2008 Scion tC + iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The General, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. The General macrumors 601

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    I have two questions that maybe one of your can answer.

    1. Will the iPhone work with the Scion tC's iPod integration?

    2. Does the connector charge the iPhone/iPod?

    It's not really going to stop me from buying the car if the answers are no, I just want to know ahead of time. :)
     
  2. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends from what I've noticed some of the ipod stuff integrate well with the iphone whereas many others dont.
     
  3. The General thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, I know. I was hoping for someone with a Scion tC to give me a definitive answer.
     
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  5. The General thread starter macrumors 601

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    I believe there's a cable that you plug the iPod/iPhone into in the lower center console box ... thing. You know, the glove compartments what are also the arm rests? In the center, I forget what they're called, but inside the lower one (there are two, one on top of the other) there's a plug that says iPod. I went to test drive them the other day but they didn't have the cable so I couldn't test it, and they didn't know if it worked with the iPhone.

    So yeah, it'll fit.
     
  6. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Bring your iphone to your local Scion dealer and check it out :)
     
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  8. LiquidDonut macrumors newbie

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    My girlfriend has a 2008 Scion XB, I am sure that its iPod integration is the same as the tC's so I can check it out tonight and see if it works for you. You may have to put it in Airplane mode though to keep from getting interference over the speakers.
     
  9. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    I tried it in mine (2008 TC) w/ firmware 1.0 back in July and it made some static in the speakers, but someone mentioned that the firmware update fixed that or something, but I haven't tried it since when I bought the car in July.

    I have a nano that I just use in there now... Be interested to know if firmware fixed anything with the static... And its really annoying and pointless to put airplane mode on because then you don't know if you're getting calls.

    How does it work in the XB LiquidDonut? (haha like the name!)
     
  10. The General thread starter macrumors 601

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    Legaleye - Could you try it with 1.0.2 firmware, please? :)
     
  11. buckact macrumors newbie

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    I use my iphone in my wife's 2008 xB all the time and it seems to be fine. The only thing is that I had to open the ipod application on the iphone prior to connection or I get a connection error. Otherwise it works well and I use the phone via bluetooth.

    BTW, I have firmware 1.0.2
     
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  13. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine has an scion XB and his works fine.
    I dont know what system the TC uses but i would think it is the same.

    I hooked mine up to my infinite and got a weird speaker thng happen...which i heard is from the GSM network interference. It only happens every now and then. I don't know if his had that problem or not.
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i have a ipod cable in my tacoma. it says it's not meant for iPhone, but it works when you open the ipod application and then plug it in.

    i assume this would be similar in the scion?
     
  15. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    Ok it works!

    This is what you have to do though:

    1. Open ipod application
    2. THEN PLUG IT IN
    3. Say "NO" when it asks to put airplane mode on

    And you should be good... :) I have the stock system that the 08 TC comes with...
     
  16. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i thought it would work. can you control it with the head unit?

    i actually just installed a cable to my girlfriend's 2005 tC
     
  17. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    Yea, it runs as if its just a regular ipod if you follow those steps in my last post :)
     
  18. The General thread starter macrumors 601

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    Okay thanks. :)

    I'm assuming this means that the new iPods such as the Classic will work with it too? I just got a 160GB iPod classic. :D

    Man, now I'm even more excited about getting my new card. I can't wait! :D
     
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  20. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah it's a great car. glad to see more people with it (as if there's not enough, i see it everywhere it seems).

    i've been driving my g/f's 2005 tC lately, and probably will borrow it til January. i love driving it

    does the 2008 have the digital gauges like the new xB?
     
  21. starcrossed macrumors regular

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    I just bought my 08 tc about two weeks ago, and mines works perfect with the stock ipod-ready radio. Once plugged in you have full controls through the stereo and steering wheel. The only gripe I have is that the ipod cable is so dang short, I guess because they expect people to keep the ipod inside the armrest. But the iphone I like to keep it out obviously to I can see who's calling or any other info on the screen when needed be. Although when the music is on, the iphone lowers the volume so you know someone is calling or a text message like usual. So I had to settle for a crappy ipod cup holder for the iphone since that's the farthest the cable goes from its plug inside the armrest.
     
  22. michael.lee macrumors newbie

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    sound level

    I have a 2006 xB with the iPod ready head unit. I have no problems with the controlling the iPhone/iPod, but the sound level is very very low. If the stereo is set to 15 it sounds like 7. I have compared the levels with my mini and there is a huge difference.

    anyone notice that the sound level is very low with iPhone?
     
  23. nnaka261 macrumors newbie

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    I actually hadn't noticed any difference. But then again, I wasn't actually paying much attention; the main reason I plugged my phone into the car was to charge it. . . I still had places to go and only 10% battery left.

    I usually just use my iPod in the car since the music on my phone is merely a sampling of what's on my iPod. Except, of course, the items I purchase from the iTunes WiFi Store.

    Good luck with your car, General. I'm loving mine. Slowly adding mods here and there. I just got a new OBX shift knob. Waiting for a few appliqués to come in.

    Check out Club Scion tC. It's a good forum. Just watch out for photo thieves if you've got a lot of mods.

    Really? I sometimes feel like I'm the only one around here who's driving one. Where are you from?
     
  24. gujamin macrumors member

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    My iCar!

    I just bought the 2008 Scion tC and it works great with my iPhone! I was a little apprehensive about not being able to control things via my iPhone, but I discovered two great things last night while playing with it:

    1) You can change the mode so either everything is controlled via the car (ie, you can't use the iPod functions from the phone, though other functions still are accessible) or you can have everything controlled via the phone, in which case the steering wheel and other controls can't be used. I opted for the former, especially after discovering #2:

    2) You can hold down the jog wheel to bring up a complete menu of iPod options which allows you to navigate playlists, browse by album/artist/song. This was bad ass and eliminated the need to control from the phone (and I actually find it easier than trying to unlock, navigate to iPod, find the playlist, get the song I want, etc).

    This is truly my "iCar" until Apple comes out with one. It works wonderfully!

    Oh, and yes, it does charge the phone.
     
  25. kupua macrumors member

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    I'm a little baffled, as my tC says that it doesn't charge my iPhone...
    and on another note, since that cable is so short, how do you answer your iPhone with the use of the cable? Speakerphone or BT?
     

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