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Description - This custom-designed S2000 solution allows you to use the factory dashboard radio switches to control many models of Alpine, Kenwood, JVC, Clarion, Sony, or Pioneer head units.  It provides all the functions of the Honda factory controls plus additional functions and features not available with the stock setup or any other after-market adapter.

Compatibility - Not all models of the listed brands have the ability to be controlled by a wired remote.  The best way to determine compatibility is to check the manufacturer's specifications or owner's manual, usually available on the Internet at the manufacturer's web site or a major dealer like Crutchfield.  For specific help, see my compatibility page.

Features of the Wired DCI

bulletSmall adapter unit - about 1.5" x 2", easily fits behind or beside head unit.
bulletProvides 9 control functions using the 5 stock dash switches.  See functions chart below.
bulletNo complicated programming required - just set your head unit brand on the dip switches and it's ready to operate.
bulletNo 'delay' in button response - unlike some other devices on the market, the DCI functions operate immediately when the dash button is pressed. 
bulletAuto-repeat function built-in - press and hold VOLUME UP, and the volume will increase rapidly as the command is repeated.  Auto-repeat works on other functions too,  meaning features like 'track fast-forward' will work if you press and hold the NEXT TRACK button combo, just like they do with the factory remote control.
bulletOptional Speed Controlled Volume function - An exclusive Modifry Products feature enabled by connecting one additional wire to the S2000's speedometer circuit.  The DCI will then automatically raise and lower the volume based on vehicle speed.   SCV details here.
bulletWired Mute Output (optional) - special feature allows you to use a dedicated wire to activate the head unit's ATT or Cell Phone function.  Most head units with this feature will pause CD playback during mute instead of just lowering the volume which many owners like (including me).  Most Alpine head units have this feature.   Details here

Functions provided by the stock buttons

Press this button    to get this function
MUTE mutes the audio output, pauses CD play if ATT lead is connected
MODE changes from Radio to CD (and Aux/Changer depending on head unit)
CH changes Radio bands (FM1, FM2, AM1 etc)
Volume Up/Dn adjust volume up or down in steps, hold the dash
 switch to raise or lower volume quickly

Functions provided by pressing multiple buttons: (this is easier than you might think)

Hold this button and press this button to get this function
MODE Volume Up seeks next higher radio station
 (next track in CD mode)
MODE Volume Down seeks previous radio station
 (previous track in CD mode)
CH Volume Up changes to next higher radio preset
 (next CD or MP3 folder)
CH Volume Down changes to previous radio preset
 (previous CD or MP3 folder)


CH toggles the SCV feature On and Off
(Speed-Controlled Volume)


  Rear view of Alpine head unit showing
3.5mm jack for remote control
Here's what the Alpine Wired DCI looks like