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#1353 of 1370 Playing MP3 files on the standard Scion Xb Radio
Dec 22, 2008 (8:42 pm)
I am considering purchasing a 2009 Scion Xb and have a question concerning the radio's ability to play MP3 files. Can anyone tell me if, when playing an MP3 file and turning off the radio (either by its own power switch or by the ignition switch), will the file resume playing at the same point when the power is turn on again. I listen to books on "tape" and this is a very important feature for me.
I test drove a 2009 Scion Xb with the upgraded radio and the upgrade did have the resume feature when playing MP3 files.
Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
#1354 of 1370 Re: Playing MP3 files on the standard Scion Xb Radio [jlh355113]
Dec 23, 2008 (12:23 pm)
Could you work around this problem by using a cheap mp3 player and plugging it into the auxiliary input jack on the dashboard? Do mp3 players have the "resume" feature you are looking for? I used to have some DVD players that would "resume" if I powered off during a play (of a DVD), but the ones I've used lately don't have "resume." Unless you use pause of course, which isn't really an option for more than a short break (and probably isn't an option at all for a car stereo).
#1355 of 1370 Re: Playing MP3 files on the standard Scion Xb Radio [micweb]
Dec 25, 2008 (7:18 am)
Yes most inexpensive MP3 players do have the resume feature. Having the resume feature in the CD player would be very nice as I would not have to fool around with an external player, cables, etc. Also, the CD player can be controlled by the standard radio control buttons on the steering wheel - a nice feature for saver driving.
#1356 of 1370 Re: Playing MP3 files on the standard Scion Xb Radio [jlh355113]
Dec 29, 2008 (5:16 pm)
In my experience, car stereos are really backwards when it comes to features. For example my 2003 Civic came with a cassette player instead of CD player. Our 2007 Odyssey won't play MP3's at all and doesn't have an auxiliarly jack.
Consumer electronics, on the other hand, is way ahead in terms of introducing new features.
Don't even get me started on the cost of factory GPS systems vs. portable systems from Best Buy.
#1357 of 1370 UPDATE on Scion Xb MP3 CD Player
Jan 02, 2009 (9:11 pm)
I picked up a new Scion Xb today - NICE CAR. I checked out the MP3 CD Player which is standard equipment in the Scion and IT DOES HAVE THE RESUME feature. This is very nice if you listen to audio books while driving because when the car (or radio) is turned off, the CD player remembers where it was playing. Upon turning the radio back on the story picks up just where it had left off. Nice Feature!
So far I am very impressed with the Xb. I hope to be able to say that a week, a month, and a year from now.
#1358 of 1370 Scion XB 06 MP3 AUX Jack
Mar 17, 2009 (8:05 pm)
I got a 06 scion XB and yeah i barely tried to use my MP3 player and for some odd reason it doesn't work i tried the mode function and pushing the AUX button but nothing I called the dealer and they told me to check the male jacks i might have the wrong ones but i got them from best buy the guy told me these would work so is it the MP3 player i got I got a Phillips GoGear 8GB and the only output it has is the head phones output and the usb output for the computer so my question is is there a special jack that I need or does Ipod the only thing that works on this car please let me know so i can get it working or take it to the dealer thanks.
#1359 of 1370 Re: Scion XB 06 MP3 AUX Jack [djswift26]
Feb 25, 2010 (9:47 am)
Hello, i am having the same issue, did you ever find a solution?
#1360 of 1370 Re: Scion XB 06 MP3 AUX Jack [ironsheik]
Mar 01, 2010 (1:31 pm)
just thought you should know my wife has this issue on her '06, it is intermittent, but coincidentally always worked when the dealer looked at it, they want a few hundred bucks to replace the part, its not the cable you are using! Good luck, we are trading it in, but not for that reason.
#1362 of 1370 It has been a while
Apr 01, 2011 (9:07 pm)
Haven't posted in quite some time, but my 2005 XB is just about to hit 30000. I replaced the crappy OEM tires on it at 17,500. It runs Yokohamas on it now and they have shown little wear. It also had its first battery change this past November. I still average around 33mpg.