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Ipod Connection through RCA Cable

I recently purchased the cable that plugs into the back of unit into the CD Changer interface, that converts it into RCA Inputs. Well I plug in my ipod cable and attempt to play, then cd source on headunit to "M-CD" but nothing plays. What am I doing wrong.

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  • johnsta Sep 13, 2008

    I have a pioneer keh-p4300r and i used a AUX in - pioneer 12 pin with lead connected iPod and the source button will not recognize the aux lead.



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Actually, what I think gbaity is doing is utilizing his IP(Interactive Pioneer)-Bus port in the back of the DEH-P3000, which is an input port designed to allow the deck to use an external multi-disk CD changer. All you need is the CD changer, then change the input source from your deck to "M-CD". There are folks on eBay and other places that sell a cable that pluggs into that very same port. They are designed to allow the unit to accept input through the IP-Bus from an ipod or just about any low-level input that you can pass through the RCA jacks. I have the same deck, and also just purchased an ipod cable for the IP-Bus, and it also does not work. I have been told that I need to switch the "M-CD" input source to "AUX" as the input, but I do not know how to do that. pressing the input source button only displays "CD", "M-CD", and "FM/AM". Does anyone know how to add "AUX" to the choices or otherwise show us how to make these cables work? Thanks - TomR

Posted on Sep 23, 2007

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    Tom Rawcliffe Sep 23, 2007

    Hi gbaity. Here is the solution for you. I just did this with my DEH-P3000 and my iPod now works!

    1. With your DEH-P3000 turned off but the ignition turned on, press your FUNCtion button. It's a tiny button towards the upper right of the faceplate. Hold it down until you "ALARM OFF" or "ALARM ON" on the display. Release the button.

    2. Press the FUNCtion button again and you should see another feature. I don't remember how many features you need to cycle through, but keep releasing and pressing the FUNCtion button until you see "M-CD ON" on the display. If you miss it just keep going and eventually it will come back.

    3. On the right side of your faceplate there is a button with 4 arrows. You will need to push the up or down arrow until the display reads "M-CD OFF". If your display already reads "M-CD OFF", kip to the next step.

    4. Press and release the FUNCtion button again and you should see "AUX OFF" on the display. Again press the up or down arrow until the display reads "AUX ON".

    5. Now, turn on your unit, then press the INPUT button until the display reads "AUX". You are now ready to use your iPod in the way you always did. Keep these instructions for the future since I believe every time you disconnect the unit from the battery the unit will reset itself and disable your iPod cord.

    Best regards - TomR



Buy the adaptor then change to rca and like the other guy said turn on the aux. I am doing the same thing but now I have a problem with feedback or something. Now I get a constant hum from the speakers when at low volumes and then the subs will play but then go crazy and I feel like they are going to blow. What do I do to get rid of the hum and keep the speakers from just getting real loud for no reason?

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Go here for a manual for your cd player,,2076_310070337_32846,00.html I have a sneaking suspicion that your cd player only has rca audio OUTPUTS. they output low voltage sound for hooking up a amp,etc.. most of the older pioneers do not have rca INputs to hookp an ipod etc.. you will either have to use a different deck with rca inputs or use a fm modulator unfortunately..

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