I have a 2006 with the in-dash changer and it still works with the XCarLink installed and hooked up to an iPhone 4.FWIW I have a single disc player and I can still use it...just have to tap the CD button once to switch it back. Seems to be ok! I figure since the CD selection controls are separate in that state the kit shouldn't affect it's operation.
Not sure if the steering wheel controls work with the iPhone, but they work to control the iPod. It just has to be on the right setting.Are you Able to control your iphone by the steering wheel Control ?
You can skip to the next track using the music player (iPod) on an iPhone and can skip tracks in music programs like Pandora, etc, if that's what you're asking. It has to be connected through the actual iPhone hookup and not the audio auxiliary jack, though.Are you Able to control your iphone by the steering wheel Control ?
Do smartphones (iphone 4s & Android) work with the USB plug? And is there steering wheel control with them?I am looking at this product also...Can the usb version be used for the ipod also? I have an ipod and an android phone. I would like to be able to use both.
There's no guarantee. It may work, it may not. I think you'd be safe as long as the car wasn't produced towards the end of 03". I was made aware of one case where a 03" required the L716 jump but I do not remember the country.I have a question will the xcarlink work with a 2003 mazda 6 luxury sports AUSTRALIAN verision (thats LHD) without the L716 mod
Anyway, I found my car was a little different than the 2006/2005 description in the original post. I have a 2005 Mazda 6i 4cyl 5-speed manual.This product works great as a way for me to plug my ipod into my mazda 6 through a 1/8th inch jack. This is exactly what I wanted since I rockboxed my ipod.
First the goods:
The quality of the sound is just as I would have expected: as good as a line in on an aftermarket stereo. You can't get much better than this.
* i think I was sent the wrong xcarlink. The one in the picture has a line in hole for a 1/8th inch jack. This was perfect for me, since if the cable ever went bad I could easily replace it. Unfortunately I was sent the one with the tiny usb line in instead of a 1/8th inch jack. This still works, but now I have to buy a 1/8th inch female to 1/8th inch male cable to use my ipod since the cable supplied isn't long enough.
* The length of the cable that connects to the back of the radio could be longer. If it was longer it would reach from my radio to my center console. This is what I wanted, but instead I had to bury the xcarlink under my cup holders. This works fine and still allows me to do what I want, just not as perfect as I would have wanted.
Before you do this to your car read some how-tos for pulling apart your car. Even with my how tos I still found that my car had some slight differences. Just be careful and don't break anything. Your goal is to make your car better. I feel like my install was made a little easier since I think one of the previous owners of my car had already done this. Kudos to them!
Good point. I will look into those.LOL nice find!
Screws under the ac knobs are for manual climate controls, auto climate doesn't have the screws and just pulls out. It should be in some of the how-to's but not all. Some people end up breaking the knobs because they don't know screws are there.
Yea you're just missing the two screws on the bottom and the screw behind the unit near the glove box. I'd try and find screws to replace them just in case maybe you get in an accident and the force is strong enough for the console to come out.