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Old 05-15-2007, 01:37 AM   #11
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I would really like to be able to connect an mp3 player to my car'* headunit. I have a 2000 SLE without the Bose system. Is there anyway to do this without an FM Modulator?
I have been doing some research on this question also. It looks like your Head Unit will support the CD changer and therefore an iPod. You need to have the Head Unit that is AM/FM/CD or AM/FM/CD/Cass. I understand that a CD Changer was offered as a dealer installed option, so those head units are supposed to work. This is what the FSM supposedly says. I am in the process of confirming this, but I haven't yet.

Anyway, the only thing apparently missing is wiring. I am currently working on getting that figured out. I understand it only takes three additional wires but they need to be part of the appropriate connector, and the pins are missing in the needed places. Therefore you need to get the pins for the connector, crimp them onto the cable you will add, and snap them into the connector shell.

After that, it is a matter of connecting an iPod adapter to the new wires and (I think) the serial bus. The iPod should then be controllable through the buttons on the head unit and the steering wheel.

I will be doing this to my car but won't have time for another three weeks or so. If you take it on I'll do what I can to assist.

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Do I need a new HU to get decent sound quality from the mp3 player?
If you are happy with the sound quality of your Head Unit, the Mp3 player should work just as well.
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Hawkjet,
This sounds hopeful. I am happy with the sound of my stock HU so I suppose I wouldn't be too dissapointed with this setup. I do not have the mp3 player to hook it up to yet, but if I see some good results from you or another forum member I'll probably lay the cash out(reluctantly) and pick one up. Being able to use the steering wheel controls and maintaining a decent sound quality are my main goals here. I do not have AM/FM/CD/cass. but rather the AM/FM/CD HU. I hope this works, it would definitely be a nice feature to have.
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I hope this works, it would definitely be a nice feature to have.
I'll post the details (with pictures) when I get it working. I won't get to it for a few weeks though...
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I bet you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a good paper cone speaker and a CF one if you tried.
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I do not have AM/FM/CD/cass. but rather the AM/FM/CD HU. I hope this works, it would definitely be a nice feature to have.
I just found out that what you want to do will work. I found someone that has done essentially the same thing in an '02. All that is needed is a cable and connector pins and a connector (basically make a simple harness).
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Hawk, sounds great. Sorry, but I know little about car audio, could you elaborate on the process needed to make this rig work? So I need a connecting pin for the mp3 player right? Then I need to make a harness and use another type of connecter at the HU? Sorry about the elementary questions.
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No need to apologize Grant.

Check out this thread:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=78189

To summarize, GM had a CD Changer as a dealer installed option. Your head unit has all the needed circuitry and programming. There is a 40 pin connector behind your radio that needs three more contacts (pins) added in the appropriate holes and those three wires are the 'audio in' signals to the head unit. You also need access to the Class 2 Serial Bus (this is how you tell the changer what to do) by adding another pigtail to grab the bus from the Remote Control Door Lock Receiver. Then you need 12 V for power.

Instead of putting a changer in your trunk, you will need to get an adapter for an Mp3 player. The adapter makes your head unit think it is a CD changer.

The other thread has a guy that will post a step-by-step description in a few days.

Good Luck!

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Ok, thank you for the link to the thread, I must have missed it somehow. I will be waiting for the writeup. I have started looking for a good ipod since I am getting closer to this modification. Which one would you suggest? I have been eyeing up the 5th gen video, 30gb. Would this be a good choice? It looks like it could be bought for around $215-$220 at the cheapest. What does everyone else have for mp3 players and how do they like them?
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Mine are carbon fiber
Too stiff IMO...
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