Originally Posted by skippy911
Awesome glad to see it works. I see you said when you switch from cd to tape it still works. Does you have to have a tape in the tape deck? How about on fm does the stupid antenna still pop up? I also will rarely use my cd changer, matter of fact I would like to take it out completely. Will this mod still work if I remove the cd changer? one last thing, where did you get the relay and socket? If they are available at radioshack I will go pick them up on the way home from work and do this mod tonight. Thanks a million
If you switch to something that isn't the CD, it will have the sounds or that source AND the iPod (or whatever you use)
IE: when in FM mode, I hear the FM radio AND the iPod. The antenna pops up since the radio is still working and you will here the radio.
Tape mode only works if the cassette is in.
I tried without the changer and it will not work without it.. I believe it is sensing its presence via the TX+ and - wires. Leaving it in buys me the option to pop in a CD if a friend happens to bring one and want to listen to it.
I bought the relay and socket at Frys (there's one in Atlanta and I didn't want to wait for shipping)
Radio shack doesn't carry the relay or socket.
Read through Squarebacks post.. He hyperlinks to the parts online.. It's cheaper..even with shipping, but going to Frys gave me an excuse to check out the store.
You could make the mod use the switch like on the IS so you'd hear the iPod in any mode and then you could remove the changer. Remove the radio and splice into the wires coming from the head unit.. those wires are
6 L- Black
2 L+ Yellow
5 R- Blue
1 R+ Red
This is done like this on the IS since the changer is built-in and we don't really have another option.