Aux Input

Discussion in 'Communications And Radio' started by Mule Skinner, May 1, 2009.

  1. Mule Skinner

    Mule Skinner Member

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    I would like to connect my Zumo 550 into my radio some how other than into the AUX Input. I would rather have the connection in the fairing as I've got a painted inner fairing coming. I don't want the cable going across the inner fairing. Is there a way to connect the Zumo to the back of the radio and have it function as it does connected to the AUX Input?
    Thanks
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Not on my bike ('03 UC). There are no aux. plug ports in the back (would this actually be the front?) of my radio, but I am not sure about the newer models. You will have to take off your outer fairing and see. I have run my satellite radio wire out the bottom of the radio opening and doubled it back to the aux port on the face of the radio. See below.

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  3. Mule Skinner

    Mule Skinner Member

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    Thanks. That's a pretty good option I hadn't thought of.
     
  4. buddybr

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    Mine is ran similar to the above, except I ran the wire under the switch plate. I've been planning on getting a 90 degree jack so it won't stick out so much.

    I have read where you can add an aux input to the back of the radio but it's quite involved. Not sure I want to go into my radio with a soldering iron.

    If your interested in attempting that, I'll try and find where I read it for you.
    :USA
     

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  5. Mule Skinner

    Mule Skinner Member

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    That is exactly like David, a friend of mine, has his run. He showed to me today so I when I got home this afternoon, I ran mine like that. I already have the 90* ends. Looks much better but I still may do something different.
    Thanks to all that responded.
     
  6. harley man

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    A cable with a 90 degree on the end would have looked much better
     
  7. wildman9

    wildman9 Active Member

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    You Mean like these:
     

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  8. Neilwillo

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    Hi guys,
    I found that my MP3 player is much softer into the Aux plug. i can crank up the MP3 volume but it is close to flat out before I get it to an acceptable level through the radio.

    Is anyone else haveing this problem or is it my dodgy MP3 player.

    Neil
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Hi Netwillo; I had the same problem. Search threads for "ipod question" with me as originator. Roadglider's reply helped my volume problem a lot.
     
  10. Sprint57

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    call or look up CycleGadgets.com they sell a product from kennedy technolgies that allows you to interface with the intercom with out the aux input so u can still enjoy your tunes and use cb intercom etc. you can even use you cell phone through the headset from your bluetoothe connection on the zumo 550 i have it on my 08 uc and a buddy on his 09 uc works great.