO TRY IT EVEN THOUGH MY HEAD UNIT WASN'T ON THE LIST THAT THE REMOTE WORKS----IT WORKS GREAT---ALL BUTTONS FUNCTION THE WAY THEY SHOULD---VERY EASY TO USE
Pros:
VERY EASY TO USE----STRONG SIGNAL---CAN CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE IN CAR INCLUDING BACK SEAT--- POPULAR BUTTONS ARE GROUPED TOGETHER
Cons:
NONE
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4 out of 5

Great remote when you get one that works!

Written By Dusty, Spring Hill, TN on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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I love the remote and use it all the time but it took three to get a working one. Glad the third one worked or I would have been convinced it was my head unit (alpine HD149BT).
Pros:
Does everything a remote should do.
Cons:
The first two I got were DOA.
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5 out of 5

Dispatch

Written By Dispatch, Joliet,il on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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love it
Pros:
worked right off the bat. Put in supplied batteries and it worked. no syncing or programing.
Cons:
could be a little bigger.
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5 out of 5

Another great Alpine product

Written By tuxbmer, Lineville, AL on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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This remote works great. It has all the buttons I need to control my Alpine CDA-143BT. It also works with two other older Alpine headunits that I have installed in my other vehicles. One is over six years old. Great product, very useful.
Pros:
Not over crowded with buttons. Just the right size for car use. Range is great.
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5 out of 5

Satisfied customer

Written By AJones, Houston on Monday, January 20, 2014
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The Product does everything I wanted it to do. It also did something I didn't expect it to do which was stream music from an iPhone via Bluetooth. I just with they would come up with better displays They haven't advanced much in the past 15 years.
Pros:
Great product works excellent with the iPhone
Cons:
Old display no new innovation
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5 out of 5

Handy Handy

Written By Lee, Jackson, Tenn on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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No more reaching half way across my truck to adjust volume or change stations.
Pros:
Does all i need it to do. Mounting bracket keeps remote within easy reach.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

alpine rue-4202

Written By DPG, visalia, ca on Monday, December 09, 2013
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Works good enough for the price. Not a bad product.
Pros:
Easy to use. Velcro case for storage was a good touch. Good product for the price
Cons:
Doesn't change channels between my pre set channels.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

A must have accessory

Written By Matt, Bixby OK on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Great add-on to the replacement head unit I installed in my Truck. Great way to keep your hands OFF the stereo and eyes on the road!
Pros:
Feels good in hand and nice build quality!
Cons:
Could be a little smaller to fit in the cubby under the radio kit.
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5 out of 5

Must have for Alpine

Written By Jamey, Mobil, al on Sunday, November 24, 2013
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Must have with alpine unit
Pros:
Great
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Handy Remote

Written By RandyL, Loveland, CO on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Remote does a fine job and keeps me from bending over to reach the stereo. Very happy with it.
Pros:
Small size, raised dimples on volume buttons, easy to use in the dark just by feel
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

remote

Written By gus, moses lake washington on Monday, October 28, 2013
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great remote
Pros:
stylish
Cons:
0
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5 out of 5

alpine rue-4202

Written By jules, 03301 on Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Love it. Works great
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

A remote control...in the car? Really?

Written By PurplePTGT, White Lake, MI on Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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Hey! It's a remote. It works. It's a little bulky and it doesn't do everything I would like but, it works.
Pros:
It works.
Cons:
It's a little bulky and it should have been included with the head unit.
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202 remote control

Written By Leo, Capistrano Beach, CA on Sunday, September 08, 2013
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Bought another one of these to replace the original one which flew out of my boat when my friend left it in the pocket of his shorts, and left the shorts on the back seat.

