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    1. 06-20-2007 03:21 PM #106
      Quote, originally posted by jmess5 »
      CORRRECTION! I had to re-mount the Phatnoise player in my A6 over the w/e. So while it was out anyway, I tried it in my '98 Jetta (w/OEM Bose head-unit) and it WORKS! They both share the same CD changer plug (round 13 pinner). And all of the controls seems to work just as they do w/the Symphony I Bose head-unit in the Audi.

      Maybe it's time for someone the correct the application guides for these units to include 1998 Jetta's w/the OEM Bose headunits?

      I wish someone had tried this years ago. I would have saved me a lot of aggravation and research.

      You're my freakin' hero! I'm gonna buy a Phatbox now.


    2. 06-20-2007 04:28 PM #107
      Go for it! I bought both of ours on eBay for $150 and $200. Cheaper than an Ipod and the factory integration w/the voice prompts is seamless.

    3. 06-29-2007 04:19 PM #108
      I have a 2003 jetta with Monsoon 6-disc capable head unit
      I would like MAXIMUM control over 30g ipod thru the radio head unit and steeringwheel controls
      radio display would be nice, too
      i'm using a pie (enfig) now, but get tired poking the seek button to advance tracks!
      what's the latest?

    4. 07-04-2007 05:52 PM #109
      I have an 07 GTi with the double din 6 disk in dash and Sat radio (also has the aux in in the glove box)

      I'm looking for something that lets me retain the steering wheel controls (with the possibility of navigating play lists maybe as well)

      I think the one I want is the Dice i-VW-R with the sat passthrough, does it sound like I am on the right path?


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      07-09-2007 03:48 PM #110
      early 07 Passat with the pull down CD changer in the glove box, looking for a unit that will plug directly into the CD changer adapter but also work the Ipod through the radio itself.

      car has an indash 6 CD changer with sat. radio!

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    6. 07-09-2007 04:18 PM #111
      Two words for you guys...

      PHAT NOISE!

      http://www.phatnoise.com/vw/

      Should integrate nicely w/most VW/Audi head-units...

      http://www.phatnoise.com/vw/compatible.htm

      Oops! Sorry just read the fine print.

      "Additional comments: PhatNoise Digital Media players are not available for Phaeton, models with DVD navigation systems, Jetta's 2005.5+, Passat's 2006+, Golf & GTI 2006.5+."


      Modified by jmess5 at 4:20 PM 7-9-2007


    7. 07-12-2007 12:00 PM #112
      Like so many before me, I have learned a lot already from this forum, but want to make doubly sure before I pull the trigger:

      I have a Canadian 2006 Jetta with the 6-disc in-dash cd player and the multi-function wheel, but no satellite radio...my HU face has a 'MIX' button, not 'SAT'. And there's no AUX jack in the glove compartment, even though I think they offered that later in my model year. I can't figure out from my owner's manual how you would select anything other than the 6-disc or the radio. I want to hook up my iPod but do not want the limited functionality and playlists of the OEM setup.

      Must haves:
      -Retain all current functions of the in-dash CD player and standard AM/FM radio.
      -control the iPod from the iPod itself, with full access to all files, playlists, settings, folders, etc. that I would have outside of the car.
      -have it wired up so I can access the iPod from the driver's and passenger's seat
      -no bracket on the dash (lease car, gotta keep it neat and tidy). In the ashtray in front of the stick is ideal, could live with wire dangling out of the glove compartment.
      -Analog i.e. headphone-jack-quality sound is good enough (as long as it is better than the crap radio transmitter I have now)

      Nice to haves which I would pay for but are not critical:
      -Any sort of control from the wheel
      -Any sort of readout on the HU display
      -Charging and / or digital audio connection

      Based on all this I think I need the Dice Electronics i-VW-R. Am I right? Let me know and I'll send Enfig my credit card number.

      Thanks.


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      07-16-2007 08:03 PM #113
      Quote, originally posted by Christian@enfig »
      I like it and I sell it. But in a VW there is really no place to put the controller. THe display can be done.

