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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, stuck on ipod hookup in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I bought the clarion cca-750-600 cable for ipod. it has the 30 pin connector and rca cables for audio/video that ...
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    stuck on ipod hookup

    I bought the clarion cca-750-600 cable for ipod. it has the 30 pin connector and rca cables for audio/video that will connect to cig. charger with a usb. I only got music coming out of the ipod and not the car. 2011 STS. I must need the 3.5 cable, right? also when i press the aux. key on the nav it just shows a video soft key on the screen but no on/off audio like someone mentioned before.
    What's wrong here?

    thanks

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    Re: stuck on ipod hookup

    You need to select that "Video" soft key, it should start playing the iPod at that point.
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    Re: stuck on ipod hookup

    I did push that too, but nothing changed. do I need to get the 3.5 that plugs into ipod for headset use?

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    Re: stuck on ipod hookup

    Interesting, that cable you have should do the trick as it is the same thing that Apple sells.

    If all else fails just get a 3.5mm to RCA cable, that's what I use and it works pretty good, just have to use a separate cable to charge the iPod.

    Is there maybe a setting on the iPod itself to tell it to send the audio through the 30pin connector instead of the headphone jack?
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    Re: stuck on ipod hookup

    I seem to recall Apple installing a chip in their genuine cables that the unit had to verify was there and if it didn't (aftermarket cable) it would not work. Just one of the many reasons I sold my iPhone 3GS and went to Android.

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    Re: stuck on ipod hookup

    I have a lexus that I use this ipod in regularly. I use a cord that has 2 headphone size plugs onegoes in the ipod and the other into the car. I then use the 30 pin plug to usb lighter to charge, and it works perfect.

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    Yeah, your not using the 30pin for audio in your Lexus. The above poster may be right, it could be that the Clarion cable you have will only work with a Clarion HU when using the 30pin...Just get a 3.5mm to RCA and call it a day
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    Re: stuck on ipod hookup

    ok, I'll pick one up

    thanks

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    Re: stuck on ipod hookup

    Thanks to all for your help.
    I bought the 3.5/audio l&r cable and all is well and sounds great, I saved $26.00 in the process too.

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