GL1800 RAFIO AUX CONNECTION


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GL1800 RAFIO AUX CONNECTION

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:22 pm



What does it take to connect my XM radio to the aux side of my audio system? Does it take a standard 1/8 phono cable or do I have to hook up to the 22 pin connector shown in the manual?


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Re: GL1800 RAFIO AUX CONNECTION

Postby thrasherg » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:42 pm

I might be misunderstanding your question, but the auxillary input to the GL1800 stereo system is a small 3 pin 3.5mm stereo jack plug. You plug that into the audio output of the XM tuner and select AUX input on the radio and you are done. The XM receiver will require a power supply and if your wing didn't come with the 3.5mm stereo adapter cable you will need to order that (Not very expensive, requires you to remove the glove box in the top left fairing to access the AUXillary connector plug) but it should be very simple. The hardest part is usually finding somewhere to mount the XM receiver..

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Re: GL1800 RAFIO AUX CONNECTION

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:23 pm

Thanks. Works great. Now all I have to do is figure out how to mount a noise suppressor to get rid of the engine noise. I was using the FM transmitter function on the reciever but there are times that I do not have a clear freq. when on long rides.
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Re: GL1800 RAFIO AUX CONNECTION

Postby dragon2000 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:30 pm

Read your post and saw that you were looking for a noise filter. Is this what you are looking for:

http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/227_CB_CD_Audio/20104_GL1800_Alternator_Ignition_Noise_Filter_for_Power/

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Re: GL1800 RAFIO AUX CONNECTION

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:10 am

This could work. I only get the noise when I am using the AUX on my radio. If I use the FM transmitter and tune the radio to a clear FM freq. I don't get the noise.
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Re: GL1800 RAFIO AUX CONNECTION

Postby thrasherg » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:46 pm

I suspect you might have a ground loop (I had one when I added a GPS to my wing), a noise filter will not cure it, I had to use an audio isolator. You plug the audio from your XM radio into the isolator and connect the Auxillary input lead from the wing stereo to the other side of the isolator and all the noise dissapears. The isolator is really just 2 small audio transformers.

I used something like this http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... DsQ8wIwAg# but mine has the 3.5mm stereo jack plugs rather than the RCA phono plugs on this unit.

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