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    Default Re: HOW TO: AUXmod for free!

    This did not work on my 2005 Mazda3 with the Tape/MD button..... looks like auxmod or a head unit from at 2006-2007 from the wreckers!
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    Default Re: HOW TO: AUXmod for free!

    I signed up to the forum just to post thanks for this!

    Just tried your procedure as outlined, and it worked like a charm. I have a 2006 Mazda3 S Hatchback (not sure how this correlates to the Canadian models). With the use of one stereo cable, one CD audio cable, a fair amount of electrical tape and the following of your instructions I know have an auxiliary input working on the stock head unit.

    So, again, many thanks for your excellent guide!

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    Glad to hear a success story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cab0oze View Post
    Heh so this got bumped on M3F (I'd never seen it before). In theory, it should work on any radio with a CD player, but the instructions may be slightly different. So - for the purpose of having as much information as possible in this thread, here is this option:

    [Note, the ipodrx8 site has good pictures, may be helpful]
    Just confirming that this worked for 2005 with tape/md.
    I followed the diagrams from first post and took out my headunit.
    Then, followed the steps from this link:http://www.whatsmyip.org/lib/rx8-aux-ipod-input/?page=7.
    Note: start from page 7. Also, this requires soldering into a circuit board.
    From the guide, they are selling a track of pure silence; which is needed for the mod to work.
    Cause, the mod only works when a track is playing from the cd then the aux input just adds on to the sound.


    However, here is a free 5min silent track from another site: http://m.instructables.com/files/ori...WNF9056PBO.mp3
    Just right click then save as..

    Btw, thanks Cabooze for this write up and the link to the rx8 guide.

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    That's fantastic to hear that you got it working!!
    Maybe we should try to preserve the RX-8 instructions on here, so they don't get lost... Would you be up for the task to transcribe it over?

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    Default Re: HOW TO: AUXmod for free!

    I will try to do it next wkend.

    Quick note tho: the free silent track is 5mins long. Once it goes to the next track or repeats, the music gets cut for like a second then continues. Basically, it will only accept the aux input music when a track from the cd is actually playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orGhatcH View Post
    I will try to do it next wkend.

    Quick note tho: the free silent track is 5mins long. Once it goes to the next track or repeats, the music gets cut for like a second then continues. Basically, it will only accept the aux input music when a track from the cd is actually playing.
    I was going to say make a 6 hour long blank MP3, but I don't think the old cars had mp3 playback. I forget. Either way, you could at least make an 80 min blank track and fill a whole cd...

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    Default Re: HOW TO: AUXmod for free!

    This will not work on 2005! It's like the DIY version for aftermarket Aux adaptors which are only 2006+. Try it for fun but it won't work.

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    Default Re: HOW TO: AUXmod for free!

    Edit: It won't work without the CD trick *

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    Default Re: HOW TO: AUXmod for free!

    Guys, if you want to record a silent track of whatever length you want, like say 1 hour, for those long car rides, do this: (copy pasted from a different forum)

    Use audacity

    sudo apt-get install audacity
    and make a blank one with whatever track length you want.

    open audacity with the command

    audacity
    click the record button and wait

    click the stop button when its the length you want

    click file, click export

    under the file browser window that pops up click the dropdown menu for filetype and select "Mp3 files"

    name your file fooorwhatever.mp3 and click save

    all done

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    Hey guys so I want to try this on my 06. But I don't have and old computer to get the cd-rom cable. Anyone know where I can get one? Or can I use anything else beside the cd-rom cable?

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    Active surplus on steels.

    There is also a place in Barrie behind Walmart that sells led's and stuff, they should have something.

    Otherwise look around town for a computer repair guy and ask him/her for one.

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    Perfect. Thanks.

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    Default Re: HOW TO: AUXmod for free!

    Just finished installing this mod in my 06. Works perfectly. So glad I got an aux in my car now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdp_89 View Post
    Just finished installing this mod in my 06. Works perfectly. So glad I got an aux in my car now.
    Awesome Glad this helped!

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    Hi, thanks for this great post, installed today in 2005 M3 (1,6d), worked fine when I tried it first, but...
    After I finished clean installation (disconnected and connected - soldered two wires again), put everything to it's place, funny things started to happen:
    - radio doesn't work,
    - display above the radio doesn't work (at all),
    - immobiliser doesn't work,
    - remote key fob doesn't work,
    - central locking doesn't work,
    - when I switch the key to (ACC), nothing happens,
    - when I swith the key to (ON), all gauges (speed, rpm, temp, fuel) reset themselves (go up and down)...

    I've checked installation, everything seems to be fine, fuses are ok (well, they look ok)...

    Any Ideas on what could be wrong, please???

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    Quote Originally Posted by potep View Post
    - when I swith the key to (ON), all gauges (speed, rpm, temp, fuel) reset themselves (go up and down)...
    This usually means battery issue. Looks like your battery is completely dead as nothing powers on. Try disconnecting and connecting battery again, if nothing changes, check your battery. Throw it on a quick charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil Pali View Post
    This usually means battery issue. Looks like your battery is completely dead as nothing powers on. Try disconnecting and connecting battery again, if nothing changes, check your battery. Throw it on a quick charge.
    I disconnected the battery for a few minutes (~15, maybe a bit more) and connected again, still the same.
    I thought if it's a battery problem, car wouldn't start at all, but it does...

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    90% sure something is either wired wrong or not connected correctly. What exactly, not entirely sure. Something might be shorting out? Double check that you soldered the right stuff in the right places...

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    Yeah, I will undo the new wiring (on friday) and see what happens.
    I'll also check fuseboxes again...
    Wires are connected right, and even if they weren't, it's only audio...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by potep View Post
    Yeah, I will undo the new wiring (on friday) and see what happens.
    I'll also check fuseboxes again...
    Wires are connected right, and even if they weren't, it's only audio...?
    Its only audio unless you shorted out something inside the headunit by jumping the wrong pins and then maybe that could have other effects since it's connected to other stuff?

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    Problem fixed. It was a 15A fuse #31 (located under the hood).
    Thank you Cab0oze & Nikhil Pali, I really appreciate your help, and Cab0oze - thanks for this great mod.
    For info, mine is EU model, 2005, 1.6d.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potep View Post
    Problem fixed. It was a 15A fuse #31 (located under the hood).
    Thank you Cab0oze & Nikhil Pali, I really appreciate your help, and Cab0oze - thanks for this great mod.
    For info, mine is EU model, 2005, 1.6d.
    Glad you got it sorted

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    Default Re: HOW TO: AUXmod for free!

    I got my 2006 Mazda3 a couple of weeks ago and I just did this. It worked perfectly! Thanks for the tip!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renemo View Post
    I got my 2006 Mazda3 a couple of weeks ago and I just did this. It worked perfectly! Thanks for the tip!!
    Glad to hear

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