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Old 7th June 2007, 13:55   #1
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I have gone through all the posts on iPod connections and all and I have understood how to connect an iPod to a HU without an AUX input. If I am not wrong it should basically be an AUX cable with 3.5mm standard jack which goes to the back of the head-unit.

My problem is I am not able to find it over the internet. I tried searching on eBay but was not able to find it. Does anyone know where to find such a cable in Bombay? I have a Pioneer Headunit. Thanx.
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I have gone through all the posts on iPod connections and all and I have understood how to connect an iPod to a HU without an AUX input. If I am not wrong it should basically be an AUX cable with 3.5mm standard jack which goes to the back of the head-unit.

My problem is I am not able to find it over the internet. I tried searching on eBay but was not able to find it. Does anyone know where to find such a cable in Bombay? I have a Pioneer Headunit. Thanx.
If your (CD) HU does not have a Aux IN. then the only option is a FM modulator.
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I have a Pioneer Headunit. Thanx.
Which pioneer headunit do you have ? because there is one pioneer ipod adapter is available for approx 5k which can plug into your cd changer connecting port. or else as navinji told FM modulator.
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I dont know the series number of my head unit, its a pioneer CD player, had purchased it some 8-10 months back. Its a 4-channel one.... u guys sure theres no way of connecting an iPOD if theres no AUX in??
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if you do not have AUX-IN jack available with your unit, try to solder one end of connector to pre-amplifier section , you will need assitance of an electronic technician. Pretty simple job.

you can route the other end suitably, having nrmal 3.5mm jack.Or else wirless transfer like FM modulator suggested by Navin Ji.
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hmm... okay thanx for the replies... i'll have to go to a technician i guess...
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The manual of the HU would mention whether it has an AUX-IN or not, and if so - where! Most manuals also explain how to connect an iPod to that model (mine does - Blau Monte Carlo MP34 - standard fitment in a Safari EX).

Or am I the only manual-reading old fogey?

OT: This is a common issue with modern software engineers - aptly described in the industry as "Reading reference material, such as manuals, is the hallmark of cowardly engineers" :(
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I dont know the series number of my head unit, its a pioneer CD player, had purchased it some 8-10 months back. Its a 4-channel one.... u guys sure theres no way of connecting an iPOD if theres no AUX in??
If you had bought your HU less than a year ago, i am sure it is Ipod adapter compatible. Check the model number, it is written somewhere in the face plate else take a snap & put it across.
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I just found out the number of my HU... its DEH P5850 MPH. Its a 4-channel Pioneer Head Unit with MOSFET written on top. and Yeah i purchased it about 10 - 11 months ago. Thanks for the continued help guys..
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I just found out the number of my HU... its DEH P5850 MPH. Its a 4-channel Pioneer Head Unit with MOSFET written on top. and Yeah i purchased it about 10 - 11 months ago. Thanks for the continued help guys..
Here's what I found (on an Indonesian on-line website eGrosir.com :: Pioneer DEH-P5850 MP of all the places!):
Additional features:
External Source TV, DVD, CD, CD Control
AUX Input via CD-RB10 or CD-RB20
iPOD Adapter Ready (CD-IB100 via EXT control)
iPod and P-Bus Bluetooth adapter ready (via EXT)

So you're all set - happy hunting (for the accessories, not blackbuck!)
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I just found out the number of my HU... its DEH P5850 MPH. Its a 4-channel Pioneer Head Unit with MOSFET written on top. and Yeah i purchased it about 10 - 11 months ago. Thanks for the continued help guys..
then you have two option first is the IP-BUS input lead which will cost you approx 1k and you will have aux in for the HU , second one is a IPOD interface module which will also enable to control the IPOD from the HU also...so choose your poison....
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Now it depends upon your budget.
If you spend 5k than you can change songs from hu, and charge ipod from ipod adapter. But if you spend 1k than you will have to charge ipod externally and have to change songs from ipod.
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Has anyone tried making your own pioneer ip-bus adapter ? I found this ip-bus hack when searchin for ways to connect my sansa player to a pioneer FH-P5000MP HU.

Gutterslide.com - Pioneer IP-BUS Hack
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Now it depends upon your budget.
If you spend 5k than you can change songs from hu, and charge ipod from ipod adapter. But if you spend 1k than you will have to charge ipod externally and have to change songs from ipod.
Is charging your Ipod that important. couldn't that damn thing hold its charge for at least 4 hours ????
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I havent tried it but who want that tension ? Or car charger ? And changing songs from hu is better i think.
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