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want to use the AUX button to plug in my XMRadio unit

Old 06-16-2012, 03:53 PM
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Default want to use the AUX button to plug in my XMRadio unit

OK, confused newbie here. I have a 2003 Honda Accord EX Coupe. The stock radio (no navigation, just AM/FM 6 CD) has an CD/AUX button, but there is no (exposed, anyway) aux jack.

I have an XM Radio unit (XM Snap SiriusXM - Shop - XM Snap for the Vehicle) that plays through my FM radio (less than ideal since it is hit or miss, and I have to tune it in to a different station depending on where I am driving). But, it can be hooked into an aux jack...if only there was one. What is the best way for me to install an aux jack so that I can plug and play my XMradio and other devices (like my Android phone) through my car stereo using my aux input rather than FM?

The car stereo installation guy, at a large nation-wide electronics store, suggested I search this forum; I've searched this forum and found some related topics, but I don't really know enough to assess which solution works best for me.

Thanks, Mark
Old 06-18-2012, 04:53 PM
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is your xm modules output rca or 3.5mm plug?

looks like a 3.5. it only has a 1v out put so dont expect performance to be too much greater. just wont have to worry about changing stations.

and youll need this:

this will not allow for control of the unit just for it to be played over the speakers without using the fm

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:06 PM
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I have an old adapter if you are interested
Old 06-25-2012, 05:36 PM
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Thanks neophyte, rio. I ended up getting a unit similar to what neophyte suggested, but it also has the ability to dock to iphone/etc. so play lists can be changed from the radio controls. Turns out I needed a ground loop isolator as well so I picked one of those up at Radio Shack. Problem solved! Of course, now the lock on my pasenger door only works manually (not related). Oh well...another project for another day.

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