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As some of you may know, when you connect a device to the auxiliary input on the stock head unit, you have to press the CD source button twice to switch to listening to the AUX. Well, about a half dozen times since I installed my XM receiver, I've found that this just doesn't work -- I hit the button twice, and it stays on CD. I hit it 15 more times, and it stays on CD. I turn the radio off and back on, turn the car off and back on, etc., but nothing obvious seems to fix the problem.

Anyone encountered this problem? If so, know a fix? If not, anyone have any suggestions?
 

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It's not hooked up through the factory "satellite radio" option; it's hooked up through the auxiliary input.
 

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Sounds to me like the aux adapter is not communicating properly w/ the head unit. What brand is it? Where did you buy it? Maybe try another one or switch to a different brand adapter.
 

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Anyone else experienced this? Anyone know a solution? I have searched the internet and all the tC forums in vain.

The AUX input adaptor I'm using the the PIE TOY03-AUX one.
 

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I think I just figured out the problem -- the adaptor appears to be defective. One of the pins was tucked into the black covering behind the connector instead of actually being pushed into the connector itself.

Unfortunately, after fiddling around behind the dash, my XM receiver appears to have stopped working. I'm about ready to cancel my service, throw the receiver away, and just use the AUX input adaptor to connect my iPod instead.
 

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Now you know why I wish there was a USB input...
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Dec 26 2004, 09:44 AM
I think I just figured out the problem -- the adaptor appears to be defective. One of the pins was tucked into the black covering behind the connector instead of actually being pushed into the connector itself.

Unfortunately, after fiddling around behind the dash, my XM receiver appears to have stopped working. I'm about ready to cancel my service, throw the receiver away, and just use the AUX input adaptor to connect my iPod instead.
Must be it. I have the same one you do and it works flawlessly.

Sorry!
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer@Dec 26 2004, 03:06 PM
Now you know why I wish there was a USB input...
Not really. What would I want to connect to a car radio that would have a USB connection?
 

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How about a gig memory stick with 17 hours of music on it?
 

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Nope, don't have one of those, and wouldn't buy one. CD-Rs are a much cheaper and roughly equivalent alternative.
 

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If you work in IT, they're free. Sales guys hand them out like candy...
 

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hehe. usb would be cool. but a 40-pin IDE connector would be cooler


if i ever replace the stock HU, it will be for a carputer with 802.11 wireless.

the idea of snagging songs from my server before pulling out of the driveway is geekily appealing
 

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...and I thought *I* was a dork. Obviously I'm no longer as big a computer geek as I once was.
 

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With USB I can hook up a 300Gb drive and I don't need a separate power wire. If you can't have enough music on 300Gb you're way out there.

Bluetooth is coming to cars. It is the coming standard for engine management sensor communication. It would be trivial to set up a 100 meter bluetooth point in the house to link to the garage and download music (or anything else for that matter, like upload performance and economy data from the car too!)
 

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Originally posted by cad455@Dec 27 2004, 10:11 AM
hehe. usb would be cool. but a 40-pin IDE connector would be cooler


if i ever replace the stock HU, it will be for a carputer with 802.11 wireless.

the idea of snagging songs from my server before pulling out of the driveway is geekily appealing
This is indeed true. Makes my blood run hott! My buddy's got a PC and a touchscreen in his car. Its hot, got an ATI all in wonder so he gets live TV. DVD player, MP3s all on the same screen
 

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I still don't even understand the point of putting an LCD screen or a DVD player in a car, let alone all that other crap.
 

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Just more stuff to give some a$$hole a reason to break in and mess up your car IMHO.
 

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There is that, too.
 

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