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Cheap Mod: DIY AUX Input in a 2005-2008 Factory Head Unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by fbconvert, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Sep 12, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    what kind of adapter is this? This mod worked great for me when I had the iPhone but just switched to a Galaxy S4. Radio Shack said he didn't have the right adapter. Got a link to buy one online? I'd rather not have to open it up again and resolder.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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    Awesome! Got it done on my 06 non-JBL unit thanks to you guys, works great!
     
  3. Nov 1, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    Props to you FB for a great write-up and for keeping up with the thread for so long!

    I have a 2010 but the stereo went bad, bought an 05 stereo for 30 bucks :thumbsup:

    Uuuunfortunately I didn't realize it didn't have an aux input. (That's what I get for buying it 2 minutes after I saw it)

    I want to go your route on the mod and plug into the stock aux input under the A/C controls.

    How did you remove the input jack from the '09 dash?

    Thanks in advance :D
     
  4. Nov 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    it's been so long I am trying to remember how I did it. I think the first time for sure I removed the whole console panel that the Aux plug is installed in. you have to reach behind it to unplug the wire harnesses. Once the panel is removed I think there are two plastic tabs on both sides of the Aux plug. Press against them at it should pop right out. You could also try sticking a butter knife or something on the side of the plug to release the tabs. Just take your time though and if you are really concerned just play it safe and remove the panel.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2013 at 6:34 AM
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    I got it! Got it all done and installed last night. Works so well!

    Thanks man!
     
  6. Dec 25, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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  7. Dec 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM
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    17 years old, no radio/soldering experience whatsoever, did this mod in about 4 hours total. Yes, that's long, but I had to redo my solder joints. At first music only went through my driver side speakers..now all works but I get an "error code 1" and idk of my CD will eject... Idk what that is..?
     
  8. Dec 27, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    Did you leave the cd in while doing the mod? My guess is the cd is stuck. Sorry bro not positive though.

    I think the manual says Error1 is a damaged or dirty CD
     
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  9. Dec 28, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    Yeah, I did when I redid my solder joints, bad on my part, but I'll fix it today.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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    I finally dropped the mod for a new double din unit with Bluetooth. No more cables!!! I have the old unit if anyone wants it. It's free, just need to get it somehow
     
  11. Dec 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    RE: Already modded FYI
     
  12. Jan 13, 2014 at 9:29 PM
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    This was my first time soldering, and I couldn't get the solder to stick to the spots. So I put everything back together, and now I don't get any sound out of my drivers side? I think that I may have got the lch and rch spots too hot. I'm not sure. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks :confused: :(
     
  13. Jan 14, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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    The sound only doesn't come out of the drivers side in DISC mode. Everything is fine on the FM setting. How do I fix this?
     
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    I think you toasted it.
     
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    Hmm, not sure that its completely done, that happened to me also - only in CD mode - I believe I redid my solder joints( yes a pita since it was my first time soldering) then hooked it all up and it worked. Mine said error code 1 and I broke the CD part entirely trying to stop that lol but I think that was because I left a CD in there when I redid my soldering. Tips: solder joints so they are not touching and then put hot glue on them so they stay. I got the modded radio from mrburns and that's what he did.
     
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    I'll have to try that hot glue when I open it up again. Hopefully that'll work. Thanks a lot!
     
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    Stock, aux mod
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    First, I must say, this is a great mod. Just did this on my 05 with in-dash 6 disc changer. It looked just like the pics in the original post.

    I used the cheap $4 soldering iron from harbor freight. The first time, I was getting no audio from the right side, in cd mode.
    Ripped it back apart (goes alot quicker the second time). Reheated the solder joints. Check your ground. WHALA! Works perfect! All for less than $4.
    Thanks!
     
  18. Jan 22, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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    Just did the mod myself. Mounted the port on the bottom side of the radio on the driver's side. Works great and I love the results. It took me the better part of 3 hours and a few adult refreshments since I was taking my time and getting distracted. I have the non-JBL 6-Disc and plan on getting a Double DIN with Navi waaaaay down the road.

    For those who only have sound on one side, check the solder and make sure the solder is making a good connection to the board where the little silver circle is. If there is a good connection, but you see a black circle around it, then you fried it. I had to use a magnifying glass to make sure everything was good.

    TIP: Solder the LCH before the RCH. If you do the RCH first, you will be fighting it the whole time you are doing the LCH. May be different for you, though.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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    I made an account because of this.

    The mod is working great so far. All in all it took about two hours. My one spin on it is if you have a multimeter find a ground point on the circuit board and solder the ground to it that way you dont have to worry about grounding its all "tight"
     
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    Nice! and welcome
     
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