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XM Direct 2 Alpine Adapter Cable

Connects your Alpine receiver to the universal XM car radio

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Our take on the XM Direct 2 Alpine Adapter Cable

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

Product Highlights:

What's in the Box:

  • 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)

XM Direct 2 Alpine Adapter Cable Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Good product, bad instructions

Brian from Raleigh, NC on 3/27/2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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!!



Great Product Bad Directions

Mike from Midlothian, VA on 1/22/2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.



Takes some work to get it operational

Jeff from Ocala, FL on 6/1/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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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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