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Old 07-18-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
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i have a 2005 ion quad coupe..with the 6disc indash changer..i just got the sportster satelite radio and i noticed that there is not a line out in the stock headunit. which i figured..i wanted to somehow hard wire the sirius into the headunit cause i would like to keep that unit. when i was looking in the back of the head unit i noticed that there is an extra din plug in the back. i was wondering if maybe there was a cable that i could buy that would give me either RCA's or a line plug..i was wondering what some people do to hard wire it. i have been reading about the fm modulator but i just want to get some opinions on what is done. thanks guys any help is appreciated.
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I have been checking around, and to the best of my knowledge there is no aux input connector available.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:30 PM   #3
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I'm not sure, but perhaps you could use something like this

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=265-026

Not sure how you would wire it though...
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hrmmmmm try this, there's a lineout on the back of the sat radio correct? use a headphone end and solder it into a FM radio antenna end but you have to sheild the wires so you get no feedback..... a car audio store should have one, tell them you need a gm to aftermarket fm antenna adapter.... any reliable car audio store should know what that is...
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:24 AM   #5
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I have been checking around, and to the best of my knowledge there is no aux input connector available.
I never found one either. I finally put a new Sony in with an aux input.
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thanks guys..i will try some of the things..
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I'm not sure, but perhaps you could use something like this

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=265-026

Not sure how you would wire it though...
That's an output, not an input. It's for connecting an amp to a deck that doesn't have preouts.

The best option is to get an fm modulator that actually installs behind the unit. It's not just the type that plugs into the cig lighter. It wires inline with your antenna.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:03 PM   #8
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http://www.cardomain.com/item/PERPXGM24

Expensive as all hell, but this will do what you want. This will be MUCH better than the FM solution described earlier.

P.S. Does your Sirius unit have an FM modulator built-in? I have the JVC one and it does. Doesn't sound too bad either. Just a pain in the ass when traveling.
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http://www.cardomain.com/item/PERPXGM24

Expensive as all hell, but this will do what you want. This will be MUCH better than the FM solution described earlier.
That product is not compatible with 2004+ Saturn ION and VUE radios.
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That product is not compatible with 2004+ Saturn ION and VUE radios.
How do you know for sure? I've checked the manufacturer's site a while back and it is said to work on all GM vehicles up to 2005 with the special bus found on the 6-disc changers.
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yea that is exactly what i am looking for but i dont think i want to spend 96$ right now for that..because yea i do have the built in modulator but i was just trying to get it hard wired but not for 96$ lol..so i guess i will just wait and keep looking around for something to come around..thanks guys..and more ideas are always welcome. and if i do find something ill post it and let everyone know
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yea that is exactly what i am looking for but i dont think i want to spend 96$ right now for that..because yea i do have the built in modulator but i was just trying to get it hard wired but not for 96$ lol..so i guess i will just wait and keep looking around for something to come around..thanks guys..and more ideas are always welcome. and if i do find something ill post it and let everyone know
I checked the manufacturer's site and there is no mention of explicit compatibility with the Ion. You can always try contacting them and asking if you can "test" the device. Also offer to make them installation instructions. Its worth a try.
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How do you know for sure? I've checked the manufacturer's site a while back and it is said to work on all GM vehicles up to 2005 with the special bus found on the 6-disc changers.
Because I asked the company that makes it.

The 2004+ radios are completely different. The wiring is different and they cannot be installed in a 2000-2003 Saturn (or anything else besides a 2004+ Saturn for that matter). They have the capability of a hardwired input, since they offered XM which uses an external tuner. But no one has made an input adapter for them.

Saturn radios have always been unique to Saturn. You will not find them in any other GM vehicle.
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http://www.cardomain.com/item/PERPXGM24

Expensive as all hell, but this will do what you want. This will be MUCH better than the FM solution described earlier.

P.S. Does your Sirius unit have an FM modulator built-in? I have the JVC one and it does. Doesn't sound too bad either. Just a pain in the ass when traveling.
That looks like what I bought for my 2004 Ion and it did not work. It has been about a year since I tried it so I am not 100 percent sure that is what I had, but it sure looks like it.
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:26 AM   #15
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That may not be true anymore. The radios in the 2006 Ions look like they are straight out of a Chevy Colbalt. Can anybody confirm that they're the same radios?
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