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Hi there.I see you guys are currios about this kit. this is 100 % plug and play.me and few of my friends modify one of the iPod interfaces that was originaly made for Chevy/Hummers/escalades. the software was change a little and here it was. this is how it works. this unit uses an XM port of the radio, so you can see titles and do iPod functions. using preset 1 (P!) you toggle between iPod and XM tuner, that simple. no warranty void.. this is NOT ACCESS OR USA SPEC OR IPOD 2 CAR. in about a week I'll also have a solution to add a Sirius tuner into XLR or XM into early models that did not come equiped with XM. all plug and play I can also make a kit to play video iPod through your Nav screen and using Navigation at the same time. any questions, write me at [email protected].
thank you all.
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Mark, "gmgeek"

Sent me some photos showing his iPod interface installed. It goes in behind the rear console. Looks nice.
I don't know how to post photos here but if you would like to see them just give me your email address and I will pass them on.

Now I wonder if he would give use a discount.... the GMIP-01 sells for about $129.00...
Come on Mike give us a deal. :thumbs :thumbs

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Motorboat,
Go to photobucket.com and upload pics into their websie. Cost nothing. Then copy the pic info from your pictures that you uploaded that you want to put on this site and click on the small envelope in the reply window and paste the info you copied from photobucket into that and it will appear very large in your reply (BIG) Once you get the hang of it you'll love it.
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actualy I found GMIP-01 for $108
http://www.audiooutfitter.com/store/GMIP-01.html
the question is, does it work on XLR ?
I spoke with the guy who designed this Axxess product. He said, that they never had a chance to test it on XLR, because, they can't even get the car.I've seen that kit at CES Show and talked to those guys. cool product. all i can say, try it, the worst thing you can do is damage body control module on your vehicle.if you need any tech support, I'll be glad to help
 

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Thanks Standby,
It took a little while but this worked quite well after I got the hang of it..


Here are his photos but it looks like "Cady Geek /GMGEEK" is not going to make us any deals...:confused

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Well that's just plain showing off...........Nice work motorboat. I wish a few more members could catch on to this. It would really help when showing items that are tough to talk about.
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Cady_Geek said:
actualy I found GMIP-01 for $108
http://www.audiooutfitter.com/store/GMIP-01.html
the question is, does it work on XLR ?
I spoke with the guy who designed this Axxess product. He said, that they never had a chance to test it on XLR, because, they can't even get the car.I've seen that kit at CES Show and talked to those guys. cool product. all i can say, try it, the worst thing you can do is damage body control module on your vehicle.if you need any tech support, I'll be glad to help

The one question (actually two) that I have is whether the XM Presets are disabled when the I-Pod interface is installed? It seems that the kit uses the presets for I-Pod control, so I don't see how those could still work. Do the steering wheel controls for preset-up and preset-down still work?

Also, supposedly in the XLR is an auxiliary audio/video port. Is it possible to use those instead?

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I just got mine via UPS today... I'll be installing it today and such. I'll let you guys know how it goes. :)
 

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Ok, I got the unit installed in my '06 XLR-V this afternoon.

Its incredibly easy to install: Just remove the storage compartment, locate the XM module and disconnect it, and plug in the ipod module in-line. No wire cutting, totally plug-and-play. Can easily be removed if you need to take the car in for warranty work.

I haven't tried the AUX input, but the L/R RCA connectors are there and you can switch inputs from XM, to iPod, to AUX. Since I really don't have a need for the AUX input I haven't tested it, but it looks like it would work as described.

Whats cool about this module is that you can control the iPod manually using the click wheel, or switch it into full control mode where you can control it via the head unit. You can switch back and forth using the head unit controls.

When in full control mode, you control the iPod using the XM Preset Keys:

  • PRESET 1 - Switch inputs (XM/iPOD/AUX)
  • PRESET 2 - Help (repeated pushes displays what each preset does)
  • PRESET 3 - Up/Next
  • PRESET 4 - Down/Previous
  • PRESET 5 - Select/Enter
  • PRESET 6 - Selection Mode (Genre, Artist, Playlist, etc...)

You get scrolling track title/artist/playlist info on the top line of the display.

Sound quality is perfect - much better than the in-line FM Modulator I was using fron the Hardon Karmon Drive+play system I was using.

With all that said, I'm having a minor glitch with it and I'm waiting to hear back from GMGEEK to see how to resolve the problem.
 

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alk3997 said:
The one question (actually two) that I have is whether the XM Presets are disabled when the I-Pod interface is installed? It seems that the kit uses the presets for I-Pod control, so I don't see how those could still work. Do the steering wheel controls for preset-up and preset-down still work?
You lose direct access to PRESET 1 (since it uses it to switch between inputs), the other 5 work fine via the touch screen.

