View Full Version : Just Bought a Clarion DXZ585USB

12-05-2008, 07:33 PM

I have a Clarion dxz585usb ipods do not work on it. The thing is that that unit is advertised to work with the regular ipod cable provided by Apple. Plug and play. I cannot get it to play music from the ipods.

I have tried a ipod touch 2g (second generation) and an ipod video (5th generation) and both of them give me "error 2." The manual says that "error 2" is for improperly encoded mp3s/wmas/aacs and such.

Also it will play the same mp3s on a USB flash drive (I've tried two different ones)

Any ideas?? Anyone get it to work with their ipod touch 2g?

Specs: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_020D585USB/Clarion-DXZ585USB.html?search=DXZ585USB&tp=5684

-Thanks :)

12-06-2008, 06:36 PM
Update: After thinking it though the Clarion's have two yellow leads with fuses 3A and 15A. The harness only has one yellow wire so I only hooked up the 15A. Does anyone know if I need to connect both wires? If so how would I go about doing that?

Should I twist both the wires together and connect it to the single yellow wire on the harness??

EDIT: Went ahead and connected the wires together and started it up. Ipod touch 2g works perfectly with the unit now. The yellow 3A wire provides power to external devices such as ipods!

12-09-2008, 08:15 PM
i have the same head unit. did u get it from woofers etc? my ipod touch 8gb works just fine on it. i love it

12-09-2008, 09:05 PM
I got it to work finally with my 16gb ipod. I got it from Newegg during black friday for $100.

12-27-2008, 04:58 PM
I'm having problems with my 2nd gen Ipod... It works with 2nd gen nano's but normal ipods..