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Toyota Prius, Audio, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#8 of 57 Re: 06 prius ipod question [dochollywood1]
Mar 28, 2006 (11:35 am)
Has anyone ever found out how to use an IPod in the 2006 Prius equipped with MP3 inputs? Thanks!
#9 of 57 ipod and '06 aux jack
Feb 03, 2006 (4:27 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 57 Re: ipod and '06 aux jack [dochollywood1]
Feb 17, 2006 (9:32 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.
#11 of 57 Re: ipod and '06 aux jack [tyguy2]
Feb 25, 2006 (9:46 pm)
I'm interested in your experience with the cross noise. Have you tried this in another vehicle? Is it your car or all models? Have you tried someone else's iPod to see if it is isolated to your unit?
Jul 25, 2006 (12:44 am)
I just had the integrated XM radio installed on my '06 Prius by a Toyota dealer.
In urban driving so far reception has been excellent but recently took a 300 mile trip that was mostly rural and hilly. Approximately 25% of the trip resulted in "No signal". I covered the same route with the same car when my "Roady" was installed and less than 5% was "No signal".
With the "Roady" the rubber antenna was mounted on the roof,with the integrated unit it is mounted on the far lower right(passenger side) of the windshield.
While more testing will be required to form a conclusion i'm hoping that the current antenna position will not result in consistent signal loss.
I'm interested in hearing from anyone with the integrated XM radio on their Prius as to reception issues.
From the ergononmic standpoint the unit is excellent.
#13 of 57 Re: XM Radio [cheryl06prius]
Jul 25, 2006 (8:37 am)
Having the antenna on the roof is the difference. It may help to move the antenna up high on the windshield, or even put it up high on the rear window. Best is still on the roof. I think they are just trying to keep aerodynamic effects at zero. An XM antenna on the roof would have so little aero effect you wouldn't be able to measure it. I suppose owners would be upset if the installer drilled a hole in the roof though. I always put my antennas on the roof. They work so much better there. There are very reliable through roof antenna mounts that don't leak. I think the XM antenna would look good front centre just back of the windshield.
#14 of 57 Re: XM Radio [pathstar1]
Jul 25, 2006 (8:59 am)
I always put my antennas on the roof. They work so much better there.
My GMC PU has XM factory installed. It has a small antenna on the roof. The only time I lose signal is in my metal shop building. It does not cut out when going through an underpass. I have not had it in a tunnel which I assume will lose the signal. Part of the system has a memory circuit that stores the signal coming in to avoid losses.
#15 of 57 Re: XM Radio [gagrice]
Jul 25, 2006 (10:37 am)
Thanks to both for your responses.
My friend has a HCH with integrated XM and the antenna is mounted on the upper right corner of the windshield(passenger side). He has no reception problems in hilly terrain.
Also I noticed on my Prius there is a 2.25inch square metallic plate on the interior windshield surface covering the rubber or plastic portion of the antenna. I never saw one before but I can't help but think that it doesn't impede reception.
After some further road testing i'll probably end up back at the dealer requesting some type of antenna modification.
#16 of 57 MP3 conversion kit
Aug 03, 2006 (9:14 pm)
I need to find a good source for a NON I-pod conversion kit for my MP3 player so that I can play it in my Prius. Any ideas? I'm the one who also wants seat covers.
#17 of 57 Re: XM Radio [jeffreyboy]
Aug 17, 2006 (7:09 pm)
Finally had XM installed by the dealer on my 2006 Prius. The dealer originally quoted me a higher price than noted on Toyota's PDF e-brochure, but met the price when I showed them the printout. They did a great job installating the unit. The antenna sits on top of the dash in the far right corner, passenger side, next to the glass and is hardly noticeable. It took them less than two hours to install. The XM reception is excellent and far better than the reception from the antenna for the radio.