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Is it just the artist, or does it read track and album names too? Why would Honda keep something this cool quiet?
 

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hello everybody,
I believe that there is a setting that turns on the mystery female voice, I believe it to be EX only though, and it hides in the sat nav settings menu, can't remember what it is called but it basically just reads out whatever is selected on screen be it a button or what ever i.e. the "tab" for favorite places.

Could be wrong though,

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Cable: CA-DC300U

.......I've yet to find a link to a UK dealer that sells them, but if someone can confirm that they'd be suitable I'll pop into my local Panasonic dealer and order one to be the guinea pig, or have someone in the US send one over.

YorkshirePud,
I found 2 UK suppliers and sent emails mid October but didn't recv any replies confirming the cable was suitable for the Civic. I'm sure it was the same part number. Thought I'd posted info but can't find anything. I'll route out the emails and post the company names.

I'm sure I found it for a bit less than £40 - but memory aint wot it used to be.............er!


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MotorWorld do the CA-DC300N lead for £39.99 (Is this the older lead?) (cf CA-DC300U)
http://www.motor-world.co.uk/show_prod.php?client_id=7&prod_id=11140


Or do we need CD-IB100 - another genuine Panasonic piece of kit for 2nd gen iPods
http://www.motor-world.co.uk/kroozin/show_prod.php?prod_id=8206 - £70
http://www.dixons.co.uk/product.php?sku=634033&camp_id=froogle - £50 + £10 deliv
This box and leads appears to give full control and power.
 

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found the reply - nothing conclussive!

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From: KTD UK Ltd [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 19 October 2006 10:24
Subject: RE: Panasonic CA-DC300N iPod adapter - (Panasonic CA-DC300N)

Hello,

I'm not sure if it is compatible. I know that the Blaupunkt iPod interface
does not work with factory fitted Blaupunkt stereos.

If I hear anything I'll be sure to post a note on the forum.

Regards

Jason
www.ktduk.com
 

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Many thanks for the info, Miggins - it's good to hear you've been thinking along the same lines as me. The second link you posted to would be the link lead for the older Pioneer head unit. Your first link is the Panasonic equivalent apparently in the later Civic models, and is almost identical except for the suffix - the US ones I linked to earlier were "CA-DC300U" -- yours is "CA-DC300N." I assume the difference is simply administrative due to selling the parts in different countries, and that the leads themselves are identical.

What we now need to work out is:
a) What the model number of our head units is? (Do the units come out easily, and if so, how?)
b) Do these head units share the same "iPod port" that Panasonic advertises on it's other 2006 car stereo units? It would be great to see a picture of the back of one of these (Panasonic models CQ-C5303, 7303, 7703, 8403 and 8803), but I've yet to track one down online.

If I can work out how to get the head unit out I'll have a look at the model number, and will try to find out what the Panasonic iPod port looks like from a local dealer in the meantime. If anyone else can help, do shout up! I know mp3 CDs are a great workaround, but it'd be satisfying to be able to link up an iPod and forget about it!
 

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Thanks, Spider. I've just emailed Panasonic with the details to see if they can shed any light on the subject...
 

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Thanks, Spider. I've just emailed Panasonic with the details to see if they can shed any light on the subject...

Remember head units are different between models. I know the basic unit on my Sport is different to those fitted to EX's.

If you can get the cubby hole flap off (just in front of the gear stick) you could easily get your hand behind the dash to fit a lead - asked how to get this flap off some time back, but never found a solution.

As for photos - a dash removal is necessary and I'm sure Pottsy has done this somewhere - searching now!

Found it: [HOW TO] Get into the dash
 

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Remember head units are different between models. I know the basic unit on my Sport is different to those fitted to EX's.
Thanks for the warning; knowing my luck Panasonic will come back to me saying it'll work like a charm and I'll find out I have a Fisher Price head unit.

If you can get the cubby hole flap off (just in front of the gear stick) you could easily get your hand behind the dash to fit a lead - asked how to get this flap off some time back, but never found a solution.
I'll have a dabble later and see what I can find. Thanks again for the tip.
 

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Fisher Price - does it pick up any better than the ELC one I have?

On other . . . . er Forums it has been clearly stated (if not proven) that the leads/kits for US Civics are not suitable.
 

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YorkshirePud,
It doesn't look like the Panasonic CA-DC300N lead is compatible. I've had an email back from a very helpful chap, Jason at KTDUK.

He has sent me some other links which I will check out and if suitable post the details.

-----Original Message-----
From: KTD UK Ltd [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 15 November 2006 15:03
To:
Subject: RE: Panasonic CA-DC300N iPod adapter - (Panasonic CA-DC300N)

Hi,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

We don't have the Panasonic CA-DC300N in stock but we can get it. It is
back on our website here
http://www.ktduk.com/site/product.cfm?id=741D6E41-04EE-9BE8-2E3701AA18572EC4
I spoke to my supplier about compatibility with OEM Honda head units and he said it would not be compatible.

Please don't hesitate to link to anything from our website, or contact me
with any queries.

Best regards

Jason
www.ktduk.com
 
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