The great news is I have a new tow vehicle - an '04 Chevy truck. It has a decent stereo system and the previous owner had installed an ipod/ac(?) adaptor. Yesterday I was able to get my ipod to play through the stereo without an FM transmitter. I plugged the ipod into the wire that comes out of the dash and set the radio and it worked! It was great! The bad news is: today I can't for the life of me figure out what buttons I pressed to make that happen....help, please!
Factory stereo with CD player, aux button and XFM radio (unsubscribed). There is also a blue tooth that somehow lets you use your phone through the stereo. Also has onstar (disabled/inactive). There are "source" "program" and "aux" buttons and the cord that plugs into the ipod. There are also half a dozen buttons on the steering wheel. I THOUGHT I had it on XFM and that the jack was working off that. We have XM1 and XM2 bands and neither one of them are working with the ipod now. When I have it on the XM source it is just some kind of preview channel that tells me about all of the great programming that XM has to offer. There is also a traffic station preset and an emergency station preset.
Anybody have any help? ideas? I would hate to have to take it to an audio installation place to have them either explain it to me or try to sell me something new. I KNOW my ipod worked yesterday....for what it is worth, ipod IS charged, is on, and still plays through the same stereo with the FM transmitter - I would just prefer to use this wire that is hanging out of my dash! Thank you for any suggestions you have!