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audio for mp3 or other input

Postby furnacedoc » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:09 pm



Hello, I have a 97 1500 wing, Can anyone tell me what I need to do to be able to connect an mp3 player or hook up the audio from my garmin gps. HELP



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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:40 am

this is what i use http://www.amazon.com/DLO-TransDock-Mic ... =1-1-fkmr1 . the cable is just a usb cable so it will work with most any mp3 player by just plugging it in a power outlet
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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby BikerGuy » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:37 pm

FM transmitters don't work well, at least not from my experience. Too many radio stations right next door to any blank channels you might find... But you can either get a cassette that you pop into your player that has the wire coming out of it to plug into your mp3 player ($5.00) at Dollar general or you can spring some bucks to have your radio modified (labor intensive to get the radio out, ship it, wait, get it back and reinstall it), http://www.sheriart.net/honda/

I bought the cassette thingy. It works great. If your cassette player acts up, and keeps auto reversing, let me know. That happened to me and I fixed it in 5 minutes, no cost. Easy!

furnacedoc wrote:Hello, I have a 97 1500 wing, Can anyone tell me what I need to do to be able to connect an mp3 player or hook up the audio from my garmin gps. HELP

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:31 am

i guess it depends on where you ride as i have never had a problem with my transmitter and it leaves the cassette player open to play a cassette and not having the cassette player wear out playing a blank
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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby BikerGuy » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:46 am

I've lived in PA, DE, FL, TN. TX, SC, NC........ There's no moving parts on the cassette adapter so there's no wear and tear. :shock:

detdrbuzzard wrote:i guess it depends on where you ride as i have never had a problem with my transmitter and it leaves the cassette player open to play a cassette and not having the cassette player wear out playing a blank

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:01 pm

but the tape player itself is still running despite the fact that there is no tape on the cassette adapter. once the adapter is inserted it turns on the tape player
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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby bhazlet » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:50 am

Try this FM modulator. Can't go wrong for he price. Works find for me.

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-10008-SNS ... 232&sr=1-4

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby BikerGuy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:59 am

Thanks. It's not the FM modulator that matters. It's the fact that there are so many FM stations, that it's overloaded and it makes it very difficult to find a blank area between them without the bleeding through!! That's why I use a cassette adapter that I got at a dollar store for $5. It plays well... No problems.

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:40 pm

We have the same problem here (crowded FM band) - plus, as you ride, you continually have to keep changing channels as new, strong stations invade on your frequency.

The only time I've had success with FM modulators is when it was a permanently-installed type - where the antenna plugged into the modulator, then the modulator plugged into the radio. When the modulator wasn't in use, it fed the signal through from the antenna directly into the radio. When the modulator was turned on, it disconnected the antenna and injected its own signal directly into the radio instead.

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby bigguy_362001 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:22 pm

There is another post on this site about a cd player and it has a link that will show you a modification to the radio that works I did mine and it is great. just be real carefull when soldering in the wires to the board I broke the foil and had to solder back across to make conection but it work great.

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby keithg64 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:48 pm

So do you guys leave trhe cassette adapter in all the time? You can have the adapter in and listen to the radio at the same time.
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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby sniper » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:42 am

I use the cassette adapter and it works great for me. Yes, Keith, I do leave the cassette in all the time and can still listen to the radio if I want.

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby BikerGuy » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:17 pm

I also leave the cassette adapter in all the time and listen to the radio sometimes too. It hasn't hurt anything....

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby bobt2000 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:39 pm

I just got my GL a couple months ago and it's been waiting quietly for me in the garage.
In the mean time I read the owners manual and got very excited when I saw that it said that there is an aux. jack to plug things directly into the stereo.
According to the book, it's under the left fairing pocket where the intercom jack is. I looked and looked and found nothing :(

Those instructions are in the pages right after the ones referring to the Interstate radio, but they are on a separate page. Maybe it was referring to the Interstate only?? Could it be that the Interstate has a better radio than the Aspencade or SE???

That aint right !!

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby keithg64 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:03 pm

I saw the input jack in the sevice manual in the electronics section and it was only the interstate model, but I'm not sure if it was all years. My manual is for a 93 - 00
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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby bobt2000 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:25 pm

I never thought about the service manual!
And you're right....only the Interstate has the Aux. jack wired to pins 20-21-22 of the wiring harness.
Sucks to be the rest of us.
Anyway, I am a believer in a GOOD FM modulator rather than the mod. I have a backround in electronics so tearing into the radio doesn't bother me, but I bought a good FM modulator for my MP3 player on my boat and it sounds great. Don't get a cheap one if you want good sound.....so that's my vote.

Cheers......
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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby keithg64 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:42 pm

Thanks Bob, I thought the FM modulator would be a better idiea, did you install one that is wired into the system or go with the frequency style.

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby Dusty Boots » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:45 am

Hey Keith
I went with the hard wired Audiovx FM transmitter that you plug your antenna lead into. Works great and no interference from crowded FM bandwidth, like the other types of FM transmitters. Very good sound, although you do loose a bit of the MP3's volume, so it's helpful if your MP3 player has good volume to start with. I installed it under my seat. More info HERE.

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Re: audio for mp3 or other input

Postby keithg64 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:14 pm

Hey Dusty and Bob, I just got my Audiovox FFM100 today and will hook it up sometime next week. Got it from ebay, brand new in the package, less than $40. Thanks guys.

Keith


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