      Following on from the drive+play questions, I would need to buy an aux in plug wouldn't I?

      I already have a drive+play unit I picked up cheaply in a store sale and I was looking at placing the controller either in the centre console near the handbrake, or, being a 3dr there would be room to place it on the door behind the auto window controls. I reckon both locations would be okay.

      Note: Australian spec GTIs have the RCD 500 headunit and no aux plug in the glovebox, we still have the light in there.

      Crappy pic of headunit below...



      Modified by minigolf at 10:09 AM 7-17-2007


    9. 07-23-2007 04:26 PM #114
      Quote, originally posted by minigolf »

      Following on from the drive+play questions, I would need to buy an aux in plug wouldn't I?

      yes you will, I'd recomend this product:

      The Pie VW02aux


    10. 07-23-2007 11:04 PM #115
      I just recently bought a 2007 Jetta with an iPod in the arm rest (if I wanted a black Jetta I could only get the iPod dock with out an AUX in the glove compartment). I like the dock and don't mind using the playlists off the radio, however I would like to hardwire my PNP Sirius Starmate Replay. Is there a way to do this through the ipod dock or do I have to take apart my radio. I would like to do this as cheaply as possible. Otherwise I guess my only other option is to use the FM modulator for Sirius.

      Thanks in advance.


    11. 07-24-2007 03:59 PM #116
      Quote, originally posted by docsdaname14 »
      I just recently bought a 2007 Jetta with an iPod in the arm rest (if I wanted a black Jetta I could only get the iPod dock with out an AUX in the glove compartment). I like the dock and don't mind using the playlists off the radio, however I would like to hardwire my PNP Sirius Starmate Replay. Is there a way to do this through the ipod dock or do I have to take apart my radio. I would like to do this as cheaply as possible. Otherwise I guess my only other option is to use the FM modulator for Sirius.

      Thanks in advance.

      does your radio have the "aux" feature

      if so what happens when you press aux


    12. 07-26-2007 01:49 PM #117
      John,

      I don't believe I have an aux button, my factory installed iPod adaptor works off the CD.


    13. 07-27-2007 09:52 AM #118
      07 GTI w/ nav..is there a ipod setup i can see the playlists/tracks on the nav and/or info screen on the dash...currently using the aux in the glove..any ideas are welcome..

    14. 07-29-2007 06:59 PM #119
      OK...so far I've gotten my DICE i-VW-R, torn my 2006 Jetta dash apart, plugged everything in to test. I have a few problems I hope someone (enfig?) can help with:
      -Where do I physically put the DICE box? The vehicle specific cable I have is not long enough to run the box into the glove compartment. Noone mentions tis in the DIY threads cause they are all installing just a cable. Can you suggest a good spot for the MkV? Velcro tape behind the dash somewhere?
      -When I hook up the iPod, I can hear the sound fine, but the screen of the iPod jumps right to "OK to disconnect" - I can't see the menus / folders etc. on the iPod or use the iPod controls. Any ideas on how to clear this up?
      -What do I hook the ground wire up to? The manual shows Mk4 radio, but not sure for my MkV.

      Thanks in advance...


    15. 07-29-2007 08:34 PM #120
      Fixed the iPod screen readout problem with a firmware update, and I think I should be able to ground to one of the small screws on the back of the HU...still need help with a good suggestion for location / attachment of the DICE box. Thanks again!

    16. 07-31-2007 06:53 PM #121
      Quote, originally posted by Da Stroker »
      Fixed the iPod screen readout problem with a firmware update, and I think I should be able to ground to one of the small screws on the back of the HU...still need help with a good suggestion for location / attachment of the DICE box. Thanks again!

      the dice box has 2 small screw grommets on it, I'd suggest using small zip ties to secure it to a wiring harness or dash support out of the way behind the radio


    17. 08-05-2007 12:27 AM #122
      I just checked again this weekend, my '07 Jetta does not have an aux button, just FM/AM and CD (functions for my CD and ipod). Can I split the ipod adaptor and add an AUX input to my system's radio (w/ the OEM ipod adaptor)? I'd rather just add a AUX option rather than buying another ipod adaptor if possible. I live in Jersey if you are able to install it. The other issue is would I be able to freely switch between my Sirius PNP and ipod if they are both working off the CD button?

