Sounds like you have the RTL with Navi. How do you activate the Aux input? What I mean is do you just push the button that has CD/AUX? If so, when the auxiliary is functioning, what does the LCD display.reddwarf said:The AUX jack is just a headphone input not a data port. Therefore it does not transfer track information or allow for radio control of the IPOD. It makes sense, since each MP3 player had different control ports. It sounds good, however, better than an FM modulator.
I personally have used an adaptor from Soundgate, on my Ridgeline, which gives you RCA inputs, you can get a patch cable for your ipod with a headphone jack on one end, and RCA on the other. Check here for the adaptor http://www.logjamelectronics.com/sounsnhond3.htmlbongus said:I'm looking at an auxiliary input converter to solve this problem. So far, the manufacturers are not making one specifically for the Ridgeline...I guess it is too new. In the back of the HU for the RTL without Navi, there is a 14 pin connector. It is there for an optional MP3 unit. I'm not sure if this 14 pin connector is generic. If it is then it might work with this converter. If anyone knows better, please confirm or deny this assumption. I purchased an OmniFi unit and I plan on installing it with the existing headunit.
Looks like it blocks all your other controls?conchflats said:I have been waiting to post this but after a week of using this ipod transmitter. It works great. I concider myself a audiophile willing to spend $20k on a home stereo system , and after carefull consideration I can't see why anyone would want to tear open their dashboard and install a 3rd party connector and modulator to hookup their iPod . My previous car had a $1600 Alpine in with RCA plugs that I hooked up the pod and this transmitter hookup sounds as good. You can postion it purfectly for easy access to the controls . You tune it to a non used freq. in your area , plugs into power outlet (cig. lighter) and away you go . Installtion time 2 min. And you can take it with you to other cars .
Griffen Road Trip
I've used the Mcally FM transmitter and my success has been average at best. I live in Northern California and have to constantly change the station to keep the static away.Stereolab said:Maybe that Griffin devices works in your local. In the Northeast (Tri State Area) NY, NJ & CT it will work for about ten minutes and then you start getting static, noise etc. As far as I'm concerned the only way to connect an iPod is thru a direct input (mini plug)
Yes I do have an RTL with NAVI. The AUX input is activated with the CD/AUX button. Press it once ant it plays the CD press it again to select the AUX input. When AuX is functioning it reads AUX. When it is CD is says...you guessed it...CD. It is pretty intuitive.bongus said:Sounds like you have the RTL with Navi. How do you activate the Aux input? What I mean is do you just push the button that has CD/AUX? If so, when the auxiliary is functioning, what does the LCD display.
rtpjunior said:I personally have used an adaptor from Soundgate, on my Ridgeline, which gives you RCA inputs, you can get a patch cable for your ipod with a headphone jack on one end, and RCA on the other. Check here for the adaptor http://www.logjamelectronics.com/sounsnhond3.html
The adaptor plugs right in to a vacant 14 pin connector on the back of the headunit. It will NOT work if you have factory XM installed.
You will need a GIL (Ground loop isolator) because you get some alternator whine. Get them from Radio Shack for about $20. Soundgate also makes an inline amp for the aux input, check here
<p>The volume without the inline amp is a little low for my taste, even when cranked to 40.