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As you old-timers here know, this technophobe was very concerned about the technology, and what I would have to deal with. I want to thank all of you who gave me answers and encouragement. You also know the crap I went through in trying to get Infiniti to get me the Apple Gift Card. Well, because of the GM at the dealership going way out of his way, and actually registering my ID for me, the card arrived by UPS, and I ordered the iPod on line. I received it a couple of days ago, and downloaded 617 tracks in about 40 albums, using the settings that were suggested here. I plugged it into the car today, and the [email protected] thing actually worked!:eek: However, if you will indulge me one more time, I do have an audio question(or two), as well as a couple of other questions about vehicle settings.

1) It seems that when the iPod is hooked up to the audio, the controls on the iPod are disabled. Nothing works on it, whether, I want to go to the menu, change a song, or even turn it off. All things have to be done on the car's screen. Is that normal? And the only way to turn off the iPod is to disconnect it from the car. Again, is that normal?

2) O.K., since I can't use the iPod to skip a song, or repeat one, how do I do that with the audio settings or controls in the car? I looked all over and couldn't figure it out.

3) NON-AUDIO QUESTIONS: In the vehicle settings, there are two choices that I don't understand, and therefore didn't touch:
a) Answer Back - It's set on convenience right now

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b) Wipe Drip - Haven't a clue.

Can someone tell me what they means?

Again thank you for all your help; you've greatly reduced my angst.:eek:
 

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You should be set control to device
And drip dry is when wiper sprays cleane fluid, it will do it twice
 

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Wow that's impressive!!! Congratulations!! -- I don't have an ipod so I'll let other experts to answer your questions, but just wanted to give you a big hi-five for having successfully gone thru all the huddle and now enjoying YOUR music in your Q!! :) NOT an easy task by any measure! -- NICE JOB!!:cool:
 

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You should be set control to device
And drip dry is when wiper sprays cleane fluid, it will do it twice
Sorry, but I don't understand. "Set control to device." ??? Set WHAT control to device? On the iPod? On the car, I have the audio set to iPod. What else can I do?

And the setting says, "Wipe drip," not "drip dry." Is that what you're talking about?
 

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Wipe dry: the wiper will swing with the spray and wipers will come on after few second time and wipe dry the windshield.
Device controls in InTouch setting under Bluetooth, connect device menu you should be able to set controls
 

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Thank you! That answers one question.

Now, does anyone know what "Answer Back" is?

Also, the Bluetooth suggestion seems to be for other devices. The car already recognizes my iPod, and "registered" it when I initially connected it. Is there anyone else who can give me an answer? Mainly, how do I tell the system to skip a song, or repeat a song, since the iPod controls are disabled when it's connected to the car? I found out how to go and select an album to play, but I can't find any way to do the other. It doesn't make sense to me that the controls on the iPod would be completely disabled when connected - Ah, technology, making life easier - NOT!
 

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Wipe drip - one extra wipe of the wipers a few seconds after they stop when you use the windshield washer. Picks up any drips that may come down - hence "wipe drip."

Answer Back - when you lock the car with the keyfob, the "answer back" horn honks very briefly. If you set this to "convenience" it will do that. If you set it to "security", it will not honk the horn when you lock with the keyfob (more secure/stealthy). If you want to keep the answer back horn on - many people use it to find their car in the parking lot - just lock the car using the button on the door. If you lock with the door button, the horn doesn't sound - you just get a double chirp of a beeper telling you the car is locked.

Not entirely sure about the on-screen ipod controls since I don't do this. But you should be able to skip tracks using the "up/down" control on the left side of your steering wheel. Also, you should be able to show some controls on one of the screens. Again, my apologies because I've only played with this on G37, not on the Q50 yet. If this doesn't get answered soon, I'll hook one up and give a more detailed explanation.
 

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Wipe drip - one extra wipe of the wipers a few seconds after they stop when you use the windshield washer. Picks up any drips that may come down - hence "wipe drip."

Answer Back - when you lock the car with the keyfob, the "answer back" horn honks very briefly. If you set this to "convenience" it will do that. If you set it to "security", it will not honk the horn when you lock with the keyfob (more secure/stealthy). If you want to keep the answer back horn on - many people use it to find their car in the parking lot - just lock the car using the button on the door. If you lock with the door button, the horn doesn't sound - you just get a double chirp of a beeper telling you the car is locked.

Not entirely sure about the on-screen ipod controls since I don't do this. But you should be able to skip tracks using the "up/down" control on the left side of your steering wheel. Also, you should be able to show some controls on one of the screens. Again, my apologies because I've only played with this on G37, not on the Q50 yet. If this doesn't get answered soon, I'll hook one up and give a more detailed explanation.
Thanks. I totally forgot about the steering wheel controls. I'll try tomorrow.
 

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Th ebottom screen InTouch audio menu lets you control the iPod functions. But they only become available when iPod is connected via USB
...and you probably DO want to connect it via USB, so it stays charged and the car has total control over it.
Of course it's connected by USB, how else?(remember who you're dealing with:D) Gandhi, I've been through the audio screen - that's how I was able to select the album I wanted. As Sinecure said, I should try the steering wheel control to skip or repeat a song. I just thought that with everything else on the screen, there would be a way to do the same. And I don't understand why I can't even turn off the iPod, with the iPod, when it's connected to the car - I actually have to disconnect it to turn it off.
 

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1) It seems that when the iPod is hooked up to the audio, the controls on the iPod are disabled. Nothing works on it, whether, I want to go to the menu, change a song, or even turn it off. All things have to be done on the car's screen. Is that normal? And the only way to turn off the iPod is to disconnect it from the car. Again, is that normal?

2) O.K., since I can't use the iPod to skip a song, or repeat one, how do I do that with the audio settings or controls in the car? I looked all over and couldn't figure it out.
1) This is by Apple design ever since I can remember. You have to make changes from the controls provided on the device the iPod is connected to, in this case the Q50.

2) Skip a song by pressing the "Seek/Track" button to the right, or the steering wheel button upwards. Repeat a song by pressing the "Seek/Track button to the left, or pressing the steering wheel button downwards. There is also a "Repeat" button on the InTouch screen itself, right below the song information displayed on the screen.

Check pages 4-10 and 4-11 of the InTouch Owner's manual

Also, you can turn off the iPod audio by either switching to another channel (FM, SiriusXM, etc), or turning off the audio completely by pressing the volume knob. And of course, removing unplugging from the USB.
 

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1) This is by Apple design ever since I can remember. You have to make changes from the controls provided on the device the iPod is connected to, in this case the Q50.

2) Skip a song by pressing the "Seek/Track" button to the right, or the steering wheel button upwards. Repeat a song by pressing the "Seek/Track button to the left, or pressing the steering wheel button downwards. There is also a "Repeat" button on the InTouch screen itself, right below the song information displayed on the screen.

Check pages 4-10 and 4-11 of the InTouch Owner's manual

Also, you can turn off the iPod audio by either switching to another channel (FM, SiriusXM, etc), or turning off the audio completely by pressing the volume knob. And of course, removing unplugging from the USB.
Thanks for your insights Gandhi. I too am having the same issue as selzini with my iPhone plugged in via USB there is no functional method to skip tracks. The "skip a song by pressing the "Seek/Track" button to the left or right" doesn't function. The steering wheel button upwards only skips back to the beginning of the current track being listened to - it does not "skip" a track in either direction. I suspect this is another one of the InTouch software bugs that will hopefully be addressed in the next software update "this fall".
 

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I have an iPod But I use it solely for spotify. I wonder how the functionality would be while connected to the car?

Would I have to skip tracks manually on the iPod?
 
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