Newly-upgraded head unit. Pioneer DEH-80PRS, one of the only head units that doesn't have a pause button. What gives? Fortunately, it sounds tremendous!
Newly upgraded head unit Pioneer DEH 80PRS one of the only head units that...
Chris, they're all different, though. This replaced a Kenwood Excellon KDC-X994, and blows it away in almost every regard (save for the pause button issue). The KDC was more robust than the Alpine CDA-9884 it replaced, too. Of course, that Alpine was better than the CD-43 as well (with the right amp and speakers).
David Bergesen Not sure of your full set up, but am assuming you used the OE wiring harness. If so, did you find a connector adapter (pig tail) to which you could solder the new head unit connections?
It's through menu > function
Christopher, Metra (or Schosche?) harness adapter has 'loose' wires that connect (splice, solder, or whatever your preferred wiring solution is) to the wires of the HU's harness, and then uses a 'matched' harness end to plug into the BMW harness. I use RCAs to provide signal to an Alpine amp.
Gary, yes, BUT... it takes three clicks of the M.C. button, and only if you have the first click aligned to *Function* and the second click aligned to *Pause*. Otherwise it's click, turn, click, turn, click.
I have to pass multiple security checkpoints on a daily basis, and prefer to simply hit one button - without looking - to pause. So not a deal breaker at this point. HU produces exceptional sound.
Thanks for that info. I sold a HK (Becker) Traffic Pro that came with the car and put in a CD 43. Without thinking I included the adapter. BTW - no idea why some folks still get excited about the Traffic Pro. I guess in 2000 it was cool to have the GPS in the head unit but the audio section was not very desirable.
I prefer the factory 4 pipe sound system...no idea why they mounted it under the rear bumper...but I just crack the roof and control volume with my right foot ;-)
Spot on Chad Sorrell. Unfortunately there are times when I need to drive on the interstate for the better part of a day and having good audio is pretty nice. That said, it's a small price to pay to go meet up with my brothers at things like Schuh Syndikat
Gary and all - I found a trick!!! It is possible to pause by hitting the *BAND* button! This is not in the manual at all. I think the BAND button is supposed to switch between the two USB inputs - my second USB input is turned on but not connected to a device, so I need to confirm if this still works with the second port disabled. But F-YEAH! One-touch pause!
or you could use a hammer