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    Would there be any way to use the xmdirect cable and the display unit for the xm commander at the same time? What I would really like to do is have both hooked up, but use the computer to control the unit when the computer is on or the xm commander control unit if the computer is off. Theres some situations when I dont boot the computer (short drives and such) and I just use my xm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0_o
    Would there be any way to use the xmdirect cable and the display unit for the xm commander at the same time? What I would really like to do is have both hooked up, but use the computer to control the unit when the computer is on or the xm commander control unit if the computer is off. Theres some situations when I dont boot the computer (short drives and such) and I just use my xm.
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    Thats how we got most our byte code in the first place , Yes you can do this, But rs232 only likes 1 device transmiting at a time so: If you splice into the comander cable with a rs232 cable and use a switch st/dp hook your tx form the computer to one side of the dp switch and the TX from the headunit on the other side and the RX to the reciver (box) in the center so that when toggled it will switch betwen headunit and computer. you will get data on the pc xm program and on the head unit at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagex
    Thats how we got most our byte code in the first place , Yes you can do this, But rs232 only likes 1 device transmiting at a time so: If you splice into the comander cable with a rs232 cable and use a switch st/dp hook your tx form the computer to one side of the dp switch and the TX from the headunit on the other side and the RX to the reciver (box) in the center so that when toggled it will switch betwen headunit and computer. you will get data on the pc xm program and on the head unit at the same time.
    So by just splicing into the command display unit cable with the rs232 cable, and putting a toggle between the 2 transmit signals (comp and display), it would allow me to select which thing is controlling the xm box, but the data (current song, artist, etc) would display and update on both the display and the comp? That would be exactly what im looking for!

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    Try it and see, If you need any help let me know, BTW I am finding that the comanders pull more than 200mA, so far only one person has had trouble with our cable running a comander on a 200mA wall wort, any one had this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagex
    Try it and see, If you need any help let me know, BTW I am finding that the comanders pull more than 200mA, so far only one person has had trouble with our cable running a comander on a 200mA wall wort, any one had this problem?
    The commands have a seperate plug for the 12volt constant and accessory, it doesn't get it through the DIN plug. I can't imagine how it would pull any more power than the direct though, as they both have identical internal componants.

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    I read through most of these pages....but I dont see which wire colors are which...how do I know which wires go to which? I see which pins on the serial cable go to the specific pins on the mini din plug, but that doesn't help when wireing it up...cause the wires are color coded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0_o
    The commands have a seperate plug for the 12volt constant and accessory, it doesn't get it through the DIN plug. I can't imagine how it would pull any more power than the direct though, as they both have identical internal componants.
    Yes the comanders have a seperate plug, but they will also work off the mini din cable, only differance I have seen is the placement of one diode.

    As for color codes on the comannder cable "extention cable" here it is:

    black 12 neg pin 8
    yellow 12 + mem pin 7
    red 12 + pin 6
    red data - pin 3
    black data tx pin 2
    yellow data rx pin 1
    gray 5+ pin 5
    brown na pin 4
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    Will that work for the XMDirect? Hopefully I can figure it out.

    Ok, I decided to just pull the serial connector apart, and resolder the insides so the cable is like perfectly built. So here are the colors on my apple mini din plug, which colors should be soldered to which pins?

    Yellow, Black, Red, Green, Brown, White, Gray, Light Blue

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    NeverMind!

    Nevermind that, I dicected the other plug I cut off the apple cable (xmd) and found out which colors are which pins. So I made this picture in refference to all the info so far.

    Now if only I could find out all the info on the other plugs on the bacck of my shuttle, maybe I can come up with a creative way to make the XMD cable look fully Original. I'm even thinkin of having XM pressed onto the cable (I have metal letters for crap like this)
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