Last post on Jan 18, 2012 at 2:37 AM
You are in the Honda Fit
What is this discussion about?
Honda Fit, Audio, Hatchback
#1 of 192 Honda Fit Ipod Aux Plug
Jun 08, 2006 (4:06 pm)
I've had my Fit for 2 weeks and am very happy with it. However, I am still perplexed by the Aux plug for the Ipod.
I was told by the salesperson that the Ipod would be charging as it was playing. This does not seem to be the case. Am I doing something wrong? Do I have to buy a car charger to use while playing the Ipod?
I also have to put the volume all the way up on my Ipod to be able to hear it through the speakers. Is this normal??
#2 of 192 Re: Honda Fit Ipod Aux Plug [happyfit]
Jun 09, 2006 (6:32 pm)
There's two different ways you can connect an iPod to your Fit. The first is through the Aux port that is located below the power outlet, next to the cup holders, and the other is via an iPod Music Link. Only the Music Link gives you the ability to charge your iPod, while listening to it, as it uses the dock connector on the bottom of the iPod to connect to the stereo head unit. The Aux port uses a male-to-male 3.5mm jack, that plugs one end into your iPod's headphone jack, and the other goes into the Aux port.
The Fit Sport comes with the Aux port, but you have to specifically request (and pay for) the Music Link accessory. Installation is pretty complicated, as well.
If you did not buy the Music Link, and you're using the Aux port to listen to your iPod, then you will need a separate charger to keep your iPod juiced up. It's normal to have to crank up the volume on your iPod, when going this route.
I believe what would work best for you would be something like the Monster Cable iCharger Ultra-Low Profile Charger for iPod with Dock Connection (model #AICHG2 IP). It will both charge your iPod, and gives you access to the line-out function available through the dock connector. You would get a stronger and clearer signal going that route.
#3 of 192 Re: Honda Fit Ipod Aux Plug [happyfit]
Jun 09, 2006 (10:55 pm)
Turn up the volume dial on the Fit's radio too (or instead)
#4 of 192 Honda Fit: iPod issues
Jul 11, 2006 (8:11 pm)
I'm a little confused, so I'm hoping someone can clarify this for me.
The pictures which show an iPod plugged into the stereo, show the iPod sitting in the glovebox, with the plug being routed from (what looks like) the back of the radio, and over to the glovebox.
However, the close up pictures of the gear shift selector on the Sport model, appear to show an access plug, just to the left of it.
So ... is is it that the iPod connector is a totally separate and proprietary iPod connection, which integrates the iPod controls into the stereo head unit, and the MP3 connection is essentially an input for the headphone jack? If not, then I'm not sure what I'm seeing in the pictures.
#5 of 192 Re: MP3 vs. iPod connection [dewaltdakota]
Jan 30, 2006 (10:55 am)
Yes, the IPOD cable is a separate and proprietary connection from the aux/mp3 plug next to the power outlet.
The stereo on the sport has controls that directly do all the ipod functions such as folder navigation while charging your ipod at the same time. The aux jack next to the power outlet is an input jack that will play from any source with a walkman (3.5mm) jack. (XM, ANY mp3 player etc.)But if you use the aux jack next to the power outlet you must control your tunes from whatever device you have plugged in.
By the way after looking at the sport fit at the auto show I can answer someone’s question that the steering wheel does NOT telescope, it only moves up and down.
#7 of 192 Re: MP3 vs. iPod connection [jonniedee]
Jan 30, 2006 (12:45 pm)
Although I didn't see the ipod cable on the sport fit at the auto show, I believe that they took it off for the show so someone wouldn't steal it. My understanding is that the Sport model has the ipod cable already installed. The price for the cable from the dealer is for putting it on the base model.
#8 of 192 Re: MP3 vs. iPod connection [mebman]
Jan 30, 2006 (1:27 pm)
College Hills on their Fit accessory preview pages has the cable listed as a dealer installed option -
My friends's loaded EX Civic did NOT come with it installed from the factory.
Nor does the NA Honda home page show it on any vehicle standard - even EX Accord has it shown as a dealer installed /inflated price option. Ipod Music Link is also optional on all Acura models that have it available...
#9 of 192 Any news?
Mar 27, 2006 (7:51 am)
has anything changed as to whether or not the Ipod cable is dealer or factory installed?
#10 of 192 Re: Any news? [brek1]
Mar 27, 2006 (10:55 am)
The Canadian Dealer's accessory list over at Fit Freak shows the iLink cable as a dealer installed option only...They're getting Fit at the very beginning of April In Canook land and already showing models at some dealerships - ALONG with factory printed accessory lists.