Honda Music Link AAM 31052-31557 User Manual

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    CIVIC Coupe CIVIC Sedan CIVIC Si CIVIC Hybrid Honda Music Link User's Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Honda Music Link ...3 What's Included ...4 What You Need ...5 MODELS WITHOUT NAVIGATION SYSTEM Using Music Link Without Honda TTS Connecting Your iPod ...6 Disconnecting Your iPod ...6 Using the Audio System Controls ...7 Playing Music...8 Selecting a Play Mode...8 Using Music Link With Honda TTS Honda TTS / Info Tags ...9 Before Installing Honda TTS...10...

  • Page 3: Honda Music Link

    Honda Music Link Designed specifically for Honda vehicles, Honda Music Link allows you to play music from your Apple your vehicle's audio system. Music Link connects your iPod directly to your vehicle's audio system for the best sound-quality results. (It does not convert music from your iPod to an FM radio signal to use your vehicle's radio to play music.) Once connected, Music Link allows you to use the audio system's controls to play and search...

  • Page 4: What's Included

    What's Included Table of Contents Your Honda Music Link kit includes a dealer-installed Music Link cable located in your vehicle's glove box, a Quick Reference Guide to get you started quickly, and a Honda Music Link CD.

  • Page 5: What You Need

    What You Need iPod: 4th generation or later iPod, iPod mini Special Edition ® , or iPod nano ® . (See right.) Music Link cannot be used with iPod shuffle ® Make sure your iPod has been updated with the latest firmware from Apple.

  • Page 6: Using Music Link Without Honda Tts, Connecting Your Ipod, Disconnecting Your Ipod

    Using Music Link Without Honda TTS Connecting Your iPod Make sure your iPod is in music mode (not photo mode). Then, find the Music Link cable installed inside the glove box, and plug it into the dock connector port on the bottom of the iPod. When the Music Link cable is properly connected: A large check mark appears on the iPod screen.

  • Page 7: Using The Audio System Controls

    Using Music Link Without Honda TTS Using the Audio System Controls Music Link allows you to use the buttons on your audio system to control iPod functions. There are two ways* to listen to music: You can shuffle all albums or shuffle all songs.

  • Page 8: Playing Music, Selecting A Play Mode

    Using Music Link Without Honda TTS Playing Music 1. Connect the iPod (see page 6), turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) or ACC (I) position, and turn on the audio system. 2. Press the CD/AUX or XM/AUX button to select Music Link.

  • Page 9: Using Music Link With Honda Tts

    Using Music Link With Honda TTS To get the most out of Music Link, first install the Honda TTS software application provided on the Honda Music Link CD. This optional software installs on the Mac or PC you use with your iPod. It creates voice prompts to help you find music on your iPod, and it allows you to shuffle songs, shuffle albums, seek/skip to the next song/album or previous song/album, and search playlists, albums,...

  • Page 10: Before Installing Honda Tts, Installing Honda Tts, Uninstalling Honda Tts

    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Before Installing Honda TTS Before you install Honda TTS on your computer, make sure you: Install iTunes 4.9 or later (available for download at www.apple.com/itunes/download ). Set your iPod to synchronize manually. (Go to Edit/Preferences, click on the iPod tab, and select "Manually manage songs and playlists".) Disconnect (eject) your iPod from your computer.

  • Page 11: Running Honda Tts

    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Running Honda TTS Once installed, Honda TTS automatically launches every time you connect your iPod to your computer. To run Honda TTS, connect your iPod to your computer. To update (and create TTS files) for the music on your iPod, click the OK button on the Honda TTS update screen.

  • Page 12: Text-to-speech Settings

    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Text-To-Speech Settings You can change and adjust the text-to-speech settings for TTS files (voice prompts) that Honda TTS creates. Modifying the system voice and the voice speed may help improve intelligibility. 1. Go to Finder/System Preferences. 2.

  • Page 13: Connecting Your Ipod, Disconnecting Your Ipod

    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Connecting Your iPod Make sure your iPod is in music mode (not photo mode). Then, find the Music Link cable installed inside the glove box, and plug it into the dock connector port located on the bottom of the iPod. When the Music Link cable is properly connected: A large check mark appears on the iPod screen.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Using the Audio System Controls Music Link allows you to use the buttons on your audio system to control iPod functions. There are six play modes/categories, or six ways to listen to music. Each disc number (1–6) corresponds with a play mode/ category in Music Link.

  • Page 15: Selecting A Play Mode/category, Playing Music

    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Playing Music 1. Connect the iPod (see page 13), turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) or ACC (I) position, and turn on the audio system. 2. Press the CD/AUX or XM/AUX button to select Music Link.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Selecting a Play Mode/Category To search albums, select Disc 3, then press and hold either SEEK/SKIP button ( second. Music Link announces the first letter of each album. – Press and release the SEEK/SKIP ( ) button immediately after hearing the desired letter.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Selecting a Play Mode/Category To shuffle the albums on your iPod in random order, select Disc 5, then press and hold either SEEK/SKIP button ( ) for at least 1 full second. – Press and release the SEEK/SKIP button to skip to the next song ( ) or to the beginning of the song currently playing ( ) within an album.

