07-18-2006, 05:11 PM
Used Honda ipod adapter. Works perfectly. I used it for 3 months. Includes the manual and CD software for speech to text recognition for you nav guys. You will need a bus Y connector from the dealer (or H and A accessories) if you have factory XM since the ipod adapter and XM share the same bus connector. You will need zip ties since I used the ones that originally came with the unit. The install manual is available from H and A accessories online as a pdf. I'm selling at a major loss. Asking price $85.
07-19-2006, 08:48 AM
Hey Shadow1, I have the factory nav on my RTL and you say that I can use this no problem? I don't have XM, but if I ever get it, which I probably won't, this adapter will disable XM and only allow the Ipod to work? I am interested in geting this from you, but I had a couple of questions. Do you take paypal?
If this works with my rig, then maybe we can make a deal. Let me know here on the forum or email me. email@example.com
07-19-2006, 09:27 AM
The head unit has one accessory bus port. If you have the XM option or Nav then this port is currently used by the XM tuner. Honda makes a "Y" connector to adapt the one port into 2 ports. Voila, now both the ipod and XM can be connected together. The head unit will automatically switch between XM and ipod depending on which function is selected. Ipod functions as a CD changer so selecting "CD" button toggles between the internal CD drive and the ipod - display comes up as "CDC" on non-Nav systems. Nav guys have more functionality with speech recognition ability (never tried it, I don't have nav). Therefore, you will need to get the "Y" adapter from the dealer or H and A accessories online to keep the XM tuner connected.
07-19-2006, 09:28 AM
The 2 port bus cable is $12 online.
07-19-2006, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the reply. If it will work, then it sounds like a go. Do you think the Ipod connector will reach into the center console? If I remember correctly, the Ipod adapter is made to be hidden in the glove box. Did you have it somewhere else? How long is that cable?
07-19-2006, 11:34 AM
Honda gives you way too much cable. If you mount the box behind the dash, the cable to the ipod is long enough to reach the center console if you let it drop out to the floor from behind the glovebox.
Not sure if there is enough slack to mount everything cleanly in the center console. The cable from the head unit to the ipod box is also longer than needed to go to the glovebox. So there is a fair amount of install flexibility if you want to be creative.
I suppose you could drop the ipod box down below the headunit. Then run the ipod cable up from the bottom of the central dash....
07-19-2006, 11:39 AM
Thanks again for the quick response. The item doesn't look that big, so would you be willing to selling for $75 shipped to 92336. If so, I'll buy it. Let me know. Thanks.
07-21-2006, 07:55 AM
Hey Shadow1, I sent you a reply to your private message, but haven't heard back yet. I am interested in getting it, so get me know.
07-21-2006, 08:52 AM
Ok. I will take care of it now. If you can send it out asap and provide me the tracking number, I would appreciated. I can't want to install it. I already ordered the the y adapter.