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Old 19 Dec 2006, 08:57 pm   #1 (permalink)
Charlie Brookhart
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I have a question on connecting an ipod to the factory radio. In the
brochures that I have seen, it looks like there is an ipod sitting in a
cradle just behind the gear shift. Reading through the brochure, I
understand that ipod connection is made with a 12 volt power cord.

When I search online for toyota camry ipod connections, I am getting results
that show a $100+ accessory to connect the ipod. Is there something more
than what is shown in the picture in the brochure? Do I just need the power
cord? Where would I get it from?


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Old 19 Dec 2006, 10:02 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 21:57:08 -0500, Charlie Brookhart wrote:

> I have a question on connecting an ipod to the factory radio. In the
> brochures that I have seen, it looks like there is an ipod sitting in a
> cradle just behind the gear shift. Reading through the brochure, I
> understand that ipod connection is made with a 12 volt power cord.
>
> When I search online for toyota camry ipod connections, I am getting
> results that show a $100+ accessory to connect the ipod. Is there
> something more than what is shown in the picture in the brochure? Do I
> just need the power cord? Where would I get it from?



Depending on the Head Unit (Scions come with Pioneer HU's) there is a
connector on the back of the radio where the iPod connector option
connects to.

PIE makes a Toyota Interface for about $75, you have to pull the radio and
connect the interface. It will allow you to plug in an iPod, XM, Sirius,
External CD, etc. It uses standard jacks and adapters. Google it to find
it...

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Old 20 Dec 2006, 03:16 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I found the 12v outlet and what looks to be an aux. switch inside the
storage area behind the gear shift. Couldn't I just simply get a power cord
for the ipod and connect it in a way that a cell phone charger would be
connected inside a car?

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> On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 21:57:08 -0500, Charlie Brookhart wrote:
>
>> I have a question on connecting an ipod to the factory radio. In the
>> brochures that I have seen, it looks like there is an ipod sitting in a
>> cradle just behind the gear shift. Reading through the brochure, I
>> understand that ipod connection is made with a 12 volt power cord.
>>
>> When I search online for toyota camry ipod connections, I am getting
>> results that show a $100+ accessory to connect the ipod. Is there
>> something more than what is shown in the picture in the brochure? Do I
>> just need the power cord? Where would I get it from?

>
>
> Depending on the Head Unit (Scions come with Pioneer HU's) there is a
> connector on the back of the radio where the iPod connector option
> connects to.
>
> PIE makes a Toyota Interface for about $75, you have to pull the radio and
> connect the interface. It will allow you to plug in an iPod, XM, Sirius,
> External CD, etc. It uses standard jacks and adapters. Google it to find
> it...
>



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Old 20 Dec 2006, 05:16 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:16:56 -0500, Charlie Brookhart wrote:

> I found the 12v outlet and what looks to be an aux. switch inside the
> storage area behind the gear shift. Couldn't I just simply get a power
> cord for the ipod and connect it in a way that a cell phone charger would
> be connected inside a car?


Aha! I believe you found the Magic Button!
I know on the Scions from 2006 onward, there is a jack in the console that
you can plug an AUX audio source into. I have a 2005
Yes, if the jack is already there, go to Radio Shack, Wal*Mart, Target,
etc, and get a cable that plugs into the heaphone jack of the iPod, and
connects to the jack in the console.

I /believe/ you activate the AUX in the head unit by pressing "Disc"
twice. Check your manual to be sure.



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> "Hachiroku ????" <Trueno@AE86.gts> wrote in message
> news:hB2ih.16102$aD6.1382@trndny02...
>> On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 21:57:08 -0500, Charlie Brookhart wrote:
>>
>>> I have a question on connecting an ipod to the factory radio. In the
>>> brochures that I have seen, it looks like there is an ipod sitting in a
>>> cradle just behind the gear shift. Reading through the brochure, I
>>> understand that ipod connection is made with a 12 volt power cord.
>>>
>>> When I search online for toyota camry ipod connections, I am getting
>>> results that show a $100+ accessory to connect the ipod. Is there
>>> something more than what is shown in the picture in the brochure? Do I
>>> just need the power cord? Where would I get it from?

>>
>>
>> Depending on the Head Unit (Scions come with Pioneer HU's) there is a
>> connector on the back of the radio where the iPod connector option
>> connects to.
>>
>> PIE makes a Toyota Interface for about $75, you have to pull the radio
>> and connect the interface. It will allow you to plug in an iPod, XM,
>> Sirius, External CD, etc. It uses standard jacks and adapters. Google it
>> to find it...
>>
>>


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Old 20 Dec 2006, 09:30 pm   #5 (permalink)
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If your into clairty of the sound, you may want to shield your power
cord and headphone cable. Dont wrap the power and audio and tie with a
rubber band. There are some interference on the power and audio. This
is what the audio proffesionals recommend. Assuming your using very
cheap cables.

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Old 20 Dec 2006, 10:22 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Charlie Brookhart wrote:
> I have a question on connecting an ipod to the factory radio. In the
> brochures that I have seen, it looks like there is an ipod sitting in a
> cradle just behind the gear shift. Reading through the brochure, I
> understand that ipod connection is made with a 12 volt power cord.
>
> When I search online for toyota camry ipod connections, I am getting results
> that show a $100+ accessory to connect the ipod. Is there something more
> than what is shown in the picture in the brochure? Do I just need the power
> cord? Where would I get it from?
>
>


They are probably showing an RF (radio transmitter) adapter
that uses the lighter plug for power. You need a unit that will
either connect through the ipod plug, or just plug into the
ipod's headphone jack. It then broadcasts to your radio. This
kind of unit works best in rural areas, where there aren't as
many FM stations. If you live in a city, I'd use a cassette
adapter, instead.
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