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    Aux iPod input

    Does anyone know if I could use the 6 disk CD changer box in my armrest to hook up a iPod? I have the GPS Nav radio in a 03 STS.

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    Re: Aux iPod input

    Your NAV unit HAS AUX INPUT, no need to remove the CD changer.
    This thing was posted like a million times on this forum alone.
    The NAV unit has both AUDIO and VIDEO input, is just nor wired. All you need to do is add the wires to the connector and you are done. Follow the diagarma below:


    Even if you would not have NAV unit, you still don't need to remove the CD changer to add AUX input. There are better ways to get a hard wired AUX input for both BOSE and base sound systems.

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    Thank you. In the diagram, is that harness end from the back of the radio, or the back of the CD changer?

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    Re: Aux iPod input

    how do I get to that harness end?

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    HU harness.

    HU = Head Unit

    The head unit is the radio/nav unit itself. The harness is behind the radio/nav unit.

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    Re: Aux iPod input

    OK is there a set procedure to get to that harness? Is this a procedure recomended for a tech?

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    The HU needs to come out. There are 3 bolts. One above, and two below. The top one's easy. Just gently pry off the plastic trim above the HU, and it's right there.

    For the lower two, you'll have to remove the wooden console trim/shifter bezel.

    Apply the parking brake, and place the shifter somewhere in the middle if it's travel. Grab the shift knob, and pull it straight up to remove it (don't whack yourself in the face).

    Starting from the rear, gently pry up the wooden shifter bezel. Once it's up, disconnect the connectors for the TCS off button, and heated seat buttons. Once it's off, you'll see the two lower bolts under the HVAC controls.

    The HVAC and HU will come out as a single unit, you don't have to separate them to do what you're trying to do.

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    Re: Aux iPod input

    OK so once i pull the HU out, is there enough slack in the harness to pull the HU all the way out?

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    Re: Aux iPod input

    Are these posts about a super simple matter of removing the HU to access the harness?
    You remove the HU and everything is there, exactly like in the picture I provided.
    When the car was assembled an assembler connected the harness to the HU, so obviously there is some slack into the cable to be able to put your hand behind and connect/disconnect the harness.
    Personally seeing these questions you asked I would recommend you to consult a professional and provide the instruction in this thread.
    You will need wires with the correct crimp pins (female) to insert into the 32-pin connector and such.

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    Re: Aux iPod input

    OK sounds good great advise. My plan B was to try one of those FM transmitters. Not sure if they sounds good or not does anyone have experience using them?

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    FM modulators are pretty crappy in my experience. Get a cassette adapter if you want to go the cheap route.

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    Re: Aux iPod input

    The care ALREADY HAS AUX input (just not wired), is like cutting off your leg to use a prosthetic one because your leg has no shoes on whereas the prosthetic one already has shoes on.

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    Re: Aux iPod input

    Hi i'm new to this form with this type of hook up would i be able to control my ipod via nav. HU. If so i'll be more happy i would have pro blem follow direction thamks

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    No. It's just an audio connection.

    BTW,

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