I have a 5th Generation iPod nano. I own a 2008 VW Eos which has a 30-pin dock. It functions but, my car's UI for iPod is despicable. I wanted to know if there was a way to control the music within the iPod.

EDIT: My car does not have an AUX-in and, I'd rather don't go the FM transmitter route.

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    what does "nefastous" mean? Do they have a website if that is an app?
    – dwightk
    Apr 11, 2014 at 17:44
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    I think that he meant nefarious. I would say hideous. iPod nanos do not run app store apps.
    – Ɱark Ƭ
    Apr 11, 2014 at 19:49
  • LoL. I changed the word; hopefully it makes more sense.
    – Anzurio
    Apr 11, 2014 at 23:50

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I don't think that you can override the car's interface when using the 30-pin connector with that iPod.

If you use an aux cable (1/8" male to 1/8" male) to the headphone port you will be able to control the iPod using it's native interface, but you will lose the charging capability. To regain charging you could use a 12-volt power adaptor, but this is two cables instead of the single cable you are currently using.

  • Yeah. I'm aware of that but, unfortunately, my car does not have an AUX-in and I really don't want to go the FM transmitter route either. Thanks, though.
    – Anzurio
    Apr 11, 2014 at 23:51
  • Cassette adaptor? My cars have had either a cassette or an aux in. I'm spoiled in my VW with aux in, 30 pin and Bluetooth.
    – Ɱark Ƭ
    Apr 12, 2014 at 0:07

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