I recently installed an Alpine CDE-9881 head unit in my car to use with my iPhone. I got the iPod cable for an extra $40. Everything works EXCEPT: the unit has an "Error 01" if I try to search on Song or on Playlist. Otherwise no problems. I got the feeling when I was installing it, that a pin on the iPod connection cable got bent a bit, and might be missing the hole. My theory is that this connector is very flawed and all these Alpine/iPhone problems are caused by that. I still have to do more testing. I have to try it with a conventional 4th gen iPod we have around the house.my itouch locks up when i use it with my car stereo (Alpine). It doesnt happen everytime, probably 75%. i have reset the Alpine and also wiped my iTouch, but it still locks up/freezes.
does anyone have this issue? much obliged!
Make sure you use the 422 cable and not the 420! The 422 is newer and works much better.