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Old 03-29-2012, 12:04 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Easiest Auxiliary Input Option

Just got my first maxima (6th gen) this month! It's slick! I don't switch cars often, so we'll be growing old together.

However, I seem to have a common issue with the radio. Some of the posts on the forum indicate that the CD players on the 04-05 models are known to lose the driver-side speaker output. Lame. And I'm not much on audio quality, but this is pretty noticeable.

Also, I read audio books, and I miss the MP3 CD option from my last car.

So, I have the 6 CD-changer + Bose radio option, without navigation. I am considering getting an after-market radio, but it's hard to find one that's not too showy, and I'm not keen on the hassle of verifying that the steering wheel controls can be made to work with a particular model.

I'm more likely to just get by with just the stock radio if I can figure out a good way to get auxiliary input using my phone as an mp3 player. I don't use satellite radio or cassette, and I'm curious to know if it would be simple enough to hijack one of those for a simple 3.5 MM jack somewhere. Failing that I'll probably go with an FM modulator.
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Default Re: Easiest Auxiliary Input Option

There's a couple of different ipod / iphone adapters that work with the Bose. You select it through the AUX button on the radio. Not sure what you'll need if you don't have an iphone / ipod.
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Default Re: Easiest Auxiliary Input Option

Their are modules that you can install that use the sat input to add an auxiliary input.
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USA SPEC PA15 should work to Assad iPod cable and aux. Several of us have it. It is nice and the audio I'd cd quality if you input is good quality. Crutchfield has a nice media player from JVC right now for $100. It comes with the instal kit. That is about what you will pay for the adapter and this gives the option for BT streaming or iPod control. It also allows you to change the color to match the stock orange. That may blend better and not be flashy.

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Default Re: Easiest Auxiliary Input Option

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USA SPEC PA15 should work to Assad iPod cable and aux. Several of us have it. It is nice and the audio I'd cd quality if you input is good quality. Crutchfield has a nice media player from JVC right now for $100. It comes with the instal kit. That is about what you will pay for the adapter and this gives the option for BT streaming or iPod control. It also allows you to change the color to match the stock orange. That may blend better and not be flashy.

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hey do you know the model of that jvc media player?
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hey do you know the model of that jvc media player?
Here is a link to it.

JVC BT Digital Media Player
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Default Re: Easiest Auxiliary Input Option

Ooh, neat, I didn't know there was an iPod option. My wife has one, but not me.

It's looking like I'll go with an FM tuner until I pick out an after-market radio (probably from crutchfield) that will work with the steering wheel controls and also isn't too ugly.
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Default Re: Easiest Auxiliary Input Option

There are also adapters available to retain steering wheel controls with an aftermarket headunit. I picked up a used Kenwood last summer which has a remote so the retention of the steering wheel controls is not an issue for me or something I miss.
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Default Re: Easiest Auxiliary Input Option

Just remember that with an FM modulator you best to avoid wired ones.
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Default Re: Easiest Auxiliary Input Option

ordered a USA SPEC PA15 and came in yesterday. putting it in this weekend, cant wait!
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Take your time with the programming and it should work out perfect. If you need help just let us know.
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