Adding aux cable


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Kwest364
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Adding aux cable

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2004 gl1800

How do you add an aux cable that would plug into my phone audio 3.5mm or a bluetooth adapter and play music thru bike speakers with phone on handlebar holder?

Under left fairing pocket, but is there already a plug and play option in there? As in, I buy a short aux cable with a pin, and there will already be a pin connector I can just plug it into? Splice wires?

Haven't opened left fairing pocket, not sure what's in there.

Good, cheap options in stock?



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Yes it is a plug and play 2 connectors in a black sheath covering them, a red power connector and a white connector for audio input.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... 037/392851

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If it plugs in in the left pocket, why is it 6ft long? Then I'd just have a bird's nest.

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Also can get from Amazon for lower cost...Price: $8.99 & FREE Shipping

https://www.amazon.com/MagiDeal-3-5mm-M ... 146&sr=8-5
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Kwest364 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:46 pm
If it plugs in in the left pocket, why is it 6ft long? Then I'd just have a bird's nest.
The Hondaline one is short and will lead into the pocket only. The aftermarket ones are longer allowing you to go in the pocket (coiling up the excess) or route out and up to something mounted on handlebars or dash.
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Cyclemax also sells a shorter one, but want $32 for it:

https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl ... able/30352
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Kwest364 wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:30 am
2004 gl1800

How do you add an aux cable that would plug into my phone audio 3.5mm or a bluetooth adapter and play music thru bike speakers with phone on handlebar holder?

Under left fairing pocket, but is there already a plug and play option in there? As in, I buy a short aux cable with a pin, and there will already be a pin connector I can just plug it into? Splice wires?

Haven't opened left fairing pocket, not sure what's in there.

Good, cheap options in stock?
Your audio cord is either there, or under the pocket, or missing. Hopefully you know that there is a hole in the bottom of the pocket for the audio cord to come thru. An OEM cord also has a plug, to plug the hole once the cable is routed thru the pocket. If indeed your cable is missing, it is part #4 in the fishe below. An OEM one is more money, but the wire is by far easier to flex and is then about 6-9" on the inside of the pocket. Once your cord routed thru the pocket and in place, you may need an adapter. Most cellphone stores sell those. They are usually about 3" long. However, I believe the OEM audio cord has a 3.5mm bullet end so no adapter needed.

Once your phone is playing music, and you plug the phone in, be sure your audio system is on and the AUX button is pushed, so that music is then piped in from your phone.

https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/hon ... 43aa/radio

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Attached are pics of under pocket. No audio aux cord. Where the hell would it have gone? Why would previous owner or whoever take it out? God, making it 10x more difficult. If they had left the damn thing, I could just straight play some music and not be in this stupid mess.

The tape is covering a light sensor for flashing headlights. Cord is for that. Otherwise, I only see cords for 12v cig charger, cord to light sensor, and cord leading to that 12v box with 4 connectors. See pics. Not sure what that box is for.
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The "black box" with four pins looks like a relay; probably the one that turns off the fog lights when you switch on the high beams. Just plug that back in and tuck it away.

While the tape over the photoelectric sensor works to bypass the headlight modulator, you could clean that up with a snap over cover or some brands allow you to toggle it on/off using a sequence of switching the High beams on and off. No biggie right now, just something to read up on in the future.

The white tube looks like a fuse holder. Can't really tell but it looks like someone spliced into the power lead for the cigarette lighter to power something else. Might want to follow the other end of that.

To your main point, follow the harness for the cigarette lighter back into that large black boot on the main harness. When you find where that is plugged in, right along side that plug will be the plug for your AUX cable connection. Power is red and AUX audio is white and while similar in size, are different shapes.
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The small hole immediately under your cig lighter socket is where the OEM cable/grommet would be.

As has been stated, the cable was included with the bike, but many times was found with the manuals and tool kit in the left saddlebag. As part of dealer prep, the cable would be installed - and forgotten more than a few times by the crew of one doing said dealer prep.


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