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 Post subject: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:40 pm 
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On previous cars owned have had an Aux or USB.
Is an FM Transmitter really the only way.
I don't want to replace the factory head unit out of choice with a new system as I happen to quite like it, I know I am odd.
Have the 2007/2008 Bluetooth, Sat Nav & Reversing Camera Head Unit.
Everything all works good except for would like to plug an old iPod into the system and leave it to run all the time like on previous cars.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated, what has been tried and tested etc.
If I possibly have to buy a separate car charger for it then that is no prob, but would be nice if you could play and charge through the head unit.
Anyone have any solutions?
Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:53 pm 
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Car:: Nissan X-Trail
Model: Arctix Sport Expedition Auto
Year/Plate: 2008/58
Colour: Twilight Grey
Mods: Safari Roof Lights, Chrome Side Steps, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Reversing Camera Head Unit, Bonnet Guard, Arctix Mats, X-Trail Boot Mat, Mirror Rain Shield/Visors, Front & Rear Wind Deflectors, Dash Cam, Upgraded Alloys, Chrome Extra's Inside & Out
Has the 6 disc changer built in to the head unit as well


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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:14 pm 
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Hi,

If it has a CD changer, then the headunit has to have an AUX input for this. You would need to remove the headunit and check, but you should be able to wire a suitable cable into this with a 3.5mm connection that you can connect your iPod to.

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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:39 am 
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Car:: Nissan X-Trail
Model: Arctix Sport Expedition Auto
Year/Plate: 2008/58
Colour: Twilight Grey
Mods: Safari Roof Lights, Chrome Side Steps, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Reversing Camera Head Unit, Bonnet Guard, Arctix Mats, X-Trail Boot Mat, Mirror Rain Shield/Visors, Front & Rear Wind Deflectors, Dash Cam, Upgraded Alloys, Chrome Extra's Inside & Out
Would need to get someone to look into that for me, audio fitters etc.
Did Google the system and this appears to be the exact same one taken out of a 2009 car.
Without physically taking it out can only assume this is the model.
Here's a photo showing the front and back, few connectors holes but haven't got a clue what is what, that would be for the audio team, but worth posting.
Whether an aux will hook up to this.
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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:42 am 
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Hi,

You could always pick up a 30 pin bluetooth dongle, attach to your iPod and pair that to the headset.

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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:03 am 
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Cheers for that maybe fm transmitter for the mean.
Will look into it more, find an audio shop that can check he system out for me.
Spend a bit more time on it, but alloy wheels are a priority first, getting them fixed up.
Cheers :)


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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:19 am 
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In my experience the FM transmitters are dreadful at best


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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:45 am 
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Mods: Safari Roof Lights, Chrome Side Steps, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Reversing Camera Head Unit, Bonnet Guard, Arctix Mats, X-Trail Boot Mat, Mirror Rain Shield/Visors, Front & Rear Wind Deflectors, Dash Cam, Upgraded Alloys, Chrome Extra's Inside & Out
Yeah they pretty much are but it's a quick and cheap fix, as the music on the radio can be pretty rubbish and you have to put up with a lot of talking and not a lot of music.
Will look into finding a solution as soon as poss, find an audio shop that can look into it for me and see if they can add something, as I don't want to mess it up or affect the camera or anything, personally wouldn't have a clue what connector does what on the back of that system.
Budget at the moment though is giving the alloy wheels a bit of spruce up, as they are in definite need of it, once that is sorted than that is the next job for the next lot of funds.
So cheap and quick fix will do for the moment, but they are naff agreed.


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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:15 pm 
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Car:: Nissan X-Trail
Model: Arctix Sport Expedition Auto
Year/Plate: 2008/58
Colour: Twilight Grey
Mods: Safari Roof Lights, Chrome Side Steps, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, Reversing Camera Head Unit, Bonnet Guard, Arctix Mats, X-Trail Boot Mat, Mirror Rain Shield/Visors, Front & Rear Wind Deflectors, Dash Cam, Upgraded Alloys, Chrome Extra's Inside & Out
Finally got round to asking advice about my system.
Nissan can't help other than replace the whole system for the Nissan Connect for enormous money.
The system is the most awkward one around, have asked 3 independents for advice & they say the only real option is an hardwired fm transmitter, that will cut the aerial in and out with a flick of the switch, so went get the fade in and out.
Other than it seems the only other option is a replacement of all the whole system, which is a shame.
Don't get why when the Bluetooth of the system works for phone, why it can't pick up music and play that through the system, or is there something in particular you can set up to make this work.


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 Post subject: Re: How Can I run An iPod Off The Factory Fitted Head Unit
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:25 am 
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Hi, newbie just been reading your thread as I'm buying a t31 and it looks like I'm in the same boat. Music audio over Bluetooth uses a different protocol which it looks like the unit in yours (and mine) don't support. Without a USB or aux the only other option would be to burn mp3's onto a disk which apparently it will read. Very old school, I remember doing that twenty years ago, don't think I even own a CD burner now!
It's been a while since your last reply, did you come to any conclusion?


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