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Parrot CK3000 car kit WAY too loud
I have an Accord '53 Executive (no sat nav) that I've had a Parrot CK3000 Evolution car kit fitted to. The car kit was actually a present I received that was originally purchased at Halfords and came with free fitting. Good old Halfords...after 2 hours of trying the fitter simply said he didn't know how to fit it! Great! No wonder they can offer free fitting!!
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I found an alternative fitter who fitted it and wired it all up. Unfortunately the sound is WAY too loud...as in it makes your ears hurt listening to it. I've adjusted the volume on the CK3000 itself and on the phone I'm using, but to no avail. I've made some enquiries to try and work out why this is and it seems there are two possibilites:
1) Halfords supplied the wrong lead that connects the car kit to the hifi
2) According to an email I had from the Parrot UK Technical & User Support Manager:
"The Honda Accord with Premium sound system indicates the stereo system is amplified. If you have plugged the lead into the radio the CK3000 Evolution is feeding its sound to the amp instead of the speakers and as a result is over amplified.
The amp should be located at the bottom of your centre console (behind dash panels) and has the same connectors as your stereo. The adaptor lead and CK3000 Evolution wiring will need to be connected here, post amp"
Now I have to admit, my suspicion is that option 1 is the more valid of the two! The Parrot response sounds like a fob off to be honest...surely there isn't more than one place that you can plug the car kit connector into is there?!?
Anyway, if anyone has any ideas on this and how to sort it out, I would be hugely grateful!