Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

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Re: Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

Post by Mr Whippy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:33 pm

MyNamesNotBob wrote:You can even get the BMW-ISO-BMW harness adapters in Halfords if you ask them to order them
Is that what Hotride has used here?

Just a way to splice in the cabling needed for the Parrot using proper adaptors rather than wire cutters and connectors :D

Might go to Halfords and pick their brains then, see if they do a deal on the Parrot and the wires needed :)


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Re: Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

Post by Hotride » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:33 am

yer thats more or less what i used, in combination with 2 other cables, i don't like to cut wires if i can help it!

Glad to see your going for the parrot, cant imagine my car without it now!

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Post by navid.v » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:47 pm

Hotride wrote:errr never heard of Halfords... :oops: is that some kind of auto shop?
yes indeed,have a look at their site:

http://www.halfords.com/

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Post by Hotride » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:18 am

cheers navid, it all makes sense now.

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Re: Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

Post by StJimmyL » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:02 pm

Hi All,

Can someone tell me if this will work in my Z4. I have the BMW Business CD headunit with 10 speakers (2 behind seats, 2 in door etc)... I'm struggling to find a fitter who says this will work.

If I buy the SOT leads and do it myself, will this work and give me sound from all speakers?

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Re: Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

Post by StJimmyL » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:00 pm

Just tried this and it works. Cant use volume on the headunit - only works by using parrot.

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Post by Taz » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:18 am

What firmware is your parrot?

I have just updated from 1.96 to 2.00. Since doing this i have found my parrot does not switch off

Anybody else done this?

I have emailed parrot - waiting their response

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Post by chessmaster » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:29 pm

I tried installing my Mki9200 kit today using this cable kit http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320735077181? ... 1439.l2649

However it does not turn on even when the car is running.

Im thinking it's because I didnt get the other two leads which were used in this How-To..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XC0451-MusiCo ... 33737a58e4
and
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MC9905-IGNI-B ... 33731b95e6

Has anyone else installed one, and did they need the other two leads above?

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Post by Z4 TEX » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:51 pm

I got all three leads from complex solutions: MC0441, XC0451 and MC9905.

The guy I spoke to there said I needed all three so I didn't argue and didn't try only using the main loom you have purchased.

The loom seems in involve removing the white cd changer plug from the big square black plug and connecting it into the same position it was in on the new loom's black square plug.

I'm guessing that as the white plug is connecting to the cd changer input and if your head unit is like mine and doesn't have the cd changer activated as a aux by the dealer, it needs the ignition sensor cable to work off the parrot's amp.

The cable may work on it's own if you could select the cd changer input on the radio.

If this still doesn't make sense, try looking at my thread on my install.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=34712

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Re: Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

Post by a33 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:47 am

Hi
I had Halfords install one of these for me.
When I listen to the ipod and have the sat nav running the volumes changes seem to be the opposite of expected,
The volume is extreme when it changes..
Also the remote doesnt seem to work properly ... it requires multiple taps to do anything and sometimes doesn't seem to connect to the rest of the parrot
Halfords say parrot said this is normal with the Z4 and cant be fixed.
Has anyone else had these kind of problems?

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Re: Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

Post by dgm » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:55 pm

a33 wrote:Hi
I had Halfords install one of these for me.
When I listen to the ipod and have the sat nav running the volumes changes seem to be the opposite of expected,
The volume is extreme when it changes..
Also the remote doesnt seem to work properly ... it requires multiple taps to do anything and sometimes doesn't seem to connect to the rest of the parrot
Halfords say parrot said this is normal with the Z4 and cant be fixed.
Has anyone else had these kind of problems?
Unfortunately I don't have any experience fitting a MKi9200 to a Z4 but I would suggest that your problem with the remote is down to a dud battery. I recently installed one in a 1 series and despite the kit being new out of the box, I encountered the same issues with the remote as yourself. A new remote battery was the solution.

My experience fitting the Parrot to the 1 series and an A3 would suggest that Halfords are talking nonsense on your other issues. Often there are additional adapter cables required which Halfords don't stock. Research on the internet will probably get you the correct answer.
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Re: Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

Post by FAARN » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:01 pm

Got around to installing the MKI9200 today, only took about an hour, and here are the results.

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What was hard:

1. Feeding wires behind the dash, luckily I had some wires feeding poles which made it much easier.

2. Deciding on best place to put the Mic and Screen, decided above the right vent.

I have actually changed the micropone position from the right to the left side of the display screen. If it is on the right hand side, if the air vent is on all people can hear during a call is wind noise!!!!

What was easy:

1. Getting central vent out. Using a hair clip really does make it easy.

2. Setting up the Parrot system itself.


As StJimmyL has mentioned, I can not get the headunit to control the volume of the parrot once it is feeding into the system. I have set it up so that the volumes are similar when the change happens but it is not perfect (liveable with though). If anyone can shed some light (I have certainly googled) then I would be grateful.

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Post by shawna » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:09 pm

I will be installing this next week.

Anyone knows if the leads from a 3200 parrot will work directly with a 9200?

Many thanks.

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Post by shawna » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:10 pm

Ok installed the MK9200.

The difficult part is removing the aircon vents without breaking the retaining clips.

Once that is done unscrew the business CD.

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Install the required harnesses.

Remove the plastic trim beneath the airconditioning controls.

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Remove the side airconditioning vent:

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This will help the installation and make it professional.

I also removed all the windscreen trim in order to place the microphone like so:

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This gives it the best noise environment possible.

To remove the side trim undo the screws from the sun visors on both sides and unclip the plastic trim from the middle (mirror part) and the side.

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The following picture is from inside the bulkhead behind the side air con vent. Pass the wires of the micrrophone and of the display behing here

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The Display will be placed here for best vision and least distraction.

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Then feed them to the blue unit.

Then connect everything and mount everything back :D

Pictures of the finished installation to follow soon.

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Re: Parrot MKI9200 (bluetooth and ipod solution) - Install

Post by fairzy » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:25 am

StJimmyL wrote:Hi All,

Can someone tell me if this will work in my Z4. I have the BMW Business CD headunit with 10 speakers (2 behind seats, 2 in door etc)... I'm struggling to find a fitter who says this will work.

If I buy the SOT leads and do it myself, will this work and give me sound from all speakers?

Cheers,
Jimmy

Hi Jimmy

I've got the same audio system as you and am looking at getting one of these kits - which connectors /sot leads did you get?

Cheers
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