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Old 11-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Ipod connection

How do you connect an IPOD to 2008 mdx with entertainment system
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You essentially have two options.

1. You can connect your iPod via the RCA auxiliary inputs on the back side of the center console. This is obviously less ideal since it leaves exposed wiring which can look less tidy and which also exposes the connections to physical damage when people climb in/out of the back seat.

2. You can purchase/install an aftermarket iPod integration kit which will allow you to pipe your iPod music through the factory sound system using one of the two XM channels. It also provides on-screen artist/album/song/genre information and enables basic control of the iPod through the in-dash and on-steering-wheel buttons. This is what I use - I installed the unit in the back of the vehicle and ran the cable into the center console storage cubby. It's not as nice as the newer, factory-integrated iPod controls, but it does the trick, the install is invisible, and it sounds great.
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Thanks so much that is very helpful
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you are buying an aftermarket Ipod connector, you need a special one because your truck has NAV TRAFFIC

You will also need a P15ACUXL
* USA SPEC PA15 ACU XL (FOR NEWER HONDAS / ACURAS WITH NAV TRAFFIC) IPOD CONTROLLER

or an PXAMG with the NAV TRAFFIC OPTION
* PERIPHERAL PXAMG + HDRT HD RADIO AND IPOD CONTROL ISIMPLE MULTIMEDIA GATEWAY PGHHD1 (HONDA ACURA VERSION)

Normal Ipod adapters will not work.
Also, both of these will connect in the back of your MDX at the XM TUNER
Open up the rear tray (in the trunk), then lift up the carpet to the right, you will be able to reach the plugs going into the XM tuner.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried to connect an iPod to the RCA jacks in the back (I have a 2008 MDX Tech/Ent as well). However, I could not get the sound through the main speakers - just through the wireless headphones.

Any ideas on how to get it to simply play in the whole cabin? The lack of a direct AUX port in the Ent package does not make sense since it is in the Tech w/o Ent...


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Old 12-21-2010, 01:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Isn't there an I-Pod connection inside the front console?
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I tried to connect an iPod to the RCA jacks in the back (I have a 2008 MDX Tech/Ent as well). However, I could not get the sound through the main speakers - just through the wireless headphones.

Any ideas on how to get it to simply play in the whole cabin? The lack of a direct AUX port in the Ent package does not make sense since it is in the Tech w/o Ent...


Thanks,

Jeff

You have to switch to rear entertainment first
then press aux (I think twice)
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Isn't there an I-Pod connection inside the front console?
There was no ipod connection in 07-09 years.
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Cool. Thanks for the feedback. I will check that out tonight... :-)
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The rear passengers can select this themselves also (via the rear remote), because I have an Ipod output going into aux and my kids listen to that through the headphones while I drive with XM on.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a '08 Tech and purchased something like this ipod cable with DOCK connector and it was great. I didn't buy it from this seller but here's that idea...

ebay search was "Car Dock Connector Aux 3.5mm Cable Ipod"

Stereo Car Dock Connector to Aux 3.5mm Cable for Ipod - eBay (item 300507728561 end time Dec-23-10 19:57:36 PST)
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My 08 w/Tech does have an AUX connector in the center console......kinda weird how some do and some don't.........ya'll need to look in the center console, on the panel closest to the shift knob.......mine has a flip up type cover but I saw some that broke off (while test driving other MDX's).......feel on the panel and you should have a hole to plug into.......
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey guys figured I'd post up here, I just purchased a USA Spec Ipod adapter for Acura's from Crutchfield.....I live in VA and they are located in VA so I received it overnight for free (free shipping on orders over $50).....I'll be installing it myself this weekend and will post a review after I've had a few days with it..........Hopefully this will give me what I'm looking for as the current AUX adapter sucks........

USA Spec iPod Interface for Acura Connects your iPod to select 2007-up Acura factory radios with navigation and Live Traffic at Crutchfield.com
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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There is a video here showing how to install the usa spec device onto an Acura MDX

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Old 05-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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video was moved. it is here now. I could not edit previous post

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