Alpine RUE-4202

Wireless remote control

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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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Great product

Written By Sledge, Anthony KS on Sunday, October 25, 2015

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Great product in you have alpine this is what you need

Cons: Non

Sweet remote!

Written By John, Georgia on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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If you buy an Alpine stereo and it doesn't have a remote, this is the way to go!

Boat Stereo

Written By Land's End, California on Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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Outstanding product at a great price. Shipping was fast and free. Excellent value!!

Pros: Quality and price

Cons: plastic holder

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Dan B in Reno, Nevada on Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Exactly as represented and works perfectly with my Alpine receiver!


Written By Craig, MN on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Works as advertised. It does have to be aimed more/less directly at the radio head unit to work. I'm using it with the Alpine CDE-154BT and while the remote does not control much of what the receiver is capable of doing, it does control all of the basics. All in all I'm perfectly happy with it and IMO it is a bargain for the price.

Pros: As already mentioned.

Cons: As already mentioned.

Really alpine

Written By Datdude, hickory nc on Monday, May 18, 2015

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Paying extra for a remote. Lame

Pros: It works

Cons: Really charged that much for a remote?

Durable, functional.

Written By Vinnie, Louisville, KY on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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I purchased this remote to complement my Alpine CDE-154BT head unit. It allows me to operate most of the functions of my receiver, but there are a few that are inaccessible with the remote. I expected this and it's completely understandable. I'd rather have a simplified remote than one crammed from top to bottom with buttons.

Pros: Easy to use. Works as you'd expect.

Cons: None

Great, Simple Remote

Written By Brent, Lancaster, KY on Monday, April 13, 2015

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I've had Alpine CD Players for years and have really enjoyed them. This remote works on most Alpine CD players and is great. It's simple and easy to use without a lot of extra bells and whistles. I'd recommend this remote to anyone who has an Alpine CD Player

Pros: Easy, simple to use

Cons: None

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Written By bobby, portsmouth va on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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Remote worked just fine . As I expected. Quick shipping . No worries .

Pros: Worked immediately. Came with batteries.....

Cons: none

IR, not RF -- BEWARE

Written By tom, Honolulu on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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Be aware that this is an IR remote, not RF. You must point it directly at the head unit for it to work. There are other remotes (not for Alpine) that use RF, so you can have the remote mounted somewhere in your cockpit and just press the buttons. With this IR remote, you must point it directly at the head unit. Pretty useless, unless you have an RV with the head unit mounted out of reach and you actually couldn't reach it easily.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: IR and not RF

Great accessory

Written By BigMercury, Virginia on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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I bought this to go with an Alpine head unit in my car and use it constantly!

Pros: Works perfecty!

Cons: none

Gets it done!

Written By Ivan G., El Paso, TX on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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This unit works as advertised, what's to like? I've had several Alpine head units since about 2001 and they al worked with this remote.

This is the first I buy, the one it replaces fell from the window at a highway... never ever failed

Pros: Sturdy, bult with very good materials. Very comfortable in the hand. Diferent buttons make it easy to use it with out even looking at it.. becomes an extension

Cons: ...can't think of any cons

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Written By chris, 80401 on Monday, November 24, 2014

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Works prefect, does exactly what I wanted

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Written By Billy wade, Dunnsville va on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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Got a bad back and needed a remote to work the volume and change tracks and functions. Works excellent with my alpine 152 bt

Pros: Works well

Cons: None

Works Great

Written By TJ, Bronx,NY on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Works as expected. Fair price. Makes operating the radio safer and easier while driving.

Pros: Can operate radio without taking my eyes off the road.

Cons: None.

RUE-4202 Remote Control

Written By elwood, Cameron, NC on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Works fine with my Alpine CD receiver. It allows me to control the volume as well as the source without having to look away from the road. Very reasonably price. Delivery was also quick.

Pros: Easiest way to control your CD receiver while driving without distraction.

