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Add AUX Audio Port

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by gvanburen, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. Oct 21, 2021 at 7:40 AM
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    I have a 2021 Limited with only a USB input. I would like to add the ability to also play music off my iPod via a 3.5mm audio cable.

    Is it as easy as swapping the USB only adapter with the USB/AUX adapter (part # 86190-0C020) and swapping the wiring of the USB module with the multi-media module (part# 86453-0C010)? Would doing that affect the Android Auto functionality?

    I also found this AUX add-on adapter (https://naviks.com/i-24076951-2020-...dio-input-interface.html?ref=category:1207169), but I would prefer keep a factory look.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Oct 21, 2021 at 7:53 AM
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    Bluetooth maybe another option.
     
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    Unfortunately, the iPod is too old to support Bluetooth.
     
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    I've seen some usb audio jack adapters on the market but have never used one. Maybe you can research that. It would be much easier than installing aux audio input if the usb adapter works.
     
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    The iPod is old enough that it doesn't use the 30-pin connector so those bluetooth adapters definitely wouldn't work. I have seen these bluetooth transmitters (https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B092MBHBRJ/), but not sure of what the audio quality would be after transmitting through a 3.5 mm.
     
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    Yes, too many conversions will probably distort the audio. It may sound like a distant AM station. My first car had only AM/FM. I still pretty much use AM/FM for a few minutes then shut everything off and listen to the sound of my V8 engine. :D
     
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    Regarding your navix aux audio adapter, the AUX audio outputs of the phone, iPad, etc. are somewhat amplified. line level inputs of this adapter may not be expecting an amplified signal.
    Meaning even after you separate L/R signals from your iPad aux and feed the audio adapter, it may cause some distortion. I would call them and verify before spending $100 plus shipping & handling.

    I'm thinking aux to Bluetooth adapter maybe a more practical, easier and safer choice and would research that.
     
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