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: How do you put an aux (mp3) port on stock radio


rematar
02-29-2012, 12:49 PM
Does anyone know how or where to get an mp3 port put on the front of a stock head unit?
Mine is the double din Buick unit.
Here is a modded unit (http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=269613) from an Impala in the for sale section.

9c1 lover
02-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Radio shack and a soldering iron would be my guess, also interested.

punkofhazzard
02-29-2012, 09:36 PM
I just bought and installed a kit that was plug and play and works great. The brand is isimple or peripheral, seems to be the same device with two different labels (I removed the Labels anyways so it looks like it could've come stock with the car). Its an interface box you put behind the dash that comes with a long cable that you could route through your console, into your glove box or just let it come out underneath the ashtray compartment. That end plugs into the bottom of my iphone and also charges it. You have to purchase a harness to connect the box to the back of your stock radio where the input for a CD changer is located. Thats how it works, you hit the TAPE/AUX button and it plays like CDs would. Best part is the volume and track forward and backward work with the radio buttons! no more fumbling for your ipod while driving. Problem solved and it was easy.



Part numbers: PXDP for the interface box, thats for iproducts, PXDX for other MP3 players I think
PXHGM1 for the harness

Note: its only available for '95 and on radios, the radios in the '94 must not be CD changer compatible.

rematar
02-29-2012, 10:50 PM
Cool, thanks.
How much did it cost?
Does it have an aux port to connect to any mp3 player, or just the ipod plug?

punkofhazzard
02-29-2012, 11:48 PM
Cool, thanks.
How much did it cost?
Does it have an aux port to connect to any mp3 player, or just the ipod plug?

The cost is around $70. The harness is available separately for under $10. if not sold together as a kit, some are. Make sure you get the right harness there are a lot of different ones for different makes/models, the part number for the Impala harness is listed in my last post. I also bought a kit for my girlfriend's acura but got the harness wrong and couldn't install it after pulling her radio and discovering the connector was different, then had to reorder for the right one.

The interface I purchased (PXDP) came with the ipod/iphone 30 pin connector, the other part number (PXDX) looks like the universal one for any MP3, it comes with a male headphone jack. These are all available on ebay.

punkofhazzard
03-01-2012, 12:02 AM
As i look at my directions application chart it seems the Buick Roadmaster radio requires two harnesses plugged together in tandem, pxhgm1 & gmh32t. "must use gmh32t harness then plug pxhgm1 behind radio".

dservati
03-01-2012, 01:26 AM
So is that working for you on a stock 95 or 96 impala head unit? I've not seen one that worked with our radio's ... only newer delco radios that look like ours but are 97 and newer.

For those good with a solder gun I did a write up with pictures here:

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=240045&page=2
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=240045&page=2

Maybe a moderator could make that post a sticky..

Dave

rematar
03-01-2012, 08:04 AM
As i look at my directions application chart it seems the Buick Roadmaster radio requires two harnesses plugged together in tandem, pxhgm1 & gmh32t. "must use gmh32t harness then plug pxhgm1 behind radio".
Thanks, I will do some digging on that.


For those good with a solder gun I did a write up with pictures here:

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=240045&page=2
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=240045&page=2
Nice, thanks. I searched, but only for mp3, not ipod. cwm5
I might even try this route with a local stereo or electronics shop.
I will have to do some research and figure out which way I want to go.

TWX
06-13-2012, 10:47 AM
I was curious if the AUX function would allow one to take input from an external device too, and I found this:


http://www.logjamelectronics.com/piegm9aux.html

The year says 96-97, which is obviously in error, but I don't know which direction it's in error (ie, should it be lower than just '96 or should it be '99+?), but the idea is to plug in to the aux harness correctly.


I was also riding in an older Chevy Tahoe that had a rear seat radio controls panel, and the main stereo looked exactly the same as that in my SS. Next time I go junkyarding I'm going to look to see how that setup works, and if the SS can be expanded the same way or not, and what that expansion would give me, feature-wise.

stragate_k
06-11-2014, 07:17 PM
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for all the help you can provide...

So, i have a 2005 Impala 9C1 (police package, base model) with a stock radio/casette head unit. I was thinking on upgrade it but i've recently stumble upon this, so I did some research and found this other adapter model, wich is an iSimple.

Pac-Audio.com Product Details | iPod Integration for your car and More by Pac-Audio - Connecting you to the future (http://pac-audio.com/productDetails.aspx?ProductId=907&CategoryID=36)

So reading about them i've found out that, apparently, head unit needs to be XM ready or have a CD changer in order for this adapter to work. But i'm not fully sure since, as punkofhazzard said...

You have to purchase a harness to connect the box to the back of your stock radio where the input for a CD changer is located. Thats how it works, you hit the TAPE/AUX button and it plays like CDs would.


My head unit does have the TAPE/AUX button, but righ now, when I press it, nothing happens.

In the back of my head unit, on the stereo himself I can see two connector imputs (12 and 24 pins) but only one harness comes out from the chassis and connects to it (24 pins). In the adapter kit I can see in the included harness that it actually have both (12 and 24 pins) connectors.

So, would my head unit automatically recognize the imput from the adapter as soon as I connect it and activate it when pressing the TAPE/AUX button?!
What do you guys think?!

punkofhazzard
06-11-2014, 09:01 PM
Yes. Once installed the aux button will be for iPod/mp3, the radio will automaticly recognize the interface as it would an auxiliary CD player.