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#1 GBDave

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:49

Just finally picked up a 55 Superb Elegance 130tdi yesterday after selling my 03 Octy VRS estate about a month ago!! (There aint to many about is there!!)

I'm now trying to get my head around the settings on the sat nav head unit.

Through the menu settings there seems to be an AUX setting which is set to OFF.
Does this mean that there is a connection on the back of the unit that I could plug into with a suitable lead to listen to my Ipod??
I know you can get a lead to replace your CD changer connection but I'd like to retain that if I can?

Anyone know please??

Edited by GBDave, 07 September 2008 - 08:55.


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Posted 07 September 2008 - 16:10

There is indeed an AUX input mate as I run me PS2 through the AUX input on the back of my DX........:thumbup:

#3 GBDave

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:12

Ok thanks Dude :)

But I've since been browsing around the forum and it looks like you can't easily connect to it with an Ipod.

Best option I believe I've found so far seems to be this iPod CD changer adapter, VW iPod, Music Link, xCarLink which looks promising as it seems you retain the changer.

But I dunno what the back of my unit looks like to tell if I have a "2 x 6 pin connector" or an "8 pin ISO connector". (or could one be for the cd changer socket and the other for the AUX socket???)

Are the units quite easy to get round the back of or to get out to look??

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:23

Ok thanks Dude :)

But I've since been browsing around the forum and it looks like you can't easily connect to it with an Ipod.

Best option I believe I've found so far seems to be this iPod CD changer adapter, VW iPod, Music Link, xCarLink which looks promising as it seems you retain the changer.

But I dunno what the back of my unit looks like to tell if I have a "2 x 6 pin connector" or an "8 pin ISO connector". (or could one be for the cd changer socket and the other for the AUX socket???)

Are the units quite easy to get round the back of or to get out to look??

I am not aware of this system above mate so your best bet is to get the unit out and then have a look?

It's simple to get out but you need 4 removal keys that you can source off Ebay if you don't have any? They fit into the 4 rectangular slots in each corner of the DX unit..........

Update this thread if you do anything mate as I am sure others would be interested?

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:29

If the input is an AUX then I suspect your only option would be to connect your iPod through this and not have any control over it from the head unit.

The only systems that offer iPod control on OE head units are those which make the unit think the iPod is a CD changer... like the Dension Ice Link Plus or the Connects2 version.

What I'm saying is... I think with the DX you have no choice but to either loose the CD changer if you want control, or put up with no control and keep the changer.



Erm, did that make sense? :confused:

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:40

Erm, did that make sense? :confused:

Yes mate, I was under the impression you can only use an Ipod through the Changer port..........:thumbup:

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 11:55

Yes mate, I was under the impression you can only use an Ipod through the Changer port..........:thumbup:


Thank you, cheque's in the post.


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#8 GBDave

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 17:47

I pretty much think the cd changer port is probably gonna be the only way to connect it too now.

The reason I was looking at the xCarLink one is that it looks like it plugs into the cd changer port to power/control the iPod but also has an input connector to replug the cd changer into (i think)

this: Posted Image (if it's the right connector??)

The way I read the website was that in the little control box it senses if your Ipod is plugged in and if so will read from that but if not will read from the cd changer??? Does that sound possible??

P.S. Yes Baker21 I think I need to get hold of a removal tool. If you know what they look like any chance could you point me at a suitable one on Ebay please so I can check it out. Thanx :)

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 20:04

P.S. Yes Baker21 I think I need to get hold of a removal tool. If you know what they look like any chance could you point me at a suitable one on Ebay please so I can check it out. Thanx :)

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 20:58

Got the keys from eBay in the post today, Woo Hoo!! (bought from your link from HONG KONG!! - cheers dude :))

Will pull the unit out over the weekend and have a look at the back now. I'll try and take some photo's an post em up incase it helps anyone else too ok :thumbup:

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 21:53

Got the keys from eBay in the post today, Woo Hoo!! (bought from your link from HONG KONG!! - cheers dude :))

Will pull the unit out over the weekend and have a look at the back now. I'll try and take some photo's an post em up incase it helps anyone else too ok :thumbup:

Photos would be good mate.................:thumbup:

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 13:27

Right.........
This is how far I've got now on the iPod mission.

Skoda DX Navi unit in dash:
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Insert removal keys:
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And out it pops:
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Sticker on top tells you which connector does what:
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Hence from this above and down shot you can see the Blue part of the triple connector is for the cd changer :)
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Hence I now think I need to buy one of these: Skoda iPod Interface 8 pin ISO Connector*::*SKODA*::*XCarLink as it comes with an input and output to replace and then reconnect the blue part of the triple connector:
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I'll let you know when I've bought one and tried it OK :thumbup:

(Might be next month now though as I'm still mega skint from buying the car!!)

