i pod hook up


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beachbuddy0253
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i pod hook up

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:36 pm



i have a 2010 1800. i have an JM MP3 player. i am trying to hook up an i pod to it. i was told that all i have to do is hook up the i pod to the player using the cable but it doesn't work. the playe comes on with the ignition and the i pod is running but nothin through the radio. what am i doing wrong or will the i pod not work with this player. any thoughts ????



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Re: i pod hook up

Postby Mike 545 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:19 am

I am a bit confused. Are you connecting the iPod to another mp3 player? Why?

Just hook-up the iPod to the bike. You use the Wing's cable, in the pouch - connect it to the iPod's headphone out port. One small thing, with analogue connections, the player's volume level does matter; perhaps, it was set too low.

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby thrasherg » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:02 pm

You are selecting the AUX channel after connecting the iPod?

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:14 pm

thrasherg wrote:You are selecting the AUX channel after connecting the iPod?

Gary

i tried selecting everything and i still get nothing. i did plug it into the plug in the left pouch and it plays but i have no controls with the switches on the handle bars

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:17 pm

Mike 545 wrote:I am a bit confused. Are you connecting the iPod to another mp3 player? Why?

Just hook-up the iPod to the bike. You use the Wing's cable, in the pouch - connect it to the iPod's headphone out port. One small thing, with analogue connections, the player's volume level does matter; perhaps, it was set too low.



i turned up the radio volume but not the i pod volume. they tell me i have to hook the i pod up to an MP3 player to be able to use the controls on the handle bars. ????

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby Mike 545 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:17 am

That is incorrect. Just connect the iPod to the USB input in the trunk. Than, you can access everything on the iPod via the controls on the handlebars.

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:27 pm

Mike 545 wrote:That is incorrect. Just connect the iPod to the USB input in the trunk. Than, you can access everything on the iPod via the controls on the handlebars.




i'll have to check the volume on the ipod, it doesn't work when i hook it up. at least i cant hear it. maybe it's just me. thanks

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby Mike 545 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:49 pm

It is connected via USB in the trunk. You selected AUX.

1. Info should come-up on the LCD screen: select a play list, then select a song; after that, everything should work.

2. Oh yea. There is a mute button. Try pressing that; maybe, you pressed it by accident. That could be the issue.

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:03 pm

Mike 545 wrote:It is connected via USB in the trunk. You selected AUX.

1. Info should come-up on the LCD screen: select a play list, then select a song; after that, everything should work.

2. Oh yea. There is a mute button. Try pressing that; maybe, you pressed it by accident. That could be the issue.



the mute button is off, but i have not checked the volume on the ipod itself. it looks like the display on the screen stays the same as if the mp3 player is on. i will check it tomorrow and let you know thanks for your input.

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby Mike 545 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:30 pm

The iPod volume level setting isn't important if it has a digital USB connection.

All information comes-up on the LCD screen; the problem is the bike's volume level is too low. And this issue does not exist, when this iPod is used in your car.

Did you also try the radio volume control, instead of the handle bar control?

You should take the bike back to the dealer; I bet they can figure-out the problem in less than ten minutes.

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby Mike 545 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:22 pm

Sorry, I re-read your original post. You have a 2010. 2010's do not have a USB digital input; that means no iPod or mp3 players functions can be accessed via handle bar controls. You will have to select a playlist on the iPod itself; after that, you can control the volume on the handle bar controls. So, check the iPod's volume level and match it with the bike's volume level for undistorted sound.

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby Mike 545 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:03 pm


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Re: i pod hook up

Postby Bootheal MO » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:52 pm

I am having a similar issue with an '06. I have the Ipod plugged into the cable in the front left pocket. Ipod has volumn on high and Aux is selected but no sound out of the speakers. Mute if off and volumn on bike is up high. I may need to take this by also and have it checked by HONDA.

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby Bootheal MO » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Did more checking on the cable connection under the storage compartment. The honda ipod cable has a three prong molex plug that connects with an existing mating plug that has two prongs. This molex plug has some style of noise filter looking device locked in heat shrink laying loose under the storage box.

Probably not much help either. Mike

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Re: i pod hook up

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:08 pm

Bootheal MO wrote:Did more checking on the cable connection under the storage compartment. The honda ipod cable has a three prong molex plug that connects with an existing mating plug that has two prongs. This molex plug has some style of noise filter looking device locked in heat shrink laying loose under the storage box.

Probably not much help either. Mike



ok, just got off the phone with j & m and the player i have is a jmdm 162. this unit will not play the ipod. i would have to get the newer player to get this to play. bummer. well thanks for all you help. maybe a retirement gift to me.




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