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    Great link! Thanks

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    anyone got this to work ?

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    I ditched the head unit in my current car but I did see that someone now produces PC interfaces for some leading headunits (including Pioneer).

    I forget the link, sure I saw it here somewhere.

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    This is exactly what I am hoping to do, Its possible to connect the iPod to a Serial Port, having found the pinout I reckon I can do this. The problem come in getting the data into a workable format for RR or whatever. I lack any "proper" programming skills and don't really know where to start with it.

    Anyway, I found this link quite helpful for pinouts (I was going to use Audio-Out from the ipod dock connector aswell) http://www.web-ee.com/Schematics/iPodDock/iPodDock.htm

    Theres also a guy who sells ipod serial cables with the software required to test out the sending/recieving of data to the iPod http://www.rush2112.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=111

    For more info take alook at this page of the iPod Linux Wiki http://ipodlinux.org/Serial_Port

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    iPod-aware HU to a PC

    I've recently decided to go this route - it'll (believe it or not!) simplify my setup. I'm abandoning a custom front-end in favor of an Alpine CDA-9857 (if the BioLite is as pretty as they say), with the KCE-422i iPod cable.

    I've got an iPod dock breakout board w/female connector on-order from ridax, and am in the process of building the rest of the hardware (TTL<->RS232 circuit, etc.) and writing the necessary server-side software.

    I'm thinking of calling it the "pseudoPod" - yes/no?

    Basically, a daemon will listen on a COM port from chatter from the HU, and interact with a back-end SQLite db to provide the track/album/artist/playlist data. The Alpine (and many others, I suspect) seems to be using mode 4 ("Advanced iPod Remote/AiR") of the "Apple Accessory Protocol", as described here; I'll just have to create a daemon that mimics an iPod, and send the track info & line-out audio (from mplayer) to the HU.

    Benefits over a regular iPod include practically limitless ceiling to the size of the back-end audio store (I've got an 80gb drive [I think...] ATM), and no restriction on audio file format: whatever mplayer can decode can be sent out over the line-out ports as plain old audio. Also, I had the computer laying around, and I don't have an iPod.

    This is nowhere near complete; I'll post more as I go, if there's interest.

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    I think this is great for me because I have a 2003 IS300 and I'm going to put in the soundgate aux in module for the stock radio and that comes with an ipod cable. I could control the ipod on the stock radio so I could just close the lcd screen from the top and play the songs from the computer. I might try this out.

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    was any progress ever made on this? This is exactly what I want to do with my new carputer setup since there is currently no car2pc adapter for the volvo s60.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI 4WS
    7" Lilliput touchscreen
    800mhz via mini-itx
    512 megs of RAM
    80gb Samsung 2.5" hard drive
    Pioneer slot load DVD burner

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    according to this, honda device also fits in volvo

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    Quote Originally Posted by rijk View Post
    according to this, honda device also fits in volvo
    Unfortunately that is for cars that use the MBUS protocol. That would only be 94-98 volvos. Newer volvos that use the Melbus or MOST protocol are not supported by and Car2PC adapters at this time.
    1989 Honda Prelude SI 4WS
    7" Lilliput touchscreen
    800mhz via mini-itx
    512 megs of RAM
    80gb Samsung 2.5" hard drive
    Pioneer slot load DVD burner

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