Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lake Co. Florida
Tired of Your Aux Port?
I was, so on my days off this week, I decided to do something about it.
I took my radio out, got my speaker wire and electrical tape out and I got ahold of a soldering iron and solder. Once I got my radio out, I took the face off, and noticed that the aux port is a separate chip with the aux port soldered to it and four wires running from that to the main board. I cut those wires in half (no turning back now). Since I had the soldering iron already plugged in and heating up, I melted the coating off of the wires just enough to get a soldering point. (its pretty much self explanatory from here about the rest of the soldering) I basically made the aux port a three foot extension.
After I was done I was faced with what to do, so I cut a slot out of the case of the radio, and then put it all back together, and I fed my new Aux Port Connection down and into my center console, then put everything together.
For now I just have my aux cable running under the center console to my armrest where my Ipod sits, but I will soon get a new Ipod controller and fix it for good where I won't have anything but a hidden Ipod connector/controller plug and a spot for the Ipod to sit. (my old Ipod controller I had rigged into my cig lighter crapped out because it wasn't on a switched circuit, that will be fixed soon as I get the new controller. I will try to get pictures next week of what I did. I was all done with the re-installation when I realized I should have gotten pictures.