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Hi, First of all, please excuse my english writing.
I'd just bought a new 2007 Corolla and i bought tne «iPod Interface
kit» by Toyota (the one one the Toyota.ca site). When i receveid my
vehicule i was to have a very bad
surprise.
They call this an «iPod interface». I call it a radio interface. Let
me explained. I have absoloutly no control over my iPod because the
device hook to the radio take over my player.
I'm no longer able to navigate and scrolled with my iPod. A firmware in
the box take over and i have to pilot my iPod trough the radio. Plus, i
have only six playlists available AND without any information than: CD
1 for Playlist «name» and Track x for tune «name». The trick is,
you have to go back to iTunes and create playlists called TOYOTA1
trough 5. The 6 is for all the content of your iPod.

This is dumb and near false representation. It is far away from what
user called and interface. It's a farce for 300$ canadian dollars.

When i plugged my iPod i can't no longer have my interface and i have
to punch number 1 to 5 (you have to remember what's in it).

If you want absolute usual control over your iPod in your car, look at
Dice Electronics. They have the product that i was thinking when i
placed my ordrer at the dealership. I bought my car in Montreal,
Canada. Dice is located in the U.S. and they shipped around the world.

I'm know «dealing» whit my dealership to obtain a proper iPod Kit. A
real one.

Please keep me posted.
 
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>"Sylmac" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>Hi, First of all, please excuse my english writing.
>I'd just bought a new 2007 Corolla and i bought tne «iPod Interface
>kit» by Toyota (the one one the Toyota.ca site). When i receveid my
>vehicule i was to have a very bad
>surprise.
>They call this an «iPod interface». I call it a radio interface. Let
>me explained. I have absoloutly no control over my iPod because the
>device hook to the radio take over my player.
>I'm no longer able to navigate and scrolled with my iPod. A firmware in
>the box take over and i have to pilot my iPod trough the radio. Plus, i
>have only six playlists available AND without any information than: CD
>1 for Playlist «name» and Track x for tune «name». The trick is,
>you have to go back to iTunes and create playlists called TOYOTA1
>trough 5. The 6 is for all the content of your iPod.
>
>This is dumb and near false representation. It is far away from what
>user called and interface. It's a farce for 300$ canadian dollars.
>
>When i plugged my iPod i can't no longer have my interface and i have
>to punch number 1 to 5 (you have to remember what's in it).
>
>If you want absolute usual control over your iPod in your car, look at
>Dice Electronics. They have the product that i was thinking when i
>placed my ordrer at the dealership. I bought my car in Montreal,
>Canada. Dice is located in the U.S. and they shipped around the world.
>
>I'm know «dealing» whit my dealership to obtain a proper iPod Kit. A
>real one.
>
>Please keep me posted.


Sounds like you should return the one you bought, get your money back, and
go get the Dice one.
 
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On 13 Jan 2007 08:14:21 -0800, "Sylmac" <[email protected]>
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>Hi, First of all, please excuse my english writing.
>I'd just bought a new 2007 Corolla and i bought tne «iPod Interface
>kit» by Toyota (the one one the Toyota.ca site). When i receveid my
>vehicule i was to have a very bad
>surprise.
>They call this an «iPod interface». I call it a radio interface. Let
>me explained. I have absoloutly no control over my iPod because the
>device hook to the radio take over my player.
>I'm no longer able to navigate and scrolled with my iPod. A firmware in
>the box take over and i have to pilot my iPod trough the radio.


Certainly the better way to control it.


>Plus, i have only six playlists available AND without any information than: CD
>1 for Playlist «name» and Track x for tune «name». The trick is,
>you have to go back to iTunes and create playlists called TOYOTA1
>trough 5. The 6 is for all the content of your iPod.


that'd suck. Not that way with my pioneer.

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Hmmm. I might be completely wrong, but there might some dip switches on the
interface box that if set all one way allow for ipod radio interface, and if
the set all the other will allow for the ipod handheld interface.
Basically, the later would act as an auxillary input that will you to
interface with something like the harmon kardon (sp?) drive+play.

My two cents. Please do not flame me (too much ;-) if I am wrong about
this. It was something I read on a web site a while back.

Eric


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> On 13 Jan 2007 08:14:21 -0800, "Sylmac" <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>
>>Hi, First of all, please excuse my english writing.
>>I'd just bought a new 2007 Corolla and i bought tne «iPod Interface
>>kit» by Toyota (the one one the Toyota.ca site). When i receveid my
>>vehicule i was to have a very bad
>>surprise.
>>They call this an «iPod interface». I call it a radio interface. Let
>>me explained. I have absoloutly no control over my iPod because the
>>device hook to the radio take over my player.
>>I'm no longer able to navigate and scrolled with my iPod. A firmware in
>>the box take over and i have to pilot my iPod trough the radio.

