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Got my IPOD kit from radiosandmore today will probably do the install tomorrow afternoon or wednesday evening. Looks like it will take a couple of hours. I'll let everyone know how it turns out
 

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the only thing that will take a long time is running the wire to the back for the XM....

The rest should be easy... I am out of the country but I am checking e-mail if you have issues.. i will help if I can (from +3000 miles away)...

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Im getting mine tomorrow and I do not have a xm unit in my vehicle but the source unit(radio) is xm compatible. I am eager to see what the requirments for install are.
 

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Re: Ipod Kit Hooked Up

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So I hooked up the kit using the directions found at cadillacfaq.com. It works but there is some confusion in the directions about wiring it into the XM reciever. I took the first cut the red/white wire and wired the red wire into the kit but of course only the IPOD worked so I also wired the other end of the red/white xm wire that I cut in and now both xm and IPOD work. BUT,,,
the readout on the screen is inconsistant. When using the IPOD the soft keys on the right side of the screen show XM preselects and when I hold the bottom key down to change to XM, the name changes to whatever is playing on the IPOD IE: D0 T1 That part I can live with but sometimes when playing the IPOD the screen shows the program from the XM channel I've got a call into radiosandmore so will see what they say when they call back.

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Hope this gets resolved today. Tomorrow afternoon I'm installing mine.
 

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Got the answer from the boys at radios and more.

Go exactley by the cadillacfaq website
"cut the red/white wire going into the xm reciever about 6" from the connector and hook the red wire into the red/white wire going into the reciever and tape of the other side of the cut wire
 

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I'll let you know how my install goes.
 

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Hey guys,
Can anybody shed some light on how ti install the Ipod Kit in a 06 CTS with the Bose System with no XM or Nav unit....I checked the cadillacfaq.com but they do not have anything regarding this...help me out guys! :ill:
 

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this should work with the 06 since the system is the same, But I have NOT personally confirmed this.

Can you e-mail me about your install issue... I can help you out since I wrote those instructions (whats unclear)... The wire that your run to the rear of the car is the NEW power source for the XM module... so this wire should be wired INTO the Xm module...

As for what is desplayed on the presets... You can hold the preset down to reset it, but the reality is that it does not matter. As I said before, the only shortcoming on this kit is the lack of playlist display (in preset and in main screen). If you can live with that (and I can), then you will have limitless tunes...

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I'm in and it sounds Nice! One word of advice-FOLLOW REED'S INSTRUCTIONS!
Thanks Reeds. I have Ipod my ride!
 

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I asked this question before and received the answer of No; asking it again because it seems unclear now:

If you don't have XM, do you need to run the wire back to the rear?
 

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Yea....I'm confused about that too....where does the red wire go after I take it out on the driver's side, if I don't have the XM installed?
 

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For the record..

No, you do not have to have XM to use this kit... You can just cut the red wire and you dont need to run it anywhere (just tape the end)... However, if you do not have XM, you will need to have the dealer enable the XM band with the TECH II programmer (and they may charge for this- depends on the dealer). DO NOT press and hold preset number 6 if you dont have the XM module installed: this will switch the interface to XM and you will have to turn off the car to reset it (I think this will work to reset it- but it MAY NOT be an issue if the dealer enables via hardcode the XM band).

The radio just needs to be XM compatible.. 2004 (DVD nav not CD) and later is for sure, I am not sure about 2003...
 

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I will clarify this for everyone...

All the "red wire" does is provide a NEW power source for the XM module (versus the stock power source on the harness which you but and tape in the install process if you have XM)...

Since both the XM module and the iPod kit CANNOT be on the Serial Bus at the same time (communication issues), the iPod interface (via the red wire) turns the power off to the XM module when you are listening to the ipod and then repowers it (power thru the red wire) when you switch to XM. The iPod interface kit is always "listening" to what buttons you push and recognizes when you press and hold the number 6 XM present button that you want to switch between the sources. It will then remove power from one device and apply it to the other device... its just a relay...

If you dont have the XM module, you wont have this issue and DO NOT need to power anything in the rear of the car.

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I installed the new ipod interface kit and went to the dealer to enable the xm band since I do not have xm in my car. The tech hooked up the TEch 2 interface and tried to enable the band but could not figure out how to do it; he fiddled with it for a good 25 minutes but no dice. 2 days later I was driving home and the XM band magically appeared, strange. Anyways now I can listen to the ipod but I cant control the player, none of the buttons work, all I can do is use the advance knob to change tracks. Can anyone help me how to figure out how to control this thing, thanks!
 
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