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So, I'll begin by saying I should have taken pictures and I'm sorry for not being a responsible forum member and doing so as I did the install.

I'm very disappointed in the module. I guess it's my fault for not reading the fine print. The main problem is the module does not display the song name on the radio head unit. In fact, the radio head unit doesn't control anything at all when it comes to the IPOD module. Everything (VERY minimal functions) is controlled through the steering wheel controls. The steering wheel fast forward and reverse buttons simply switch tracks when pressed for a second and switch artists, playlists, albums depending on what menu you're already in (key being already in) when pressed for two seconds. So imagine starting at an artist that begins with the letter "A" and going insane pressing the fast forward button for two seconds at a time until you reach your desired artist... god forbid you want to listen to ZZTop (not that I would).

I have my IPOD mounted in the upper glove box but because of the useless controls it really needs to be installed next to the head unit on one of those gaudy aftermarket vehicle IPOD mounts.

so, warning for all: DON'T BUY OR INSTALL THE IPOD ACM MODULE. IT'S USELESS. IMHO. :evil:

oh, BTW if you still choose to buy this thing and do this install on your own ensure you buy at least 5-8 of the metal clips that hold all the various panels in place because, you will inadvertently lose them as you pull the paneling out (they unclip and fall into the dash... never to be found again lol).
 

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Do you have to cut up the volume when you switch to the ipod from CD or radio?
Whats wrong with zzTop?
 

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DrewT55 said:
Do you have to cut up the volume when you switch to the ipod from CD or radio?
It depends on the recording level of music tracks on your iPod (I found out it can vary depending on the source, e.g. downloaded iTunes vs. ripped CDs), but generally yes, big time. Also, if you have the satnav voice kicking in while playing the iPod through the ACM, your eardrums won't like it.

As reported in the past the ACM is a total hack, obviously an afterthought. It does what Land Rover advertises it to do, that's it. It's also nice not to have extra buttons, remotes and monitors required with an aftermarket solution. You will also notice that, even when the ACM input is not selected, using the track up/down button on the steering wheel will advance or back up the tracks on the iPod... I have the early version with the cradle (mounted behind my steering wheel) and I agree that you need the iPod within eyesight. Never figured out why Land Rover deleted the cradle on later versions of the ACM, as unsightly as the device holder looks it is pretty much a requirement considering the non-existent interface.
 

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umbertob said:
DrewT55 said:
Do you have to cut up the volume when you switch to the ipod from CD or radio?
It depends on the recording level of music tracks on your iPod (I found out it can vary depending on the source, e.g. downloaded iTunes vs. ripped CDs), but generally yes, big time. Also, if you have the satnav voice kicking in while playing the iPod through the ACM, your eardrums won't like it.
Try playing with the volume control on the ipod. Not sure about the RR hookup but alot of interfaces just take a preamp output from the ipod which is affected by ipod volume control and eq settings.
 
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