Thanks for that. I can get that wiring harness from a shop near here, they are absolutely brilliant with all things wires and cables.
I will dig through the car and find the connector.
Quote, originally posted by iberkoko » I will dig through the car and find the connector.
It's not difficult to find, there's only one big connector going into the tv tuner. You'll have to lower the electronics shelf in the trunk to get to it, though. Once you lower the shelf, the tuner is clearly visible on the right.
Last edited by PanEuropean; 10-06-2012 at 04:17 AM.
Hi Jim, and others,
You know it's easy to follow forums and not actually try stuff!
Today I sat in the front of my car and saw that the screen there (The J523 or whatever it is) has AV as an input option. I selected it and right away saw the same DVD menu that was on the rear seat enterntainment screens.
So on a whim I went back and played around and sure enough you can watch TV in the back and the front, or TV on one in the back and also watch whatever is on in the back in the front. All this without a single cable...
I guess the previous owner did that.
I fitted rear DVD system that Plastech & Michael removed from a dismanteled Phaeton. Overall it was not that difficult as the looms were fully intact. All the interface with the car (audio & video, in & out) is done via the TV tuner module which has a series of Audio & Video in/ audio out available on the spare pinnouts in the TV module.
So in summary if you have the TV module you can reproduce the factory behaviour given the time & patience. As this vital cable was lost in the removal from the original my interface is limited ( I have the Audio from DVD connected to the spound system in the car via TV tuner and that OK for me.
The TV module pin diagram is on the forum.
P/N of Alpine Remote in mine is P/N RUE-4168
At one stage I thought this was faulty and there were several on e-bay at the time. It turned out there was a poor connection on the remote in on the DVD changer in the boot.
On a separate issue, as I retrofitted the factory fit DVD system, I did not get the wireless headphones. Can someone give me the P/N for these. How is the signal transmitted to these headphones? In retrofitting the system there was no component that appeared to be a transmitter of any type, or no dangling wires!
Only possibility is it was a further option OR the transmission is a function in the display module (highly unlikely I think...)
Modified by IrishPhaeton at 8:14 AM 1-7-2010
Quote, originally posted by IrishPhaeton » Only possibility is it was a further option OR the transmission is a function in the display module (highly unlikely I think...)
In the aftermarket units, the sound is transmitted by an infrared bar below each screen. Don't know how the OEM units do this, weren't they wired?
Quote, originally posted by iberkoko »
Thanks for that. I imagine it has been answered, but where is the input on the infotainment system?
The input is in the TV module if you have the factory DVD located under the parcel shelve
If you have the factory fitted DVD system there a cable that links the DVD and TV.
This is the cable that links them.
Hugh if you look at your TV module you will find a socket on the side.
Standard TV module does not have this.
Last edited by PanEuropean; 10-06-2012 at 04:19 AM.
OK, I had a closer look at the original Phaeton Manual Supplement for the rear DVD system and it makes no reference to wireless headphones. It clearly shows wired headphones as the units supplied. Also the installed display (Alpine TME-M750) make no reference to IR transmission of audio, so I think this must all relate to more recent units. The documentation suggests the DVD system I have may have been removed from a 2004/2005 Phaeton.
Michael, if you do come across that cable it would be excellent! I will send you a PM.
Please don't send me technical questions via IM - instead, post your questions onto the end of the most appropriate thread in the FAQ, so that everyone can benefit from the answer, and everyone can assist in providing the answer. Thanks, Michael
This looks like something that would be nice to have for the back seat passengers. However, wouldn't the wiring be monumental? You would somehow have to get the signals to the seats which seems like it would be taking most of the car apart.
Jim - you have ordered the headrest screens. Did you already have wiring there?
Has anyone done this with a car without the TV tuner, and if so, how much expense and work was it?
I see these are about 1600 euros. Unfortunately, I can not read German, but I believe that only includes the headrests?
The wiring as well as the interior controls and rear DVD player would all be additional?
Did you ever install these? I do not have the TV tuner and so probably do not have any required wiring. How difficult was it to run the wiring from these headrests?