When I first got the head unit i would insert my ipod and be able to control it right from the radio, but now when i nsert my ipod it says EXT IN on the cd player and i have to control it from the actual ipod.. anyone have any ideas how to get it back to controlling from the cd player??
Hold down the select and the power buttons at the same time until the unit powers off. this will reset the unit and it will play the same as it did when you first bought it. had the same problem and this fixed it.
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There is a balance control on radio - locate it and center it. If the sound still stays the same then the amplifier responsible for powering that side has an issue with it. If you are using an external amplifier and you are using the line outputs to power it see if the ext amp does the same thing. If it does then that tells you that the anomaly is in the preamp section of main unit and not the amp section of your head unit.
i would look at the red assesory wire that is to keep power in your head unit even when the car is shut off it is part of the memory for time, radio stations ext.some have fusable link in red wire,sometimes they blow out like a fuse.can be picked up at radio shack.its a cheap fix if thats what it is.some dont have link in red wire.if thats the case its inside the head unit.it is not keeping power in the unit once the car is shut off.FORGETS EVERYTHING LIKE A 90 YR OLD MAN LOL.PS CHECK ALL CONNECTIONS.good luck
i do not know but if it was me i would try Best Buy or Radio shack or talk with some one in the parts department at your local Ford dealership also give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com or www.autozone.com wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
There is a way to do it. I had mine set up so that the iPod was detected as "ext in" and was controlled from the iPod. Unfortunately, I don't remember how I did it, and I recent battery replacement has reset this, which is why I came looking for instructions. If I remember how to do it, I'll post it here.
This radio has no IP-Bus (Pioneer's peripheral plug in) plug on the back of the unit or any connection for USB or 1/8" stereo headphone jack on it. You will not be able to conect an iPod to this unit. Visit the website at www.pioneerelectronics.com to see their current iPod solutions. They have multiple head units that allow for you to charge iPod and iPhones as well and give you control through the head unit or through the iPod itself.
On the Kenwood models that are within about 6 or 7 years old or newer, there is an iPod adapter for the head units that plugs into the CD Changer port on the back of the radio. Kenwood makes an adapter (KCA-IP500) that gives direct control and charging through the radio and several companies make aux input adapters for Kenwood radios that will connect to the iPod's headphone jack.
There is no IP-BUS plug on the back of this model radio, nor is there a 3.5mm heaphone jack for auxillary input. The only way possible is through a wired FM Modulator.
My suggestion would be to replace the head unit. This model is a very inexpensive unit ($100retail) and can be replaced with a unit that is similar in features but with the addition of ipod input. You can get a radio with direct ipod control and charging for less than $150! Hope this was helpful.
Your problem stems from the fact that the CDA-7892 is not equipped with an RCA aux-input jack. If you're plugged into RCA connectors at the back of the head unit, they're outputs, not inputs. The sound you hear is just feeding back through the outputs and into the head unit's amplifier.
If you want to play your iPod through this head unit, you need to purchase either the auxiliary input adapter (KCA-121B) or iPod adapter (KCA-420i).