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Hey for those folks who have kids sitting on the second row, how did you manage to get their MP3 players hooked up all the way to the front? Do you just have a long headphone wire running across the middle console to the back or do you just keep the MP3 player up front? I know my kids would want their MP3 players plugged in and by their side and I don't want to be their DJ while driving so I'm thinking of plugging in from the front using an extender plug and tucking it in along the panels of the middle console. What do you guys think?
 

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I thought about the same thing. Also, does anyone know of a way to plug in the I-pod and be able to use the stereo controls? If there is, sorry about my being electronically absent minded. I love being able to listen to my i-pod, since I have NAV now,, I can no longer load up a cd changer. I love my music! :help:
 

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I guess most current Enclave owners are either in their 50s who's kids are all grown up, or young couples who doesn't have kids yet. So who's the second row and third row for? I know if I was in the second or third row, I'd like full control of my MP3 player.

I was thinking of pulling the DVD/NAV out and tapping a headphone plug extender into the MP3 input from the back instead of plugging in from the front. That way I'll end up with two MP3 input, one for the front and one for the second row. The only thing that would stop me is if the actual plug is soldered onto a circuit board. Most likely, it's just a plug with a wire behind it going to the circuit board. When I get Flava, not only I will post enough pictures of the Black, but I will also post what I did with the MP3 input.
 

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All you should need is a stereo mini to rca cord. You can get these at Radio Shack. Basically, you hook the stereo mini into the iPod then connect the rca's to the inputs on the back of the center console. Then select DVD I believe (Maybe Aux or whatever it is to access those inputs), and you should be fine.
 

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All you should need is a stereo mini to rca cord. You can get these at Radio Shack. Basically, you hook the stereo mini into the iPod then connect the rca's to the inputs on the back of the center console. Then select DVD I believe (Maybe Aux or whatever it is to access those inputs), and you should be fine.
That's how I connect my iPod video to the DVD unit in my SV6. I use the official Apple branded cable though, and depending on which iPod you have and which cable you buy, you may have to switch the yellow (video) and red (audio) input to get the right signal. You have to set the unit to AUX from the back to make this work. If you have an iPod video, you can also use this to output video from the iPod to the DVD unit as well.
 

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I guess most current Enclave owners are either in their 50s who's kids are all grown up, or young couples who doesn't have kids yet. So who's the second row and third row for? I know if I was in the second or third row, I'd like full control of my MP3 player.
Don't have our Enclave yet..
We are in our 30's with 4 kids ranging from age 1 to age 13. My 13 year old can't wait to plug her Ipod into the Enclave.
She has the video I pod...so, from what I understand she can watch her videos and tv shows on the tv? That makes for an even quieter ride for me!!!
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Vikchic, sorry I forgot to reply to your question. No, you can't control your iPod just by plugging into the existing MP3 input. That is a one way input for electrical sound only (analog) - meaning it'll take any sound from any source (MP3 player, DVD player, microphone, xbox, playstation, PSP, laptop, etc) and it will amplify the sound to the speakers. It's not capable of sending out any signal and controlling any of these gadgets. However, there are after-market accessories that will do just what you want but will require installation by someone who knows at least about installing audio equipment in vehicles. Google "control your ipod through your car stereo" and you'll see a handful of equipment. Check out this site for a brief explanation of all the options you have with ipods in your vehicle: http://caraudioreview.blogspot.com/2005/05/how-to-connect-ipod-to-car-stereo-ipod.html.
 

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No 4kids, there is no jack in the second row. That's what I'm trying to accomplish by piggy-backing on the jack up front.
 

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No 4kids, there is no jack in the second row. That's what I'm trying to accomplish by piggy-backing on the jack up front.
Thanks FlavaClav! I will come back to this post when I get my Enclave!
 

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FlavaClav what Ent # package do you have? If I am mistaking the rear Aux input is included with the DVD packages.
 

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I just found this site that appears to sell devices that will allow you to control your iPod through your radio controls.

http://www.peripheralelectronics.com/

Specifically, it's says their "PXDP3" model works on select '06-'07 GM vehicles. Does anybody have any experience with these? Do they work on the Enclave?
 