Cons: None

Great little Alpine Remote

Written By Greendemon, Daytona Beach, FL on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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I purchased the remote for my fiancée new Alpine CDE-HD149BT CD Receiver with Bluetooth and HD Radio Built-in. Also that deck is awesome I would definitely would recommend the deck and the remote. Although I do think alpine should give you a remote when you buy a new deck you shouldn't have to purchase one separately but it's only $20.00 at crutchfield and they shipped it for free. I couldn't believe how fast I got it though I ordered the remote late Saturday afternoon on my phone and it was delivered Monday afternoon I couldn't be happier. All in all great overall experience no problems and it's alpine you can't go wrong with there stuff it's the best.

Pros: Great price at crutchfield and supper fast shipping also there customer service was awesome and there located in The good ole USA and that's well worth giving crutchfield your business.

Cons: Alpine should give you a new remote with a new CD player purchase.

Love it

Written By Lenny, Woodinville, WA on Friday, July 25, 2014

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Makes life easier. Works perfectly.

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Anonymous, Michigan on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Controls power, volume, and tracks. Can't adjust sound or source.

Pros: I installed system in a boat, a remote is a must have since the reciever is out of reach from the helm.

Cons: Must be pointed directly at the receiver, a little off and nothing happens. Can't select sources, can't adjust sound, only volume.

Nice unit

Written By Captain Pappy, CONUS on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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This is a handy little remote. It should come standard with Alpine's radios, especially the higher end units. Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer and most others include one and that almost steered me to a Kenwood. I bought one of these remotes to swap between my CDE-HD149BT in my truck and the CDE-W235BT in a Van. Comes with a mounting bracket but I didn't use it. Good price but again, should come with the radios! Great service by Crutchfield. Shipped super fast!!

Pros: Nice, handy and easy to use. No programming required so I could use it with two different Alpine units without any problems.

Cons: None with the unit but it should come standard when you buy a new Alpine car stereo.

Good Remote

Written By BillM, Midlothian,VA on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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I was hesitant to pay extra for the remote when I bought the Alpine head unit based on my experience with the remote from the Kenwood deck I was replacing. The Kenwood remote was hit or miss, mostly miss, with performing the desired action. In addition the ridge around the buttons would irritate your thumb while you would be trying to press the button various ways to get it to work. The Alpine however is very responsive. I have not had it ignore any commands yet. There is also no finger discomfort when pressing the buttons. A much better layout than the Kenwood.

Pros: Works. No discomfort. Good layout

Cons: None so far

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Written By tanya, michigan on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Worked immediately with out having to program it.

Pros: Perfect size easy to use.

Cons: There is no problems

Good basic Remote Control

Written By Mike S., Fayetteville, NC on Friday, May 23, 2014

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This remote control does the basics, volume control, forward and backward song selections.

Pros: Head Unit immediately responded to R/C.

Cons: Holding clip does not hold R/C as securely as it should.

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Anonymous, N.C on Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Very Nice

Alpine RUE-4202

Written By Anonymous, tacoma, washington on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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I was going to give in to buying the $50 remote but I have to realize all I wanted from the remote was the basic functionalities. It's light and comes with a clip to hold the remote. The clip has double sided sticky foam to place it in the car and also has 4 holes in the corners if you want to screw it down to the car. Unfortunately it doesn't come with the small screws to do so. I didn't even need to sync or anything. Worked as soon as the batteries went in. Great remote.

Pros: small, light, works right away.

Cons: no little screws for the clip.

Quality Product

Written By CarloL, Wayne, NJ on Sunday, May 11, 2014

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Easy to use and convenient. It really does help keep your eyes on the road.

Pros: Very user friendly. Makes operating my Alpine radio a breeze.

Cons: You really have to aim the remote to the radio, but maybe I'm just being picky.


Written By B, Midland, Tx on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Great product! EXCELLENT service as always!

Pros: Everything works as should ON INE-927HD

Cons: None


Written By CHIP, TEXARKANA,TX on Friday, March 21, 2014

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Cons: NONE

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.


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.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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

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


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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Written By jules, 03301 on Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Love it. Works great

Cons: None

A remote 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.

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.

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

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

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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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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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

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.

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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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

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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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


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.

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.

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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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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Written By AGH, Vadnais Heights, MN on Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Works well.

Pros: Long range

Cons: No illumination

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.

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.

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

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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.


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.

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

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!

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.

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

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.



Written By KYLE, LAFAYETTE, LA on Sunday, October 08, 2006

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What's in the box?

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


  • 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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