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ssia,

i don't want to take apart my dash or pay the dealership to do it for me.

if this is a recurrent question, please forgive me and post the link...
 

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Aux port in the console is just an audio only input. If you want a full functional IPOD adapter, you will need to access the backside of the headunit OR you can opt to go with a simple FM modulator. You are SOL otherwise.
 

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"Aux port in the console is just an audio only input. If you want a full functional IPOD adapter, you will need to access the backside of the headunit OR you can opt to go with a simple FM modulator. You are SOL otherwise."

thanks flipside,

can i buy an adapter that will plug into the aux port and give me stereo sound? i don't mind just the audio, and i don't mind not being able to use the ipod for video or controlling it's functions on the dvd/nav. i basically don't want to carry around CD's anymore, and my commute is short enough to put on one album before i leave and be happy.

so having said that, is there an adapter that will make me happy?
 

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I'm currently using the Griffin for my Ipod 3G although it also works with my kid's other ipod models that are USB-based.

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/autopilot

I like it because you only have to plug in one cable, and it is pretty discrete.

Belkin has a model with an aux port for Ipods/Iphones that are Firewire based.

I've also use the kensington liquid-aux adapter but it costs more and has features I don't care about.
 

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"Aux port in the console is just an audio only input. If you want a full functional IPOD adapter, you will need to access the backside of the headunit OR you can opt to go with a simple FM modulator. You are SOL otherwise."

thanks flipside,

can i buy an adapter that will plug into the aux port and give me stereo sound? i don't mind just the audio, and i don't mind not being able to use the ipod for video or controlling it's functions on the dvd/nav. i basically don't want to carry around CD's anymore, and my commute is short enough to put on one album before i leave and be happy.

so having said that, is there an adapter that will make me happy?
Actually you can just use a regular mini rca cable and will broadcast in stereo direct through the headphone jack of your ipod. :) And if you need to charge it, you can always use the dc plug next to the aux input to charge your ipod/iphone. :)
 

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Actually you can just use a regular mini rca cable and will broadcast in stereo direct through the headphone jack of your ipod. :) And if you need to charge it, you can always use the dc plug next to the aux input to charge your ipod/iphone. :)
You know, I was thinking about doing that too, but my wife wants the works for the interface. She wants to be able to watch movies from the ipod and control it from the navi screen. Vaistech sells one for $420. Is there a cheaper one that does the same thing... kinda like the Blitz and Tom's throttle control scenario? Why pay more for the same thing, right?
 

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Actually you can just use a regular mini rca cable and will broadcast in stereo direct through the headphone jack of your ipod. :) And if you need to charge it, you can always use the dc plug next to the aux input to charge your ipod/iphone. :)
You will get better sound if you get a cable that goes from the AUX port to the ipod's connector port rather than the headphones jack. I use this:

 

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thanks for all the input.

i just got an ipod for the first time about a month ago, and i can't believe what i was missing. it is truly amazing that something so small can hold the amount of music it does.
 
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