Answer by AutoToys Staff A: If you are keeping the XM tuner, it will not give you text. Text can come through the XM tuner only. There is only one product that can keep XM and give you text, thats the PXAMG, see http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=10485
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: Currently USB2 , if you dont have an XM button, there is NO WAY to get TEXT on your radio display, with this adapter or ANY ipod/AUx adapter on the market. The only way to get text is if your radio is compatible with XM (ie: Has XM button)
ANSWER BY CUSTOMER A: I had a similar issue with my '03 Acura CL-S factory radio. Apparently the cd shuttle was getting stuck and causing. The error.. the disks I blew a bit of compressed air i to the cd slot and that improved movement.. though the disks wohld stop just inside the door. I fashio ed a hook to grab the disks by the center hole. After extracting the disks this way about a dozen times.. the unit has been working properly. If you try this.. use an expendible disk, just i. Case you do t fare as wellas I did. BTW.. Even with the "err 01" message, I was able to toggle to cd1 (grom's location) aanduse the adaptor. I had other concer s that I will post separately but overall I am very pleased with the grom.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: You do not need to get the Ipod cable if you dont need it. Also, this is USB also. You dont even need the USB, see the same VERSION of this adapter in AUX only and you can add bluetooth here
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: The aux cable is now the new AUX + USB + 3.5 cable, UNLESS you order IPOD and AUX and BLUETOOTH, and in that configuration when you order everything, the aux is a simple 3.5 that goes on the ipod cable (since there are only 2 jacks)
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: If you order the unit with AUX and BLUETOOTH only, you will get the new AUX cable which is an 3.5 with USB charging and a Bluetooth Kit. This will take BOTH of the ports. If you order an IPOD cable AND Aux AND Bluetooth, the ipod cable and bluetooth will take up both ports and then we send you a female aux cable that goes on the ipod cable which will then turn that into an aux. I hope this makes sense to you. This is the only way to do it now since all 2 ports are taken when you use Ipod and Bluetooth. Of course, you can do Bluetooth and Aux only and then use the Ipod in BLUETOOTH mode, but there will be no playlist control and no text
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: If you need Bluetooth only, select ADD Bluetooth only. Ipod adds the ipod cable so you can charge an ipod and also control it through an ipod cable. You cannot use the original USB to apple cable, you need to buy the GROM IPOD cable to charge. The aux cable is if you want to connect to a 3.5 headphone jack, if you do not need this, do not select or buy it.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: You will need the IPOD cable as an option in the product drop down to charge the unit. The original USB to apple cable is not compatible. When you buy from us, you get access to UNCUT videos which show more of our installs. You need to buy the entire package though. The USB unit comes with an USB FEMALE extension cable, which goes to the GROM USB, and then has a female jack. If connecting to an android phone, you wiill still need the mini usb cable you use at home with your computer or charger. If you are buying BLUETOOTH, AUX and Ipod, the AUX cable actually goes on the IPOD cable to give you aux,since there are only 2 ports on this device.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: 1. Yes, we need to flash it for you. Select SAT XM when ordering via the drop down. We also put the newest firmware on it when you order from us.
2. The harness is the same
3. Yes, you need to disconnect the Satellite radio, our CUSTOMER ONLY UNCUT videos show you how to do this, and we have done a ton of TLs, so we have MULTIPLE videos on this and other steps.
4. This does not wire at the SAT location, it wires at the radio. Only the PXAMG wires at the SAT tuner in the trunk, and only if you have XM NAV TRAFFIC, See http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=10485
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: Yes, but the XM tuner needs to be disconnected. Our customer uncut videos show you how to do this. In Bluetooth mode, this unit does NOT show text for Bluetooth. The only unit that shows text through bluetooth is the Dice Mediabridge, See http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=14279
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: This device is unit, as it will remember the exact spots where it left off for up to around 4 devices, USB, ipods, etc. It will display text only if it is flashed for XM and you need to disconnect the original xm tuner. Playlists are limited to 5 tracks. If you need to access more, see the PXAMG instead.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: Please watch our videos, we cannot verify the plug design for non USA cars. Remove the radio, check the back of the radio, see if it has the same white port or white plug as in our videos. If it has it, it is compatible. Free shipping is for the 48 states USA only with use of a coupon. For International orders, register first, then add to cart for all of your shipping options and costs.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: When a call comes in, the music mutes. You can then press track up to answer the call or track down to refuse. Once you are done with the call, the music automatically resumes. WATCH OUR VIDEOS at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAutotoys/videos which demos the operation.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: To see text in any car in Hondas, you need a radio which has XM or has the XM button. When the unit is flashed for XM, with THIS product, you have to disconnect the original XM tuner. If you want to keep the XM tuner, see the PXAMG instead. to get text and if you have XM, select FLASH FOR XM, and we will flash the unit for XM.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: You can have
IPOD AND BLUETOOTH
if you want IPOD BLUETOOTH & AUX at the same time, you wll not get the charging 3.5. It is a adapter which gives you 3.5 since the module only has 2 ports (for the ipod and Bluetooth). If you plan to run a longer cable run, you need a longer ipod cable,select EXTEND cable run when ordering the description. You also CANNOT FLASH for XM (TEXT) since you are using XM. If you flash for XM, you MUST disconnect the original XM tuner.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: Yes it is compatible. Flash for XM means your car has an XM button or already has XM, you also need to DISCONNECT THE XM tuner in the TRUNK of the car if you flash for XM. To get text to work in any honda or acura, you must be capable of having XM and must disconnect the XM Tuner. Otherwise select regular version which works as a cd changer mode (but no text)
Bluetooth is compatible with XM FLASH or NO XM flash.
