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JerseyG6
12-25-2006, 10:42 AM
Ok, i been through most of this forum and have not found a good option for I pod connectivity. Today for Christmas I got a D-Lo FM transmitter. I used it in another Pontiac (My G6 is parked at the airport in long term parking :( ) and it was ok. I know I gotta play around with the bass/treble and all that but obviously it's not CD quality.

What hardwire options are out there. Is there anyway to connect the I pod to the 6 CD Monsoon/XM head unit. I'm not looking for full integration. I use playlists on my I Pod so I don't care much for having full integration. I just want an option to hook up the I pod to the stereo and get CD quality.

Please post any options, any stories/experiences, and of course pricing and directions to install or places to get it installed. I've called GM already and they were of no help. I also love it how GM has to be unique in not having AUX input or MP3 CD compatibility. What's that about dwindling market share? Thank you in advance for help.

CoPed
12-25-2006, 11:57 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0070854041 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150070854041)

and

http://g6performance.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5706

I think, it is what most of us who are willing to get inside the car but don't want to drop $$ on a headunit are doing.

Cheers.

JerseyG6
12-25-2006, 05:24 PM
Thank you, exactly what I was looking for and some.

Fazone
12-25-2006, 09:39 PM
You might also be interested in this link.

http://www.gspr.com/blau/pca.html

bwestrum
12-28-2006, 12:53 AM
I have been trying to get the iPod/XM interface from iConnect to work, but still are still having problems getting it to work. Waiting for a new wiring harness. More info from this link.
http://g6performance.com/forum/viewtopi ... 65&start=0 (http://g6performance.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3565&start=0)

jnak
12-28-2006, 09:09 AM
I have been trying to get the iPod/XM interface from iConnect to work, but still are still having problems getting it to work. Waiting for a new wiring harness. More info from this link.
http://g6performance.com/forum/viewtopi ... 65&start=0 (http://g6performance.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3565&start=0)

Where did you get this one? How much did it cost? I'd like to hear how it works once you get everything sorted out.

bwestrum
12-28-2006, 10:24 AM
The iConnect is sold directly to GM dealers.
It was around $350.
The iConnect module connects to the XM tuner, which for the vert, was in the trunk. They ran the iPod cable from the trunk, under the carpet, to the center console. For the non-verts I think the tuner may be behind the glove box, and you can put the iPod in glove box.
There are dip switches on the module that are set to match the vehicle model.

bwestrum
12-28-2006, 10:38 AM
Correction, the iConnect was $280 plus installation.

reubenk
12-28-2006, 10:55 AM
thats what I'm looking at doing. Quick question, the dealer said something about XM, now I didnt get XM installed on my car. Isnt the radio the same for all the vehicles? And if so, will I need XM installed first (which I plan on getting) or can I just have this installed without the XM?

bwestrum
12-28-2006, 11:04 AM
The installation manual lists a different part number if there is no XM tuner: GMLN2400 (GMLN21600 w/XM).
The iConnect interface harness connects between the exising harness and the radio.

Also, according to the warranty, it is good for 3-years when installed by an authorized new car dealership.

reubenk
12-28-2006, 11:08 AM
Cool, thanx for the info. I just got a nano and my girlfriend has a normal Ipod so I'm probably going to be getting this adapter since like 70 of my cd's were taken when my car was stolen

bwestrum
12-28-2006, 11:18 AM
I'm waiting for calls back from the dealer and smartpark regarding the harness.

BTW, the dealer that I bought the G6 from is in Vallejo, Team Superstores.

reubenk
12-28-2006, 11:19 AM
wow, I just noticed where you were from. Thats three members in the area so far... Anyhow, I got my car in Santa Rosa, the dealer that would be installing the system is here in ukiah

PrimeGTP
12-28-2006, 11:32 AM
Looks like the best aftermarket solution yet (the eBay one), if the GM one doesn't pan out. I don't dig aftermarket stuff coming out of my radio, think it's a eyesore myself, but for someone who doesn't mind, looks like it's worth the cash.