Does just what it claims. No frills, but all I need is volume control and track advance.
Pros:
Inexpensive.
Cons:
Very basic control.
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5 out of 5

Alpine Remote

Written By C.A, Los Angeles Calif. on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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The Best Accessory for any Alpine Car Stereo.
Pros:
Easy to use
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Maybellene the Mustang, Wichita Falls, Texas on Monday, August 26, 2013
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Works great with both alpine stereos that i have in my 1973 Mustang and my 2001 Chevy truck.
Pros:
easy to use
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5 out of 5

Alpine remote

Written By Anonymous, Casper WY on Sunday, July 21, 2013
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No flaws with this remote. Works like its suppose to.
Pros:
All pro
Cons:
No cons
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5 out of 5

car clicker (remote)

Written By brown recluse, corvallis, or on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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i never would of thought about having a remote for my van, but as my van is nearly now of 'classic' vintage, it has no steering wheel stereo controls. until now. a little velcro applied and alas, stereo controls at my finger tips. it works great! and the price was right. the free shipping is a real boon as well. we can also lay in the bed in back and control all of the functions. very handy at the drive-in theater last night. very happy campers we are.
Pros:
works great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Reviews for the Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Reggie W., Costa Mesa, CA on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Excellent Service, price and product. Will order again from you.
Pros:
Great Service and shipping time.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Remote Control

Written By Rick A., New Berlin, NY on Thursday, May 23, 2013
 
I received this remote automatically with my Alpine CDA-9887 head unit that I purchased from Crutchfield several years ago. It has always worked for what it is. You can't control all features with a head unit, but you can do the basics. It's not "slim" but it never slides off of the seat in front of my armrest (face down) and the batteries seem to last a long time in it. I agree that a nice HU should come standard with a remote. I just bought a CDE-HD149BT HU and once again, it will do the basics since Alpine's "top of the line" single DIN does not come with any remote. In all fairness, it's not Crutchfield's fault. Alpine dropped the ball. I would recommend this remote to complete the simple tasks such as power on/off, mute, pause, skip.
Pros:
Good battery life, large enough that you don't lose it, will still control some of the latest HUs.
Cons:
Alpine should have a remote come standard with their HUs.
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5 out of 5

Works Great!

Written By TerryT, Boaz, AL on Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Simple to use. I like the clean outlay of buttons.
Pros:
Simple, easy to use, not too many extras you don't need.
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5 out of 5

Alpine In-car remote control

Written By Kymens, Triangle,Virginia. on Sunday, April 14, 2013
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Great product. Works perfectly fine with my Alpine/Sirius radio tuner.
Pros:
Everything is just great about the control.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Nice addition

Written By MartyO, Georgia on Sunday, April 07, 2013
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Handy to have although I could not get the audio processor button to work with my CDE-135BT
Pros:
Compact and straight forward to use.
Cons:
could not get the audio processor button to work with my CDE-135BT
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5 out of 5

alpine RUE-4202

Written By BillD, Clifton Park,NY on Friday, April 05, 2013
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very good product comes in very handy when your driving so you dont have to take your eyes off of the road
Pros:
ease of use and very handy
Cons:
none
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2 out of 5

Remote

Written By Griffith, Dallas,TX. on Monday, March 25, 2013
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This remote did ok but seems to hold memory on the side arrow which should be next channel up or down. After the radio is off over night it seems to reset and be ok until you use it a few times and it starts going random.
Pros:
it's better than not having one.
Cons:
not much better than using the radio controls.
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Anonymous, Anderson, SC on Monday, March 11, 2013
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Works as expected. Convenient for back seat listeners.
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5 out of 5

It Works

Written By PeteB, Saint Peters, MO on Sunday, February 24, 2013
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Should be standard equipment on all decks - nuff said.
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By FZ1, Liverpool Tx. on Saturday, December 22, 2012
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Works just like it was soppose to with my radio.
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By AGH, Vadnais Heights, MN on Sunday, June 17, 2012
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Works well.
Pros:
Long range
Cons:
No illumination
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5 out of 5

