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Has anyone installed this gadget yet?
http://www.courtesyparts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=999U7-IPDSAT
I have an iPod and have used it with a direct connection in my Honda (iPod2Car by Peripheral Electronics http://peripheralelectronics.com/web/ipod2car.asp) for a couple of years now. Without an Aux In jack in the stereo, and no cassette player, it seems I am faced with using an FM transmitter once again, unless I can install this part myself. The Peripheral unit was simple: just connect to the cable that went to the remote changer in the trunk. This looks a bit tougher, but then reading the instructions on the website was a bit difficult. If someone in the Atlanta area has experience removing dashboard pieces necessary for the install, I would be glad to pay them for their help rather than rely on the stealership (they weren't even sure this mod existed even though the decal on my window described it and told me to ask the dealer for more info ... inspires great confidence, huh?).
 

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If I had the RF unit in my X I would definitely do this mod. Since it didn't exist when I bought my X I went with a new head unit: Alpine with the Ipod interface. It rocks to be able to run your Ipod off the Head Unit without messing with an FM translater thing....
 

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I hate the fact that the Head unit doesn't have a line-in for the rest of us that do not like iPod's.

Once I get some free time I will be modifiying my HU and add a Line-in
 

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I have no input on the install, mine came installed from the dealer, but it works great and a good investment. Takes a while to get used to the controls from the radio but once you do it's nice.
 

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Ipod interface came OEM with the 'technology package' option, with the interface cable in the hidden glovebox. Works well, but I have one nitnoid complaint: It is on the same headunit band for the XM radio. If you want to use the XM, you have to unplug your ipod. Also, if you make or take a call with the bluetooth, it doesn't pause the iPod playback, whereas when listening to CDs it pauses while you're on a call. No big deal though.....

Oh yeah, my biggest complaint: If you go into the setup menu to select random playback, just as soon as you turn the key off it forgets that setting and you have to do it all over again, which is a bit of a PITA. I love random playback, lets me listen to songs I haven't heard in years that way.
 
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