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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So anyways, I wanted an aux input but didn't want to use an FM
transmitter thingy. So I picked up a PAC adapter and added a stereo
plug into one of the blank switch panels. The adapter has a power out
when it's on so I hooked up an LED into the panel also. I shaved the LED
down flat so it would sit flush with the surface.

Also some have complained about sound quality and whining... Fortunately
there isn't any alt whine. And sound quality is fine IMO. Definitely better
than FM transmitter.

Total price: $65
$60 - PAC adapter
$5 - jack, LED







 

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do you have the RF HU
 

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sweet, so do you also have satellite Radio? how does this puppy connect to the HU?
also, do you have a link to the company or where you bought it?
 

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Question. I am a little confused. I know that it plugged right into the back of your stock stereo system but I don't get how you are able to listen to anything you plug in.

How can there be an auxilary option in your stereo if there is no auxilary jack?

I have a regular stereo, no RF setup so maybe that is why I am confused.

Please advise. Thanks!
 

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The whole purpose of installing this adapter is to create an auxillary
input. In a way I guess the adapter is tricking the stereo to see the
aux input as a satellite radio station or as a CD changer input depending
on your stereo.

The adapter has 2 plugs that go inline to the existing stock plugs. I don't
know what the back of your stereo looks like, but since the adapter now
has a switch for non satellite stereos, maybe it will work?
 

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I guess maybe I didnt ask my question right. Any stereo that has an auxilary jack on it also has an option in the stereo to go the auxilary.

Like it will say CD - Stereo - Auxilary

But if your stereo doesnt come with an auxilary jack, what station or button do you press on your stereo so that you can access your new auxilary jack?

Does that make a little more sense?
 

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Pre 2006 (I think) stereos did not come with the aux input jack that you see
on the 07. Hence the need for this adapter to create an aux input.

Once it's in, You cycle through with the radio button.
It will go:
FM --> AM --> SR CH-001 (this is the aux input)

The radio sees the aux input as a satellite radio station. And you can save
this channel as a memory button in radio mode so you won't have to cycle
through everytime.
 

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Awesome man! I totally get it now. Thanks. I am going to see if that will work for my truck as well. I have an 06 with the stock single disk cd player.

By the way, I still dont know what I like better, your set up with this new gadget or your avatar! Both are sweeeeet!
 

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Hey Man thanks for the links I am getting me one too. Great find :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
 

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works great

This thing works great. I got mine a few weeks ago but couldn't get it installed until yesterday. I guess I took the same chance in buying it even though the docs don't say it'll work.

xterrock - I appreciate the PM's last week on confirming the HU and stuff...

And to those who are planning on installing it - good luck getting those wires tucked back up behind the HU !!!! :drunken:

And I do get a bit of alternator whine. It's very low in the background, but I listen to Audible books, so I can hear it during the pauses. And I don't think the volume is enough. I've got both my input devices max-ed out and I still have to crank the HU up to 15+ to hear well, and then switching back to the radio is a real blast! but I'll get used to lowering the volume I guess.
 

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Re: works great

And I do get a bit of alternator whine. It's very low in the background said:
....just go to radio shack. they sell a filter called a "ground loop isolator" that will plug in-line and eliminate the noise....it plugs into the pac adapter with the RCA connections.

- jason
 

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thanks - pm'd back to you but thought I'd post here as well.

After about a month, the noise went away - don't know what/why it changed. I've gotten used to the volume dif as well - although sometime I forget.

Ive' got my Sirius and Ipod hooked up and I never listen to the radio anymore!!!

Thanks for offering a suggestion and I hope to return the favor someday.
 

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ya no problem.......

one thing though: SO this only works with RF head units?

im asking because im looking at buying an 08 X model Xterra with these end of year sales going on right now....

will this work with the factory head unit or does the 08 have an Aux imput now?

- jason
 

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Honestly don't know. I dont' think anyone else here has even tried it. From all that I read, it looks the unit simply has to have the SAT capability. Now, mine does not have the SAT button, but had the right number of connectors, so I tried it and it comes up as SAT on the display. I think the OEM HU is just tailored to fit the version you want - SAT or NO SAT.

Sorry - the simple answer I beleive is Yes - RF HUs only. Or one with the SAT capability and the right connectors.

You might want to check wiht PAC Audio - the 2nd gen X's have been out long enough that they should have some tech notes on it.
 
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