I have a 2004 Malibu that came with a Sony CDX-mp40 head unit and 2 rm-xm10 remotes. The transom remote was broken and disconnected when I bought it. I was told that the Sony rm-x55m is the upgraded replacement for these remotes. I am thinking of replacing both of the remotes with these new ones, as it is probably only a matter of time before the front remote dies too. My question is, will these just directly plug into the existing spots where the old remotes are connected?
Also, I would like to connect my Ipod to the stereo. Is there anyone who makes a connector that would allow the Ipod to be charged while connected and also controlled by these Sony remotes? Where would I look for such a thing?