Sunday, June 20, 2010

Connects2 USB Interface & Aux Interface

My Connects2 USB Interface and Aux Interface ordered from ebay arrives on May 31st 2010. Initially wanted to wait for the weekend for the installation but my itchy heart and fingers can't wait until weekend and so I've installed it that night itself with the aid of torch lights. No chance to take the picture of the process and before installation already =P

When I first take out the Head Unit, I have no idea which connection to replace. The one provided by Connects2 was blue, but there was already blue connection? Thanks to intermilan for helping me out through "Call For Help", hehe. The blue connection is the wiring/connection for CD Changer, although there was no CD Changer, the wiring/connection is already there ready.

For the USB Interface, it was mentioned that if originally there was no CD Changer, you will need the Aux Interface to program the Head Unit. I don't get the real meaning at first and thought that the USB Interface will need to connect to the Head Unit through the Aux Interface, but after unpacking, the USB Interface and the Aux Interface have exactly the same connection, so the USB Interface will not be connecting to the Aux Interface.

So, firstly, I tried connecting the USB Interface directly to the Head Unit replacing the CD Changer connection, but to no avail. It didn't work.
Then I connect the Aux Interface and it works like a charm, that was really a happy moment =)

Next, I replace the Aux Interface with USB Interface... during connection, I heard a loud "dub", then I saw the MFD showing the CD Changer, but... there was no sound after I connect the LINE IN for AUX. I got worried, maybe the USB Interface is faultyt... I change to Radio, OMG, there's no sound either??? Then I remember the "dub" sound, possibly the speaker is damaged? Oh No....
Staying calm, I removed the USB Interface, and re-try the radio. Still no sound...
Thinking starting the car might be able to reset it. True enough, it works! Oh, that was a real relief.
Then I started thinking, possibly I should connect the USB Interface and start the car to reset the settings.
True enough, it works~ YAY~ =)
So, basically the Aux Interface is just to re-program the Head Unit if we don't have CD Changer.

Next problem is,... where to place this USB Interface. Thinking for quite some time, I decided to double tape it to my Glovebox. The idea isn't very good as the USB Interface device now have "sticky sticky" feels and substance if I remove it... but, after thinking and trying few ways, decided to follow the Nike slogan "JUST DO IT".

My USB Interface, comes with SD Card slot:

MFD, each CD Changer "directory" recommended to store up to maximum 99 songs.

USB Interface Box:

Aux Interface Box:

The unused Connects2 Aux Interface: