Interstate Aux Input


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Interstate Aux Input

Postby bellabehr » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:15 pm



My husband and I just purchase a 1992 GL1500 Interstate. We are trying to connect our Ipod. We found the aux plug but do we need and adapter or special plug? I could only find ones for the GL1800. Any suggestions would be great.
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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby Sempai » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:26 am

Please don't take my word for It, as I have never actually seen the Aux plug on a GoldWing...
Don't you just plug a stereo headphone cord between the MP3 device's headphone jack and the Aux plug?
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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby Mag » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:29 am

I would like to know too since I am not aware of AUX input as a standard on the 1500s, but I could be wrong, have definitely been before ;)

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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:35 pm

If there's an AUX plug on your 1500, it's definitely aftermarket, because there's no such thing from Honda. You should be able to plug it into the headset jack from an MP3 player, phone, satellite radio, anything with a low-level output.

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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby bellabehr » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:23 pm

I read on the internet that the Honda GL1500 Interstate (only that model) had the cassette removed and had an aux plug put in in the left hand compartment(The AUX plug was only on the Interstate model since it was the least expensive Wing and had no cassette player. Taken from Goldwingforums, "Trikelady" ). We found an available plug in there that would take a three straight prong plug.

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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:13 pm

You are correct, on an Interstate that does not have a cassette installed in the radio, instead it has a pigtail that is normally positioned in the left pocket. That pigtail has a part number of 39170-MY4-870 - and should have come with the bike. It is a three-conductor MOLEX connector on one end, and a 3.5mm male audio connector on the other. It's available from parts places for $40, which is an absolute ripoff, as it can be made from about $4 worth of parts.

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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby Mag » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:06 pm

Wait, I want one of those AUX plug thingies.

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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby bellabehr » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:54 pm

To WingAdmn, what parts would we need. Husband went to the Honda dealership and said it would be $35 for the part. Would much rather do it for $4.
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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby Sempai » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:30 am

I would guess a guy could make this connector from any old set of stereo headphones with a 3.5mm jack picked up at a thrift shop for $1. Cut the cord where it splits, taking note of which wire is the common ground, and which of the other two are left and right. Connection to the factory harness plug would be your choice, I'd solder the wires to terminals that mate well with the factory plug...
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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby rtaylor137 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:48 am

My 93 GW has that pigtail and it works nicely through the bike's speakers and the headsets. I use my iPhone as a GPS and also for music so it is MUCH better than a cassette player. I've installed a 12 volt cigarette lighter in the left compartment for those long trips that would run the phone's battery down. Mine had a bad whining in the sound system but I was able to find a ground loop isolator online that completely elliminated the whining. I'm thinking about using an iPad mini instead of the phone. Phone works great, just a little small. Motion X has GPS app that lets you open the iPod function of the phone along with GPS program. VERY convenient to route your trips and have all of your music close at your finger tip. (I did have to cut the index finger tip of my left glove so I could work the phone's glass surface).

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Re: Interstate Aux Input

Postby Sempai » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:24 am

rtaylor137 wrote:(I did have to cut the index finger tip of my left glove so I could work the phone's glass surface).

There is a fix for this. A quick, simple, inexpensive, and effective way to enable any glove to interact with a touchscreen device:
http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Minut ... en-Gloves/


Keep the rubber side down.


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