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What is the best ipod solution?

I need to get my i-pod in my Type R Driving is so boring without it! There have been alot of posts about it and just wondering what the best option is?

Also anyone have any pics from the installs?



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Driving Type R .............. Boring ................... in the same sentence?!?!?!?! i bet there are thousands of civic owners who would trade with you. But yeh the whole stereo ipod thing is a complete let down. I HATE the stereo in my Type R, the quality is sooooo poor! and the honda ipod thing isnt any better.


Anyway back to the topic ...................
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I'm sure you don't really mean that driving your Type R is boring. You just mean that the experience would be enhanced still further if you could control and listen to your iPod
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The type r isnt boring!!! Just the music lol! i totally agree with trev!
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just buy an itrip mate
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itrip sound quality is extremely poor.
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Does the Type R GT have the Sat Nav stereo???
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where is the aux in point? I actually don't think i have got one? I went in to halfords and they didnt even entertain the idea of helping me. The guy got scared?
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Just looked at the link pottsy, i have not got the guts to start taking apart my car like that for the dennison, although i like the idea of it!!!!
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I'm loving the H+K Drive system, but it means stripping out half the dash to fit it properly.
Still the sound quality and control of the Ipod is second to none. Love the blue jog wheel and mini screen.

Although I believe there is a Drive 2 system which is blue tooth which would cut down on the dash board mods.
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I'm loving the H+K Drive system, but it means stripping out half the dash to fit it properly.
Still the sound quality and control of the Ipod is second to none. Love the blue jog wheel and mini screen.

Although I believe there is a Drive 2 system which is blue tooth which would cut down on the dash board mods.
What is the H+K Drive system?

Really want to get this sorted now, want ipod control in the car but i have not got the guts to be taking my car apart!!
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I have to say that having had the Honda ipod system for a couple of months now I love it. No track names in the display doesn't bother me. Your mileage may vary though, I usually just listen to a playlist of podcasts and disc 8 shuffle mode
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H+K is Harman + Kardon.

Most people how have it, have the Drive+ Play system:
harman/kardon
It basically is a second set of ipod controls with a second b/w ipod screen (similar to Gen 3 ipods). They were going for around £60 from most online ICE sellers.


But there is now the Drive + Play 2 system which is very similar but has a colour screen, and appears to be virtually wireless.
harman/kardon

Downside is that you'll still need to access the back of the head unit to install, and the price is a bit more (around £150 IIRC).

For the H+K Drive system you also need (or at the very least are better off with) the Connects 2 Unit for mimicking the CD changer/Aux interface in the OEM head unit.
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is it compatible with an iPhone?
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Ipod solution: Easy, Don't buy one, an ipod I mean not a civ'.

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Go for the H+K

I went down the H+K and Connects2 route to get an iPod into my car - it works brilliantly and I recommend it without hesitation!!!
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I went down the H+K and Connects2 route to get an iPod into my car - it works brilliantly and I recommend it without hesitation!!!
Did you install the H+K and Connects2 by yourself?
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I seem to remember that a recent advert said that 5 door civics now have an aux socket. Is this true?

Not that it makes any difference to me - but may make things easier for new purchasers or dealers may be able to retro fit.
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is it compatible with an iPhone?
Is anything?

To be honest you would have to contact H+K to check. If it uses the standard Ipod dock cable then there's a chance it might. Remember the Drive+Play is relatively old tech.

The D+P 2 might be better, but then again costs more.

Edit - I checked the US D+P 2 website and it says that the iPhone is compatible but not to Apples approved standards (then again nothing is as yet). Should work but you'll get an error message. NOTE: This is for the Drive + Play 2 model (looks to be around £200 - $400). There is nothing about iPhones for the original cheap Drive + Play that you'll pick up on eBay for £30.

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