Jaguar X-Type iPod use

GeoffWork

Active Member
I am thinking of buying a Jaguar X-Type (I know - a Mondeo in a frock!) and wonder if anyone has any experience of using an iPod with one?
 

GeoffWork

Active Member
Since I posted this there were no replies, but 46 viewings, indicating some interest, so I thought I would post my own reply now that I have got the interface, for the benefit of others. This is an initial report, more to follow. The Audio Interface cost £325 fitted and is a small black box fitted under the centre armrest in my X-Type SE. The box has three connections, a lead with an iPod dock plug, a lead with a USB socket for plugging USB sticks in, and a pair of red & white phonos for portable CD players etc. There is a bypass switch so you can still use the CD changer, if fitted. When the iPod (3rd gen onwards) is connected, the screen shows a Jaguar logo and then control is by either the touchscreen or the steering wheel controls. Four playlists can be accessed and some screen display is possible, but I have not got that yet. First impressions are good, quality is excellent, security good as no sign of iPod and connections comprehensive. I will post again once I have sorted out the display...
 

GeoffWork

Active Member
Another update for anyone interested. The display side is a bit strange. The interface is based on the CD changer so the display works on that, there are four playlists available and selecting one brings up a 'disc loading' message. The strange part is that no information display is available on the large Satnav screen on the car, instead selecting playlist 6 allows menus to be shown on the iPod screen, which is not big enough to view on the move, and is tucked away in the centre box on a short lead.
 

pangster

Standard Member
Another update for anyone interested. The display side is a bit strange. The interface is based on the CD changer so the display works on that, there are four playlists available and selecting one brings up a 'disc loading' message. The strange part is that no information display is available on the large Satnav screen on the car, instead selecting playlist 6 allows menus to be shown on the iPod screen, which is not big enough to view on the move, and is tucked away in the centre box on a short lead.

sounds... interesting and strange! lol!.. any pics of the install and what appears on the screen Geoff?..
 

lumiere

Active Member
I'd be interested in pics and more details please:smashin:
 

lags72

Active Member
I run a Saab 9-5, but did look at getting an X-type once, so interested to read of your experience

Am assuming (maybe wrongly...?) that you bought your Jag S/H in which case there was no direct cost to you for the OEM-fitted SatNav

Glad to hear your Ipod interface has done the job but I do think it's naughty that few, if any, manufacturers are still not providing such facilities as standard now that Ipod is rapidly taking over from CD's as preferred in-car medium

A friend showed me his latest model BMW X5 (very nice) and even though he had ordered the top spec SatNav there was still an extra £200 on top for a glovebox mp3/USB connection....

Last year I splashed out on a Kenwood 8220 double-din multimedia set-up to replace my OEM audio system. Ok, it was well into four figures with pro fitting & leads etc :)eek:) but still much better value than factory-fit options given that it incorporates integrated Ipod (audio & video - full control, selection & large display, no visible cables), usb memory stick option, CD player, DVD player, auto-pairing bluetooth, fm tuner and 7" screen pre-loaded SatNav (updates by SD card). By way of comparison the Saab OEM SatNav is disk-based so won't allow CD play whilst navigating, doesn't include Ipod or bluetooth and yet still comes in at close to £2K....!
 

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