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Alpine RUE-4202

Wireless remote control

96 Reviews | 6 questions - 15 answers


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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.

Ok remote. It needs to point directly at the unit to work though.

Rene, San Pedro, CA

What's in the Box:

  • 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, DVD, and navigation 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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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

My old remote had to be replaced. I've had good experiences with Crutchfield. [ Verlynn  Nov 01, 2018 ]
I purchased the Alpine CDE- 163 stereo head and this is the remote for that unit [ William  Aug 17, 2018 ]
Just wanted a basic remote [ T  Jul 30, 2018 ]
I chose this because I'm lazy, I didn't want to raise my arm to change songs. Don't judge!! [ Moog  Jun 08, 2018 ]
Ease of control [ HARLEY  Jun 05, 2018 ]
so I operate my car stereo remotely! Duh! [ Alan  Jun 03, 2018 ]
My RUE-4190 quit working. Using with alpine CDE-134 HD [ Wayne  Jun 02, 2018 ]
Alpine make very good sound quality products [ CLIFTON  May 04, 2018 ]
Lost mine [ isai  Feb 08, 2018 ]
It's compatible with my Head Unit. Alpine CDE-163BT [ MICHAEL  Dec 28, 2017 ]
Works with my Alpine ILX 207 that is Installed in my 2013 FJ Cruiser. How nice is that to have a remote that works with my truck stereo system and it only cost $20 dollars. I bought a TV remote that went missing after my last move and it was about $130. dollars [ SCOTT  Sep 26, 2017 ]
To use with my alpine 164bt receiver [ L  Aug 03, 2017 ]
For new Alpine HU instead of reaching across whilst driving. [ Thomas  Aug 01, 2017 ]
I need it for my motorcycle [ Jeffrey  Jul 12, 2017 ]
Needed one for stereo [ Thomas  Jul 09, 2017 ]
The convenience of not having to reach for the controls. [ Robert  Jul 01, 2017 ]
Just got a new alpine # INE-W960 HDMI . [ Rudy  May 15, 2017 ]
The remote for my alpine has stopped working, so I had to order a new one [ Mark Worth  Apr 25, 2017 ]
This remote works great. It makes changing volume and tracks or files a breeze. Just make sure the unit is pointing toward your radio. I can drive and change channels without the distraction of hunting for small buttons on the radio. Also I would guess that this limits the wear on buttons and dials since they are rarely touched. [ Gary  Mar 10, 2017 ]
The factory stereo location in my Wrangler YJ seems to be too far away to be able to safely change radio stations and tweak the sound. I bought this remote to keep within arms length so I don't have to lean over to reach the radio. [ CORY  Mar 08, 2017 ]
I recently installed an Alpine CDE-W265BT head unit and this is the optional remote for that unit. It will make the unit easier to operate instead of reaching over and adjusting the controls. [ Robert  Feb 19, 2017 ]
Because it did not come with the receiver, unfortunately. [ Timothy  Feb 10, 2017 ]
Price [ RUBEN  Feb 08, 2017 ]
safer than reaching for radio controls while driving...also great for passenger usage.. [ Halyna  Dec 18, 2016 ]
Needed remote control [ Russell  Dec 10, 2016 ]
I needed a remote for my alpine [ Michael  Oct 20, 2016 ]
Easy friendly [ jorge  Oct 10, 2016 ]
I have one of these I installed in a car I built 3 years ago and it has worked really well for me so I am installing one in the car I am just finishing up. [ terry  Sep 27, 2016 ]
needed it so i don't have to reach for the controls on the deck safer [ JOHNNY M  Aug 29, 2016 ]
convenience when driving not to have to reach for controls [ Hans  Aug 10, 2016 ]
To control radio without looking or touching radio face [ AARON  Aug 10, 2016 ]
This the perfect match for the CDE-143BT! [ Dwayne L.  Jul 23, 2016 ]
This is a replacement for an item that I may have left unused for too long. It worked great, but I let my car sit for several months and I think the batteries leaked acid into the unit causing failure. The Alpine car stereo that it came with has been a joy to own. I put it together with a modest amplifier and it blew me away. The remote is necessary as I have an older automobie with a manual transmission. The remote is very convenient. Thank you Crutchfield for making this so convenient. [ Frank  Jul 14, 2016 ]
So I don't wear out buttons the unit. [ michael  May 18, 2016 ]
I wanted a remote as an add on for easy access while driving. [ Cynthia  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Only remote compatible with my head/navigation unit [ Gary  Mar 19, 2016 ]
Works with my radio [ carl  Dec 23, 2015 ]
Unit did not come with one. Plus I like to be able to change the volume and tracks on the CD with out taking my eyes off the road. And it's handy. [ JAMES  Dec 13, 2015 ]

6 questions already asked

I'm not sure if it will work [ Mark Worth  Sep 24, 2018 ]
Sorry but it does not. It is not compatible with the Alpine ilx-107. It is compatible with the Alpine-iLX-207 [ Cristina  Sep 24, 2018 ]
I do not know if you can make a call my system is not connected to a cellular phone. [ Michael  Sep 02, 2018 ]
Sorry, I misread the question. I don't know if you can answer a call using the remote. [ Bill  Sep 01, 2018 ]
Yes. It connects via usb or Bluetooth. Make sure to connect the provided microphone to the back of the receiver. [ Bill  Sep 01, 2018 ]
I had no problem with mine, I just installed the batteries that came with it and it worked. [ jose  Nov 18, 2017 ]
No programing for that remote point and shoot. [ ANTHONY  Nov 17, 2017 ]
I'm Pretty sure it will, but it is a basic remote Doesn't do much [ JIM R  Nov 27, 2015 ]
I cannot personally say I know, but according to the Alpine website, it will work. It is a great asset to have IMO. [ JASON  Nov 26, 2015 ]
I believe the remote works with all remote capable alpine recievers [ Kenneth  Nov 26, 2015 ]
HI jodale. I installed the alpine cde 134hd head unit and the alpine RUE 4202 remote works great.It controls the .and volume ,source ,power on off. Apine is great equipment . Check with your cruthfield adviisors they KNOW.!!! [ DUANE  Nov 26, 2015 ]
It works on any 2005 and newer "remote ready" deck. [ ADMIR  Nov 26, 2015 ]
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  Jan 21, 2014 ]  Staff

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