30 pin to lightning adapter and Kia sorento

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  1. bduvinmac macrumors member

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    I drive a 2011 Kia sorento that has iPod and iPhone integration through a cable. If currently has a 30 pin dock connector. Does anyone know if this kind of cable works with the lightning adapter that apple is selling. The cable allows for me to control the iPhone through the installed sound system. Thx.
     
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  3. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    No one has an adapter yet to try it on anything, they still aren't available.
     
  4. doasis23 macrumors regular

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  5. LaCostaRacer macrumors newbie

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    Lots of car makes have the same issue so you are not alone. Apple claims it will be a seamless integration but it will cost you $29 per adapter. I'll need to spend $58 to have my current functionality which is one connector for car and one at home and not have to carry an adapter everywhere I go.
     
  6. petethepanda macrumors member

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    I'm holding off on selling my 4 / buying a 5 until I get this question answered (cept Hyundai instead of Kia). Makes the wait for the adapter to actually come out frustrating as hell.
     
  7. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    Hyundai and Kia are the same company so odds are if it works on the Kia it will work on the Hyundai.
     
  8. ewoods22 macrumors newbie

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    I currently sell the Kias and I know exactly what you are talking about. Kia did not make a new adapter to fit the lightning cable. The only suggestion for now would to buy an adapter to plug into the 30 pin connector. I am sure Kia will come out with this soon. I will keep you guys posted on this.
     
  9. SorentoNation macrumors newbie

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    I own a 2013 Sorento and never purchased the KIA cable as the regular USB cable for the iPhone works fine with the UVO system, I just got my new iPhone 5 today and just went out and got a second cable with the lightning port just to leave it in the KIA...

    Cheers;

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  10. aphexacid macrumors 6502a

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    Better solution than the stupid adapter too.
     
  11. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    You don't have to spend a dime, you chose to spend the money on the i5 so therefor you chose to spend $58 to achieve your current functionality.

    The wife also has a Kia and we have the same connector so will need an adapter..
    Damn I hate apple for not keeping things the same or not giving me something to help make my life easier!
     
  12. mikalh78 macrumors regular

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    Why not use the Bluetooth functionality? I got a Soul and that's all I use and the audio that comes out is superb.
     
  13. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    Which model year do you have? I'm assuming the 12 or 13. My 2010 does not do Bluetooth audio without the use of an adapter.

    I'll be getting the 30pin adapter some time today, I hope, via FedEx delivery. I'm going to test out the functionality of it and make sure that the iPod control still works through the stereo controls.
     
  14. Bbafett macrumors regular

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    Let us know what you find out. My wife has a 2012 Kia Sorrento and we have been curious about if the adapter will work with the Kia proprietary cable.
     
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  16. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    Finally got my Lightning Adapter via fedex today. Took it out to my 2010 Kia Soul, and tested out the ipod out control via the proprietary cable. Worked like a charm!

    I've tried loading pics directly, but it wouldn't let me, so I've linked in from photobucket:

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  18. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    100%. just posted a quick youtube video about it... http://youtu.be/CsbAE6RkT4Y
     
  19. CaCohen0509 macrumors regular

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    well i can safely say, good sir you have made my day!
     
  20. chele519 macrumors regular

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    I like the red lights in your car. Thanks for posting. Hopefully it will work with a Hyundai too and some Elantra owners will start posting their results. I was waiting for it to come in stores but decided to place an order online instead. I ordered the one with the cable so I don't have to worry about my case.
     
  21. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    Glad I could help a few people feel more settled about this. I was a bit worried too! Lol. I should of ordered the one with the cord, in hindsight of course. Might return it for the other one. Glad to know that it works regardless.
     
  22. petethepanda macrumors member

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    Thanks for the videos man!

    That's the same cable my 2010 Elantra has, and while it's not the exact same stereo it's clearly the same "series" as it has pretty much the same display. Tempting to assume it'll work on mine as well... but I might still wait until I see results from an Elantra, lol.

    If it winds up not working, I'd probably hang onto my 4, so I definitely don't want to make any decisions before I'm positive.
     
  23. chele519 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2012 Elantra and mine will be here Wednesday.
     
  24. doasis23 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that. Now I just need to find one in the store.
     
  25. Biyu-wolf macrumors newbie

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    I know this is likely an old topic but it worked great at first for me now (I'm using i6 before that I had a 4s) it's "load error" and charges or today "empty iPod" yet iPod was PLAYING MUSIC on its end I think my cat needs a firmware update but Kia says no such thing

    I have a 2010 Kia Soul + that dogs are in about half the time it's driven (don't know about dust/fur causing) my 30pin-lightning is the longer cord one and if I'm using the phone as a gps it's generally ok (has charged withought playing audio and given normal loud and low volume options)

    If it helps my 6 is setup from the backup of the 4s that I mentioned before but the same things happen with my moms 6 as well so it's not one or another sort of thing
     

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