Answer by AutoToys Staff A: Vais is the only unit on the market that will keep the original CD changer. Is this important to you? This unit is also on SPECIAL RIGHT NOW. If it is not important, you can get the GROM unit. If it is important, you can buy this unit now on special, or there will be a new Bluetooth version coming soon (however, the price will not be the same, the unit is on special now, and the bluetooth version will cost more)
" * VAIS SoundLinQ2 SL3i - Apple® iPod™ interface adapter (LEXUS and TOYOTA) [REPLACES SL2i-UP] (OLD VERSION WITH IPOD CABLE AND NO BLUETOOTH) "
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SoundLinQ2 SL3i [REPLACES SL2i-UP] is our Third -generation iPod integration system. It still delivers full functionality for your iPod™ - it just does so in a much smaller unit.
Functions include touch screen and steering wheel control, and easy-to-read, expanded 26-character display. You can even browse by song title or playlist right through your vehicle's audio system controls.
If you're sporting a fifth generation navigation system, the SL3i (replaces SL2i-UP) broadens browsing options to include playlist, artist, album, genre, audiobook, podcast. It also incorporates our new state of the art noise canceling technology for incredible sound clarity.
The SL3i provides direct plug-and-play connection for most Toyota and Lexus vehicles 2001 and newer with and without a Navigation system. No more cassette adaptors, FM transmitters, or cigarette lighter chargers. With the SoundLinQ2 SL3i, you can enjoy clear, genuine high quality sound through your factory audio system.
Our unique SoundLinQ2 technology doesn't affect factory-installed components such as 6-disc CD changer, CD/DVD changer or satellite radio. When you connect SL3i to the audio system, your vehicle recognizes it as an additional OEM CD changer, MD changer or MP3 audio device. And since the SoundLinQ2 system utilizes the factory audio system connectors, it installs easily without compromising your vehicle's warranty.
Audio input dedicated for Apple® iPod™ can only be used for iPod™ integration. Control of iPod™ is done through your head unit or the steering wheel controls.
To switch between the SL3i sources you need to use "DISC" or "CD" button on the head unit
If your vehicle is equipped with a factory steering wheel control you will be able to switch between the SL2i-UP sources using "MODE" button on the steering wheel.
(Diagram below assumes factory CD changer is present).
[TRACK+] and [TRACK-] - Select desired track (song).
[DISC+] and [DISC-] - Select desired playlist (CD and MD emulation).
[DISC+] and [DISC-] - Select desired browsing mode (CD-MP3 emulation).
[FOLDER+] and [FOLDER-] - Select desired playlist, album, artist, genre, audiobook, podcast,
depends on browsing mode (CD-MP3 emulation).
* Audio input dedicated for iPod™ integration
* Audio Source selection and iPod™ controls via OEM Radio or
* Steering Wheel Controls *
* Artist/Song info displayed on the Navigation screen or Radio display **
* Track info displayed on the Navigation screen or Radio display
* Browsing by Playlist, Artist, Album, Genre, Audiobook, Podcast ***
* Charging iPod battery while driving
* True Plug & Play solution
* Improved sound quality
* Warranty: 1 year
New Features of SL3i:
-Internet Radio and Third party music player apps support, includes
artist, song title display, and basic control.
-improved sound quality
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