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Kenwood kdc-x493. how do i get to ipod ctrl for hand mode? i want to control ipod by hand but can't find option to do so

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  • jesusandwill Nov 13, 2009

    thanks, i read the manual but i think either i'm retarded or the manual sucks at explaining or i'm just doing something wrong. i plug in ipod, hold search and no option for hand control.

  • jesusandwill Nov 13, 2009

    thanks, i read the manual but i think either i'm retarded or the manual sucks at explaining or i'm just doing something wrong. i plug in ipod, hold search and no option for hand control.

  • jesusandwill Nov 13, 2009

    thanks, i read the manual but i think either i'm retarded or the manual sucks at explaining or i'm just doing something wrong. i plug in ipod, hold search and no option for hand control.

  • jesusandwill Nov 13, 2009

    thanks tim. thats how i see it too. but when i hold search for one sec. ipod ctrl is not an option when i rotate the knob. i'm pretty sure i did this a few months ago and now i can't.

  • jesusandwill Nov 13, 2009

    i plug in ipod. hold search for 1 sec. i get play mode, menu, and return. no ipod ctrl. got any ideas?

  • jesusandwill Nov 13, 2009

    i also tried reseting the reciever

  • jesusandwill Nov 18, 2009

    i tried the menu and no ipod ctrl

  • jesusandwill Nov 18, 2009

    does it matter what kind of ipod or ipod to usb cord



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This is a link to Kenwood for your KDC-X493 manual. Look on page 13 for iPod control by hand, which references page 6 to select this mode.

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  • Tim Swiercinsky Nov 13, 2009

    Press SEARCH for 1 second. Rotate AUD (volume control knob) to select iPodCTRL. Press AUD to select. Rotate AUD to turn ON / OFF. This is how I interpreted the manual. Tim

  • Tim Swiercinsky Nov 15, 2009

    Thank you for the feedback, as I don't happen to own one of these uints.....I'm not able to explain exactly how-to.

  • Tim Swiercinsky Nov 15, 2009

    When you get to menu, what happens if you press AUD to select menu, then rotate AUD to search within menu?

  • Tim Swiercinsky Nov 18, 2009

    It seems to me that if you were to use the stereo headphone jack from your iPod to the stereo AUX input instead of using the usb input, then select AUX 'on'....then you would be able to listen to your pod music AND have control from the pod itself. My head unit isn't as fancy as yours. That's why I use the headphone cord to AUX input myself. Just a thought.



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