So, is this a viable option for a 2005 or not? I'm likely buying a 2005 6s next week with Bose (no nav/dvd), and an aux input will be needed quickly. Auxmod is currently out of stock otherwise I would possibly just drop the $60 to have it figured out quickly.I have an '03 with Bose 6 disc setup. I have managed to get this to work using the TV input. There is no button for it, you have to scroll through using the MODE button on steering wheel.
BTW, I have the popup Nav screen and DVD in glovebox which was connected where this mod goes...
So you followed the directions for 06+ but used pin 1 instead of 7, and you can toggle to a hidden input called "TV" via the steering wheel mode button? Any idea if this would work on a 2005 without nav/dvd?Problem solved, I used pin 1 as signal ground instead of 7 and its working perfectly, no unwanted noise at all.
Successfully done on an '03 with Bose!
This mod will not work on the 03-05 models. If you would have read the first post better, you would have known that before tearing into it.Hi & Sorry for my Bad Eng.
i connect pin 1 to 13
But , Tape/MD Button NOT WORK
Mazda 6 Sedan 2005
6 Disc Changer
Did you try toggling source on the steering wheel "MODE" button? Someone above said it put the radio in an unlisted "TV" mode. I actually want to try that method at some point, although my "tampered" CD player method works just fine for me at the moment.Hi & Sorry for my Bad Eng.
i connect pin 1 to 13
But , Tape/MD Button NOT WORK
Sorry again for My Bad English
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Thank you worked great for me..no issues at all sounds great. ..Alright so I bought the Audiolink for my iPhone 3G and it was working fine until after a week, it stopped charging so I returned it. I was going to get the DICE but then I found a way to make the same thing with just
First you need to go to RadioShack and buy a 3.5mm stereo connector. Looks like this:
Part number and Description on the RadioShack bag: 3-Conductor Stereo 1/8" 3.5mm Phone Jack PN:274-0249
You also need a soldering gun, flux, soldering wire, also i used those OOOOOOOLD audio cables that hook up to CD roms that nobody uses anymore, they fit perfect and the connectors are perfect size. Get a couple of them
Also a Drill to drill the hole and very useful in my case a Dremmel (you'll see why later)
So Remove the stereo (go here to learn how to do it How to change HVAC lights)
Now, you can use any color wire you want, as you will see later I used red twice because I didn't have any other color..., Here is where your CD-rom audio cable comes in handy:
Look at the back of the stereo, you will see the connector for the aux port used by Sirius, Dice, Audiolink. **BTW you cannot do this if you have sirius or XM installed**
You will see the pins are numbered.
What you need to do is hook up pins 1 and 13 to each other. 1 is Ground and 13 is the AUX pin. It enables the MEDIA button on the stereo.
On the 1 and 13 connector. I used a D-SUB connector from radioshack, it comes with the connector and the pins, just use the pins, you have to crimp them, use a pair of pliers.
3 goes to the R on the 3.5 connector, 5 goes to the L pin and 7 goes to the Signal Pin. It's labeled on the first pic.
so it looks like this:
That's 1 and 13, then using the CD Audio cable plug it to 3,5 and 7.
I took the pic before I move the pins to get them together btw. so put them together on one side and plug it in. Since 9 is not used it takes the empty socket on the CD Audio connector.
On the other side of that connector, use a soldering gun and solder the ends with the respective wires.
Then what I did is I wanted to place it somewhere so i picked a hole next to the cigarette plug. I used a 1/4 drill bit and drilled away. Now here is where the dremmel comes in handy:
As you can see I had to shave some of it down because the plug would not go all the way, just shave it enough so you can screw it on the other side with the ring that comes with it.
Once it's in place it looks like this:
At this point wait until you plug the stereo side, just plug 1 and 13 and then once everything is in the car route the wire from the 3.5mm socket to the back of the stereo and then plug it in. **NOTE: you may need to extend the wire. Mine was juuuuuuust long enough so if you have 2 CD Audio cables you can cut part of the other one and mate them so it's longer**
Once it's connected test it before you put everything together. turn the Radio ON :slap: then press MEDIA. AUX should come up on the screen, then plug the 3.5mm cable to the socket and the other side to your media player (MP3, iPod,, iPhone, Zune etc) and you should be able to hear it!
Wow, where did you get such a nice top mount for the stereo? I just installed the same Pioneer digital media player (hooked to 900W amp, sub, and all new speakers), but it looks ugly under the factory cover. Where did you buy that part?Since oa2324 got this to work on his pre-06 by adding a connection to pin #16 from his stock nav unit, I am going to give this mod a try on my 04 also. Hopefully all pin #16 needs is a ground to allow toggling to "TV" input by the steering wheel mode button.
My goal for this mod is to feed the output from a 2nd head unit into my stock head unit. Sadly, attempting to feed it into the CD player aux mod I did before was no good... not enough output voltage by the new head unit. So for now, my new HU just goes for a ride and looks pretty in the dash...