AUX HOOKUP


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AUX HOOKUP

Post by GRAPEAPE94 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:41 pm



I am thinking of getting a GPS with an audio jack but I have a problem. Currently the aux jack on my radio is being used by my XM radio. Is there any other way that I can hook up to hear spoken directions from the GPS? Or, should I bite the bullet and find a GPS that has the XM function included?



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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by jim mccarty » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:33 pm

GPS Audio input device. Go to "Store" on this site for info.
Works well.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bntyhntr6975 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:29 pm

Edsets has an adapter that should work also. Its a few dollars more than what was previously mentioned.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by Mh434 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:01 pm

The iSimple IS31 is another option, although you still need a GPS with and "audio out" jack. I have one of these in my car, as well as on my 'Wing. Simple, foolproof, no interference, clear sound. Take a look on Amazon for 'em if you're interested - around $23

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by PastoT » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:48 am

When devices outnumber aux inputs another option it the Mix-It2 (http://www.mixitproducts.com/). Its a audio signal mixer you can power with 12V and accepts 2 Stereo and 2 Mono imputes (one will mute all others when active (I use if for my GPS or Radar detector depending on my mood). So I have GPS, Radar, Sat Radio and Cell Phone all fed to the Wing's Aux Input and my Scanner on the GPS Input device sold in our store (mentioned above) running into the intercom and of course the CB - all run at once. Of course unless you like the lousy FM reception this config works out well.
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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:48 pm

GRAPEAPE94 wrote:I am thinking of getting a GPS with an audio jack but I have a problem. Currently the aux jack on my radio is being used by my XM radio. Is there any other way that I can hook up to hear spoken directions from the GPS? Or, should I bite the bullet and find a GPS that has the XM function included?
Exactly what you're looking for here: http://goldwingdocs.com/Store/Goldwing- ... -Input.asp

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:18 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I have one problem though; as I ride solo all the time I have no need for the intercom hook-up. Plus I have no speakers in my helmet as I rely on the speakers on the bike to listen to the radio. Even at speed with the volume set at 10-12 it is plenty loud enough for me to hear.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by PastoT » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:21 pm

If you're using speakers only I'd restate the Mix-It2 works great to feed up to 4 inputs to the AUX input. It also has a volume control on it that can be used to amplify the units output, just level your input volumes and then tweak the Mix-It2 volume to boost as needed (my phone - MP3 has poor volume by comparison). I feed it 12v directly and use a ground loop isolator between it and the AUX input connection.
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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by GRAPEAPE94 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:32 pm

Thanks PastoT. That sounds like it just might be my best choice.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:30 am

I'm wanting to hook up an auxiliary audio input on my '91 GL1500 Interstate. I'll use a 3.5mm jack into an iPhone 6Plus on the center shelter for the power. I've stripped down my tupperware to the frame because I was under the impression that the Interstate had an Aux Input plug under the left front pocket. The plug is not there so I'm trying to wire the pig-tail into the speaker wires coming out of the booster. I found the speaker wire connector but I'm not confident in which wires to "tap" into. The schematic says the brn/whi wire is for the right speaker and the blu/whi is for the left speaker, then there are two grey wires (ground for each speaker?).

Do I need to tap into each speaker wire and one ground (grey) wire, then plug in the 3.5mm jack into the phone and turn on music?

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by DenverWinger » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:41 pm

Speaker wires are not an input, and the power coming from the bike stereo might damage your phone if you connect it that way.

I'd look for an FM modulator, you can connect your phone to the aux input on the modulator, then you simply tune into the frequency of the modulator on your FM radio.
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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:44 pm

OK, I'll hold off on doing that until i do a bit more research and understand the components a bit more.
Thanks for the input and the heads-up.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by DenverWinger » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:31 pm

Here's a modulator that looks pretty good. Google the model for more details.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=40235&p=242510&hil ... or#p242499

BTW - I use modulators (not this one though) on both my 1100 and 1500 for the MP3 player and the phone, they work quite well....:)
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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by Mh434 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:15 am

I have two of the iSimple units, and have found them to be reliable, inexpensive, and produce clean, high quality sound. I use mine as input from my phone, GPS, and MP3 player.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:43 pm

Hooking your iPhone to the speakers directly won't work - it's designed with an amplifier for headphones, with maybe 0.25 watt output. The speakers need more like 20-30 watts.

