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Directfreak 07-11-2013 02:13 AM

08' MyGig, lockpick and rear VES inputs
I have an '08 in which I upgraded most of my system to the Kicker speakers and amps.
I love my particular setup.

I bought a used lockpick v3 from a member here, and I am planning to
Install it this weekend. I only need it to unlock the video in motion.

I plan to run a video source through my rear VES inputs. I was testing it tonight,
But I noticed that the sound is lower and more muddled. It seems to be in
"Video Surround" mode, just like the DVD's play. I am trying to play
Standard stereo, just like the aux-in, but with video.

In 09+ models, I think you can select between three different audio formats using
The EVIC. On my 08' I don't see any way to switch audio formats. I tried the
2up and 2down volume control, but I don't think it did squat.

Is the rear RCA inputs for the VES always locked in surround mode?
If I get a different lockpick (that had additional inputs) would those inputs be in regular
Stereo, or would they be also considered video surround too?

Again, i'am just tring to get the same quality of sound as my aux-in jack provides,
But using my rear VES inputs.

brando26 07-11-2013 06:53 PM

Re: 08' MyGig, lockpick and rear VES inputs
i think you can turn it off by turning the volume up 2 clicks, and immediately back down 2 clicks on the steering wheel. has more info on this.

brando26 07-13-2013 09:38 AM

Any luck?

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Directfreak 07-13-2013 10:43 AM

Re: 08' MyGig, lockpick and rear VES inputs
Unfortunately no. I don't think I can switch it out of "Surround" mode while in VES mode.

At least I was hoping someone with more knowledge than myself would be able to
show me a way of switching it to standard "Stereo" mode.

I was also hoping someone else with a lockpick could answer if the additional inputs of a newer lockpick may also possibly be restricted to "Surround" mode.

My lockpick is a V3, so I don't have any additional inputs, other than the stock rear VES inputs.

Directfreak 07-26-2013 10:19 AM

Re: 08' MyGig, lockpick and rear VES inputs
Can anybody confirm?
Or maybe somebody with a lockpick advise if the additional inputs
Are treated as VES surround mode too?

brando26 07-26-2013 11:07 PM has info about it. Thats where I got the above info. Only works on the kicker.

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Directfreak 08-11-2013 11:23 AM

Re: 08' MyGig, lockpick and rear VES inputs
Following up on this, I figured that there's three distinct audio profiles to the rear VES inputs as well. 1) Video Surround, 2) Audio Surround, and 3) Stereo

My 08' doesn't display the information on the EVIC screen, but you can hear the system mute and switch profiles.

It works by raising the volume 2 clicks up, and then 2 clicks down, within three seconds. The steering wheel control buttons make it easy to do, as compared to the knob.

Now that I got it figured out, I've been enjoying my fully wireless audio and video mirroring from my iPhone, all through wireless airplay.

brando26 08-11-2013 05:01 PM

Oh nice. Post #2 would have helped a long time ago. Lol.

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Directfreak 08-11-2013 09:03 PM

Re: 08' MyGig, lockpick and rear VES inputs
Agreed. Although at the time, I was using the volume knob, and going 2 down, and 2 up.
I had the right idea, just the wrong practice.

Thanks for the help.

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