      Thanks again....


    18. 08-06-2007 03:32 PM #123
      Quote, originally posted by docsdaname14 »
      Can I split the ipod adaptor and add an AUX input to my system's radio (w/ the OEM ipod adaptor)? I'd rather just add a AUX option rather than buying another ipod adaptor if possible.

      the only way to keep the stock VW ipod adapter and have an additional auxilary input is if your car came factory equipped with SAT and you choose to use the SAT port as an aux instead

      the best adpter that will perform the functions you need would be the DICE I-VW-R

      it will replace your factory adapter with an eaisier to use ipod interface as well as give you an Auxi input to which you can connect your portable SAT radio, you will be able to swich from your ipod to your aux input easily from your radio controls

      the install of the I-VW-R is completly plug and play, if you like we can do the install for you, please call or e-mail us to set up an apointment


    19. 08-06-2007 04:32 PM #124
      Thanks for the reply, I'm assuming that my ipod OEM connector will work fine with the DICE unit (no need to be ripping out wires in the center console or under the arm rest). Also, would this be a better (more cheap alternative) for my situation....http://www.diceelectronics.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DETEST01&Category_Code=AUX

      since I should have all of the cabling from my OEM ipod?

      if you guys can purchase and install that, I'd be all over it!


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      08-14-2007 04:47 AM #125
      i have an 01 vr6 gti just added an ipod setup i have the 2din setup (i think has cd and tape) well i first tryed to plug it in to the cd player plug(on the top din) and when i hit the round button to the left the light for cd changer would come on then shut off but never play any ipod @ all. than i took the cd player blue plug out of the back of the tape deck and put the ipod blue plug in and it worked! but now i cant use the cd player will there be a day i can use the cd player ever agan and have the i pod playing
      thx

    21. 08-14-2007 04:40 PM #126
      Quote, originally posted by docsdaname14 »
      Thanks for the reply, I'm assuming that my ipod OEM connector will work fine with the DICE unit (no need to be ripping out wires in the center console or under the arm rest).

      it is possible to reuse your stock wiring and insatll the dice brain, however Dice would want you to use their radio harness and ipod cable, if you'd like us to do the install please call or e-mail us to set up an apointment (if we do the install we will use the dice harnesses) if you choose to do the install yourself you can use whatever harness works better for you

      Quote, originally posted by docsdaname14 »
      Also, would this be a better (more cheap alternative) for my situation....http://www.diceelectronics.com/Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DETEST01&Category_Code=AUX

      no, that product is designed to connect to an aftermarket radio with an auxilary input, it won't directly connect to your car and it won't let you control your ipod from the radio or steering wheel controls


    22. 08-14-2007 04:42 PM #127
      Quote, originally posted by nomorehonda »
      will there be a day i can use the cd player ever agan and have the i pod playing
      thx

      what you want to do is possible, however the add on cd player in the front of your car is a bit picky about which interfaces it will work with, what unit are you using?


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      08-14-2007 11:31 PM #128
      a cheep axxis kit


      Modified by nomorehonda at 11:34 PM 8-15-2007

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      08-16-2007 01:35 AM #129
      what can i use to keep it?

    25. 08-16-2007 06:15 PM #130
      Quote, originally posted by nomorehonda »
      what can i use to keep it?

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/shop....html

      this works well with the add on cd player


    26. 08-17-2007 08:47 AM #131
      I've read through the thread, but may have missed the recommendation for my particular config....

      `07 Passat Wolfsburg w/ in-dash changer & Sirius SAT, and (currently) the Aux input. What is the best iPod integration option- the Dice unit?

      thks...


    27. 08-18-2007 05:17 PM #132
      can anyone help me with this problem? I have installed a blitzsafe onto my double din headunit on my mk4 jetta. Heres the breakdown:

      -The ipod integration works fine, so I am able to play music through the ipod.
      -The in dash CD player works.