If you use the steering wheel controls and scroll thru' the presets, you can get to ALL 12. So it may just be a minor issue.

I have been unable to manually switch between XM1 and XM2 after the module has been installed. But once again, if you scroll thru' them with the steering wheel controls you can get between XM1 and XM2.
 

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Cady_Geek said:
actualy I found GMIP-01 for $108
http://www.audiooutfitter.com/store/GMIP-01.html
the question is, does it work on XLR ?
I spoke with the guy who designed this Axxess product. He said, that they never had a chance to test it on XLR, because, they can't even get the car.I've seen that kit at CES Show and talked to those guys. cool product. all i can say, try it, the worst thing you can do is damage body control module on your vehicle.if you need any tech support, I'll be glad to help
I have the GMIP-01 in my '05 Yukon Denali. It works great. But I can tell you its not as slick as the unit that you shipped to me.

The GMIP-01 connects behind the radio. You unhook the 12-pin off the back and plug in the GMIP-01 inline. Plug-and-play. You will lose XM functionality unless you are willing to cut into the factory XM module harness and it will also require you to install a relay to get the XM switching to work.

As MOTORBOATS pics show, your module installs at the XM Module and not the radio, so it uses a different connector. Furthermore it doesn't require you to hack up the XM harness to retain the OE XM module.

So even if the GMIP-01 does work on the XLR, I think this other module is better.
 

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With all that said, I'm having a minor glitch with it and I'm waiting to hear back from GMGEEK to see how to resolve the problem.
We talked on the phone just now, and resolved the issue.

It really wasn't a problem, I just didn't know what I was doing.

I couldn't get it to advance to the next track - but it turns out you need to hit the scan up button TWICE to advance to the next song, or hit the scan down button twice to get to the previous track.

I was just hitting it once, and it would go into FF for up or RW for down. Which is a nice feature too, but not what I was looking for at the time. :)

So, hit the up twice for next track, down twice for previous.

This thing works and sounds great. And GMGEEK is a really nice guy too. :D
 

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I have been unable to manually switch between XM1 and XM2 after the module has been installed. But once again, if you scroll thru' them with the steering wheel controls you can get between XM1 and XM2.
I've been following this thread closely and I wanted to check something. On my XLR, if I use the steering wheel preset up / preset down I scoll through only the XM1 or only through the XM2 presets. If I'm on FM (rarely these days) and use the preset up / preset down steering wheel controls I'll go from the last FM1 preset to the first FM2 preset with a preset up button push. In other words for XM, XM1 and XM2 work separately while for FM, FM2 works as a continuation of FM1.

Does your XM work the same way? If so, did the kit change anything? How are you using the steering wheel buttons to go to XM2? Voice command (my normal way of getting to XM2)?

Sorry to ask what must be an obvious question...

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alk3997 said:
I've been following this thread closely and I wanted to check something. On my XLR, if I use the steering wheel preset up / preset down I scoll through only the XM1 or only through the XM2 presets. If I'm on FM (rarely these days) and use the preset up / preset down steering wheel controls I'll go from the last FM1 preset to the first FM2 preset with a preset up button push. In other words for XM, XM1 and XM2 work separately while for FM, FM2 works as a continuation of FM1.

Does your XM work the same way? If so, did the kit change anything? How are you using the steering wheel buttons to go to XM2? Voice command (my normal way of getting to XM2)?

Sorry to ask what must be an obvious question...

Andy
On my '06 XLR-V, I can scroll thru' XM1 and XM2 presets with the "1-6 +/1" button on the steering wheel, just like I can on FM1/2.

What year is yours, maybe they changed the behavior?
 

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On my '06 XLR-V, I can scroll thru' XM1 and XM2 presets with the "1-6 +/1" button on the steering wheel, just like I can on FM1/2.

What year is yours, maybe they changed the behavior?
Its a 2004. Sounds like they did change the behavior to match FM1/FM2. Interesting...


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ST31 said:
Does this only work with IPOD's or will it work with other players as well?
Since it does full control of the music player, only iPods.

However, if you only want to use the AUX-in portion of it, I suppose any device will work.

But the real value is in the fact that you can fully control the iPod from the touch screen.
 

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1_XLR said:
the XM band max volume is much lower than the CD or other radio bands.
how does the volume compare when played through the Ipod?
No volume adjustment needed when switching between the two... they're about the same, if not exactly the same.

The only thing thats annoying about the unit (after having it for awhile now) is that when the ipod sits in the car for a few days and automatically shuts itself off, the integration kit doesn't kick it back into play when you start up the car... so you have to either switch it into manual and then back to full-control mode, or unplug the ipod and plug it back in to get it to play.

Minor annoyance, but otherwise awesome kit.
 
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