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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player



    Thanks was about to ask if it is better to use a button or to use the switching jack. But that pic took care of that. I appreciate your help on this can send a pic when I am done.

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    anybody in the Providence, RI area trying to make a quick buck. i'd pay 200 bucks for someone to do this

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    This is Awesome. Quick Question if the car is not equiped with a Cd changer is their a wasy to hook the MP3 player to the aux input?


    Would this avoid all the relays and stuff?

    Dan

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    It would depend on your car and if you have the wiring already set up in your car. Some have the wiring already in place for a cd changer. Look for that first.

    The relays are only required if you wire it between your head unit and the amp. I think that set up only works with a specific combination

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    People please FORGET about the CD Changer connector, you can not use it UNLES you have a CD Changer attached. Then is the inconvenience your AUX input is only available in CD Changer mode.
    The best option is the audio line between HU and AMP (a.k.a. RIM in some cars).
    You make your own harness and relay box (this is the hard part) then is a matter of 2 minutes in a Deville and ~30min in Seville/Eldorado to actually connect the harness.
    REGARDLESS you need the relays!

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    hi all

    to find the connectors in switzerland is hard stuff.
    can anybody send me the connectors?
    i can't write privates messages, so i have to write here to ask.

    thanks

    tom

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    hey!
    what about these kind of mp3 disc changer adapters: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/28...er_USB_SD.html ? anyone tried this kind of thing?

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    This is kinda being a bitch to find...

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/22...hone_Jack.html

    this it?

    A good tip would be to add "PCB" to your searches for this...

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    Quote Originally Posted by jhorner View Post
    It would depend on your car and if you have the wiring already set up in your car. Some have the wiring already in place for a cd changer. Look for that first.

    The relays are only required if you wire it between your head unit and the amp. I think that set up only works with a specific combination
    Hi guys,
    So I have in my 99 Seville with stock audio a disc changer, which gives me "disc changer error", it's not playing anything. Can I just plug this female jack connector in between cables leading to the disc changer and use other device plugged instead of the changer?

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    Quote Originally Posted by lewandowski_jacek View Post
    Hi guys,
    So I have in my 99 Seville with stock audio a disc changer, which gives me "disc changer error", it's not playing anything. Can I just plug this female jack connector in between cables leading to the disc changer and use other device plugged instead of the changer?
    NO
    Just clean up the lens, check the mechanical integrity of the CD changer mechanism (load/spin). If no joy a new (to you) unit of e-bay is well below $100.

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    Hey N*Caddy,
    I've been reading this thread on the audio aux input. I have a 99 SLS with Bose. I ordered this 3.5mm female jack with 11 pins, you can look at the data sheet here Edit: search for st-3100-11c, can't post links as I'm a new user) I believe it's the right one.

    I have a few clarification questions:

    1) Why can't I just extend the 32 Pin cable myself and put the relays / 3.5mm female inbetween the original cable?
    2) Do you really think sound quality would degrade without using the relays?
    3) What does RIM stand for?
    4) Do you have a link to the specific micro-relays I should order?

    I'm comfortable with soldering/splicing, etc. I feel like this does not seem too bad. I just need a bit of help finding the micro-relays. I'd really like to get this done and appreciate the great information you have provided.

    Please let me know if you could provide a link for the relays or any other pointers.

    Thanks!
    Chris

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    Quote Originally Posted by N*Caddy View Post
    2. One 32 Pins Female connector (Identical with the one that connects in the back of your HU).
    3. One 32 Pins Male connector (identical with the one in the back of the HU)
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    Hi N*,
    This is the connector I found at Walmart (see attached image). It includes both a 32 pin and 24 pin connector...is this what I want (ie. only use the 32 pin?). Or will I need to swap?

    Also, where did you get the female jack connector...couldn't find one at 'the source'.

    I don't have much of an electrical background, but I'd like to give this a try!

    Darryl
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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    The 24-pin connector is useless unless the pins are identical with the ones in the 32-pin because in the 32-pin connector you only have about 10 wires, the remaining pins are empty, you need more pins than supplied. So if the 24 pin is not usable (for pin harvesting) then you need one more 32-pin connector. Then you need one 32 pin female connector (a junkyard is your best option, OEM quality is far superior to aftermarket). If you are in the Mississauga area Cooksville now has 2 cars with the connector you need. But you also need the jack connector, some project box, some PCB and microrelays. The parts can be sourced from Sayal (various locations in the GTA).

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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    Thanks for the help so far N*. So Cooksville Wreckers is closed on the weekend...I'll give them a call on Monday and try to get that 32 pin connector. As for the rest of the supplies, I visited Sayal and picked up the jack connector. Can you give me more details on the PCB, project box and micro relays (size, type, etc)? I've attached a few pictures.
    I'm not electrically savvy by any means, but really want to attempt this. One other thing, how do you make the connections on the jack connector? Thx.

    Jack connector (on my finger for scale...didn't realize how tiny this was going to be!)
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    Re: CD Changer to MP3 Player

    The Jack connector is EXACTLY what you need, good job finding it!
    The microrelays are $5 and should be 12V with 2 pairs of contacts NC/NO/COM (total of 8 pins).
    This is a picture of the microrelays mounted in the box:


    Since you have a Deville you can fit the connector right on the frame around the HU like I did in this picture:



    As for Cooksville they are open Saturday up to 1:00PM. They won't know about the connector, you have to go and locate the silver '99 Deville and the green '97 STS they have, the STS is a BOSE system while the Deville is base. You can get the HU connector and some pigtail harness from any of the two cars (but the easiest one is the Deville).
    As you (almost) see in the picture, I cut a small portion of the PCB exactly the size of the connector and soldered the wires (22 AWG) to it. I also used the PCB to solder some solid wires that are embedded (melted) in the back of the plastic frame (that's what holds the connector). It is very precise work to drill the exact size hole and embed the wires in the plastic deep enough to hold but not too deep to break on the other side. I guess you can use epoxy for extra strength.
    Here is a picture with a finished AUX input box (the loose wires suppose to be connected to the AUX input jack).


    This is the suggested PCB layout (see the relay footprint):

    Very, very small thing to work on (is designed for the box pictured above)

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