I just hooked up an XM radio to the aux using a cable wich hat the to red and white plugs on one side and a headphone type plug on the other. I turned on the aux setting in the menu. I get sound under the aux setting but I can't controle the volume. I also can't adjust the levels. Is there something else I need to set to gain control of the sound? Maybe I used the wrong cable. Also when I change to cd or radio I can still hear the XM radio.
Thanks for your help,
It sounds like you've connected to the front or rear audio RCA output.
Pioneer CD players generally don't have a direct auxiliary input like that - what you'll have to do is get a CD-RB10 adapter(it plugs into the CD changer connector on the back, and your cable would plug into that).
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You must make sure where you plug in on the radio side is Aux input, most Radio Aux is at the front or come with special connector if it is at the back. Mostly radio back come with RCA is for Line out not Aux in.
Those cables are for audio out only you need an IP Bus adapter to connect the AUX input. the CDRB20 or CDRB10 is what you need. the CDRB20 allows for more inputs as well such as CD changers, and XM radio tuners.
what type of input does your radio have? if its a head phone jack input just get a headphone to headphone jack wire from radioshack and plug one end into you ipod and the other into the radio, set your radio to aux and your ipods volume to 70-80%. if its an rca input, it exactly the same but you will need an rca to headphone jack wire. if its usb, just use the cable that came with you ipod.
The stations you set it to have to be complete static for the xm to come in. Your best bet if you head unit has an aux input is to buy an aux cable(few dollars) and hardwire it. it will give you the best quality for sound for xm.
The red and white RCA terminals on the back of the unit are generally outputs for amplifiers. To use AUX the unit will need to have a 3.5mm jack in the front or rear. If not than the unit does not have AUX input capabilities.
first of all the rca jacks in the back of your radio are for plugging in an amp, not your mp3 player. there should be an auxiliary jack(looks like a headphones jack) in the front of the head unit. if there is no auxiliary jack in the front then you will have to go buy a new head unit with an auxiliary jack.
I think the red/white RCA plugs on the back of the CDE-7858 are outputs for the sub-woofer -- they won't work for aux inputs like iPod. According to Alpine dealers, the 7858 will not accept an aux input -- bummer, I had the same desire. R, Jim