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Steering wheel controls don't work Ipod....

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by cfross, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. cfross

    cfross Guest

    Hi folks just new to the forum:D My dad has just bought a 09 leon fr, and has a nice wee prezy to him i got him the ipod cable (the one that fits into the cup holder) with USB nd AUX cables... the problem is I can only get the stereo to act as speakers as opposed to being able to use the steering wheel to fully control the ipod (the ipod is a touch gen 2... if that helps at all), any ideas from people in the know would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. stevesulsh

    stevesulsh MY08FR

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    I'm pretty sure that the only control of your ipod with this connection method (aux cable) regardless of the generation of ipod is via the head unit for volume and ipod for all other functions sorry to be the bearer of bad news but am sure there have also been hundreds of posts relating to this already,, try using search function
     
  3. IanG

    IanG Active Member

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    I've got the same cable and you can only control the playlists via the head unit

    The only thing you can control via the steering wheel is to skip track and change the volume :(

    However I'm happy with the cable it does more than the one I had in my Type R at leastwith this one the track names are displayed and I didn't have to create playlists called Honda1, Honda2 etc
     
  4. NickP

    NickP Full Member

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    I can control my ipod through my steering wheel controls - but thats only because I have the MDI unit - without that kind of setup you only get limited functionality...
     
  5. JimboGooner

    JimboGooner Guest

    which connector do you use for that then ??

    or is that straight through AUX/USB ?
     
  6. NickP

    NickP Full Member

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    The cable on the left is the one the ipod connects to -
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    The wiring harness plugs into the back of the MFD3...
    and gives you -

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  7. Cupranation

    Cupranation Active Member

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    I used the Dension gateway with canbus support so that I can have full control from the steering wheel and the MFD :D

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  8. jrsmooth

    jrsmooth Active Member

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    can you get this to show on the headunit as well or is it just through the mfd?
     

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