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 21:05

The aux input is on the 10 pin round connector,there is a setting for audio,audio+video,or off on the dx unit .

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 17:29

The aux input is on the 10 pin round connector,there is a setting for audio,audio+video,or off on the dx unit .

Sure is, that is where my PS2 is plugged in......:thumbup:

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 15:13

Right.........
This is how far I've got now on the iPod mission.

Skoda DX Navi unit in dash:
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Insert removal keys:
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And out it pops:
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Sticker on top tells you which connector does what:
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Hence from this above and down shot you can see the Blue part of the triple connector is for the cd changer :)
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Hence I now think I need to buy one of these: Skoda iPod Interface 8 pin ISO Connector*::*SKODA*::*XCarLink as it comes with an input and output to replace and then reconnect the blue part of the triple connector:
Posted Image

I'll let you know when I've bought one and tried it OK :thumbup:

(Might be next month now though as I'm still mega skint from buying the car!!)



The first time using a forum! i have got the same problem.
Have you made and progress?

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 15:50

Dension Icelink 300 does the job for me.
Retains CD changer functionality.
Charges ipod and steering wheel controls forward/back tracks on Ipod. No track naming though.
Does the job with very little fuss.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 14:35

Dension Icelink 300 does the job for me.
Retains CD changer functionality.
Charges ipod and steering wheel controls forward/back tracks on Ipod. No track naming though.
Does the job with very little fuss.

Hi Mike,

I have just bought a 2005/05 superb. I want to buy the dension but not sure if it will work with my radio unit.

The radio unit face says 'Skoda Audio DX' on top . It looks just like the picture GBDave has posted. It has a colour screen, satnav and a 6CD changer.

I was wondering if you have the same radio unit. If you do then that means mine will work with dension.

Edited by sam2000, 17 November 2008 - 22:31.


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Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:55

GBDave,

From the picture it looks like my radio is identical to yours. Did you manage to get the ipod connected? If you did could you please post the details.

I am trying to do the same but I am very frustrated because I am not sure if the dension stuff will work with this unit.

Any comments from anyone who managed to get the satnav dx to connect to an ipod would change my life!

Please guys! Someboy help me! I am going crazy!

#19 GBDave

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 13:12

GBDave,

From the picture it looks like my radio is identical to yours. Did you manage to get the ipod connected? If you did could you please post the details.

I am trying to do the same but I am very frustrated because I am not sure if the dension stuff will work with this unit.

Any comments from anyone who managed to get the satnav dx to connect to an ipod would change my life!

Please guys! Someboy help me! I am going crazy!


Hi Sam,

Bad news I'm afraid!

I bought the Xcarlink kit for £75 (including postage) as it looked like it should work! Tried fitting it and it didn't! :(. It played the Ipod OK but even though I'd plugged the cd changer back into the new adaptor it still didn't see the cd changer. :(
i.e. When I disconnected the Ipod from the flylead to use the cd changer instead (as this is how it should opperate) the headunit would kinda jam saying it is selecting cd3 and the timer would go but you'd only get silence.

I've just sent the unit back to get my refund but they did say that they would look into it as they believed it should have worked!?!

So for the time being I'd say don't buy a Xcarlink Ipod adaptor for a Skoda DX SatNav Headunit as from my personal experience "It Don't Work!" :thumbdwn:

So yeah I'm also going nuts still without my Ipod of tunes so please someone if they've sussed it with a DX Satnav headunit then please share the knowledge!! :confused:

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 13:34

P.S. Check out this thread too:

http://briskoda.net/...uperb-dx/77896/

Looks like we're fighting a loosing battle :(

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 16:45

Harmon/Kardon Drive+Play, connect it to your AUX-IN... job done :thumbup:

The Drive+Play II's are a little, er, expensive at the moment so I'd have a look for the first version on eBay.

Either that or speak to your local Halfords store - we used to stock this and I'm sure some stores will have residuals :)

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 23:43

Thanks very much GBDave for sharing your experience! I really appreciate it.

Has anyone tried the dension stuff? or is it simply incompatible?

And Thanks very much Bluefox for the information about Harmon/Kardon. That looks pretty promising. I am going to take a look at it. I will post if I make any progress. And if anyone of you find anything about this I would love to hear.

Hope our search for the perfect ipod solution for the dx will succeed! :)

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 22:54

I bought the Xcarlink kit and it didnt work same problem. the ipod worked but the cd didnt. called the shop and Jan said to tried it again i did 5 times. finally it worked and now im a happy camper any problems give me a ring 07887840434

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 09:14

I bought the Xcarlink kit and it didnt work same problem....


So surely the Xcarlink is not an option. But any ideas about if Dension will work with our DX units anyone?

