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I just got my GROM ipod adapter from GROM AUDIO.com it seems that one of the connector does not fit into the lexus onboard wire harrness. Does anyone have this same Product i could really use some guidence right now.
 

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Interesting, sorry can't help you with the above. I was looking in getting one of those, but decided to chuck up more $$$ for Viastech unit, as the so called Grom Audio, thing looks kind of as a home made kit rather than something serious.
 

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Hi Packersuck69,

which one is not fitting? Can you post a photo? When ordering the grom audio box you have to decide first which car specific cable you need, as there are two differend harness - depending on the year of make of the car.

I have a full catalogue of all availabe harness of the IS300 from 99 to 2006. Just let me know how many pins you connectors have and I will try to figue out whiche one you need.

@Pawel

Yep it's looking like home made, but it's working perfectly and if you have a problem with the thing you just can contact them. Today I received a replacemend for free because my adaptor had a little bug. Nothing big, just that the Pod was not switching of when switching of the radio/ignition. Well I've send them a mail and 7 days later I had the replacement in my post box here in Europe. That is really cool service.....

Best Regards from Berlin - Germany

Sonnet

P.S. Happy new year :)
 

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I just got my GROM ipod adapter from GROM AUDIO.com it seems that one of the connector does not fit into the lexus onboard wire harrness. Does anyone have this same Product i could really use some guidence right now.
Can you still plug in one of the connectors?

If so, thats how mine is and if I remember correctly the extra connector was the same female connector thats on the radio already... possibly to plug in whatever the original connector was meant for??

I left the extra unconnected and it works perfectly

hope this makes sense
 

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Can you still plug in one of the connectors?

If so, thats how mine is and if I remember correctly the extra connector was the same female connector thats on the radio already... possibly to plug in whatever the original connector was meant for??

I left the extra unconnected and it works perfectly

hope this makes sense
Same that I did and it works fine.
 

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here are the pics, <a href="http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j217/Packerssuck69/?action=view&current=DSC05414.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j217/Packerssuck69/DSC05414.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
 

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what all did you have plugged into your radio??

all you should have to do is plug the grom into the connector into the one on your radio that was'nt being used, everything else stays like it was... and dont worry about that extra conector, you do not need it
 

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Hi Packersuck69,

as I can see on your pictures you shouldn't have ANY problems to fit the grom box correctly.

As there are some lexus IS300 radios out there on the world market, which have both harness ALREADY fitted whith a connector from the car electric the GromAudio box comes with a ca specific cable which allows you to handle these originally fitted connector.

The one end of the cable who comes into the stereo has two connectors. The female connector gooes dirctly to the stereo harness and the male one offers a place for the somtimes originally fitted 2 lane connector. So the Grom is fully integrated and no connector is left over.

As I can see it on your photos, you don't have this situation. You've disconnected the 20-PIN Connector from your radio and tried to plug it in the 2 Pin grom harness - THIS IS WRONG!!

Just leave the 20-PIN connector pluged in the radio - This connector is not relevant for the iPOD integration. If you have removed it, just plug it back as it was.

Then plug in the grom 12-Pin connector into the harness on your radio that was'nt being used - as you've done on your photo in post #9. (If you look on the backside of the radio it's le left connector)

Leave the two line connector empty

Done!!!! :))

Welcome to the digital word!!!

Best Regards

Sonnet
 

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Thanks for this, Sonnet...
I just had the same issue and after reading through this we are up and running in digital stereo.
Thanks from Sunny Seattle
Rob
 
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