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Hi all!

I just found an iPod adapter called neo iOn. (www.mp3yourcar.com) The website says it's compatible with 04 TSX. They say this thing is not a FM trasmitter, but allows your iPod to be connected directly to the factory sound system (i.e. Better "digital" sound quality) and also allows you to use all the controls (i.e. buttons on the factory head unit, steering wheel control). Sounds pretty cool, huh?

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone here has had experience with this product. (i.e. Difficulties in installation, sound quality, etc.)

Thank you all in advance!

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I don't know but I like the concept. Would love to hear more on this.
 

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Hello, and welcome to the Club bigcookie :wavey:
Thanks for the heads up :thumbsup:
APOGEE said:
I don't know but I like the concept. Would love to hear more on this.
As would I :nod:
Joker - who has been looking to get an iPod, and would use it with the TSX for sure!! :thumbsup:
 

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Well, I was on the web site and it said you hook up the adapter to the cd changer port on the back of the radio... Does this mean you loose the use of the cd changer already in the car, or just unable to hook up an external one??
 

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I wonder if this product will work with navigation models.
 

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I have the ICE-link PLUS (www.dension.com) hooked up to my TSX sound system and it sounds great. I was using the Griffin iTrip previously and am glad I spent the $200 for the ICE-link. It hooks into the CD changer/Aux port on the HU. You still get use of the in dash 6 disc changer. It took me about 20 minutes to install.
 

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miner said:
I have the ICE-link PLUS (www.dension.com) hooked up to my TSX sound system and it sounds great. I was using the Griffin iTrip previously and am glad I spent the $200 for the ICE-link. It hooks into the CD changer/Aux port on the HU. You still get use of the in dash 6 disc changer. It took me about 20 minutes to install.
thanks for the info.

personally I think it's rather pricey for an interface device.
also funny the dension web site does not show what the PHYSCAL Ice-Link Plus product looks like - as in i have no idea what I am getting
 

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>> It hooks into the CD changer/Aux port on the HU

This is a physical port ? where is it ?
 

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man dension site is crap ! difficult to find info.

mp3yourcar.com is much better:
[/QUOTE]The iPod car kit includes a 11.5' (3.5M) cable that plugs directly into your iPod. The other side of this cable plugs into the CD changer port on the back of your car stereo ?there is no FM modulation.
So how do I access the port ?
 

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>> It hooks into the CD changer/Aux port on the HU

This is a physical port ? where is it ?
Remove the bin under the stereo (Non-navi unit). It pulls out, has clips that hold it in. With the bin out you can get to the port; on the bottom of the stereo near the center back of it. I have seen pictures of the location on the 'other' site.
 

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I wonder if this product will work with navigation models.

doesn't work for Navi models.
 
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2005 tsx without navi

Wonder if it would work with 2005, no navi, but with XM radio now standard?
 
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Ditto above. I have an '05 and XM but no navi. Anyone tried the neo ion on this config? I don't want to lose my XM!

HELP!!
 

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Wow, Old thread.

I recommend the ice link, I own it, I love it. If you want to keep XM as well, here is a link to the best installation i have seen:

Ipod + XM

It's not very easy to do, but will def be worth all the hard work in the end. It will be slightly easier, since you don't have Navi, but you will need some electrical expertise. Good luck. :thumbsup:

EDIT: link doesn't work, I'll PM it to you.
 
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I don't think I want the Icelink. I heard that it doesn't allow you to control the iPod from the iPod, and has other limitations with playlists and things. I want full funtionality from my iPod. What are your feelings on this??
 

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Regarding controlling the Ipod directly:

I ordered from mp3yourcar what I thought was the neo-ion thing. What I got was a chip, approximately 5 inches long and 3/4 of an inch wide. One end has a wire that plugs in to the aux port on the HU, and the other end runs to the dock connector port on the Ipod. The manual and installation books say Dension Ice-Link, but the invoice said Neo-Ion. Therefore, I'm not really sure what I installed. But here's what I do know: It works great. It initially defaults to the setup where you can't use the click-wheel; but if you press 6 on the HU you go to the setup mode and set it to something like IPOD UI (user interface aka clickwheel). That's what I did because its much easier for me and the FF/RW buttons still work. As was stated more than a year ago, the installation is easy, and I'm not one to diy if it's complicated or i think i could break something.
 

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That is the ice link. It's usually $200, but I got mine on ebay for $150, though I had to wait a while! They are vehicle specific, so make sure you get the right one. I20-Honda-R (Not R2 or R3)
 
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