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I have a radio like this that I want to use in my truck.
I want to add a factory looking aux input jack to the front. I have a pretty good knowledge of electronics, and have done quite a few searches looking for the way it is wired, to find nothing. I am pretty sure the 1/8" aux input on the front is just soldered in the line of the outputs from the radio to the amp, but how could I find a wiring diagram of the radio to trace it out? When nothing is plugged in, does the radio play, but plugging in the 1/8 plug from your mp3 player interrupts that input and plays your music. Or does it work on a totally different circuit? Is there any other way to tap inputs inside the deck? It looks like the back has had the antenna plug desoldered on several of these factory radios with aux inputs added, so they have to come apart for the modification. Has anyone bought one of these to reverse-engineer it? What did you find out inside? They retrofit these aux jacks to all kinds of different factory radios, so it must not be too difficult... I am going to take it apart tomorrow and see what I can see. Any advice?
1997 F150 2wd Regular Cab V-6 5 spd
actually I never seeing a ford radio like that in my life. typically the aux plug is on a seperate harness from the radio harness. it's a PIA to add aux to a non aux ford radio when there are so many other alternatives
Question is why generate and use a silent WAV file?
So the overall idea with this mod is that you're faking the head unit into taking an aux input.
Playing any CD will make the head unit pipe whatever audio comes from the CD deck to the truck's speakers. We're hijacking that "whatever audio" wire and connecting the aux input to it. Without playing some CD, the head unit doesn't pay attention to that wire from the CD deck.
You could put in any regular ol' music CD and hit play, then plug in an iPod and hit play there, and both would play at the same time. I'm pretty ADHD, but not so ADHD that I think I could listen to two songs AT THE SAME TIME.
Make a CD that instead of music has silence, then the only thing you hear when you start playing your iPod is in fact your iPod.
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