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MD/CD Changer Control Options

I cannot get my cdx-ca400 to switch to the MD mode. Im trying to plug my IPod into the bus output on the back and I cannot get it to work. If anyone knows of a better way to go about doing this, please share, thank you.

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I actually have the same question. There is a bus audio input on the back (L & R phono) I have a cable to go from 1/8" stereo to this. There is also a bus control input. These are for an external cd changer. I wonder if anyone has tried to use the bus audio input without the control input.

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You need to have a INPUT to send sound from the ipod into the unit. The output is for an external amplifier for a sub.

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Press source button repeatedly to select "CD" or "MD" be aware that in order to connecting Ipod to a car stereo you will need to use an extension cable with 3.5 mm stereo connectors on each end to connect iPod to your car stereo system's aux input, or use a cassette adapter if your car stereo doesn't have a sound input jack. Either of these items can be purchased at stores that sell car stereo accessories. good luck!

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