Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

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Post by soundb0y » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:59 pm

Cheers for getting back to me.

Well that's not ideal.

Which cable do I need then? And will I lose my aux connection, not that I'm worried.

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Post by heavymetalthunder » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:18 pm

Just trying to figure out what I need to connect up the Parrot to my Z4, my head unit has the flat pins and it is the Carver DSP system (with Sat Nav). Which harness would I need to buy? I called up JustCarKits (who sell the Audio2Car one mentioned earlier in the thread) and the guys said he doesn't have any wiring harnesses that work with the Carver system.

And in terms of wiring the line out from the Parrot harness, is the best way to solder two female RCA connectors onto the black/red and brown/white cables from the Parrot harness and use a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect to the AUX input on my head unit for when I want to use it for music?

Any advice appreciated, thanks!
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Post by heavymetalthunder » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:26 am

Just to follow up on my previous post, almost every eBay seller of Parrot to Z4 wiring harnesses say it will not work with the Carver/DSP system.

I did have a positive response from Complexaudiosystems as mentioned earlier who recommended the MC0441 lead, but they said they do not offer a solution to connect to the aux to bypass the Parrot's internal amp for music (which seems contrary to the advice earlier in the thread, which also mentioned the XC0451 and MC9905 cables are needed).

So kinda confused now :( Do I take a gamble and order the Justcarkits cable (https://www.justcarkits.co.uk/acatalog/84099AUX.html) or the MC0441?
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Post by Chris_D » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:39 am

Whats that NAV software version? it looks like 3D perspective mode?
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Post by enzed4 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:57 am

Chris_D wrote:Whats that NAV software version? it looks like 3D perspective mode?
Not sure what you're asking Chris? 3D perspective mode can be enabled in the satnav through the 'hidden' menu if you don't have it. Not sure if you need the latest firmware in the satnav but it's easy to load if you do
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Post by Chris_D » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:16 am

enzed4 wrote:
Chris_D wrote:Whats that NAV software version? it looks like 3D perspective mode?
Not sure what you're asking Chris? 3D perspective mode can be enabled in the satnav through the 'hidden' menu if you don't have it. Not sure if you need the latest firmware in the satnav but it's easy to load if you do
'Hidden' menu??! I LOVE hidden menus! lol
Tell me more...how to access etc.
I'll start digging around myself but would be helpful if you could advise here too.
Google maps ftw, but it's always good to have a backup device.
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Post by enzed4 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:59 am

Chris_D wrote:
enzed4 wrote:
Chris_D wrote:Whats that NAV software version? it looks like 3D perspective mode?
Not sure what you're asking Chris? 3D perspective mode can be enabled in the satnav through the 'hidden' menu if you don't have it. Not sure if you need the latest firmware in the satnav but it's easy to load if you do
'Hidden' menu??! I LOVE hidden menus! lol
Tell me more...how to access etc.
I'll start digging around myself but would be helpful if you could advise here too.
Google maps ftw, but it's always good to have a backup device.
Providing you have the MK4 satnav:
http://mr-fix.info/hidden-menu-bmw-navigation-mk3-mk4/

This is the same process I think, MK4 but in a different BMW:
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Post by Chris_D » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:13 pm

enzed4 wrote:
Chris_D wrote:
enzed4 wrote: Not sure what you're asking Chris? 3D perspective mode can be enabled in the satnav through the 'hidden' menu if you don't have it. Not sure if you need the latest firmware in the satnav but it's easy to load if you do
'Hidden' menu??! I LOVE hidden menus! lol
Tell me more...how to access etc.
I'll start digging around myself but would be helpful if you could advise here too.
Google maps ftw, but it's always good to have a backup device.
Providing you have the MK4 satnav:
http://mr-fix.info/hidden-menu-bmw-navigation-mk3-mk4/

This is the same process I think, MK4 but in a different BMW:
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Post by Ducklakeview » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:25 pm

heavymetalthunder wrote:Just to follow up on my previous post, almost every eBay seller of Parrot to Z4 wiring harnesses say it will not work with the Carver/DSP system.

I did have a positive response from Complexaudiosystems as mentioned earlier who recommended the MC0441 lead, but they said they do not offer a solution to connect to the aux to bypass the Parrot's internal amp for music (which seems contrary to the advice earlier in the thread, which also mentioned the XC0451 and MC9905 cables are needed).

So kinda confused now :( Do I take a gamble and order the Justcarkits cable (https://www.justcarkits.co.uk/acatalog/84099AUX.html) or the MC0441?

I have the Carver DSP in mine, and fitted a Parrot using an SOT lead - It works PERFECTLY, and as the DSP sends line in level signals to the amp, the bluetooth streaming utilises the Carver amp and not the Parrot one, and it sounds AWESOME.

No need for a complicated cable, I paid less than £10 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SOT-976-BMW-Z ... XQfvlSk4L-

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Post by heavymetalthunder » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:14 pm

Ducklakeview wrote: I have the Carver DSP in mine, and fitted a Parrot using an SOT lead - It works PERFECTLY, and as the DSP sends line in level signals to the amp, the bluetooth streaming utilises the Carver amp and not the Parrot one, and it sounds AWESOME.

No need for a complicated cable, I paid less than £10 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SOT-976-BMW-Z ... XQfvlSk4L-

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That's weird, I did email that seller previously and they said it wasn't compatible with my car! I guess at £9 it's worth a gamble though.
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Post by heavymetalthunder » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:59 pm

Well I finally got round to buying the SOT lead mentioned, but where does the red (ignition/switched 12v) cable go - do I need to connect to the fuse box or tap in to some other cable?
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Post by Lofty » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:00 pm

Hi,

Did you finish your installation in the end?

I also have the Carver DSP /Nav, and the basic 3000 Parrot kit that's currently has connection issues, and the call volume is so low I can't hear anything.
I want to change it for a new kit that includes BT streaming, allows SIRI and uses the steering wheel controls.

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Post by Lofty » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:06 am

I have now bought a parrot mki9200, as per the OP. Still struggling with the right wiring to purchase.

Has anyone else managed to get their kit working properly on a car with Pro Nav and Pro Carver DSP HiFi?
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Post by jabber » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:45 am

I have this setup in my car had it installed by a "specialist" . It works up to a point but cannot use the usb input if using the nav as the instructions cause the volume of the music to cut out but get no sound from the nav, also I had to downgrade my firmware to delete speed camera warnings as the warning caused the usb input volume to increase. I think that there may not be way to get it to work 100%
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