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    Question 2005 STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    Alright guys i have 05 STS with nav... im looking for a ipod soution beside using the RCA Jack. I would be nice if i could use the touch screen or the radio controls.. I been looking around and iSimple GateWay has this ISGM574 interface for calillac sts 06-2011. Im not understanding why this will not work on my 2005 since the nav radio in the 2005-2007 are the same. Not even sure if its meant for the nav radios. Anyone tried to use the isimple??? or have any other ipod solutions??

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    Works fine on my 05 sts with nav.

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    Re: 2005 Cadillac STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    I thought it should work but i wasnt sure... Thanks for the reply.

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    Has any installed the isimple ipod interface and a lockpick?? is it even possible??

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    Yup. I have both. You'll need a modified lock pick to work on an 05 and they are no longer made. Unless you have one your sol.

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    Re: 2005 Cadillac STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    yeah i was asking because i already have one.. Not a lot of room behind the nav radio to work with. if u got any cable management suggestion i would appreciate it. Otherwise thank for the help!

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    Tie a string to the wire around back and pull it while feeding the radio in.

    Not easy by any means. I have an hdrt and a blustar back there too. I switch between the two every so often.

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    Re: 2005 Cadillac STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    ok i will give that a try. I will post back when i install the interface. Thanks again!

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    Re: 2005 Cadillac STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    1badcadsts - thoughts on the HD radio?
    worth it?

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    For hockey season it is. A few other stations I listen to on occasion. If you pay retail I don't think so. If you wanna buy mine id sell it haha.
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    Re: 2005 Cadillac STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    I added the HD when I did mine. I never use it. DO NOT SPLICE/SPLIT ANTENNA WIRE/CONNECTORS. You'll lose too much signal and regret it. If you go this route, add another antenna. I use a little aux job I had laying around from an old analog cell phone. It works just fine in the glove box.

    I too, use a string to get all the connectors & cables back where they need to be. The GPS wire is short and makes it a tricky job.

    The 2005-7 Nav is not identical, but often compatible.

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    Re: 2005 Cadillac STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    so what the difference between the 2005 nav and the 2006,2007? is it software or different specs???

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    Different security checks to lock out the nav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    Different security checks to lock out the nav.
    So could u buy a used 2007 nav and put it in a 2005?

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    Re: 2005 Cadillac STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    I meant the 2005-2007 Nav is different than the the later ones. Maybe there are other variations. Check part numbers to be sure.

    Members report success with some unmatched swaps but there is some risk involved.

    The firmware upgrade for the early years is very worthwhile and required to use the newest map disks.

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    Re: 2005 Cadillac STS with Nav Ipod interface help???

    (The firmware upgrade for the early years is very worthwhile and required to use the newest map disks.) What do u mean by that? Are u saying that the 2007 firmware is better??? Do the later unit repond faster?

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