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mr mello 11-19-2011 01:19 PM

03 WRX aux jack build
 
So just a curious question, does anyone know of any points on the back of the head unit where i could wire in a standard 1/8th inch male or female connector and have it playable through the stereo?

basco 11-19-2011 01:34 PM

The stock headunit does not in anyway support an Aux input

mr mello 11-19-2011 01:43 PM

well my tape deck is shot, so could i hypothetically find the tape feed and just tap into that so when i push the tape button, and it trys to read the tape feed my aux feed just goes in?

basco 11-19-2011 03:07 PM

Theoretically anything is possible, but for the amount of effort required to get that to work you are far better off buying an aftermarket head unit

newtothegame 11-19-2011 08:47 PM

I know my 07 stock headunit had an auxilary to it. I think it was an 06-07 thing. So if you can find some one swapping their stock unit, should be able to get it for cheap. I sold mine for like $50.

basco 11-19-2011 09:22 PM

^ to make that work you'd need the 06-07 radio connector and would have to get a pin out diagram to wire it up and still wire in the aux port

newtothegame 11-20-2011 12:00 PM

[quote=basco;271478]^ to make that work you'd need the 06-07 radio connector and would have to get a pin out diagram to wire it up and still wire in the aux port[/quote]

And this right here Matt is why I dont mess with anything that has electricity running thru it, lol. Thanks for clearing that up.

Zaridar 11-27-2011 03:24 PM

just get a FM transmitter.... they are like 10 bucks

Kjott21 11-28-2011 12:23 AM

[quote=Zaridar;271901]just get a FM transmitter.... they are like 10 bucks[/quote]

And suck. Just go with an aftermarket head unit that has an aux port or iPod hookup. I did the FM transmitter for a long time and it gets to be a real pain in the ass. The quality of the audio is so much better with a real AUX hookup and you don't have to keep changing the station when you are driving around and getting splashover from a radio station.

Zaridar 12-01-2011 11:24 PM

[quote=Kjott21;271949]And suck. Just go with an aftermarket head unit that has an aux port or iPod hookup. I did the FM transmitter for a long time and it gets to be a real pain in the ass. The quality of the audio is so much better with a real AUX hookup and you don't have to keep changing the station when you are driving around and getting splashover from a radio station.[/quote]

his stereo is broken and he is trying to rig something up cheap im assuming... a new head unit is not.. unless you get a used one... FM transmitters work fine if you get a decent one.. you must have a ton of radio stations around you.. we only have about 10 that really come in where im at... or you drive decent distances... just giving my 2 cents

Kapt 12-02-2011 01:18 AM

Maybe this is a dumb question, but why not put a new deck in that has the feature(s) you're looking for?

slomo 12-02-2011 04:34 AM

You may be able to adapt a stereo cable to the connection for the antenna. I seem to remember seeing some one do that before.

Vew 12-02-2011 09:18 AM

Get a satellite radio FM direct adapter. That's the one that plugs into your radio antenna port in the back of the radio. It's like a FM transmitter, but since it's directly plugged in, you don't get the static. Then you just tune your radio to whatever frequency it's set at - usually 90.1. You can then run the aux wire to your glove box or something. They run about $40-$50. Both XM and Sirius make one.


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