>
> Certainly the better way to control it.
>
>
>>Plus, i have only six playlists available AND without any information
>>than: CD
>>1 for Playlist «name» and Track x for tune «name». The trick is,
>>you have to go back to iTunes and create playlists called TOYOTA1
>>trough 5. The 6 is for all the content of your iPod.

>
> that'd suck. Not that way with my pioneer.
>
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On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 22:37:25 -0500, "asdf" <[email protected]> top posted
like an ignorant fucking moron and wrote:

>Hmmm. I might be completely wrong, but there might some dip switches on the
>interface box that if set all one way allow for ipod radio interface, and if
>the set all the other will allow for the ipod handheld interface.


Some units work that way.

>Basically, the later would act as an auxillary input that will you to
>interface with something like the harmon kardon (sp?) drive+play.


Some manufacturers have actual IPOD Compatable devices that work with
whatever features are designed into their products. As I am familiar
with Pioneer, I'll use it as an example: Some Pioneer->IPod units
can display all of the info from the IPOD in the Pioneer headunit.
Some can only display some of the info from the IPOD, but can still be
used to move between artists and playlists and songs.




>
>My two cents. Please do not flame me (too much ;-) if I am wrong about
>this. It was something I read on a web site a while back.
>
>Eric
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>"Gary L. Burnore" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> On 13 Jan 2007 08:14:21 -0800, "Sylmac" <[email protected]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>Hi, First of all, please excuse my english writing.
>>>I'd just bought a new 2007 Corolla and i bought tne «iPod Interface
>>>kit» by Toyota (the one one the Toyota.ca site). When i receveid my
>>>vehicule i was to have a very bad
>>>surprise.
>>>They call this an «iPod interface». I call it a radio interface. Let
>>>me explained. I have absoloutly no control over my iPod because the
>>>device hook to the radio take over my player.
>>>I'm no longer able to navigate and scrolled with my iPod. A firmware in
>>>the box take over and i have to pilot my iPod trough the radio.

>>
>> Certainly the better way to control it.
>>
>>
>>>Plus, i have only six playlists available AND without any information
>>>than: CD
>>>1 for Playlist «name» and Track x for tune «name». The trick is,
>>>you have to go back to iTunes and create playlists called TOYOTA1
>>>trough 5. The 6 is for all the content of your iPod.

>>
>> that'd suck. Not that way with my pioneer.
>>
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Gary L. Burnore wrote:

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> Some manufacturers have actual IPOD Compatable devices that work with
> whatever features are designed into their products. As I am familiar
> with Pioneer, I'll use it as an example: Some Pioneer->IPod units
> can display all of the info from the IPOD in the Pioneer headunit.
> Some can only display some of the info from the IPOD, but can still be
> used to move between artists and playlists and songs.


Gary, which of the Pioneers do you like?

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What is *really* dumb is to pay $300 for something of which you have no
knowledge and didn't bother to research, and then blame someone else
for. Sounds like you must be a Democrat.


Sylmac wrote:
> This is dumb and near false representation. It is far away from what
> user called and interface. It's a farce for 300$ canadian dollars.
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Mark a écrit :
> What is *really* dumb is to pay $300 for something of which you have no
> knowledge and didn't bother to research, and then blame someone else
> for. Sounds like you must be a Democrat.
>
>
> Sylmac wrote:
> > This is dumb and near false representation. It is far away from what
> > user called and interface. It's a farce for 300$ canadian dollars.
> >


Poor Mark,

You must be a puritan pro capitalist and free entreprise and all the
bla-bla.I'mt not a Democrat in the US way. I'm a quebecer who want to
achieve is freedom from people like you in my country and yours. All
right if a big corporation stolled 300 bucks from a customer.

Let me know that i did sone research before buying this option. The
salesman misinform me on this product.

Va te faire enculer putain de républicain.
 
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Ahhh... a French democrat, well that explains a lot.


Sylmac wrote:
> Mark a écrit :
> > What is *really* dumb is to pay $300 for something of which you have no
> > knowledge and didn't bother to research, and then blame someone else
> > for. Sounds like you must be a Democrat.
> >
> >
> > Sylmac wrote:
> > > This is dumb and near false representation. It is far away from what
> > > user called and interface. It's a farce for 300$ canadian dollars.
> > >

>
> Poor Mark,
>
> You must be a puritan pro capitalist and free entreprise and all the
> bla-bla.I'mt not a Democrat in the US way. I'm a quebecer who want to
> achieve is freedom from people like you in my country and yours. All
> right if a big corporation stolled 300 bucks from a customer.
>
> Let me know that i did sone research before buying this option. The
> salesman misinform me on this product.
>
> Va te faire enculer putain de républicain.
 