Still don't understand why GM built MP3 compatibility and front aux jacks into the G5 but not the G6. This Personal Audio Link thing seems like an afterthought. :x

reubenk
12-28-2006, 11:35 AM
Its def an afterthought, both the dealer and the company he orders from had to research it, company said it just came out (that was about a month ago when i was in at the dealer)

PrimeGTP
12-28-2006, 11:41 AM
Its def an afterthought, both the dealer and the company he orders from had to research it, company said it just came out (that was about a month ago when i was in at the dealer)

Even more annoying is GM's false "All 2007 models get MP3/iPod capability" claim. Adding an extra gadget is just aftermarket with a GM name on it, NOT a model feature. Last I checked, only the G5 has it factory-available.

reubenk
12-28-2006, 11:45 AM
Its def an afterthought, both the dealer and the company he orders from had to research it, company said it just came out (that was about a month ago when i was in at the dealer)

Even more annoying is GM's false "All 2007 models get MP3/iPod capability" claim. Adding an extra gadget is just aftermarket with a GM name on it, NOT a model feature. Last I checked, only the G5 has it factory-available.

Are they just installing this adapter before they're selling the vehicles? If so that is extremely tacky. Something you would expect from a seedy used car salesman. "Yeah it plays cds!" Go look at it, it's a tape deck with a portable cd player adapter. :lol:

ragingfish
12-28-2006, 12:41 PM
Its def an afterthought, both the dealer and the company he orders from had to research it, company said it just came out (that was about a month ago when i was in at the dealer)

Even more annoying is GM's false "All 2007 models get MP3/iPod capability" claim. Adding an extra gadget is just aftermarket with a GM name on it, NOT a model feature. Last I checked, only the G5 has it factory-available.

Are they just installing this adapter before they're selling the vehicles? If so that is extremely tacky. Something you would expect from a seedy used car salesman. "Yeah it plays cds!" Go look at it, it's a tape deck with a portable cd player adapter. :lol:

Basically, yeah. It's called PAL - personal audio link. They launched it on the HHR and it's reported to be coming to market for all the other models sometime in 2007:


GM's "Personal Audio Link" in detail

http://images.leftlanenews.com/content/2-aug3-ipod.jpg

GM has also released specific details on its integration package. The device, called "Personal Audio Link," will sell at GM dealerships for less than $160 at MSRP, plus installation. It will be introduced in October on 2006 and 2007 model year Chevrolet HHRs, already one of the industry's most personalized vehicles, with more GM vehicles scheduled to be added by the end of this year. Designed specifically for the iPod, GM expects to make the device available on all of its 56 vehicle models mostly by the end of 2007 meaning GM will offer the widest range of vehicle applications for iPod integration in the industry.


"We understand that people want to use their iPod whenever and wherever they want," said Mike Jackson, GM North America vice president, Marketing & Advertising. "We're thrilled to offer an awesome, seamless digital music experience to our customers across our entire portfolio of great cars and trucks."

Vehicle personalization is embedded in today's vehicle purchase and ownership experience. Nancy Philippart, executive director, GM Accessories, believes that iPod and GM vehicle personalization are a perfect fit.

"With our simple, affordable system, our customers can plug their iPod into their vehicle audio system and get what they want clear, quality sound as well as access to playlists and artists' names," said Philippart. "Because the Personal Audio Link was designed specifically for GM vehicles, the level of integration our system offers is unmatched in the market."

The Personal Audio Link iPod adapter, about the size of a deck of cards and not visible to the customer once installed, uses existing radio software, and is integrated through the radio's digital XM Satellite Radio band. (XM does not need to be activated for the system to work.) This provides improved sound over FM modulated systems, and better control and display over FM modulated and CD changer interface units.

The system displays song artist, title and genre on the radio display, and allows song selection by genre, playlist, artist and album. In addition, Podcasts and audio books are no problem. Personal Audio Link enables the user to store, sort and select their favorite Podcast or audio book by title. In vehicles equipped with steering wheel audio controls, those controls will also control volume.

Once the device is installed, the customer plugs the iPod into an interface cable in the glove box, where the player can be safely secured and stowed. The device also charges the iPod while the vehicle is operating.

"We know our music-loving customers have been clamoring for a system like this, but we were determined not to go into the market with one unless it was truly integrated, easy to use and affordable," said Philippart. "I think this system will be music to our customers' ears."

Source: http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/08/03/apple-announces-partnership-with-ford-gm-mazda