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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Best Ipod adapter for our car in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I have tried an FM module Ipod connector that actually hard wires into the Antenna of the car and the ...
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    Best Ipod adapter for our car

    I have tried an FM module Ipod connector that actually hard wires into the Antenna of the car and the sound quality was less than desirable. I was wondering what other people are using on here. Is anyone using something that hard wires into the radio..specifically the navigation version (which I think we all have) Just looking for better sound quality and hopefully integrated Ipod/Iphone charging. Thanks

    Eric

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    not sure what other members use, but I found this... http://www.icarkits.com/cars/CADILLA...04/PODGMXMV215

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    usa spec

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    Double post

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    PERFECT! that is exactly what I was looking for. Just picked it up!



    Eric

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    Would you be able to put it in advanced mode (so you can see title and artist of song) with a new iPhone?

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    Does using a direct adapter like that through the XM port disable XM radio?

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    I'd like to find an adapter that works too ... these FM transmitter ones suck.

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    Does anyone with the USA Spec actually like it? I have it and it SUCKS!

    I cannot select any music from the ipod or the nav unit when its in use. If I want to hear an artist or song I have to unplug the ipod, select the song, press play and plug it back in. I finally just started using playlists. With playlists the random feature doesn't work and often it defaults to ALL SONGS. Aren't you supposed to be able to use the nav interface to select songs, artists, playlists etc?

    Unplugging the ipod every time I want to change the song, artist, genre etc. is annoying. I'm starting to think that going back to CDs is a better option.

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    Just splice into the XM and run a cord off it. It sounds GREAT. (well as good as a Bose can sound) I've never heard a fm module that sounded any good.

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    Quote Originally Posted by whisler151 View Post
    Does anyone with the USA Spec actually like it? I have it and it SUCKS!

    I cannot select any music from the ipod or the nav unit when its in use. If I want to hear an artist or song I have to unplug the ipod, select the song, press play and plug it back in. I finally just started using playlists. With playlists the random feature doesn't work and often it defaults to ALL SONGS. Aren't you supposed to be able to use the nav interface to select songs, artists, playlists etc?

    Unplugging the ipod every time I want to change the song, artist, genre etc. is annoying. I'm starting to think that going back to CDs is a better option.
    I'm still of the opinion that your's isn't configured correctly because the stuff I've read "direct mode" allows you to use the ipod controls to set up a playlist, just not see artist/track info & then switch back to whatever else mode to see that info. Never once requiring it to be disconnected.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Ss12_3Srk&t=4m06s

    Direct mode:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Ss12_3Srk&t=7m12s

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    Re: Best Ipod adapter for our car

    I like my USA Spec fine. I wish it would display info on the screen while in "Direct Mode" but other than that it is fine. I can select songs on my iPhone or iPod nano and I can cycle through a playlist using the radio buttons. It isn't much better than a mic jack and probably costs too much for what it does but it works as advertised.

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