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On 16 Jan 2007 10:19:21 -0800, "Mark" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Ahhh... a French democrat, well that explains a lot.
>


Is that a good target when GWB lends me the football?


>
>Sylmac wrote:
>> Mark a écrit :
>> > What is *really* dumb is to pay $300 for something of which you have no
>> > knowledge and didn't bother to research, and then blame someone else
>> > for. Sounds like you must be a Democrat.
>> >
>> >
>> > Sylmac wrote:
>> > > This is dumb and near false representation. It is far away from what
>> > > user called and interface. It's a farce for 300$ canadian dollars.
>> > >

>>
>> Poor Mark,
>>
>> You must be a puritan pro capitalist and free entreprise and all the
>> bla-bla.I'mt not a Democrat in the US way. I'm a quebecer who want to
>> achieve is freedom from people like you in my country and yours. All
>> right if a big corporation stolled 300 bucks from a customer.
>>
>> Let me know that i did sone research before buying this option. The
>> salesman misinform me on this product.
>>
>> Va te faire enculer putain de républicain.


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Mark a écrit :
> Ahhh... a French democrat, well that explains a lot.


Pauvre Marc. Ton complexe de supériorité cache ta paranoïa et ton
egocentrisme de colonisateur. En bon membre du GOP, tu prends plaisir
aux ennuis des autres. Tu dois être en faveur de la tuerie d'enfants
en Irak. Bof, tu dois être jaloux de la liberté des québécois et de
leur système d'éducation et de santé accessible à tous. Ici on ne
fait pas de discrimination.

Have a friend (if you have one) translate this above.

Oh by the way, my Corolla was built in Canada. What about your GM who
is about to be second behind Toyota. Viva the free world.

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Scott in Florida a écrit :
> On 16 Jan 2007 10:19:21 -0800, "Mark" <[email protected]> wrote:
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> >Ahhh... a French democrat, well that explains a lot.
> >

>
> Is that a good target when GWB lends me the football?
> Scott in Florida


What's wrong with you (Mark & Scott)? Don't you have too much time on
your hand so that you can browse the net to insult people.

Je suis francophone, quebecois, alter mondialiste et respectueux de la
democratie et de la liberte. Votre arrogance colloniale ne fait que
vous diminuer à mes yeux.

Keep the focus on the main subject of this forum and don't piss your
hate on other. It's make me think that you are racist an the only one
on this planet. Watch out when you spit in the air.

Bon j'en ai marre de vous deux. Je veux discuter avec des gens
intelligents.
Well i'm tired to disccus with you. I want to exchange with intelligent
life form in every country.

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Actually, my Matrix was also built in Canada (that's Canada, not
Quebec).


Sylmac wrote:
> Mark a écrit :
> > Ahhh... a French democrat, well that explains a lot.

>
> Pauvre Marc. Ton complexe de supériorité cache ta paranoïa et ton
> egocentrisme de colonisateur. En bon membre du GOP, tu prends plaisir
> aux ennuis des autres. Tu dois être en faveur de la tuerie d'enfants
> en Irak. Bof, tu dois être jaloux de la liberté des québécois et de
> leur système d'éducation et de santé accessible à tous. Ici on ne
> fait pas de discrimination.
>
> Have a friend (if you have one) translate this above.
>
> Oh by the way, my Corolla was built in Canada. What about your GM who
> is about to be second behind Toyota. Viva the free world.
>
> Sylvain
 
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On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 10:15:17 -0800, Sylmac wrote:

> Poor Mark,
>
> You must be a puritan pro capitalist and free entreprise and all the
> bla-bla.



HAHAHA! Hey, Mark He (um, she?) told YOU!

And I don't see what being a Democrat, a Republican, or a Quebecoise has
to do with understanding Technology! Some of us do, some don't.

If I were you, Sylmac, I'd bring the interface back, explain to the
salesman it does NOT do what you expected, and then buy a QUALITY
aftermarket interface. Check Crutchfield.com and see what they have. I saw
a number of nice ones.

Not, on the Dice, if you have factory satellite radio, I think you'll lose
that ability.

And, there is one nice thing about Pro Capitalism...you can bring stuff
back!

(there is one small problem, however...electrical items are usually not
returnable if you installed it yourself...)
 