Good remote

Written By Drealda5, Illinois on Saturday, April 14, 2012
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Remote is very nice, all the buttons work reall good, only thing I didn't like is you get a case to put your remote in and it can stick to anywhere and mine fell off and now won't stick. But this remote can do everything your hu can do.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

love my RUE`

Written By john EH, Carmel, NY on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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I love my RUE, I had the older model rue and had gotten used to that, but functionality of that one is iffy, This remote does exactly what it is supposed to.
Pros:
smaller than it looks, confortable to use
Cons:
light up buttons and glow in the darkworing would have been nice, but not essential.
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4 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Anonymous, Clarksville, MI on Sunday, February 05, 2012
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Since I don't have any controls on my F150 steering wheel, this is the next best thing. It is easy to use and does all I need it to do. My one complaint is that there is no illumination on the remote and at night it is hard to use.
Pros:
Simple and easy to use
Cons:
No illumination of the controls
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine Remote

Written By Anderson, Princeton, IL on Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Remote is great, the only bad thing is that you have to have it pointed at the head unit. This remote works great switching the tracks and pausing the music. It works with my ida-x200 head unit. it does basic functions. So overall does a good job.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Remote

Written By Terry, Morgantown, WV on Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Remote works great. Helps you keep your eyes on the road.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By jcc, Enid, OK on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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I wish Alpine wouldn't have discontinued the credit card (slim) remote, it was the BEST remote for Alpine Receivers. But this remote does the job, just a little bulky
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202 Remote Control Unit

Written By Sergio A., Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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This is a must have remote control unit for any of the 2005 and up Alpine stereo head
units. It sure comes in handy to adjust the volume and do the other adjustments while
your car is parked with the doors open & windows rolled down at parties at the park and
such with all of your friends!....great thing to have!
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Does what it's supposed to do.

Written By RichardJr, Muscle Shoals, AL on Monday, August 25, 2008
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I need a simple remote for volume control, switching sources and bands. This does exactly what I need it to do. I haven't found a place to stick the cradle in the cab of my pickup truck so it just sits on the seat beside me.

I figure if I have to reach all the way to the radio (or further) to reach the remote I may as well just twist the knobs on the radio.

You may have a better surface to stick the remote - all my surfaces are curved.
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Joshua, North Alabama on Thursday, May 15, 2008
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DO NOT order this remote if you are using the iDA-x200 (I assume that this
applies to all similar decks, such as the iDA-x300, 001, and 100). I ordered
this from Crutchfield, and it arrived promptly and just as they said it would.
This is not Crutchfield's fault at all. I checked on Alpine's website, and this
remote was listed as an accessory for the iDA-x200. When I received this
product, I noticed that it would do everything but the most important
thing... control the iPod browsing feature of my deck. Due to the fact that
the iDA-x200 is an "iPod only" receiver, this remote is basically useless to
me.
38 out of 40 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By michael, Seattle,Wa on Saturday, April 14, 2007
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I bought this in February for my Alpine CDA 9856 i have/had in my truck and it works great.
I just updated my deck to the Alpine CDA 9883 and plan on putting the CDA 9856 in my boat and came back to Crutchfield to get a second remote.

Great cd decks and the remote works Both.

Mike
21 out of 25 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AN ALPINE REMOTE IS A MUST HAVE!

Written By KYLE, LAFAYETTE, LA on Sunday, October 08, 2006
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I WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT MY ALPINE REMOTE, MY MOST CONVIENT CRUTCHFIELD BY TO DATE. WITH YOUR REMOTE YOU CAN ACCESS ANY CD,TUNER,AND EQ FUNCTIONS. I BOUGHT 2 REMOTES JUST IN CASE AND BELIEVE ME AFTER ENJOYING YOUR ALPINE QUALITY CD RECIEVER WITH YOUR NEW REMOTE YOU'LL NEVER WANT TO JAM WITH OUT IT!
51 out of 67 people found this helpful
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will this work for w404???? thanks [ nate  Jan 19, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • I do not know. I have an Alpine CDE-HD138BT that iuse this remote for. This remote will work for that receiver. You should be able to download the PDF manual for your head unit and determine which Alpine remote will work for you. [ Mark   Jan 24, 2014 ]
  • You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current system. They will be able to pull up your receiver and see if this will work. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 21, 2014 ]

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