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quick question about ipod adapter...

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tommyboy2929, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Mar 7, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    tommyboy2929

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  2. Mar 7, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    That looks like the ipod2car unit.
    I have it with 6-disc changer.

    The factory 6-disc changer has an additional port on the back of the head unit to plug in another disc changer if you want. The ipod2car plugs into that port and you utilize it like an additional CD changer. Your factory unit will remain usable.

    Make sure you get the PXDP unit. I've heard the new generation units don't work on the newer tacomas.

    Here's a writeup on it:
    http://aaronlinsdau.com/gear/articles/ipod2car.html
     
  3. Mar 7, 2008 at 11:36 AM
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    cool thanks for the help... so is the one i was looking at ok? i dont know what the PXDP unit is.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    The one you were looking at - looks to be the same unit as I have.

    It's made by Peripheral Electronics and the unit itself is called PXDP.

    (you don't want the PXDP2)
     
  5. Mar 7, 2008 at 5:17 PM
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    cool thank you very much!
     
  6. Mar 9, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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  7. Mar 9, 2008 at 2:12 PM
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    05-08 radios are the same, in point of fact 98-08 toyota factory radios are all compatible with usa spec pa-12 TOY. The guy at the audio shop was just trying to screw you out of more money.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    Hey Mav

    Thanks for the response. I also sent a PM to rmdo311 because after I sent the post I found a thread he had commented on. I think he is using the PA12TOY on an 08.

    I figured as much about the local guy but I wanted to check to make sure. Thanks again.

    AKBackcountry (Kevin)

    PS. You still running the ECO device?
     
  9. Mar 10, 2008 at 11:07 PM
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    I have read all (at least I think I have) of the threads about ipod adapters/interfaces. However, none of them talk about the stock, single CD radio. I don't have the 6-disc changer. Am I to assume that products such as the USA-Spec, ipod2car, and GROM ONLY work with the 6 disc-changer? Anyone out there with a stock, single disc radio that has installed an ipod adapter?

    Thanks!!
     
  10. Mar 11, 2008 at 12:24 AM
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    yea the guy i just bought my ipod2car from had it on his stock single disk and it worked fine. i just installed it on my 6disk changer and it transfered right over.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2008 at 5:57 AM
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    This write-up (same as listed above) is about installation on a single CD unit.

    http://aaronlinsdau.com/gear/articles/ipod2car.html
     
  12. Mar 11, 2008 at 1:22 PM
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    So when the iPod is connected, it will be the "CD" and when unattached, then a CD can be inserted and played? What if a CD is in, and the iPOD is attached?

    Thanks..
     
  13. Mar 11, 2008 at 1:39 PM
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    When the ipod is attached it will be CD-1 or CD1 (too lazy to go outside and look), but regardless you would just hit the disc button on the radio, and it would first go to the cd player if there is a cd in it, then if you hit the button again it will go to the ipod.
     
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    Yup...
    CD = to play a CD in your 6disc changer
    CD1 = to play the ipod

    **this is using the ipod2car. I don't know if CD1 is the same for other adapters or not.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    Yes, it works the same with the Metra adapter.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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    and it works the same with the grom unit .
     
  17. Mar 12, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    i just put this in my 07 today and it is great!....the installation took about 25 minutes, the hardest part was deciding where to bring the cable out of the dash to hook into the ipod. I ended up drilling through the top of the small storage compartment right to the right of the steering column. the pod fits in there perfectly and then it can be extended(pulled) all the way to the passenger side-not that I would let my pass. pick the driving tunes.
    anyway, I am very pleased with the adapter and the easy install
     
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