Re: The (Red) Eagle has Landed
Well, I haven't made any "eureka!" discoveries in the last day compared to what everyone on the forum knows.
I did figure out pretty much all of the DIC functions, and have all those features dialed in to what we want as of today. I'm sure we'll make adjustments as we learn what we like and what we don't.
I did confirm that the rear stereo controls are fully independent of the front. I do not have the DVD nav; just the 6 CD change base stereo. Front and rear can listen to completely different sources. The rears I have are just the two wired headphone jacks, so they have to choose the same source. There are a L and R volume control, but source will be the same for both.
If both front rear are listening to CD source, then only the front has control over disc and track number. If the front is listening to anything other than CD (including IPOD), then the rear can control disc and track number.
All these were questions for me, so it's nice to finally be able to do my own experiments.
Confirming what everyone pretty much knows, the ipod in this setup needs to be controlled via ipod box and not thru the stereo.
Best sound quality for us (in descending order):
The ipod has to be cranked up to max volume on the ipod to have a reasonable volume setting on the car stereo. I'll probably try Kelly's recommendation on the Belkin charger/amplifier to improve this situation.
I haven't quite figured out the headlight switch, with all its settings. The dealer suggested leaving it on "auto" all the time and not worrying about it.
If I do this, will it shut off after some delay after the car is turned off? Or, do you need to manually turn them off? So far I have done this (manual turn off) to be safe and not run down the battery. It seems odd for a high end 2007 car that you would need to do this.
Enjoy the car, everyone. We are very pleased after 1 day of ownership. Good luck to those still waiting 10+ weeks! It is indeed worth it.
Former owner (traded May 2012) of: 2007 Red Jewel SLT-2 AWD; HID; HUD; 18's; trailer package; 2nd row bench; titanium leather; roof rails and crossbars