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Old April 24th, 2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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Gettin my Icelink today, one last question.

So I'm going to go to Best Buy today and get it installed but I have a question. I have the navi sytstem and I know that I need to do some modifying to make the icelink work (according to the dension tech) I can either spend $30 and get a y cable, or I can just splice 3 wires. I chose to splice. The Tech at denstion sent me this pdf file . What I don't understand is what happens to the factory plug that goes into the CD changer port... does it just dangle? The PDF file says to splice the 3 wires from the factory plug to the dension plug, plug the dension plug in and that's it. Any thoughts?
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Personally, I'd spend the 30 on the splitter.
Clipping and splicing wires off the Stock HU's AUX sounds pretty sketchy. If you decide to sell the car (eventually) you'd have to return it to the original setup or the aux would be unusable. Unless you want to just leave the Icelink installed.
The splitter is a simple matter of plugging it in. I'd say save yourself the headaches and go with the splitter. So long as you're doing the mod, do it clean.
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It seems like if you want to install any 3rd-party piece of equipment that requires an auxillary input, you have to disable the XM Radio in the '05 Accords (at least that's what all the web sites say). Is it possible to use the CD Changer input? If I'm going to hook up an iPod, I really have no use for the CD and would rather disable that then the XM Radio which I also use. Any thoughts?
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Personally, I'd spend the 30 on the splitter.
Clipping and splicing wires off the Stock HU's AUX sounds pretty sketchy. If you decide to sell the car (eventually) you'd have to return it to the original setup or the aux would be unusable. Unless you want to just leave the Icelink installed.
The splitter is a simple matter of plugging it in. I'd say save yourself the headaches and go with the splitter. So long as you're doing the mod, do it clean.

That's a good point. So the plitter will just allow both the icelink and the factory plug to go into the cd changer port, right?
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That's a good point. So the plitter will just allow both the icelink and the factory plug to go into the cd changer port, right?
exactly
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It seems like if you want to install any 3rd-party piece of equipment that requires an auxillary input, you have to disable the XM Radio in the '05 Accords (at least that's what all the web sites say). Is it possible to use the CD Changer input? If I'm going to hook up an iPod, I really have no use for the CD and would rather disable that then the XM Radio which I also use. Any thoughts?
The changer IS the HU. There is no input.
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The changer IS the HU. There is no input.
So does that mean both the XM and CD Changer are disabled? Pardon my ignorance on the subject...what does HU stand for?
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So does that mean both the XM and CD Changer are disabled? Pardon my ignorance on the subject...what does HU stand for?
Head Unit, as in the main driver of the audio system. And you're not ignorant, just uneducated. You've got to learn sometime.
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Thanks for the info, kramer2k. So since the changer is in the head unit, it doesn't need to be disabled? Also, looking at Dension's web site, it's unclear if the Accord dash can show the ID3 tag info.

This is the first I've heard of this product so I'm intrigued. I just got my new Accord 3 weeks ago so I'm still in the middle of my XM trial. When that's done, I'll definitely have a decision to make.
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Thanks for the info, kramer2k. So since the changer is in the head unit, it doesn't need to be disabled? Also, looking at Dension's web site, it's unclear if the Accord dash can show the ID3 tag info.
No, the factory HU will NOT display ID3 tags. You'd have to get an aftermarket HU for that feature to work.

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This is the first I've heard of this product so I'm intrigued. I just got my new Accord 3 weeks ago so I'm still in the middle of my XM trial. When that's done, I'll definitely have a decision to make.
Yeah, I got the IceLink after my free trail expired as well.
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Thanks, kramer2k!

P.S. I hope our Huddy is treating your Braves well.
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Thanks, kramer2k!

P.S. I hope our Huddy is treating your Braves well.
Hell yeah he is. Thanks again!
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