      -However, the radio is totally disfunctional! Not one station works on the radio, and I have no clue why! All i hear is static, regardless of where i tune in.

      -I installed the unit a couple of months ago, but this has been the first time since I have tried listening to the radio. The only thing I can think of is that my ground connection is screwing things up? I connected the ground wire to one of the many screws on the back of the head unit's aluminum/metal framing.

      What could be wrong?


      Modified by pat242 at 2:25 PM 8-18-2007


    28. 08-20-2007 01:36 PM #133
      Quote, originally posted by reef150 »
      I've read through the thread, but may have missed the recommendation for my particular config....

      `07 Passat Wolfsburg w/ in-dash changer & Sirius SAT, and (currently) the Aux input. What is the best iPod integration option- the Dice unit?

      thks...

      the dice I-VW-R would be a good solution

      connecting the dice unit will disable the factory aux input, however the dice unit will have its own aux input you can use for all your non ipod needs

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/shop....html

      you'll also want to use the sat pass thru to keep your sat radio functional

      http://enfigcarstereo.com/shop....html


    29. 08-20-2007 01:46 PM #134
      Quote, originally posted by pat242 »
      can anyone help me with this problem? I have installed a blitzsafe onto my double din headunit on my mk4 jetta. Heres the breakdown:

      -The ipod integration works fine, so I am able to play music through the ipod.
      -The in dash CD player works.

      -However, the radio is totally disfunctional! Not one station works on the radio, and I have no clue why! All i hear is static, regardless of where i tune in.

      -I installed the unit a couple of months ago, but this has been the first time since I have tried listening to the radio. The only thing I can think of is that my ground connection is screwing things up? I connected the ground wire to one of the many screws on the back of the head unit's aluminum/metal framing.

      What could be wrong?


      Modified by pat242 at 2:25 PM 8-18-2007

      I'm sorry to hear you're having problems, my suggestion would be to connect the ground to the wire under the black rubber nub to the screw located there

      however based on your description, I belive that you antenna has been disconnected in the reinstalation of your radio, pull your radio out, verify the antenna connection


    30. 08-25-2007 08:38 PM #135
      I ordered a Blitzsafe VW/MLink1 V.3A from Enfig for my '06 Passat. I received it this week and attached it to the CD changer port in the glove compartment. My iPod works as expected, but there is a chiming whirr background noise. After reseating the cable and trying a different iPod, I discovered the the noise occurs even when the iPod is disconnected and also occurs regardless of whether the ignition is on or off. The tone does not seem to change with acceleration when the car is running. I recorded a sample of the noise. Link to the sample below:
      http://www.ninjohn.com/whirr.mp3 .
      Power line filter? Ground loop isolator? Young priest/old priest?

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    31. 09-02-2007 02:29 PM #136
      Thanks to John for helping us all sort out our iPod puzzles. Mine is a 2004 New Beetle convertible. It has the OEM Monsoon, am/fm and cassette in the dash, and a cd changer in the armrest. I would like to preserve the use of the CD changer, is that possible with my setup?

    32. 09-04-2007 05:17 PM #137
      Quote, originally posted by misterbee »
      I would like to preserve the use of the CD changer, is that possible with my setup?

      thats possible in one of two ways, is controling the ipod from your radio an important feature to you?


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      09-05-2007 12:03 AM #138
      any updates on an integration kit that will display track titles on an mk5 premium radio? (indash changer) other options?

    34. 09-08-2007 06:17 PM #139
      have an 2008 r32 and was wondering what you have for it both ipod and or blue tooth

    35. 09-12-2007 02:10 PM #140
      for ipod only I'd suggest the Dice I-VW-R

      Link to Dice I-VW-R

      then for bluetooth you can use a parrot bluetooth kit with the propper steering wheel control module

      or, if you'd like to have one product that does both, you can get:

      Dension gateway 100

      +

      Dension bluetooth adpater


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