So I put an aux in jack on my stock stereo. Thought I'd show some pics
and maybe field some questions if anyone has some.
It took about an hour with my leatherman and my soldering iron, once I decided to stop mucking about with the CeNet port and disassemble the thing. I could do it again in half the time.
It works with this stereo:
Don't think just because you cant use the square plug for official clarion cd changers, that you are out of luck.
There is a raw audio signal coming from the cd changer, via the ribbon cable on the left, to the head unit, via the white slot connector on the left of the board.
As a side note, my AM/FM radio is broken. It only comes in on the right side, and very very quietly. I imagine that the destroyed components in this photo are the cause -- that's not a coin cell on the right, that's a blown capacitor.
Well, I can always plug a pocket radio into the aux in, once I get it wired up. Here's how. On the other side of the board from the white slot ribbon socket, you see that the pins are well labelled. Just count carefully from left to right, until you get to the pins called L_OUT S_GND R_OUT CD_GND -- thats where my aux in goes.
Here it is all soldered up. Red wire goes to R_OUT, other wire goes to L_OUT, and brown wire goes to CD_GND. I used CD_GND instead of S_GND because it was in a convenient location for easy soldering.
The other end of these 3 wires are soldered to a 1/8" jack from some borken electronics.
It was a snug fit through the pie hole.
Something like 200 screws on this thing. Honestly. I used audacity to make a silent CD while reassembling, cause it took me like half an hour to find all the screws.
I use the silent CD when listening to the auxiliary. Sounds great!