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FlavaClav what Ent # package do you have? If I am mistaking the rear Aux input is included with the DVD packages.
I ordered package #4. NOLA Saints is correct by saying that you can easily connect another electronic device on the rear Aux input by using the RCA jacks. What I wanted to do was take it a step further. What I would like is to have the capability of using the DVD and the MP3 input at the same time. I would like to have the option of one kid being able play her MP3 player by plugging in to the rear aux and using the wireless headphone, and the other kid plugged in to the front listening from the Bose surround speakers. For those who have kids, you know what I'm talking about. Kids want their own domain. They'll share up to a point but they want their own. I just like the challenge. ;D
 

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The question is, if someone is going to use the Headphones to listen to the music, then why not plug it directly into the MP3 player or iPOD? at least you wont waste batteries in the wireless headset :thumb:

I would rather have the kid watching the DVD use the wireless, so I and everyone else in the car can enjoy the music from the MP3 player played on BOSE.
 

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Hello, my first post.

Actually, GM will offer a connectivity unit to the main stereo that will allow the user to control the IPod from either the nav screen or the steering wheel controls ... I would wait for it. Checked before placing my order! I'll look for its name (I think it was actually mentioned in the tech section) and post it here.

I have personally bought and installed a unit much like this for my Mazda 5, and it works very well, not only reproducing audio but charging the Ipod and being able to control it is a big advantage over a simple analog input.
 

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Actually, GM will offer a connectivity unit to the main stereo that will allow the user to control the IPod from either the nav screen or the steering wheel controls ... I would wait for it. Checked before placing my order! I'll look for its name (I think it was actually mentioned in the tech section) and post it here.
That's great news - I'm really interested in learning more about this! Any idea when it will be available?
 

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The question is, if someone is going to use the Headphones to listen to the music, then why not plug it directly into the MP3 player or iPOD? at least you wont waste batteries in the wireless headset :thumb:

I would rather have the kid watching the DVD use the wireless, so I and everyone else in the car can enjoy the music from the MP3 player played on BOSE.
Absolutely right, coop. But there lies the problem: How does my second kid plug in to the jack up front without a wire dangling up front. Can she plug in to the rear aux while someone is watching DVD?
 

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I believe so, You have the option to select Aux input 2 from front. I will try it tonight and let you know.
 

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I would be cautious before buying a system to control the iPod through the Nav screen. When we bought my husband's Acura in April, we asked about their "Music Link" and they said that they stopped selling it because every time there was a software update to the iPod, the music link would stop working until Acura made an update. She said that Acura was having a hard time keeping up Apple on the iPod integration.

I have no idea of the validity of that information... but it really makes sense to me. Just passing it along as something for everyone to keep in mind before going out and buying something that may or may not work in the long run.
 

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I believe so, You have the option to select Aux input 2 from front. I will try it tonight and let you know.
I think if you do that, it will blank out the DVD screen and search for a signal the video input from the RCA jack, not just the audio.
 
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The GM product that will allow Ipod integration is called PAL (Personal Audio Link) and, according to a thread in acadiaforum.net, will be available sometime in the 4th quarter (http://www.acadiaforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=1372.0)

And here's a press release from GM Media Online

Personal Audio Link iPod Adapter Now Available on GM Vehicles

DETROIT – General Motors today announced its all-new “Personal Audio Link” iPod® adapter for Chevrolet HHR, Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky is now available from all Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn dealerships.

Because great cars and great tunes should travel together, the Personal Audio Link accessory was developed exclusively for iPod and specifically for use with the factory-installed audio system in GM vehicles. Affordably priced at only $159 MSRP, plus dealer installation, the system has undergone extensive validation testing to assure that it delivers the seamless performance iPod users expect from their devices.

The Personal Audio Link iPod adapter, not visible to the customer once installed, uses software, and is integrated through the radio’s digital XM Satellite Radio band. 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 title, artist, time and track position on the radio display, and allows song selection by genre, play list, artist and album. A unique feature of the system also allows users to easily search alphabetically through artist, album, genre, play list, podcast or audio book. And, shuffling music is a snap with Personal Audio Link.

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.

GM expects to make the device available on many of its models by the end of 2007 – meaning GM will offer one of the widest ranges of vehicle applications for iPod integration in the industry.

Because the accessory was developed and validated by GM engineers, owners of these cars can be assured that the Personal Audio Link iPod® adapter from GM won’t compromise their GM vehicle’s performance. The Personal Audio Link is also fully backed by GM’s New-Vehicle Limited Warranty, when installed by a GM dealership at the time of new vehicle delivery. If installed after delivery, coverage is for the balance of the New-Vehicle Limited Warranty, or a minimum of 12 months/12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

About GM Accessories

GM sells divisionally branded accessories through its network of Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac, GMC, Saturn, Saab and HUMMER dealerships. For more information about product offerings, please visit any GM divisional website (i.e. www.chevy.com ) or www.gmaccessorieszone.com.
 
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