what is the best way to install an ipod (cheapest and easiest to install) on a 2004 mazda6s with a bose system?
If you don't mind not having control of the IPOD from the radio controls, you can save $60 with the AuxMod which just gives an aix input (1/8" jack). I'm using one for my Sirius receiver. I did have to add a ground loop isolator to remove engine noise which added $20. I don't know if you'd need that with an IPOD.The audiolink ipod integration kit is pretty cheap and easy to install as long as you can get your dash apart. It'll run you $124 from the rpmstore.com
I've been very happy with mine so far [/b]
I've had my ipod setup for about a year now, but I've never heard of the ground loop isolator. What's it do? Will it sound clearer? I have the audiolink connection kit..[/b]
More specifically, the problem can occur when the two audio devices connected together are connected to different grounding points which can cause a current flow through the shield of the audio cable. The typical symptom is a buzz on the audio where the frequency is proportional to the engine speed.A ground loop isolater helps remove feedback from the system. Sometimes with cars you can get a high pitched whine that plays through your speakers and increases in volume the faster you go. One of the fixes for that is a ground loop isolater. You can also try rerouting wires, or rechecking your grounds on the back of your radio or amp if you are running one.[/b]