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I might be getting a 2008 STS probably in November or sooner. My Question is that I have an Ipod, I want to know if the 2008 STS will have an Auxilary input for my Ipod.
 

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Yes BUT I believe only in the STS' with navigation AND THEN you have to use audio cables (the one w/ the red and white plugs) to plug into the ports inside the center console.

THEN you select AUX from the video screen to get the sound input from the mp3 player....
 

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Yes BUT I believe only in the STS' with navigation AND THEN you have to use audio cables (the one w/ the red and white plugs) to plug into the ports inside the center console.

THEN you select AUX from the video screen to get the sound input from the mp3 player....
This is my understanding also. Audio systems should be no different than the 2007.
 

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I thought I had read somewhere that the new STS would come with an actual ipod connector but I could be wrong. Mercedes come with one. Cadillac usually has features before Mercedes even thinks about them!
 

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I thought I had read somewhere that the new STS would come with an actual ipod connector but I could be wrong. Mercedes come with one. Cadillac usually has features before Mercedes even thinks about them!
GM said that all their cars would have the ability to connect to an I-pod or MP3 player. This does not mean that they will dock with them or that you will be able to control them from the steering wheel controls etc. Seems that GM is putting in these headphone adaptors for AUX inputs...like they have in the DTS now. I think that if you ask GM the STS already is capable of hooking up to an I-pod. Personally I would love to see a USB conector as well as a hard drive...similar to the MyGig that Chrysler offers.
 

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Yes it will have one for sure. If you want I can place and order for you.
 

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NEWBIE QUESTION..i am picking up my fully loaded '05 sts wednesday. is there a way to get my ipod hooked up to it? i notice rca inputs in the glovebox. can i use this and then use aux to listen to my ipod? right now i use a cassestte adapter on my '01 eldo.(old school). thanks for any help
 

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GM Personal Audio Link.

Available for most GM cars for $159. it will allow you to use the steering wheel controls.
 

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Hope it is okay for me to paste this since I couldn't copy the link.

Apple announces partnership with Ford, GM, Mazda
08/03/06, 08:50am, EDT


Apple today announced it has teamed up with Ford, General Motors and Mazda to deliver seamless iPod integration across the majority of their brands and models, making it easy for iPod users to listen to and control their iPod through their car’s stereo system. So-called "integration" is superior to a regular line-in or FM transmitter because it allows the driver to use the stereo controls on the steering wheel or dash to control the iPod (changing tracks, and so on). With the addition of these models, more than 70 percent of 2007-model U.S. automobiles will offer iPod integration. Notably, GM will make the technology available on all of its 56 vehicles.



"We're delighted that Ford, General Motors and Mazda will support iPod connectivity in nearly all of their new models," said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. "Now more than 70 percent of 2007-model U.S. automobiles will offer iPod integration, with General Motors alone making it available on all 56 of its models, representing millions of cars and trucks."

Ford and General Motors will feature iPod integration in the majority of their 2007 models in the U.S. beginning later this year, while Mazda’s entire global 2007 lineup of cars and SUVs will offer iPod connectivity. iPod offerings for Ford, General Motors and Mazda provide drivers with outstanding sound quality while charging the iPod, while conveniently storing the iPod in the glove compartment. Seamless iPod integration also allows drivers to use their car’s multifunction controls to select their music using artist, album, playlist or shuffle songs, as well as to easily skip between tracks and playlists.

GM's "Personal Audio Link" in detail

GM has also released specific details on its integration package. The device, called "Personal Audio Link," will sell at GM dealerships for less than $160 at MSRP, plus installation. It will be introduced in October on 2006 and 2007 model year Chevrolet HHRs, already one of the industry's most personalized vehicles, with more GM vehicles scheduled to be added by the end of this year. Designed specifically for the iPod, GM expects to make the device available on all of its 56 vehicle models – mostly by the end of 2007 – meaning GM will offer the widest range of vehicle applications for iPod integration in the industry.



"We understand that people want to use their iPod whenever and wherever they want," said Mike Jackson, GM North America vice president, Marketing & Advertising. "We're thrilled to offer an awesome, seamless digital music experience to our customers across our entire portfolio of great cars and trucks."

Vehicle personalization is embedded in today's vehicle purchase and ownership experience. Nancy Philippart, executive director, GM Accessories, believes that iPod and GM vehicle personalization are a perfect fit.

"With our simple, affordable system, our customers can plug their iPod into their vehicle audio system and get what they want – clear, quality sound as well as access to playlists and artists' names," said Philippart. "Because the Personal Audio Link was designed specifically for GM vehicles, the level of integration our system offers is unmatched in the market."

The Personal Audio Link iPod adapter, about the size of a deck of cards and not visible to the customer once installed, uses existing radio software, and is integrated through the radio's digital XM Satellite Radio band. (XM does not need to be activated for the system to work.) This provides improved sound over FM modulated systems, and better control and display over FM modulated and CD changer interface units.

The system displays song artist, title and genre on the radio display, and allows song selection by genre, playlist, artist and album. In addition, Podcasts and audio books are no problem. Personal Audio Link enables the user to store, sort and select their favorite Podcast or audio book by title. In vehicles equipped with steering wheel audio controls, those controls will also control volume.

Once the device is installed, the customer plugs the iPod into an interface cable in the glove box, where the player can be safely secured and stowed. The device also charges the iPod while the vehicle is operating.

"We know our music-loving customers have been clamoring for a system like this, but we were determined not to go into the market with one unless it was truly integrated, easy to use and affordable," said Philippart. "I think this system will be music to our customers' ears."

Seamlessly connects an iPod to the vehicle's factory installed audio system
Charges iPod when ignition is on
Choose from English, Spanish or French language for function displays
Search and display music by genre, playlist, album, artist
Use seek function to move forward or reverse within a song for up to 15 seconds
Select "shuffle" function to mix music
Sort music using "alphabetical jump" from A-Z list
Sort and select Podcasts and audio books by title
Control volume from steering wheel controls
Personalize text display in dynamic mode (radio display scrolls through artist, album, title, song, time remaining, etc.) or static mode (fixed on one display element such as artist)
Perform fast music searches using high-speed text display technology

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