I wrote to dension and got the following reply


Dear Customer,

If I'm right you have Satkompass Navi DX which is compatible with the following products:

- GW100 (GW16VW8)
- GW300 (GW33VW8)

Please note: Text will not be visible on your Head Unit's screen.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us again.
Please confirm that our reply was satisfactory.

Kind regards,

Dension Support Team

But the reply starts with the words "If I'm right" so I am still not sure about it. I have asked them if there is any way to make sure it is a Satkompas.

But I have a feeling that maybe I should just wait. Becaues mine is an iphone, not an ipod. And all the kits out there are built with only the ipod in mind. I think soon there will be new ones built for iphones which would help us make handsfree calls as well as listen to music using just a single kit. But when such units do come out wheather they are going to be compatible with our old DX head units or not is another question. I will continue the search and please post if you have any info about these things.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 13:23

Thank you all for this brilliant Thread.

Just a quick question, pricipally to (Brian Mc Cann who got the XCarlink Kit to work) but I'll take sugestions from anyone, where / how are you feeding the Ipod connector wires through the dash into the car?

Thanks again for all the info, particularly GB Daves Pictures. Much appreciated.

AxelF.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:22

Just a quick question, pricipally to (Brian Mc Cann who got the XCarlink Kit to work) but I'll take sugestions from anyone, where / how are you feeding the Ipod connector wires through the dash into the car?


I've not got a DX, or an iPod... but... currently I've got my AUX-IN wire going into my glovebox. This way I can hide the cable when I'm not using the MP3 player.

When I've got the time I'll be dropping the wire straight down from the stereo, under the centre console and into the "cubby hole" in the middle of the car. There's a nice fold down pocket which just fits an mp3 player.

Hope that helps :)

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 15:35

Here are my findings so far. FM transimitters are crap. They transmit over the air and there's always intereference. Then there's wired FM like 'Harmon/Kardon Drive+Play' and the dension ice link these kits connect to the fm antenna socket. So the sound quality is FM quality but not CD quality. You can control the volume with car radio controlss. Then we have connection through CD changer. you get CD quality sound and you can browse your playlists through car radio screen (My satkompass Navi Dx has a good color screen) etc.

The CD changer connection has 2 options, dension,xcarlink (dice although aparently more powerful < you can search by artists and album on your car's satnav screen >, doesn't seem to support skoda at the moment so that's out)

They both(xcarlink and dension) map five of the 6 cds to the first 5 paylists. The remaining Cd is used to switch to manual mode where you control the thing by using your ipod/iphone.

But if you have an iphone 3G or the latest ipod then until recently it won't be charged. But just now both of them are offering new versions that can actually charge these things. Dension GW100 costs twice as much as the xcarlink but then you have the ability to upgrade the firmware. And when I compare the websites that gives the impression that dension are a bigger,more established people. Is it worth the extra money? That is the million dollar er... umm... roughly 70 pound question.

So I will let you know if I ever by one of those kits.

PS: The dension have the optional AV extension kit that lets you watch ipod videos on your satnav scree. But my wife has ruled out that possibility on safety grounds so I have to forget it.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 15:33

:confused: Please please please help me...

I have recently bought a Superb Elegance 1.9.TDI and absolutely love it!! It has of course the " sat nav DX " fitted. I have had a good read of quite a few threads on here and researched as much as I can else where with regards to fitting an ipod, my local skoda dealership was sadly no help at all and said it was not possible.

I understand I can buy a Dension interface GW100 or a Xcarlink cable?

I am a bit thick so in simple terms which please is the best way to fit it, what do I buy. Do I connect it to the back of the DX, is that by the AUX, or do I fit it via my CD changer in the boot. If I do connect one can I still connect a PS2 or DVD player and then to where.

I am very frustrated with it all, I would love to be able to connect my ipod. Thank goodness for this site and I can hopefully get someones help to sort me and it out. THANK YOU!!!!!! :):)

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 19:18

If someone knows what the pin abreviations are on the label, surely you can simply create a cable? I presume for an ipod you would nead left/ right and ground? And for video simply video & ground?

I think most people simply want to plug the Headphone out of your IPOD / MP3 to the DX Aux in to listen via the Superb stereo . Not necessarily to control the IPOD via the Stearing wheel controls.

So in an ideal world we could have the woring for DX Aux in to 3.5mm output from mp3?

Edited by dempswar, 16 April 2009 - 19:46.
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#30 Fred Bloggs

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 19:26

Yes, not having an accessible 3mm aux input socket is really a crap oversight:thumbdwn: I'd love to connect my mp3 player too. Even my daughters basic Citroen C1 can do this. can't do it in my Fabia VRs Ltd either:thumbdwn:




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