How do you bypass the parking brake wire on Alpine head units?
Bypassing the parking brake on Alpine radio is best done with a MicroBypass relay. There are four wires (ground, remote, foot pedal, and parking brake) that need to be connected from your radio wiring harness to the MicroBypass switch.
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Things You Will Need
- MicroBypass relay
- Wire stripper
The MicroBypass switch
Guaranteed to work: all aftermarket Alpine radio models including all the new 2013-2021 Alpine models: i109-WRA, i209-WRA, ICS-X7HD, INA-W910, INE-S920HD, INE-W927HD, INE-W940, INE-W957HD, INE-W960, INE-W960HDMI, INE-W967HDINE-Z928HD, IVE-W530, IVE-W535HD, IVE-W555BT, iLX-007, iLX-107, iLX-207, X008U, X009-U, X009-FD1, X009-FD2, X009-GM, X009-GM2, X009-RAM, X009-TND, X110-SLV, X110-SRA, X009-WRA, X109-WRA, ILX-W650, ILX-F309, ILX-F259
Not for use with OEM Alpine radios
We also did the bypass option for Pioneer radios.
Step 1: Connect the BLACK wire
The BLACK ground wire of the MicroBypass should be connected to the black ground wire of the radio.
Step 2: Connect the YELLOW/BLUE wire
Connect YELLOW/BLUE wire on MicroBypass to radios yellow/blue parking brake wire.
Step 3: Connect the YELLOW/BLACK wire
Connect the YELLOW/BLACK wire on the MicroBypass to the yellow/black foot brake wire on the radio harness.
*DO NOT connect any wires to vehicles parking or foot brake wires or anything else.
*Cap off this wire if there is no Yellow/Black wire on your Alpine radio wire harness.
Step 4: Connect the BLUE/WHITE wire
The BLUE/WHITE wire on MicroBypass should be connected to the radio’s BLUE/WHITE remote turn on/off wire.
*Won’t interfere with amplifiers connected to this lead.
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