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.. hi all, so i just got my 06 tc, and i need help! first thing: i have an ipodmini, i dunno if those dont work with the pioneers that tc comes with .. but if it does, heres the story.. i plugged in the ipod into the ipod plugin and it didnt seem to work/recognize my ipod.. i dunno why.. but i looked at the cdrom they gave me and.. it said i should get the latest "firmware" and if thats the case where can i update my ipod with this firmware thing.. or maybe i dont have something plugged in right? i dunno

 

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This may be a dumb question, but you're selecting AUX, right? If you are, then check to see if the screen on your mini has "scion" on it. If it does, then it's recognizing your ipod and the problem is elsewhere.

I have a 20gb color ipod that works fine. My girlfriend's 6gb mini works fine too.
 

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you can update your iPod from apple here. (the mini is the top right hand icon)

my 4gig mini works just fine, update the firmware and that will probably solve all your issues... are you on a mac or pc? im not sure if that would make a difference or not, but im on a pc and havent had any issues...

let me know if that fixes it
 

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did you buy the iPod compatable head unit?

or are you talking about the stock head unit.

if you are refering to the iPod unit, there may be a wiring harness plug, not plugged in. just a thought good luck.
 

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yeah i updated the night before, and it still didnt work, so im guessing the issue is not with my mini.. im guessing theres something not plugged in, i have no idea.
 

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yea, double check the cord in the center console cubby in the arm-rest... if its all the way in, i would take it back to the dealer cause it might not be wired/plugged in correctly

does it work with other iPods or have you tried that?
 

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Originally posted by gerrylum@Oct 27 2005, 11:37 PM
This may be a dumb question, but you're selecting AUX, right? If you are, then check to see if the screen on your mini has "scion" on it. If it does, then it's recognizing your ipod and the problem is elsewhere.

I have a 20gb color ipod that works fine. My girlfriend's 6gb mini works fine too.
I don't have the ipod enabled stereo... however, what i think gerrylum is trying to say is that you need to plug your ipod into the ipod input, but then you have to press the "Aux" button on the stereo for it to work... is that right?
 

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nope, in order to use the iPod connector, you need to have the iPod enabled HU... otherwise, just connect a normal male-male headphone cord to the iPod and the AUX jack in the cubby... thats the only way to do it with the stock HU

my suggestion, get the iPod HU since it will charge your iPod while playing... chk out trdsparks for prices (if ken has it that is)
 

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well i went to toyota today, and they told me everything was fine, but my ipod wasnt up-to-date.. which it is though because i updated it the night i got my tc.. with the ipod updater 2005-10-12. so i dunno.
 

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ok, but do you have the iPod head unit (there is a difference... the Stock non-iPod HU doesnt have a knob on the right side for the multi-selector, just buttons, the iPod ready HU has knobs on both sides) *snicker, i said "knobs" rofl

back to buisness, anyway make sure thats the case, if it is, either the cable for the cubby is bad (the one that has the wierd rectangular end and the iPod connector end) or your iPod isnt working properly and check with apple...
 

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alright, you NEED to listen to me. I have seen this problem before.

there is a plug not pluged in.

let me guess, the dealership installed the ipod head unit.

if you can take apart your dash you will see that there is a wide and slender hole that needs something in it in the back of the head unit. the plug is going to be wrapped in grey foam as a part of the factory wiring harness. pull off the foam and plug that connector in. then try your ipod. and it will work.

your service dept. may not know or, may not know how to check for this. the instructions are a bit unclear.

i mentioned this in various postings in this thread and others. now i am done. good luck.
 

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Way to be, Mori. Lay down the law!
 

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Originally posted by moriarty@Oct 28 2005, 09:11 PM
alright, you NEED to listen to me. I have seen this problem before.

there is a plug not pluged in.

let me guess, the dealership installed the ipod head unit.

if you can take apart your dash you will see that there is a wide and slender hole that needs something in it in the back of the head unit. the plug is going to be wrapped in grey foam as a part of the factory wiring harness. pull off the foam and plug that connector in. then try your ipod. and it will work.

your service dept. may not know or, may not know how to check for this. the instructions are a bit unclear.

i mentioned this in various postings in this thread and others. now i am done. good luck.
this is the same problem I am having that i posted on another thread. is this long slender plug part of a wiring harness I can buy separately, or is it something hardwired into the car... In otherwords could i buy one of these to install in an ipod headunit that I put in a different toyota??
 
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