  • Page 18: Disconnecting Your Ipod, Using Music Link Without Honda Tts, Connecting Your Ipod

    Using Music Link Without Honda TTS Connecting Your iPod Make sure your iPod is in music mode (not photo mode). Then, find the Music Link cable installed inside the glove box, and plug it into the dock connector port on the bottom of the iPod. When the Music Link cable is properly connected: A large check mark appears on the iPod screen.

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    Using Music Link Without Honda TTS Using the Audio System Controls Music Link allows you to use the buttons on your audio system to control iPod functions. There are two ways* to listen to music: You can shuffle all albums or shuffle all songs.

  • Page 20: Selecting A Play Mode, Playing Music

    Using Music Link Without Honda TTS Playing Music 1. Connect the iPod (see page 18), turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) or ACC (I) position, and turn on the audio system. 2. Press the AUDIO button, then touch the CDC icon on the Navigation system screen to select Music Link.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS To get the most out of Music Link, first install the Honda TTS software application provided on the Honda Music Link CD. This optional software installs on the Mac or PC you use with your iPod. It creates voice prompts to help you find music on your iPod, and it allows you to shuffle songs, shuffle albums, seek/skip to the next song/album or previous song/album, and search playlists, albums,...

  • Page 22: Installing Honda Tts, Before Installing Honda Tts, Uninstalling Honda Tts

    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Before Installing Honda TTS Before you install Honda TTS on your computer, make sure you: Install iTunes 4.9 or later (available for download at www.apple.com/itunes/download ). Set your iPod to synchronize manually. (Go to Edit/Preferences, click on the iPod tab, and select "Manually manage songs and playlists".) Disconnect (eject) your iPod from your computer.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Running Honda TTS Once installed, Honda TTS automatically launches every time you connect your iPod to your computer. To run Honda TTS, connect your iPod to your computer. To update (and create TTS files) for the music on your iPod, click the OK button on the Honda TTS update screen.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Text-To-Speech Settings You can change and adjust the text-to-speech settings for TTS files (voice prompts) that Honda TTS creates. Modifying the system voice and the voice speed may help improve intelligibility. 1. Go to Finder/System Preferences. 2.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Connecting Your iPod Make sure your iPod is in music mode (not photo mode). Then, find the Music Link cable installed inside the glove box, and plug it into the dock connector port located on the bottom of the iPod. When the Music Link cable is properly connected: A large check mark appears on the iPod screen.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Using the Audio System Controls Music Link allows you to use the buttons on your audio system to control iPod functions. There are six play modes/categories, or six ways to listen to music. Each disc number (1–6) corresponds with a play mode/ category in Music Link.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Playing Music 1. Connect the iPod (see page 25), turn the ignition switch to the ON (II) or ACC (I) position, and turn on the audio system. 2. Press the AUDIO button, then touch the CDC icon on the Navigation system screen to select Music Link.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Selecting a Play Mode/Category To search albums, select Disc 3, then press either the Preset 3 or Preset 4 button. Music Link announces the first letter of each album name. – Press the Preset 6 button immediately after hearing the desired letter.

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    Using Music Link With Honda TTS Selecting a Play Mode/Category To shuffle the albums on your iPod in random order, select Disc 5, then press and hold either the Preset or Preset 4 button for at least 1 full second. –...

  • Page 30: Tips

    Tips Audio System Controls After pushing the appropriate button to activate a play mode or category search, it may take up to 10 seconds for Music Link to announce the alphabet or names associated with that play mode or category search. WITHOUT Navigation System RDM (Preset 3) Button: Push the RDM button on the audio system to shuffle all songs within the...

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    Tips (Continued) iTunes Settings For best results, set your iPod to synchronize manually. (Go to Edit, then Preferences, click on the iPod tab and select "Manually manage songs and playlists".) If you select "Automatically update all songs and playlists," you may hear voice prompts when you shuffle songs on your iPod.

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    Tips Table of Contents (Continued) Tag Info (Continued) Make sure there are no spaces before the first letter or number in the names of your playlists, artists, albums, and genres. Keep your music organized with correctly spelled info tags (artist, album, and genre). Do not keep empty playlists.

  • Page 33: Support

    Support Table of Contents For more information about Honda Music Link and Honda TTS, including FAQs, visit http://automobiles.honda.com. For additional support, call Honda Automobile Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009, Monday thru Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST). Honda TTS Software Updates Check out http://automobiles.honda.com to download the most recent Honda TTS software and software updates.

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    Table of Contents 2005 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – All Rights Reserved. American Honda accepts no responsibility for any lost data on an iPod, even if the data is lost while using this product. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod, iTunes, FireWire, and Mac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.

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