I'm trying to figure out why my deck won't detect my "aux input" feature. When i click the source button it shuffles between "tuner" and "disc"...i went into the the setup, and enabled aux input, but still no sign of it. I tried resetting the deck, nothing works...any ideas?
The only thing I can think of is that your AUX cable isn't pushed in all the way (I'm guessing you have something like this since I don't believe the 9856 has a dedicated AUX in). The deck SHOULD automatically detect the AUX source once a cable is attached (as long as AUX in is enabled, as you said it was). Other than that I'm not sure what the problem could be.
Also, I'm with you on not using deck controls for the iPod, nice to see there are others who chose the AUX-in method.
i figured it out...i just didnt understand the menu settings...i went to aux in, and clicked it to aux in,,,,but then you also have to turn the volume knob until it says "aux in on" i just thought by it saying "aux in" that it was on...