USB port for Gl1500 radio


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USB port for Gl1500 radio

Post by rfriedersdorf » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:20 pm



Is there a way to add a usb to the GL1500 radio so that music from the USB device can played on the GL1500 radio?



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Re: USB port for Gl1500 radio

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:48 pm

rfriedersdorf wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:20 pm
Is there a way to add a usb to the GL1500 radio so that music from the USB device can played on the GL1500 radio?
The GL1500 has no auxiliary input, but one can be added if you're handy with a soldering iron. If not, Sierra Electronics will do it, for $124 including shipping.

Once that has been added, you could use any MP3 player or player of any kind that can accept a USB stick.

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Re: USB port for Gl1500 radio

Post by RBGERSON » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:35 am

or Device that plugs into the 12v plug and uses the radio set at a particular frequency to play through the speakers:I have oen for sale that I don't use any more $30
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Re: USB port for Gl1500 radio

Post by rfriedersdorf » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:17 am

How is it done if I want to do it myself? I know how to remove the radio, just don't know what to solder to and what to buy.

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Re: USB port for Gl1500 radio

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:21 am

There's a good DIY article right here....
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5316
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Re: USB port for Gl1500 radio

Post by dougv » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:20 pm

I highly doubt that you can get a modification to the radio to accept a USB memory stick directly, the music that wold be saved on that is digital data. However, there is a modification that adds a 1/8" stereo jack to the radio so you can connect directly to a Ipod, smart phone or other music source that has a 1/8" jack for headphones or earbuds.

I tried the modulators that only connect to power and the device but in some areas, the local stations can over ride the modulator. The item I use is a modulator that connects between the antenna and the radio, along with 12 volts and an input for a 1/8" jack. I might have seen one that also will communicate with a bluetooth device so you can keep the phone in your pocket. I bought mine at a car sound specialty store, it was under $100.00.

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Re: USB port for Gl1500 radio

Post by bellboy40 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:55 pm

I have a couple of these units that work pretty well. I put one in my 02 Silverado and the other one on my 2000 Goldwing. They sound good to me You have to turn the volume up a little higher when playing through these but that's no big deal. For the price it is a good option to add an aux input jack.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U ... UTF8&psc=1



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