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Hachiroku ��ロク a écrit :
> HAHAHA! Hey, Mark He (um, she?) told YOU!
>
> And I don't see what being a Democrat, a Republican, or a Quebecoise has
> to do with understanding Technology! Some of us do, some don't.
>
> If I were you, Sylmac, I'd bring the interface back, explain to the
> salesman it does NOT do what you expected, and then buy a QUALITY
> aftermarket interface. Check Crutchfield.com and see what they have. I saw
> a number of nice ones.
>
> Not, on the Dice, if you have factory satellite radio, I think you'll lose
> that ability.
>
> And, there is one nice thing about Pro Capitalism...you can bring stuff
> back!
>
> (there is one small problem, however...electrical items are usually not
> returnable if you installed it yourself...)



Hi Hachiroku,

Finally someone who replace the discussion.
The final deal with my salesman is that they will take back there
device and give me back my money. They are unwelling to admit the poor
quality of there product but they will refund me. So, i'm still in the
market to buy a real iPod interface. I don't have a satelite radio,
just a plain normal AM FM CD.

Any suggestion?

Thanks Sylvain
 
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 06:56:42 -0800, Sylmac wrote:

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> Hachiroku ��ロク a écrit :
>> HAHAHA! Hey, Mark He (um, she?) told YOU!
>>
>> And I don't see what being a Democrat, a Republican, or a Quebecoise has
>> to do with understanding Technology! Some of us do, some don't.
>>
>> If I were you, Sylmac, I'd bring the interface back, explain to the
>> salesman it does NOT do what you expected, and then buy a QUALITY
>> aftermarket interface. Check Crutchfield.com and see what they have. I
>> saw a number of nice ones.
>>
>> Not, on the Dice, if you have factory satellite radio, I think you'll
>> lose that ability.
>>
>> And, there is one nice thing about Pro Capitalism...you can bring stuff
>> back!
>>
>> (there is one small problem, however...electrical items are usually not
>> returnable if you installed it yourself...)

>
>
> Hi Hachiroku,
>
> Finally someone who replace the discussion. The final deal with my
> salesman is that they will take back there device and give me back my
> money. They are unwelling to admit the poor quality of there product but
> they will refund me. So, i'm still in the market to buy a real iPod
> interface. I don't have a satelite radio, just a plain normal AM FM CD.
>
> Any suggestion?
>
> Thanks Sylvain



I saw a number of them at Crutchfield. But siince I don't have an iPod,
but all my stereos play MP3's, I make my own discs. I'm looking for one to
connect my XM Sat. radio, but that's different...

Check Crutchfield, Best Buy and Circuit City. I don't know if they are in
Canada or can ship there, but at least it will give you an idea. I haven't
been to Canada in 14 years, so I don't remember who the Big Guys were up
there...


Good that they will refund your money, though!
 
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On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 09:35:34 -0500, High Tech Misfit wrote:

> Hachiroku � wrote:
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>> If I were you, Sylmac, I'd bring the interface back, explain to the
>> salesman it does NOT do what you expected, and then buy a QUALITY
>> aftermarket interface. Check Crutchfield.com and see what they have. I
>> saw a number of nice ones.

>
> Unfortunately, Crutchfield does not ship to outside the U.S.


Customs. I bought some springs for my Supra from a guy in Canada, and it
took longer, but they got here.
 
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Ok, I got my Toyota ipod connector installed today and here is what you need
to do to get complete complete control of you ipod through its own interface
and not the radio. (On the side, I believe you can do the same thing with
the USA Spec module for Toyota .)

You need to gain access to the Toyota ipod radio/cdplayer interface module -
(i.e., remove the radio face plate and radio). Next, locate the two dip
switches in the Toyota ipod radio/cdplay interface module and flip them to
either all on or all off. Purchase a mini stereo to rca adaptor. Now, plug
the rca jacks into the Toyota ipod radio/cdplayer interface module and
mini-stereo jack into your ipod. You should now have full control of you
ipod via your ipod.

Next, you can do what I did. I purchased the Harmon Kardon Drive+Play kit
which has an adaptor that accepts the mini stereo (they gave me the mini
stereo to rca adaptor as well.) I used the RCA/mini stereo cable from the
Toyota ipod radio/cdplayer interface module and plugged it into my HK
Drive+Play module and everything worked fine.

I purchased the HK Drive+Play from target.com online for
~$79.00(US)+~$13.00(US) for shipping and tax. I think the total was
~$92.00(US). (Note: I am not affiliated with Toyota, Target, or HK. I just
found that this solution fit my needs.) My fun now is trying to figure out
where to place everything in my car ...

Best of Luck,
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