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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Car Sound System troubles...I think my iPod is being fryed... in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by the cadillac man No not if you use a RCA to line cable just don't use anymore ...
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    Re: Car Sound System troubles...I think my iPod is being fryed...

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    No not if you use a RCA to line cable just don't use anymore iPods with it(you've been warned)
    You can get those online for a great price and install it yourself without going to a shop
    ? Beggin ur Pardon Cadillac Man, but I dont get your last post. By 'No' do u mean don't get USA SPEC or do u instead mean its not possible to plug laptop into my car?

    Either way, below is a link to a USA-SPEC sound package I found on AMZN...

    http://www.amazon.com/USA-PA15-VETTE...productDetails

    ...My guess is this is the right one for my car? Looking online, there's a LOT of different editions for Honda, Toyota, etc...really hope this is the one for a 2005 Cadillac Escalade...Per title at top and
    customer review below, 'for Select 2005-08 Corvette/2004-07 Cadillac Factory Radios' and 'This product was perfect for my 2007 Cadillac CTS.', respectively, my hunch it is.

    Nonetheless...really dont wanna F this up...any thoughts? Is this the right one for a 2005 Cadillac Escalade? If so, how do I install myself?

    Thanks agian,

    Dom

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsciola

    ? Beggin ur Pardon Cadillac Man, but I dont get your last post. By 'No' do u mean don't get USA SPEC or do u instead mean its not possible to plug laptop into my car?

    Either way, below is a link to a USA-SPEC sound package I found on AMZN...

    http://www.amazon.com/USA-PA15-VETTE...productDetails

    ...My guess is this is the right one for my car? Looking online, there's a LOT of different editions for Honda, Toyota, etc...really hope this is the one for a 2005 Cadillac Escalade...Per title at top and
    customer review below, 'for Select 2005-08 Corvette/2004-07 Cadillac Factory Radios' and 'This product was perfect for my 2007 Cadillac CTS.', respectively, my hunch it is.

    Nonetheless...really dont wanna F this up...any thoughts? Is this the right one for a 2005 Cadillac Escalade? If so, how do I install myself?

    Thanks agian,

    Dom
    I meant the gateway you have now won't hurt your laptop
    And yes you can install it yourself

    The interface you linked to will work with your truck

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    Re: Car Sound System troubles...I think my iPod is being fryed...

    OK, thanks.

    Any suggestions for installing the USA-SPEC interface myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsciola
    OK, thanks.

    Any suggestions for installing the USA-SPEC interface myself?
    Should be plug and play just remove the perpheral media gateway and plug the harnesses for the USA spec interface in to the factory harnesses

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    Re: Car Sound System troubles...I think my iPod is being fryed...

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    Should be plug and play just remove the perpheral media gateway and plug the harnesses for the USA spec interface in to the factory harnesses
    OK. So just remove the bevel n stuff like I did last time and swap the USA-SPEC interface, module, cables, etc. for the current iSimple Gateway ones, correct?

    Any other tricks / things to be aware of? Definitely don't wanna screw this up and bust my system on the first day...or better yet the system and another iPod...

    Also...not to be too pesty here...are all the parts listed in that AMZN link ALL the parts I need for it to work? Its not missing a cable or anything like that is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsciola

    OK. So just remove the bevel n stuff like I did last time and swap the USA-SPEC interface, module, cables, etc. for the current iSimple Gateway ones, correct?

    Any other tricks / things to be aware of? Definitely don't wanna screw this up and bust my system on the first day...or better yet the system and another iPod...

    Also...not to be too pesty here...are all the parts listed in that AMZN link ALL the parts I need for it to work? Its not missing a cable or anything like that is it?
    It has all the stuff you should need to install it with
    Just do like time and you should be good to go

    FYI to play it safe remove the radio fuse(I don't but better to be safe then sorry)

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    Re: Car Sound System troubles...I think my iPod is being fryed...

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    It has all the stuff you should need to install it with
    Just do like time and you should be good to go

    FYI to play it safe remove the radio fuse(I don't but better to be safe then sorry)
    Sounds good, thanks. Anything else other than the radio fuse to watch out for? When I pull out the iSimple piece and plug in the USA SPEC set and turn my car on to try it...should it work right away? If
    it does NOT work right away, does that mean I screwed up installing it, and should I then right away shut off car, pull out USA SPEC set, etc to make sure nothing is damaged due to me F'ing up the install?

    When my iSimple Gateway was working and not frying my iPods...I used the stock Cadillac radio dashbaord to set the 'radio' to 'IPOD' mode and play my tunes via the XM connection and also to switch songs...should the USA SPEC system work the same way when I put it in and try it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsciola

    Sounds good, thanks. Anything else other than the radio fuse to watch out for? When I pull out the iSimple piece and plug in the USA SPEC set and turn my car on to try it...should it work right away? If
    it does NOT work right away, does that mean I screwed up installing it, and should I then right away shut off car, pull out USA SPEC set, etc to make sure nothing is damaged due to me F'ing up the install?

    When my iSimple Gateway was working and not frying my iPods...I used the stock Cadillac radio dashbaord to set the 'radio' to 'IPOD' mode and play my tunes via the XM connection and also to switch songs...should the USA SPEC system work the same way when I put it in and try it out?
    It should work as soon as you plug it in and turn on the key

    I think it works the same as the media gateway did

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    Re: Car Sound System troubles...I think my iPod is being fryed...

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    It should work as soon as you plug it in and turn on the key

    I think it works the same as the media gateway did
    OK...and if it doenst work right away...is that a red flag or anything to be really worried about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsciola

    OK...and if it doenst work right away...is that a red flag or anything to be really worried about?
    If it doesn't work right away pull the radio fuse to reset everything

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    Re: Car Sound System troubles...I think my iPod is being fryed...

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    If it doesn't work right away pull the radio fuse to reset everything
    ? I thought radio fuse should already be removed, just to be safe, per ur previous post above? Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsciola

    ? I thought radio fuse should already be removed, just to be safe, per ur previous post above? Am I missing something?
    I was meaning after the radio fuse is put back in

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    Re: Car Sound System troubles...I think my iPod is being fryed...

    OK great. Think I'll give it a shot this weekend.

    Thanks! Have a great weekend.

    Dom

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsciola
    OK great. Think I'll give it a shot this weekend.

    Thanks! Have a great weekend.

    Dom
    Ok keep me posted on the outcome I hope it works out for you so you don't have to keep buying iPods like crazy

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