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Hi All,

I know that this topic has been covered many times here, but I was just hoping for a quick answer. I have a 2004 Deville with the Bose system (no Nav). I really want an AUX jack, and I am not confident enough in my skills to install the hard wired version that N*Caddy talks about. I have been looking for a way to replace my 6 disk changer (I never use it) and I found this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_541PXDX/iSimple-PXDX.html?showAll=N&search=iSimple_PXDX_Auxiliary_input_adapter_for_factory_stereos&avf=N&skipvs=T

Is this something that would work for me?

Thanks!
 

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No, this will not work for your car. There doesn't seem to be anything for the 02+ cars to change the CD changer into an aux. In 2002 the wiring was changed from the Hu and changer being directly connected to be part of the serial data bus. For whatever reason there aren't any adapters for these 02+ cars unless you get an FM modulator or change your Hu.
 

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How about adding an aux cable for a pre 02? (Say a 92 4.9 with Bose)

I'm using one of those fm transmitters and the quality is super inconsistent
 

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Tape adapter works great. What I use in my 03, very clear sound. Got a brand new stereo sitting for 2 year's, it will be put in sometime.
 

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How about adding an aux cable for a pre 02? (Say a 92 4.9 with Bose)

I'm using one of those fm transmitters and the quality is super inconsistent
Not sure about the 92 but I know that the 00 and 01 have apple integration kits available the connect to the CD changer wiring harness. I use a tape adapter and haven't had any problems with it. It's cheap, easy and works.
 

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While were on this topic, I have a 1992 Sixty Special with the factory Bose stereo system. I can't replace the stereo to keep the Collector status so I was wondering if anyone here has added the aux output here. I've seen the factory deck on Ebay already converted so I know it can be done but just wondering if anyone can guide me to do it on my own. I'm pretty confident in my mechanical abilities.
 

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Look for IC DM171 on the preamp board with the volume control and channel tuner controls the output on IC DM171 pins 4 and 11 will be right and left outputs from Dolby IC connected to two coupling capacitors about 1uf you can use a phono plug to tap into these lines in make brake configuration that disconnects Dolby output and inserts your Aux input. make sure to use 1uf coupling caps to your input as the line floats about 4-5V DC
you can add a switch to force unit to think tape is inserted to make display blank the AM FM display. even if tape motor does not function.
 

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Thank you limo1 but my car has the stock Bose Gold CD player and does not have a cassette tape player. The CD player keeps ejecting the CD as it can not read them so this is the reason I thought I would use my mp3 or Ipod player.
 

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nsharma1999 said:
Thank you limo1 but my car has the stock Bose Gold CD player and does not have a cassette tape player. The CD player keeps ejecting the CD as it can not read them so this is the reason I thought I would use my mp3 or Ipod player.
I'm in the same position as you!
 

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Thank you limo1 but my car has the stock Bose Gold CD player and does not have a cassette tape player. The CD player keeps ejecting the CD as it can not read them so this is the reason I thought I would use my mp3 or Ipod player.
Have you tried cleaning the unit with one of those cleaning CDs? You should be able to find them at Best Buy or WalMart. The kit should include a CD with tiny brushes on the bottom and a cleaning solvent in a small bottle. You apply the cleaner to the brushes, then insert the CD in the unit and it cleans the optical beam.

Dchavezo - there is a mod for our stereos to add an AUX input. I haven't done it on mine since it'd require some drilling of the panel to attach the jack to it (usually around the cassette slot). Do a good google search about it. I had the page somewhere, but who knows where it is now...
 

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mmm, i don't have a cassete slot. Both me and sharma have deco-bose cd player stereos.

I haven't thought about a cleaning cd but when I first got the car i tried to put a cd in, it made lots of clicking sounds and I freaked and started spamming the eject trying to get it out. after i removed that cd I never tried to put one in again <=\

Ive read that this is an issue and i forgot what the cause or fix was, but i have an FM transmitter that gets me by so i just use that for now. not as good as those cassette dealys or an aux in, but I'm making it work for now.
 
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