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#22 of 50 Connecting iPod to Stock DELCO radio using AUX port
Jan 11, 2006 (11:41 am)
Similar question that was asked. I have 1997 S-10 Blazer w/in-dash CD radio that is AUX capable. The back of the radio does not have RCA's but another type of flat connector that must go to a harness. Is there anyway of getting that harness for the iPod connection at a reasonable price. Sick of listening to digital music with static using the FM transmitter by Monster.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#23 of 50 The "iPod tax"
by steve_ HOST
Jan 12, 2006 (3:16 pm)
"Apple estimates that 40 percent of cars sold in the U.S. this year will offer iPod integration."
Baby, you can drive my iPod (CNN)
#24 of 50 Ipod 2005 Honda Ody
Jan 15, 2006 (7:34 pm)
Anyone know how to add a wire that hooks my ipod to my unused XM SAT/AUX input on my stereo?
#25 of 50 Re: Ipod 2005 Honda Ody [bsacco]
Jan 19, 2006 (3:57 pm)
I don't know what the XM SAT/AUX input looks like but wouldn't it just be a normal mini-plug that you can pick up at Radio Shack? I think it's also called an 1/8" jack or a mini - same size as the headphone jack.
Jan 25, 2006 (9:45 pm)
Hey, finally one I can respond to!
I have the same car ('05 EX-L, non-RES) and have been researching the same thing. basically, you can use the aux connector (same place that built in XM would go). But, it isn't a simple plug in jack.
You need an adapter to let the headunit reconize the digital source. It can be something fancy that has some ipod functionality/interface, or a simple external input.
The Dension icelink plus is designed for ipods, and gives you controls through the steering wheel and radio buttons, plus it charges the ipod.
P.I.E (and soem other brands) make aux adapters that you can install that have RCAjacks on the end. THis lets you plug in any digital source (mp3, sat radio). But, it doesn't charge the unit, and the headunit only recognizes it as an outside source (CD4), so you control everything from the unit.
The icelink is about $200, while the other unit is about $60, but can be more with some accessories (such as an ipod connector). Installation is the same in either case. Plug and play, but the headunit is a pain to get to.
I decided to spend the extra money on the Dension, since I want the integrated charger, and redundant controls so I can hide the ipod away in a drawer.
Loox at the logjam electronics site. THey list a bunch of options, and tell you what works with what car.
#27 of 50 Honda iPod Music Link
Feb 08, 2006 (9:14 am)
For all you Honda owners out there, you can now hook up your iPod. I just got a new 2006 Civic and found a new accessory online at BernardiParts.com. Honda has a music link that plugs into your stereo and you can control you iPod through the controls of the radio. Works great for me so far. I haven't set up the voice commands yet though.
I recommend checking it out. BernardiParts.com had it for the cheapest I could find. I just took it to my local shop to have them hook it up.
#28 of 50 not all owners
Feb 08, 2006 (9:18 am)
I don't think it is backward compatible (at least not completely) according to Honda. For instance, the '06 Odyssey supports it, but not the '05.
Hey, I would be real happy just to have the aux plug in the cabin so I didn't have to spend any money to get rid of the FM modulator!
#30 of 50 Re: [steve_]
Mar 30, 2006 (8:43 pm)
Do you know anything about hooking up a Sansa unit (MP3 player, 2006 model #240) through a car stereo? Can it be done?