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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:16 pm

John wrote --
" I finally figured out which connectors to use that supplies the audio for the Aux function. "

I think I had that figured out a while back but didn't have the guts to try what you did.
And my wife was more than happy with using a Bluetooth Bluetooth-to-FM converter to get the iPad to play through the radio.
But I'd prefer the hard wire standard jack you have, and now may try it.
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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:56 pm

shifttrans wrote:Fellow i-MiEVers!

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The part I used was a Mitsubishi MZ360136EX and it has a "coil box" on the wire which I imagine is some sort of choke to reduce noise. This is not an i-MiEV part. I think it's listed for an Outlander/Lancer. I don't think an i-MiEV part exists. Bought it for $44.39 + shipping from R.C. Hill Mitsubishi. List is $58.95. I found it listed for $39.54 at MitsubishiPartsPeople.com but I didn't buy it from them (discovered it too late). I imagine you could rig up a standard cable and save even more money.

It was a fairly easy job. The half moon plastic part above/behind the radio display just snaps off exposing two phillips screws. After the two screws are removed (don't drop them), the radio slides out easily. The bottom "console" just snaps off. Also the back panel comes off easily for drilling the hole (if that's how you want to do it). Repeat, don't put the hole on the very bottom. If you want to disconnect the radio to get a better look, remove the antenna cable last. And when reconnecting, insert the antenna first. I read that the antenna provides the ground to the radio. You will lose your clock settings and radio presets if you disconnect your battery and/or the radio connectors. No, I didn't disconnect the battery. More disclaimers... ;)

So now I have a fully featured sound system with radio, CD player, USB and Aux mini-jack sources! Have fun! -John

Just got mine hooked up! I used the cord from a broken pair of ear buds and soldered the wires into speaker connectors that I had to squish a bit for them to fit. If you're handy, don't buy the official cable. The choke is not needed.

By the way, your polarity is backwards. Right channel is above the left channel. Ground is correct.
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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:24 am

A few things I've noticed. The "left" channel acts as a mono input. The left channel sends audio to both sides of the car, but the right channel is only on the right side. I'm wondering if this is just a mono input, and there is a true left channel somewhere. Also, I think one of my connectors is using the wrong wire on the cable. I have some weird noise cancelling effect going on. The positions on the radio pins seem correct.

Does anyone else notice lead vocals only coming from one side, or 2 channel sound (both left and right) with only having left channel hooked up (bottom left pin, opposite of ground)?
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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:03 pm

shifttrans wrote:Fellow i-MiEVers!

Even though I have the OEM USB connector installed, I also wanted to have the option to connect my radio to any device that has a standard 3.5 mm mini jack. My radio has the Aux function supported by pressing and holding the CD button. I finally figured out which connectors to use that supplies the audio for the Aux function. Not sure if the L & R polarity is correct, but it's working. Unfortunately, there was no plastic connector to insert the wires in and I had to just insert them onto the blades. I was worried about them shorting the adjacent blades, but it looked like it cleared adequately even if I moved the wires around. Yeah, not very clean but good enough for a temporary solution. Standard disclaimers apply...

The radio, by the way, is the higher powered 6 speaker SE radio (not the touch screen). I would like to find the correct connector for this and do it right. Anyone know of a source?

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I cut a small round notch on the lower bottom of the plastic back cover. Don't cut the notch at the very bottom of the cover because there is an obstruction behind it. I used a cable tie to prevent the cable from being pulled out too far.

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The part I used was a Mitsubishi MZ360136EX and it has a "coil box" on the wire which I imagine is some sort of choke to reduce noise. This is not an i-MiEV part. I think it's listed for an Outlander/Lancer. I don't think an i-MiEV part exists. Bought it for $44.39 + shipping from R.C. Hill Mitsubishi. List is $58.95. I found it listed for $39.54 at MitsubishiPartsPeople.com but I didn't buy it from them (discovered it too late). I imagine you could rig up a standard cable and save even more money.
-John


I wonder if this EVEN cheaper part might not be as good or better?
http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-2003-2 ... B008219OQ0
iSimple IS335 Dash Mountable Auxiliary Input Adapter
Buy new: $11.99
Factory Radio must be "AUX" Capable
•Compatible With Select Mitsubishi Models 2003-2012
•3 Ft Long Cable
•Replaces Mitsubishi MZ360135EX
•Full Installation Directions Available Via Email Upon Request

Directions also available at --
http://www.mitsupartsworld.com/Installa ... ER_PG1.pdf

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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:39 pm

The directions pdf link show to connect to pins 6,14,15 which conflicts with the 1st posts. Maybe that's why the sound had issues?

acensor wrote:
Directions also available at --
http://www.mitsupartsworld.com/Installa ... ER_PG1.pdf

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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:26 pm

What's strange is, I switched the left and right channels, and it sounds much better now.

Maybe there is merit to the choke box after all.
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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:52 am

acensor wrote:I wonder if this EVEN cheaper part might not be as good or better?
http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-2003-2 ... B008219OQ0
iSimple IS335 Dash Mountable Auxiliary Input Adapter
Buy new: $11.99
Factory Radio must be "AUX" Capable
•Compatible With Select Mitsubishi Models 2003-2012
•3 Ft Long Cable
•Replaces Mitsubishi MZ360135EX
•Full Installation Directions Available Via Email Upon Request

Directions also available at --
http://www.mitsupartsworld.com/Installa ... ER_PG1.pdf

Alex


Just ordered one. Will let you guys know if it works.
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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:21 am

What I like about that Amazon adapter is it's easy to add a filter in the middle. I wonder if we need it since there is no spark plug noise.

Here is a good filter option if needed:
BOSS Audio B25N Ground Loop Isolator Noise Filter
http://www.amazon.com/Audio-B25N-Ground-Isolator-Filter/dp/B000LP4RMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1408634334&sr=1-1&keywords=audio+filter
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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:04 pm

Thanks for the post about adding an AUX plug. I'm getting my second iMiev tomorrow and the dealership has promised me an AUX input. Now if they try to back-pedal, I can send them to this forum. I need the AUX in for my Audible books. Using an FM transmitter hook-up has been a big irritation for the last 18 months. I'll be leasing a bright blue 2014 iMiev and giving up my raspberry 2012. :D

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Re: Audio Aux Cable Installed and Working!

Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:43 pm

I guess we'll see how good your dealer is if they give you an actual AUX in and not the USB option. :lol:

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