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Best iPod/USB hookup?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by huckyourmeat, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Nov 2, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    huckyourmeat

    huckyourmeat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've seen some posts about different iPod connection options, but I haven't found them all in one place comparing to one or another.

    Here's what I would like: I have a 2010 JBL stereo and would like to maintain the factory stereo as well as XM. I would like to connect my iPod and control it with the steering wheel audio controls and have it charge. If possible, I would also like a USB port for charging my phone and playing files from a USB thumb drive.

    So, TacomaWorld, what is my best bet?
     
  2. Nov 2, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    USA SPEC PA15 - TOY

    Link:

    http://usaspec.com/product.php?ProductID=17&forceShowProduct=1

    I just bought it and I love it. No USB port tho.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    ^^^Yup. $120 shipped new on ebay.

    Edit: I didn't read your whole post and I missed some info. The USA Spec unit won't give you a USB input. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Check out gateway isimple you can also hook up hd radio with that kit.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have an iPod classic that I want to hook up through the iPod connection on the interface.

    For my phone, though, it's an HTC EVO (Android), so I'm not tremendously interested in streaming audio, etc. Just thought if it had a USB connection, I could charge through that rather than through the 12V car charger.

    I do like the idea of connecting an HD radio...good ideas all around!
     
  9. Mar 11, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    I am really interested in the Grom USB2 interface. Can someone tell me if I can just use the USB interface cable for both a thumb drive, and an iPod? I am thinking of mounting a USB port inside the center console. I will mainly use a USB thumb drive, but ocationally, my daughter will use her iPod Touch. I only want to mount one port, the USB port. I am hoping the iPod can connect to the USB port via the data cable that came with it. Has anyone tried this? Does it work? Can you control the iPod with this setup?
     
  10. Mar 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    From the site:

    Play music from USB Flash, iPod/iPhone or MP3
    High quality sound
    Control music on USB via car stereo/steering wheel
    Supports FAT formatted USB drives
    Supports MP3/WMA/AAC/iTunes files
    Control and charge iPod/iPhone
    Add AUX-IN 3.5mm for any audio source

    iPod/iPhone Integration: Connect your iPod/iPhone to the car stereo. Control music files with the car stereo or steering wheel controls, browse by folders and files, and charge your iPod/iPhone.

    http://www.gromaudio.com/store/usb_...sb_ipod_adapter_direct_digital_interface.html
     
  11. Mar 12, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    I know that, but what I don't know is if I can connect the iPod without their iPod cable. I want to use their standard USB cable and connect it to the iPod via the cable that came with the iPod, the same way you would connect the iPod to any computer's USB.

    Sorry if I was unclear.:(
     
  12. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    I would say yes because it says it gives you ipod control.
     
  13. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    My USB port wont charge the 4th Gen Itouch....Replacing the HU with a Kenwood X994 next week.
     
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