$3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby AstroWill [OP] » September 16th 2019, 4:16am

So the pinout was the same, just different colored wires?

Congrats on getting it working!

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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby AstroMonkey » September 16th 2019, 5:25am

Yeah. :doh:
Does not compute

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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby AstroWill [OP] » September 17th 2019, 4:27am

Good deal, thanks for posting! Will help the next person that comes along and wants to do the same.

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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby wingvader » May 3rd 2020, 9:16pm

Great Mod Thanks!, added a Bluetooth adapter, works great.
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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby gman » May 5th 2020, 3:32am

I gotta learn how to do this kind of board work and also read electrical wiring diagrams in a much more detailed manner.
Wiring diagrams aren't too too hard to read, but in some places I think that I would get confused by exactly how much current is supposed to be going through some areas, and how much resistance other areas are supposed to have. Would also help to know how the components and switches are laid out.

It seems like a whole nother world of cheap mods (and mods in general) seem to open up with this kind of knowledge.

I don't think i'd want to MAKE computer boards, but working on them to do random stuff would be kinda fun.

Do you guys have any good resources to start with?
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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby AstroOafAdventurer » August 21st 2020, 1:58pm

You can also buy them with this mod already done:
https://1factoryradio.com/chevy-gmc-199 ... mp3-input/
They also offer with RCA outs and BT:
https://1factoryradio.com/1995-2002-che ... music-rca/

Good write up OP, I'll give this a try on my tape deck model.
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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby AstroWill [OP] » August 21st 2020, 7:54pm

AstroOafAdventurer wrote:You can also buy them with this mod already done:
https://1factoryradio.com/chevy-gmc-199 ... mp3-input/
They also offer with RCA outs and BT:
https://1factoryradio.com/1995-2002-che ... music-rca/

Good write up OP, I'll give this a try on my tape deck model.



Ouch, for that price you can have a nice 2DIN navigation unit and the Metra kit.



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With the wiring harness and antenna adapter https://amzn.to/33d6EYR

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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby gsul » January 11th 2021, 9:06pm

Hello, I subscribed to this forum to thank AstroWill for this very nice tutorial.
I did the fix yesterday, and it works perfect : )
(It took me a bit of time to figure out the brown line needed to be connected to the ground, which is the metal part of the radio)

Anyway, thank you again very much!

I now have 9 jacks left over that I would happily give away as my give back to the community.
I live in Glendale CA, if you need one just send me a PM and come pick it up.
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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby sonnystile13 » January 17th 2021, 9:07pm

I was wanting to replace my 12v cigarette lighter with a panel mount USB/ 3.5aux jack.

I have the factory tape deck with remote CD.

I’d love a simple “plug and play” scenario. Anyone more handy with wiring than I am want to make a few bucks putting it together?


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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby AstroWill [OP] » January 18th 2021, 2:41am

Using the cable that runs to the remote cd player makes it even easier. They also make units that go between there that you can purchase, does the same thing https://amzn.to/3imkFw1

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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby sonnystile13 » January 18th 2021, 7:28pm

Thank you! I’ve seen that part before.

That requires me to not only keep the CD player, but play a CD in it.

I was hoping for a 3.5 Aux jack that would replace the CD player, install in the 12v cigarette lighter outlet (with a usb) and put a storage pocket where the CD player was.

It seems like it should be doable unless I’m missing something??


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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby AstroWill [OP] » January 18th 2021, 7:40pm

The remote CD player has to be there if you are going to tie into the external wiring that runs to the head unit. It communicates with the head unit to let it know that there is a CD in the unit.

Another really nice clean option is to upgrade your head unit to a double DIN that already has the 3.5 aux/bluetooth/USB/Navigation or whatever options you choose. Metra makes a kit for it now.

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Re: $3 - 2003 Factory Radio AUX input for only $3

Postby sonnystile13 » January 20th 2021, 2:26am

https://www.discountcarstereo.com/a2diy-gm1.html

This is the direction I ended up going.


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