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Toyota Prius, Audio, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#1 of 58 MP3 playback question
May 31, 2006 (4:19 am)
I am picking up a new Black Prius today. I was wondering if you can play mp3 cd's that I have made myself or can you only play mp3 using say an Ipod in the adapter?
#2 of 58 Re: MP3 playback question [dbrandon]
Jul 13, 2006 (9:47 am)
I think it depends on your CD player, some CD player do play MP3 disc. But if you have a MP3 player and if you want to play MP3 in car, it is very easy.
I have purchased one of those FM Transmitter from ebay. It works very good. Here is where I bought the item.
#3 of 58 XM Radio for 2006 Prius
Mar 22, 2006 (6:24 am)
Greetings fellow Priusseurs. I just took delivery of my Blue Package 1 on Sunday. Great car. It appears that Toyota is adding XM radio as an option in April. Has anyone done the research and found out if it will be retrofitable (by Toyota dealers), or only available as a pre-installed option?
#4 of 58 Re: XM Radio for 2006 Prius [yardstick]
Apr 11, 2006 (5:46 am)
Last week I called the Toyota Customer Experience Center and inquired as to the availability of a retrofittable XM Satellite Radio for the '06 Prius. They stated it would be available at the end of April. Today I called a dealer in Rochester-NY and their estimate of availability was the middle of May.
I'll be the first in line to have it installed. Currently I have a "Roady 2" installed in my vehicle but it's performance is marginal, the main problem is interference on most of the available FM channels.
I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has the factory/dealer installed version as to it's performance.
#5 of 58 Re: XM Radio for 2006 Prius [cheryl06prius]
May 04, 2006 (9:00 pm)
I'm picking up my new Prius tomorrow. Found the one I want at a dealer in another town, and the salesman I spoke to was honest enough to admit he didn't know about hooking it up for XM Radio. He's talking to his service/install people and is supposed to let me know something tomorrow. If it can't be retrofitted at the moment, could you please tell me how the Roady 2 works? Do you just have the antenna in the dash somewhere or is it wired into the radio? I hate to sound stupid, but I can't really tell how it's supposed to work from the package, and I don's want to buy one till I know how to make it work. I'll probably be back here with more questions after I drive it home!
#6 of 58 Re: XM Radio for 2006 Prius [marieh2006]
May 05, 2006 (3:05 pm)
The Roady 2 has pretty much been phased out of the market and its equivalent is the Delphi XT which sells for about $60.00 at places like Walmart. I would strongly recommend having either of the two profesionally installed at an audio shop because some drilling is required, it will probably cost about $150.00 and you might get a better deal purchasing the radio from the installer.
Both Roady 2 and XT are pocket size units which can be mounted on the dash or on the center console. On my Prius the antenna is mounted on the front passenger windshield, on a previous car it was on the rear window.
I can't speak for the XT but i'm not satisfied with my Roady due to having difficulty finding an open channel. The Roady/XTs have to be tuned to one of 7 or 8 FM frequencies such as 88.1, depending on your location there may be another non XM station with a strong signal that interferes with the XM. I find myself changing frequencies often which is difficult to do while driving. The interference tends to be heavier when near a larger city with a greater concentration of FM stations.
When I find the right frequency the Roady gives acceptable reception. It may well be the XT gives better reception. I'm waiting for the Toyota integrated unit to become available and take the chance that a Toyota dealer will install it correctly. Being the XM radio addict I am i'll just have to put up with the Roady until then.
#7 of 58 Re: XM Radio for 2006 Prius [cheryl06prius]
May 05, 2006 (6:49 pm)
Cheryl, thanks for the info!
I am NOT drilling on my brand new car! My salesman told me today (when I picked it up) that the integrated units are supposed to be available at the first part of June, so I think I can manage for that long with the cd player. I'd rather have the Toyota dealer put it in, then they're responsible if there's a problem
#8 of 58 Re: 06 prius ipod question [dochollywood1]
Mar 28, 2006 (10:35 am)
Has anyone ever found out how to use an IPod in the 2006 Prius equipped with MP3 inputs? Thanks!
#9 of 58 ipod and '06 aux jack
Feb 03, 2006 (3:27 pm)
i just bought an 06 prius which comes with an aux jack in the center glovebox. attached my ipod to the audio system via this jack thinking it would play what i pick on the ipod. instead, the car uses the ipod more like a disc and only plays the mp3 and wav files while skipping through all of the songs bought through itunes. any suggestions? don't like the fm transmitters and would rather not install a whole bunch of new equipement...
#10 of 58 Re: ipod and '06 aux jack [dochollywood1]
Feb 17, 2006 (8:32 pm)
My i-pod mini works normally with the Aux-in jack; it plays both the AAC (itunes) and MP3 music. I don't think the aux-in jack has any intelligence - it's just a input source. Does your ipod play correctly through headphones?
A couple of minor quirks - 1) the car sometimes switches to "cd" from "Aux" after it's been shut off. 2) if I charge the Ipod from the power adapter while connected to the Aux port, I hear a faint hiss under the music. Otherwise no complaints.