You can go the easy way, which is to use an FM modulator, or the hard way, where you wire directly into the radio's circuit board. That's what I did, and gives you the best sound, but you need to know what you're doing, incorporate a ground loop isolator, and a switching system so you can switch back and forth between your aux input and the radio.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:05 am

Thanks Denver, Mh, & WingAdmin.
I think the iSimple iS77 tranzit unit will be my best option Found one for $45 +tx/shp.

The crappy Kenwood radio in the left pocket wasn't worth messing with a motherboard, not even sure its got one.

BTW Wing Admin, I just put LED's in my dash panel using your DIY and it went flawlessly. The improvement was nothing short of miraculous. Thanks for the work and effort you put into that one.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:03 pm

I think I have a decent handle on the audio stuff now, thanks to all of your input.

I've settled on an iSimple iS77 tranzit FM Modulator. It says it can "charge" the iPhone AND play tunes at the same time. Its on the way but I have to figure out how to get 12v and ground to it. , , ,Are there any "draw-backs" to using the two screws at the top of the fuse panel (just below the cover latch) with an "in-line" 5Amp fuse on the +(12v) line?

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by DenverWinger » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:40 am

If you are referring to the "Accessory" terminals that is an ideal place to power it.
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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:36 pm

GREAT!! Thanks Denverwinger!

I'll prep that line and get it ready for hooking up the FM Modulator to it.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by BRYuma43 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:38 pm

I just added this stereo to my 83 aspencade. Hooked up directly to the aux on the main fuse panel. So far so good. I am listening to MP3s on a flash drive. It's bluetooth also. I"ve only had it a short while, but for $20 it's a nice option. Has a remote too that I velcro to the top of the turn signal switch. Pretty cool. I took someone elses idea and removed the left guage from my cluster and the radio fits in the left/middle space. Left my volt meter display intact.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dual-AM-FM-T ... 3=&veh=sem

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:23 am

The factory radio (KRM-100h) bit the dust and since the iSimple unit needs a working FM radio tuned to a specific station, the iSimple is NOT the solution for me. Fortunately, BRYuma43 had the perfect answer to my dilemma. I picked up the radio he put in the link (unbelievably under $20), and it works perfectly. It has AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, and auxiliary input. I plugged my iPhone into the aux input jack and got my tunes loud and clear. The built-in USB will make "charging" the iPhone a no-brainer. I ripped out ALL of the old components and modified the plate that held the booster/adapter to mount the new radio below the center shelter. The head of the radio has a ribbon cable long enough to mount it face-up on the center shelter and the "included" remote control works all of the radio functions, (mama already called "dibs" on it for the long trips though).

THANKS BRYuma43 for the information that solved my problem!!! You rock!

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by BRYuma43 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:10 am

Awesome! I don't think the usb will charge your phone though. I haven't tried it. I use a cheap adapter and the cig lighter.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by DenverWinger » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:20 am

BRYuma43 wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:10 am
Awesome! I don't think the usb will charge your phone though. I haven't tried it. I use a cheap adapter and the cig lighter.
Good for thumb drives full of MP3 files though....
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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by BRYuma43 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:19 am

Absolutely. THat's how I roll.

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Re: AUX HOOKUP

Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:50 pm

Hmmmm, , , didn't know that. I'll have to try that after I get it up and running. If worse comes to worse, I'll use my cigarette lighter plug too, but it'd sure be nice if i didn't have to.
When you plug in your thumb drive does the radio "automatically" bounce to "USB" to look for it? Maybe the USB drive takes precedence over everything else so the unit doesn't understand having the Aux Input line selected AND something in the USB.

Thanks gents for your input/information. Much appreciated for sure

UPDATE (3 HRS LATER):
Install not "completed" but the unit is working as expected so I figured I'd give the USB port a shot at charging the iPhone while playing music with "Aux In" selected. Plugged in a charging cord into the USB, then into the iPhone and the "lightning bolt" appeared in the upper right corner indicating the phone is "charging" and the battery "charge-level" popped up showing 98%, and the tunes (George Strait ofcourse) didn't miss a beat, loud and clear!!!

IT LOOKS LIKE THE PHONE WILL CHARGE AND PLAY MUSIC IN THE AUX-IN MODE!!!! For a "CHEAP" radio, this unit is just what I wanted, , , probably should go pick up another one incase this one blows up tomorrow, , , ,heheheh



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