Options are in the product description via a drop down.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: If it is a car we have done before, and if the car had bluetooth, if you buy the complete kit from us, you get access to UNCUT CUSTOMER EXTENDED VIDEO which shows everything. Our videos here: We do not show everything in our "public" videos. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAutotoys?feature=mhee
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: Yes, it is up to you. The direct cable does offer you charging though. The Direct sound is slightly different than the bluetooth sound, since it is coming out of the dock connector which is digital. But you are right, you do not gain much in non xm cars because you do not get text. You STILL get PLAYLIST control though with DISC 2- through 6 which is NOT available through bluetooth.
Answer by AutoToys Staff A: You can use this, bluetooth is an option and if you are using an Iphone 5, you need to buy the optional Ipod cable and if you want to dock it, the apple lightning to 30 pin adapter. If you have XM, you may also consider this http://www.autotoys.com/x/product.php?productid=26384 which has direct iphone 5 compatibility through the USB port.
All of our Ipod® adapters are IOS6.0 compatible. Iphone 5 is compatible,, see the Apple 30 pin to Lightning adapter cable. Watch Video on it
** IMPRROVED! TEXT is NOW SHOWN ON XM COMPATIBLE RADIOS
GROM-USB2-i MP3 kit is an integration between USB stick, iPod/iPhone and AUX and OEM car stereo with BLUETOOTH option
It provides direct audio interface to a car stereo via the CD changer or extension port.
You can play the MP3 / WMA / iTunes (AAC) files stored on the USB stick/hard drive/mass storage device through the car stereo, and control the media tracks via stereo buttons. Additional features are: iPod/iPhone integration - play, charge and control your iPod/iPhone, and AUX-IN port for any audio source.
Operation with USB is simple:
- Transfer your MP3 / WMA / iTunes (AAC) files to USB stick / disk / mass storage device
- Connect GROM-USB2-i car kit to your car stereo via CD changer or extension port
- Plug-in USB stick /disk into GROM
- Play MP3 / WMA / iTunes (AAC) files through the car audio system instantly
- Browse your music files using car stereo buttons
- Navigate through directories and map them to the disk buttons on your car stereo / steering wheel
- Get the CD quality sound directly to your car stere
- Optional AUX cable (use drop down when ordering)
- Optional Bluetooth Kit (use drop down when ordering)
The adapter comes with HON1M harness (vehicle specific harness) that will fit to all Honda / Acura radios ( equipped or non-equipped with NAV or XM)
*** IMPORTANT: This unit comes with a port for AUXILIARY INPUT, USB and IPOD (see pictures).
The Ipod cable is NOT included with the package.
To include the ipod cable, please use the DROP DOWN MENU when ordering to include the ipod cable.
You will then be able to charge and control your ipod right from your factory radio, IN ADDITION to using USB and the AUXILIARY INPUT ****
Optional add ons (use drop down when ordering)
1. USB ONLY (comes with USB extension cable)
2. USB and Ipod (add Ipod cable)
3. USB and AUX (Adds Aux cable)
4. USB Ipod and AUX (adds Ipod and Aux)
5. Add bluetooth with combination of Ipod or Aux (use drop down when ordering)
- iPod/iPhone direct interface: play, charge and control your iPod/iPhone with the car stereo or steering wheel controls
- 3.5MM AUX-IN port for any additional audio source
- Build-in high quality MP3/WMA decoder
- Supports USB disk/flash drive/mass storage devices
- FAT 16/32 file system supported
- Direct connection with CD quality sound
- No battery required
- Full control by steering wheel or car stereo panel
- Playlist function same as multi CD
- Firmware Upgradeable universal interface fits many car makes.
- iPod/iPhone direct interface (optional ipod cable)
- 3.5MM AUX-IN input (optional add on, use drop down to add option)
- Bluetooth add on (optional)
- GROM box dimensions 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 (W x D x H)
- 6 FT USB male to female extension cable
- Operating temperature: -40C - +85C (-50F - +200F)
- Operational current: ~150mA
- Standby current: ~7mA
- SN Ratio: 70dB
- DAC resolution: 18bit
- Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%
- GROM-USB2-i adapter box in metal enclosure
- Vehicle specific data cable
- USB Type A Male / Type A Female 6FT cable
- Usage manual
XM emulation mode on select Honda / Acura vehicles
Radio must have XM or AUX button
Random, Seek, Scan and more.
Text is supported on Honda/Acura 03 and up with GROM USB Car Kit (cars with XM compatibility)
We released new software for Honda/Acura 03 and up GROM USB MP3 Car Kit (GROM-USB2i-HON1).
See our install of this in an Acura TL - NON USB version
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