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Getting my i-pod to play on my stereo

I have installed the cable from the back of my stereo including the ground and power wire. I plug it into my i-pod and I only have 2 options to choose from with the source button which is radio or CD. How do I get the i-pod option so I can select that one. I think it's within the function button but this button dosen't seem to do anything whether I push it or hold it in, it dosen't do anything. The i-pod charges when it is hooked up so that part works!

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  • johhny jones Mar 07, 2008

    i also have the same problem i don't know how to change the mode

  • toby_bradley Jan 05, 2009

    I have the exact same problem, when I plug in my Ipod it charges but won't play! I have no idea how to fix it. Does anyone know what to do without taking my car to a professional?


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If it doesnt auto-detect then you would have to go into the setup screen to switch the ipod option "on" so that the system would know that you have an ipod connected to it

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Does you deck have the Ipod Ready function print on it? It might not come with the option. If it does then just take it to a local stereo shop for advice, it should not cost any money. Goodluck.

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