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Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by marlowA3, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. marlowA3
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    [Mar 18, 2012]
    Hi I got a 2005 a3 2.0tdi want to run my iPod in the car what do I need its just a audi concert standard cdplayer
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    [Mar 19, 2012]
    Ill have to take a buy i think, is it easy to get the standard sterio out to plug the cable in?
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    [Mar 20, 2012]
    Yes it is.
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    [Apr 19, 2012]
    It's cheaper because you have to physically handle your ipod to change tracks etc whereas the Dension ones charges your ipod and allows you to control the track changing via the headunit.
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    [Apr 19, 2012]
    But it'd still work?
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    [Apr 19, 2012]
    Yes it will.
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    [Apr 25, 2012]
    is it just your ipod or iphone music folder you can control or music apps also
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    [May 3, 2012]
    Right,

    So am i right in saying that all standard concert stereos (mine is an Audi a3 2007 2.0tdi) have an auxilary input to facilitate an audio cable? Its just a matter of pulling the head unit out and installing?

    Cheers,

    Matt
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    [May 3, 2012]

    No, if you read the above posts, you will need to do exactly the same thing as MarlowA3, you need an aux adaptor (like the Connects2 interfaces).
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    [May 11, 2012]
    I recently purchased the dension lite for my concert 2 head unit but it says "NO CDC"? Has anyone else had this or am i doing something wrong?

    cheers
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    [May 18, 2012]
    Have you earthed/grounded the Dension Lite?

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    [May 18, 2012]
    Top man! Now where to stick the red wire?! I really am an Amatuer at car hifi I apologise ...!
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    [May 18, 2012]
    That needs to be wired into a switched/ignition live (in the fuse box) as otherwise your ipod may drain your car battery unless if unplug it after getting out of the car.
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    [May 18, 2012]
    Ah balls i'm clearly out of my depth! The wire is like 5 inches long only?! I'll have to wire that From behind the radio to the fuse box? Feck.

    And it's my iPhone so will be taken out each time. Thing is, if I just plugged the blue plug in and grounded (like i tried) would it just work?
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    [May 19, 2012]
    I have the dension 100 brilliant piece of kit, supports iPod connection and aux.. Been told the xcarlink is just as good but a lot cheaper.. Plug and play
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    [May 19, 2012]
    Possibly, it's hard to tell. Worst case scenario is that you get an error on your headunit displaying NO CDC.

    To be honest, for a few quid more, you can get a second hand dension unit from ebay and they are pretty much plug and play.
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    [May 19, 2012]
    Yep... I hear you! Thanks for the help!
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