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Renault Scenic - Electronics - How to fit a parrot car kit (ck3100 etc) to a cabasse auditorium

The Cabasse Auditorium head unit does work with a parrot car kit (or anything else that interrupts the iso connectors), but if you take out the headunit you may be confused to find NO iso connectors! The auditorium DOES have ISO connectors, but they are not at the back of the head unit - in fact they are in the boot!

Because you have the 6-cd changer in the head unit itself, it has been necessary to locate the electronics (amplifier and tuner etc) in a unit elsewhere in the car. On the Grand Scenic it is behind the right hand side cover in the boot area. To get to the unit, remove the luggage cover, remove the torx screw on the luggage cover plastic support and the other torx screw at the opposite end of this piece of plastic. The carpeted side panel can then be removed and behind it (just near the backside of the petrol filler cap - you will find the electronics unit for the cabasse.

Now - before you start - the cables for the microphone and the parrot control unit are NOT long enough to reach from the dash to the boot. You need to cut each cable and solder in lengths of appropriate (in the case of the mic, shielded) cable to extend them to the right length. Be very careful to heat-shrink wrap (or tape) your soldered connections before testing!

Once your cables are extended, it's just a case of following the parrot instructions - except you are putting your parrot control unit in the boot instead of in the dash.

You then need to root the (extended) cables through from the boot to the dash/headlining. I found the easiest place to run cables was under the footplates (tip - start removing these from the back of the car forwards, and be careful - they crack easily and are expensive!!!!)

Good luck!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 6th October 2005
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Like the poll option! Of no use to me whatsoever, but you're a star man for sharing it and I'm sure it will be of use to somebody, hence the way I voted
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Great post - pictures would assist if you have time..

Just in case you have no idea what a parrot kit's the blurby stuff

Parrot offers the most complete line of feature-rich handsfree systems, all based on the Bluetooth wireless technology.
Through a smart handsfree console with a LCD screen, the Parrot CK3100 Advanced, Parrot CK3300 GPS and Parrot CK3500 Professional Car Kits provide the driver with information that can be easily read, in large contrasted digits, and with a touch-and-feel already familiar to most users.

The single screen interface operates just like any audio console, with a central ****, dual push buttons and a large-letter screen to navigate easily through a clear set of menu-options.

Drivers hear a caller and their messages through the car's speakers and the console connects to a compact control unit located underneath the dashboard.

Parrot has adopted a modular hardware approach with a common car kit main board to provide the hands-free communications functions from the mobile phone. Add-on boards, attached to this main board allow additional functions such as PDA-based GPS navigation and off-board server-based services such as fleet management, security and diagnostics to be added to the package.
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Yep - there should be an option in the poll:

"It's no use to me 'cos I ain't got a Parrot car kit, but I'd like to acknowledge a great post all the same!"
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Well that's clinched the deal: I won't be bothering hooking the permanent docking kit for my TomTom GO into the stereo after all. It turns out that the car loudspeakers only work for directions anyway (not for handsfree phone calls) and the electrical noise that's introduced is horrendous. The 'auto night mode with headlights' setting is a waste of time, so all it really does is power the unit. I'm sure I can find permanent and ignition switched +12v feeds elsewhere, so I think I'll be doing that.
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