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Old 07-21-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Where is the Foot Brake & Parking brake lead in a Astra

I got my Alpine IXA-W04 installed in my Astra. Thanks to In-Car Express - http://www.incarexpress.co.uk and all their help.

My only problem is for all the features like setting up the time on Alpine IXA-W04 to work, I need to connect 2 wires, one to the Foot Brake Lead/Foot Brake Lamp and another to the Parking Brake Lead/Parking Brake Lamp. I didn't think this was necessary until I found I couldn't change the time on my Alpine and read on other forums, people had the same problem. Any help would be great to show me where to look. Thanks, Ray

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Default Re: Where is the Foot Brake & Parking brake lead in a Astra

Brake switch will be at the brake pedal and the park brake switch will be at the park brake. How you hook up to what ever wiring is there depends opn what you unit wants from the switches.

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Old 07-22-2010, 02:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help, but I realize after reading other forums, what I need is a PAC TR7 Bypass. Not so much in watching videos while I'm driving (which is dangerous and illegal), this is the only way to access all the setup menu items in the Alpine IXA-W404 headunit.

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How-To install PAC TR-7(parking brake bypass) with Alpine touchscreen

I recently bought an Alpine IVA-D300 and, like everyone with a screen, wanted to bypass the parking brake (NOTE: watching videos while driving is ILLEGAL). So i purchased the PAC TR-7 module to do so, but couldn't find a write up on how to do it. This is a very easy installation that can be done before or after the Alpine unit is installed.

Step 1) Purchase a PAC TR-7. you can get them off ebay for around $30
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Step 2) Tap the red and black wires into a 12volt source. I just used the positive(red) and negative(black) wires going to the brain
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Step 3) From the PAC TR-7, Tap the Green wire to the Alpine Blue remote wire
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Step 4) From the PAC TR-7, the BLUE wire to the Alpine foot brake input wire (yellow/black)
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Step 5) From the PAC TR-7, the WHITE wire to the Alpine parking
brake input wire (yellow/blue)
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There is also an orange and a brown wire on the PAC TR-7, but you will NOT need these wires. The unit will automatically bypass the parking brake and no need to sync anything, just put a movie in and go.

I know this works for the Alpine IVA D300 and D310. The colors to these wires may change with different models but please refer to your paperwork that is included with the Alpine unit to find the correct wires.
So in the aftermarket installation adventure, I need to get PAC TR7 Bypass. and No-Scratch Tools to removed the Scosche double din pocket I just installed, GRRRR!!!

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