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Old 11-03-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Modify your stock aux plug to work with your aftermarket radio

*This used to be a sticky but i see it got deleted somehow, i had it on my comp so i'll repost


Thisis a solution to the question i see a lot of people asking. "How to i usemy factory aux input with my aftermarket radio"

Required materials:
3/8"drill bit and drill
PACiSimple IS335 aux plug kit (about 14- on ebay, shipped)

Time required:
About15 minutes or less. it took me about 5 minutes but i had my truckcompletely gutted for deadening and my audio install when i did mine. Ifyou need to do step 1b, add 15-20 minutes. It sounds like a lot of workbut it really isnt bad and it goes very quickly.

Step one:
Remove the aux plug and unclip it from the harness. This can be done withoutremoving the panel it's in and just reaching down through the HVAC controls andpopping it out. HVAC controls will need to be removed and you will need skinnyfingers.

Step one (alternate):

Ifyou cannot remove the button by reaching down through the HVAC controls this ishow you'll have to get at the panel the 12v plugs and aux button are in:

1.)Remove the console http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/57895-center-console-removal-w-pics.html

2.)Remove the radio trim, HVAC trim and Radio

3.)Remove the drivers side door sill and then kick panel

4.)Remove the panel under the drivers side steering wheel. There are (2)10mm bolts, 1 on the left side just under the kick panel and the other on theright side under a plastic tab. It just pulls out from the top.

5.) remove the glove box by just pulling it off the tabs and unclipping the plasticdamper

6.)Remove the (2) 10mm bolts on both sides of the 12v/aux/a-track panel and pullit out. You'll need to pop out and raise up the center ac vent section ofplastic to get it out. Unclip everything and it's out

Step two:
Takeout the white plug from the aux plug/button and remove the circuit board. Just pull from the rear and this will slide right out

Step three:
Drilla 3/8" hole where the current green aux plug is (your factory aux button/plugshould be gutted and empty at this stage)

Step four:
Insertthe PAC iSimple IS335, through the 3/8" hole you just drilled. I gotmine on ebay for 14- bucks shipped.

Step five:
Wireit up to either a 3.5mm pigtail connection in your aftermarket unit or rcaconnections with the supplied rca adapter in the IS335 kit, and snap the auxplug back in place. I wired mine up to aux input 1 on my Alpine iva-w505using the rca connections.

Step six:
Enjoythe ability to hook up a aux device for listening.

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