All of the 2006 Suzuki Products from Japan (Grand Vitara, XL_7 and Aerio) have an AUX input prewired under the dash. You do not need a CD changer for it to work, it does not require the use of the ce-net.
It Requires a special adaptor cable to active it and tell the stereo something is attached.
Suzuki does not offer this cable.. but.. I have figured out the circuit required to active the input.
I now have cables available for anyone interested. It has a plug, with the circuit built in to activate the "AUX" option on the deck, and fits into the factory connector under the dash . The cable is about 3.5 feet long and has a 3.5mm male stereo plug on the end
Once the cable is installed, you can press the CD/AUX button and it will cycle between the 2 options and the Display will say "AUX LOW". If you press the Seek up or down, it will change the input gain from "Low"- "MID"- "HI"
It takes less then 5 minutes to install. I have tested this in all models and it works perfectly.
Please e-mail me if you are interested tim(dot)mccabe(at)sympatico(dot)ca for details.
This cable gives you an AUX input into the stereo, so you can listen to an MP3 player, DVD player, Sat radio... what ever you want, as long as it has a headphone jack to plug into.
There is a plug behind the glove box that my cable plugs into, this activates the AUX function in the stereo. The other end of the cable has a headphone plug that you plug into the audio device you want to listen to.
Here is a picture of the radio display in my Aerio with the cable installed..
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Pop the damper off the right side of the glovebox door, you can then squeeze the sides of the glovebox and it will open far enough to flip down out of the way.
Now look straigh up towards the airbag module (metal cylinder), the plug is taped to the harness that runs along the dash support tube.
Check out this picture..
This picture was taken laying on the floor, looking straight up through the glovebox opening
Hope that helps,
There is a plastic damper attached to the right side of the glove box (a small arm comes out of a plastic piston), just pop the arm off the pivot. Here is a picture of the damper (my Aerio, but it's the same as the XL_7) :
You can then squeeze the sides of the glovebox to allow the stoppers around the edges of the dash. The glovebox will now flip all the way down. Lay on your back and look straight up into the glovebox opening towards the airbag and you will see the connector.
Alright, Tims Aux cable showed up last week, finally got around to installing it today. Very nicely made, simple to install. If routed into the glove box, it's probably a 5 min job.
I wanted it in the center console cubby, a little more involved.
I pulled the cubby out of the console, along with removing the glove box. I tend to be meticulous about these things, so I broke out some extra zip ties and the electrical tape. I cut the plug loose, flipped it over and re-taped it to the harness. I then plugged the cable in, and taped it to the harness too. Using several zip ties, I routed the cable up the side, and across up under the dash along some existing wires. I then fished the wire behind the side panel of the center console, and out through the hole for the cubby. I used one more zip tie at the back of the cubby hole.
The cubby itself looks to be set up for a light. There is a removable dome like piece on top, with a hole for a light bulb socket. This piece coveres a hole in the top of the box. It would be easy to just take the dome piece off and stash it, leaving the hole open to run the cable through. However, I chose to leave it in place, and slightly enlarge the hole on the dome piece enough to fit the stereo jack through. I have a clip type holder for my ipod nano which I affixed in the cubby with sticky backed velcro.
With the cubby shut, nothing is visible. With the cubby open, I can easily turn the ipod on and off, and hit next, without removing it from its mount. Nice.
It's a 06 I think, do you know the difference between the two?
At least the cars in the show room all have a PACR02 HU except the V6 car which I think has PACR01, it at least looks similar to the one in your manual. The dealer told me that the unit in my car supports cd magasine so it must have some solution for aux/ipod connections.
Today I managed to get some useful information from my Suzuki dealership in Tucson, AZ, on hooking up my iPod to the car stereo. Apparently Suzuki can supply an iPod interface kit, part number 990B0-55000. I've been told that this retails for $156 (+ tax). This kit became available on 14 Aug 2006. My dealer was not knowledgeable about using an iPod in a GV, and it took some prodding for the "GV specialist" to find this out. Now I've got to get their parts department to return my call ...
Suzuki has been selling the iPod interface since Feb. 06 (in Canada at least). It is the Clarion EA1251b iPod® adaptor.
In Canada the PN is 99980-EA125 and it lists for $139.95 CDN. It plugs into the Clarion CeNet connector on the back of your radio.
I've seen them on ebay and Crutchfields for under $100.00, so if your dealer can't get it to you, do a search under the Clarion PN and you will get lots of hits..
It treats your iPod like it is a CD changer, so you have 6 "CD's" to listen to (playlists).. CD 1 is every song on the iPod in order from start to finish.. CD 2 through 6 are your playlists and the folders must be correctly named for the adapter to read them (it's explained in the EA1251E owners manual). You can not scan ahead through your playlists while a song is playing, it can only skip up or down a track as you do on a CD..
it is not as simple to install as my "AUX" adapter cable , but if you are handy with a screwdriver it's pretty straight forward.
The adapter plugs into the back of the stereo and is powered through the DIN cable supplied.
The hardest part is removing the trim from the left and right side of the center console.
- Do not stick a screwdriver between the dash and the trim, open the lower cubby hole lid and you will find an open gap between the console and the trim. You can lift the trim from this point without marring the edges.
-remove the 8 screws that hold the radio/heater assembly to the console and pull the assembly forward far enough to gain access to the back of the radio.
-Plug the supplied cable into the square DIN socket on the back of the stereo and run the cable over towards the glove box.
-reinstall the stereo/heater assembly and carefully pop the silver trim back into place. The trim has to be hooked in at the top before snapping it in down towards the shifter.
-Remove the glove box door, connect the DIN and iPod cables to the control box and find a spot to tie wrap the control box up under the dash. Make sure that the box and cable will not bind on the glovebox door.
-Run the iPod cable out the glovebox opening and reinstall the glovebox door.
The supplied cable is long enough to reach the back of the vehicle, so there will be lots of cable to tie up out of the way.
You can route the iPod cable into the cubby hole of the center console and keep the iPod in there if you want, or just leave it in the glovebox.
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