Add an AUX port to your 2012 iMiev
I made the aux jack modification today, on my 2012 I-Miev, based on another thread found here. Thanks to the original author shifttrans and PV1 who worked out what ultimately was the best modification. You can read their work at http://myimiev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1761
. Since the original thread shows an incorrect wiring method, I thought I'd repost.
This modification adds an aux jack to a 2012 I-Miev with a stock radio. The modification may work for other years, but I can't say for sure.Parts Required:
* 2012 I-Meiv
* Headphone wire, or similar cable with standard stereo jack on end
* DuPont prototyping jumper wires to allow for easy connection to radio
* Soldering iron, cable stripper, shrink-tube, miscellaneous tools.Steps -
Step 1: Solder DuPont female jumper wires to L, R and GND of an old headphone cable. Finish wires to protect from shorts.
Step 2: Remove radio, as per http://www.scosche.com/downloads/dl/file/id/1834/mi3020b_instructions.pdf
Step 3: Looking at the back of the radio, on the right-side port with the keyed part UP, plug L and R into the top row first and second pin, and ground to the bottom row far lower right pin.
Step 4: Power up car, turn on radio and press and hold the CD button to get to AUX Mode.
Step 5: Plug in smart phone and play Left-Right speaker test from youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTvJoYnpeRQ&t=10s
, swap L and R wires if backwards
Step 6: Feed cable to bottom of dash as desired. I used the pop-out tab to the right of the gas pedal, and tied a knot in the wire as a strain relief. No modification necessary.
Step 7: Reinstall stereo to car.
Optionally, if you don't have access to DuPont jumper wires, you can simply solder your wires directly to the radio pins.Photos at: https://goo.gl/photos/uhrUfzSbv3h2pQzFA