Chris NottSky Insurance
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    StevoS3's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    216

    IPod docks for S3

    Hey all, I have a 2002 S3 (not sure what the system is I have) an I wanna get my iPod back in the car because I hate cd's! Anyone know any good ipod docs for the s3? I've seen the odd one but a cant justify payin over 100 quid for for some where to plug it in, not really bothered if it has a doc or not... Thanks!

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    S3 Wannabe's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    196
    I've recently bought an x carlink and have to say I am well impressed with it! Nice tidy looking piece of kit and fitted in no time at all.
    Silver 2003 S4 Avant

  4. #3
    campbell's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    712
    Is this x carlink a good piece of kit? How much control do you have of your ipod through the head unit? Cheers
    2002 225 S3, metallic black, REVO, 18" RSTT alloys, goodyear Eagle F1s, silver leather heated seats, tinted windows, H&R spacers, black diamond grooved discs & Ferrodo DS2500 pads, BOSE system, xenons, forge DV, samco TIP & upper boost hoses.

  5. #4
    Olly P's Avatar
    My other cars a mk2 Golf GTi

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    683
    Oooo, just spotted a flash drive version, i'm very tempted to get one!

    http://www.xcarlink.co.uk/product.ph...1&cat=0&page=1

  6. #5
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    235
    I have the Harmon Kardon Drive n Play system. Still to put it in my S3 but had it in my two previous cars and its perfect.
    Cosists of a control module that is located in the glove box etc, a display screen and seperate control wheel.
    Great having seperate screen etc as you can mount it exactly where you want so you dont have to take your eyes off the road too much and the control wheel is exactly the same as the controls for your ipod so everything apperars as it would on your ipod. Cost me 85 three years ago so but am sure I have seen them for about 50 nowadays.

    Just want to get in installed in my S3 asap but just gotta get my radio code before I go disconnecting stuff
    2003 S4 Moro Blue Saloon

  7. #6
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,985
    i have a parrot MKI9200....great system and much better than the denison i had....the criteria for me was a stealth install where the ipod was mounted in the glove box and controllable via the HU.....sadly the HU display is very limited and so i replaced my existing CK3200 bluetooth kit for the slimline MKI9200 which is awesome in comparison, a nice little TFT screen showing album artwork etc etc - would never go back

    that said you will need a connect4 aux converter which costs 28 to make the parrot work with the rear speakers..... the denison was good dont get me wrong, just when your selecting playlists blind, it gets annoying

    Tim
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Black FZ6 - Turbo car 'slapper'
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

  8. #7
    wagon's Avatar
    cock locked and ready to rock

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    reading
    Posts
    130
    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Wannabe View Post
    I've recently bought an x carlink and have to say I am well impressed with it! Nice tidy looking piece of kit and fitted in no time at all.


    do you have to mess around with playlists, or can you just control the ipod as normal, via the ipod and not the stereo.....


    some of the kits ive seen say that you have to make playlists called cd6 and it can only have 99 tracks in each playlist etc.

    hang on just thought about it, how else would it work...


    if you can use the ipod as normal, like selecting songs rather then playlists ill get one today. ive not got the cd cart so tapes are radio are really starting to get on my moobs.
    wanted : in arm rest cup holder, front S3 badge
    for sale : pre facelift rear light clusters, 4 x rsTT 18" reps, concert tape stereo working order with code.
    someone can HAVE
    the for sale stuff for the wanted items, and a detail [COLOR=Red]
    "owning an S3 on a budget" yeah right, good luck
    forge 007, CC Stage 1, 19" rs6 mk2 reps, all new pipe work, new turbo, empty wallet.
    [/SIZE][/FONT]

  9. #8
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,985
    denison will allow you to play via the HU or the ipod...... not cheap though
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Black FZ6 - Turbo car 'slapper'
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

  10. #9
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    21
    I have a connects2 adaptor. picked it up new for 55 and works a charm

  11. #10
    HP
    HP's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    52
    i got the X Car Link system, its awesome and i can also flick through tracks via the audi head unit.

  12. #11
    S3 Wannabe's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    196
    Quote Originally Posted by wagon View Post
    do you have to mess around with playlists, or can you just control the ipod as normal, via the ipod and not the stereo.....


    some of the kits ive seen say that you have to make playlists called cd6 and it can only have 99 tracks in each playlist etc.

    hang on just thought about it, how else would it work...


    if you can use the ipod as normal, like selecting songs rather then playlists ill get one today. ive not got the cd cart so tapes are radio are really starting to get on my moobs.
    sorry i should have said i have the mp3 player version. it allows me to use either an sd card, usb stick (both of which can be controlled via the head unit providing you create music files named CD01 - CD06) or plug in the mp3 and control the music via the mp3 itself.

    Without wanting to mislead you on the ipod just email xcarlink via the site and ask them. they were very helpful and responded quickly to my queries. looking at the box unit chances are you will be able to plug an audio (3.5mm) cable link into the aux hole and control from the ipod as desired!

    http://www.xcarlink.co.uk/product.ph...6&cat=0&page=1

    I had the whole thing fitted in 20 mins, a small hole cut in the inside of the glove box was all i needed to run the cables to back of the stereo.
    Last edited by S3 Wannabe; 17th November 2009 at 19:42.
    Silver 2003 S4 Avant

  13. #12
    Mr.G's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    In a Tardis!!
    Posts
    1,302
    Do any of these charge the iPod?

    I'm wondering if they would work with an iPhone 3G?

    What is the easiest setup to use to control the iPod/iPhone from the Headunit?

    There are so many different options and companies making these its hard to see the good from the bad.

    If anyone has some experience of different models on the same car, perhaps you'd be kind enough to give us your thoughts....for those who are looking to purchase one of these, like myself!

    G

  14. #13
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,985
    G...i can tell you the parrot MKI9200 and denison both charge the ipod...... as above though, i wouldnt use the HU functions as you are literally selecting tracks/playlists blind.... hence why i sold the denison and parrot bluetooth for an integrated unit that allows you to control the ipod via a steering wheel mounted control(MKI9200)....ipod stays in the gbox attached to the lid
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Black FZ6 - Turbo car 'slapper'
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

  15. #14
    1animal1's Avatar
    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    9,985
    seem to think the 3g iphone had an issue with charging though due to different voltage or sumat similar...id check with the maunfacturers to be certain
    Xbox 360 gamer ID : Timffy

    Black FZ6 - Turbo car 'slapper'
    Silver BMW 535D Tourer - Fully loaded 340BHP 700NM torque
    2009 8P3 S3 Brilliant Red - Sold
    2001 F/L S3 Dolphin Grey - Sold
    1999 Pre F/L Silver A3 1.8T - Sold

  16. #15
    JS1500's Avatar
    Howdy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Granite house, Granite City.
    Posts
    1,167
    Does anyone have pictures of the various set-ups in their car?
    Would be appreciated, thanks.
    2001 Audi RS4 2.7 Bi-Turbo - Nogaro Blue

    1975 MG Midget 1500 - Tahiti Blue

    2003 Audi S3 - Dolphin Grey; SOLD!

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO