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I just picked up our new enclave and after bringing it home started configuring & testing things out. One issue I ran into was connecting my Ipod. I have a DVD/NAV (option package 4). I connected my IPOD headphones port to the AUX input port next to the DVD/CD on the dashboard. Started playing songs and the volume was really low. The IPOD volume was max. I checked the balance, FL/FR/RL/RR and I hear sound from all speakers. Its just it its really low so I have to crank up the volume to full in order to get decent volume level. Anyone experience this same problem. Am I doing something wrong?

CD/DVD's/XM sound is just fine.


Also, I was surprised Buick does not provide a Valet Key.
 

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Voltage levels for headphone output and line level output the AUX input is expecting aren't really the same... thus the problem of having to turn up the volume all the way. Make sure you have gone into the settings of your iPod and don't have a restriction on the max volume... crank that "maximum" setting all the way up, and then crank the iPod volume all the way. Better to drive the iPod hard than to have to crank the volume in the Enclave all the way - the voltage levels match better the first way.

Also, you might want to check out the custom iPod interface designed by www.coastaletech.com. It will charge your iPod when connected, and gives you full control over the iPod using the car's radio, including steering wheel button control and NAV touchscreen control for finding songs by category/genre/album/etc. It also takes care of the volume issue you are having. :thumb:
 

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Thanks for the quick response Osli. I have already looked into the Ipod interface for CustomTech. I am planning on buying a package from them so that I can also unlock the features in my Nav/XM. Unfortunately they don't support the Enclave yet so I am debating if I should buy them seperately. This may speed up my decision.
 

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I emailed coastal about the Enclave support, and received a reply indicating that the Enclave wasn't "officially" supported but since it shared essentially identical nav/radio electricals with many other supported GM vehicles, it "should" work fine. My guess is that they simply haven't had an Enclave available to test for compatibility issues... no surprise there.
 

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I am not sure if it was mentioned in this forum, but GM are coming with a kit for the I Pod they call it PAL(Personal audio link)
I was told it will be available here in Canada in August. The price in US I believe is $ 149.00
It is already available for Cheevrolet HHR 2 .You would be able to control your I Pod from the radio and the steering.

I am waiting for it. At the momemt I do not have any problem using my I Pod

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Also, I was surprised Buick does not provide a Valet Key.
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I was surprised at first that they didn't provide one but I'm bad about leaving the valet keys in an unlocked glove compartment. Not the wisest move. And since there's no trunk there's not much need for a valet key.
 

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I wonder how the coastaletech iPod pick and GM PAL will compare? I haven't seen any information yet on what the PAL does with a touchscreen nav unit.
 

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I'm pretty sure i have the fix for this.
the same low volume situation happened for me and i was kind of let down but, willing to deal with it til....
i realized most people like me keep "SOUND CHECK" ON a feature that ipod limits the volume volume on all songs to the same max output. in case some recordings are recorded at higher levels then others.
I went through my ipod menu and put the
Sound check OFF and WALLA!!! full kick ass volume again.
 

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Based on Osli's original suggestion to play with the settings on the Ipod, I did just that and the issue was resolved. You are right it was the SOUND CHECK option, I toggled it and it was resolved. Now I can't remember the original setting.
 

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ajaybarve said:
Based on Osli's original suggestion to play with the settings on the Ipod, I did just that and the issue was resolved. You are right it was the SOUND CHECK option, I toggled it and it was resolved. Now I can't remember the original setting.
Start playing a song at the level you usually listen to, or a little louder. Then go into the volume limit setting on your iPod. The blue bar is the current volume, and the little arrow is the current max volume setting. Move the blue bar to the max level you can tolerate, as the song should still be playing, then click the centre button and you're done! Make sure sound check is on though
 
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