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#119 of 138 Re: In Dash replacement units [allmet33]
Oct 06, 2009 (7:29 pm)
I just hate FM Modulator options as I always seem to hit areas that clobber them...but that may be the only way to do it.
It's more of "damn it, this shouldn't be this hard" -itis.
But the Kenwood DNX9140 does look quite sweet.....
Are all GPS antenna connections the same? If so could I just replace the bug on the roof with a Sirius/GPS antenna unit (perhaps something from MB/Ford/Chrysler?)
What kind of mods to the harness would be needed to tie into the Infinity and steering wheel controls?
#120 of 138 Re: In Dash replacement units [parrotsquawk]
Oct 07, 2009 (5:55 am)
I figured you would say that. LOL
As detestable as the modulator option may be, sometimes...it's the best solution if you don't want to get a unit with satellite radio incorporated. If you do, just spend a little extra money and get a really good FM modulator.
The Kenwood DNX-9140 definitely looks like a sweet unit and that would be an option where you'll spend closer to $2000 for the unit and installation (unless you do it yourself).
I'm not sure if the connections are the same, however...in some cases I would say yes because like the Kenwood unit...it can handle either XM or Sirius, depending on the package you purchase to connect to it. I'm not sure if it's just an antenna you get or an antenna and a tuner. I would think a tuner as it would have to interpret the signal received by the antenna.
No mods would need to be made, you can actually purchase an adaptor that will allow you to utilize the steering wheel controls. The company that makes them is call PAC Swix...Universal Steering Wheel Control Adapter
#121 of 138 Re: In Dash replacement units [allmet33]
Oct 07, 2009 (7:28 am)
The install seems straight forward (from videos I have seen) I am trying to find the instructions for doing the install myself. I know I have to install the SCC1 unit and run an antenna. I hear that the XM antennas are not satisfactory for Sirius reception. I also want to make sure that the Kenwood can accompdate HD radio as well as Sirius at the same time. I understand some units can do one or the other but don't have connections for two to be set up.
#122 of 138 Re: In Dash replacement units [parrotsquawk]
Oct 07, 2009 (7:44 am)
The install really is pretty easy.
The easiest way to find about the satellite and HD issue, contact Kenwood directly. They are usually pretty good about answering questions.
#123 of 138 Re: Allmet I have a question [allmet33]
Dec 10, 2009 (10:01 pm)
Allmet, as I said many times before, and in the post you replied to, I want to KEEP, my existing unit and buy sometype of connecter to hook up my ipod. Im not sure how much clearer I can get, because I've said the same thing since last year.
Dec 10, 2009 (10:09 pm)
I just received an email showing the 2011 sonata, and BOY is my mouth watering for THAT car. It is really up my alley, although I was eyeing the Genesis, bu now, I may just down grade to the 2011 sonata, boy is it sweet.
#125 of 138 Re: 2011 Sonata [msazzyindc]
Dec 11, 2009 (5:11 am)
I got the email yesterday, too. You can search for the 2011 Sonata on Google and see some great pics!
#126 of 138 Re: Allmet I have a question [msazzyindc]
Dec 11, 2009 (6:54 am)
Mzazzy...I'm very aware of what you want to do and I have posted solutions of every nature. I have provided every possible scenario for you to achieve iPod integration to your factory sound system. That didn't seem what you wanted so I also provided you information about going with an aftermarket unit that will control an iPod directly. The choice is yours to make.
Let's go back over them...
The simplest solution that won't require you to pull apart your dash is to get a wireless FM modulator that plugs into your 12V outlet/cigarette lighter outlet and follow the instructions that come with the unit. The downside to this is that the sound may suffer a bit.
The next is to purchase and FM modulator that you hard wire into the antenna of your factory radio and you can play your iPod through that. The sound quality will be better than a wireless modulator, but it requires you to pull the factory radio out to access the antenna lead and also run the wiring.
If I can't be any clearer than that, I'm sorry...maybe you just need a new car.
P.S. If you love the 2011 Sonata that's coming out, you may wanna wait and see what the next generation of the Azera will offer as it will be based on the newer VG platform like Kia's upcoming Cadenza. Just a lil FYI.
#127 of 138 Re: Allmet I have a question [allmet33]
Dec 11, 2009 (8:04 am)
Another iPod option would be to use the Griffin iTrip FM modulator. There's a hack for it that would allow it to be set to the 'International' mode (search the comments on Amazon for that). With the International mode, he can select the 87.9 frequency which is clear throughout the N American airwaves.
(The reason 87.9 is clear throughout N. America is because FCC has mandated that no commercial station broadcast at that frequency or below. Since the 'International' mode on Griffin ITrip removes that restriction, you can have a clear & interference free frequency throughout US, Canada & Mexico. Also, Azera's radios DO tune to 87.9 & so it works!)
#128 of 138 Re: Allmet I have a question [wobbly_ears]
Dec 11, 2009 (8:16 am)
Wobbly...you are absolutely right. My purpose of the posting was to give the options that are out there. Under each...there are a variety to choose from...the choice is hers.
Even though 87.9 isn't used in the U.S. the fact that the unit is wireless will still present a loss on signal quality, in some cases...it may not be noticeable, but I don't want to leave the impression that it's the option that allows for best signal quality should that be an issue to the poster.
At this point, the poster just needs to make a choice that she feels will best suit her needs. Considering it's been over a year, it doesn't really seem to be that pressing an issue to be honest.