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Author Topic: Adding AUX to the 2004 MSM radio  (Read 7183 times)
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Falc„o
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« on: February 05, 2016, 04:08:16 AM »

Trying to figure out the best way to connect AUX to my 2004 MSM. I dont need bluetooth, AUX is good enough for me. For a second I though I found what I needed here with this $10 AUX cable but it states that its for 2006+ Mazdas.
 http://www.amazon.com/Goliton-3-5mm-Connect-iPhone-Player/dp/B006FFCONA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454644914&sr=8-2&keywords=aux+cable+for+miata+2004

So is there another equivelent $10 Aux cable I can use in a 2004 MSM? Or do I have to go to more expensive options like this one for $73? Will this one even work in a Miata http://gromaudio.com/store/aux1_adapters/audi_98-10_aux_auxiliary_aux_input_adapter_kit.html

What other options do I have? Again, AUX is good enough, doesnt have to be fancy bluetooth. Thanks
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rotorglow
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 04:46:04 AM »

http://www.sylfex.com/products/AuxMod/

It's not the most expensive modification I've made, but it was one of the first, and it's still one of my favorites. Works perfectly 10+ years later. Sound quality is just fine for a ragtop with a loud exhaust.

It basically simulates the factory tape deck. So you press the Tape button on factory head unit, the display reads "TAPE", and whatever audio you supply to the 3.5mm cable connected to it plays through.

Fairly obviously, if you already have a tape deck, it'll have to go.
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rstange1
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 04:58:23 AM »

http://www.sylfex.com/products/AuxMod/

It's not the most expensive modification I've made, but it was one of the first, and it's still one of my favorites. Works perfectly 10+ years later.

That's what I have. Really basic but works great. I've had mine for 8 or 9 years and installed another in my daughter's Protege5 about 4 years ago. Install is easy. You need to supply your own mini-stereo cable. I ran mine under the console and have it emerging by the remote trunk/gas levers.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016, 06:41:01 AM »

Anyone Familiar with this one? http://www.gtacarkits.com/product/mazda-mx5-miata-2002-2005-iphone-aux-kit/

I found it thru this video that is very helpful and is in a 2005 Miata...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjDPPhYp3hM
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rstange1
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2016, 12:28:56 PM »

Anyone Familiar with this one? http://www.gtacarkits.com/product/mazda-mx5-miata-2002-2005-iphone-aux-kit/

I found it thru this video that is very helpful and is in a 2005 Miata...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjDPPhYp3hM
I put a GTA unit in my wife's car (not a Miata). It is slicker than the Sylfex unit in that it integrates with iPhones and iPods pretty well and allows some control over IOS devices via the car's stereo controls. Only minor quibble is that the GTA unit is always supplying power to the iPhone/Pod, even when the car is turned off, so there is a steady draw on the car's battery when the car is turned off if IOS device is still connected.
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'05 Ti MSM with: Flyin' Miata Downpipe, Midpipe, Exhaust | Hydra 2.7 ECU w/KO Racing tune | Deatschwerks 700cc Injectors | Turbosmart Manual Boost Controller | BEGi Cool Air Intake, Intercooler, Throttle Inlet | Forge Bypass Valve | FCM Elite Coilovers | Racing Beat 1.125" Tubular Front Sway Bar | Whiteline Endlinks | Enkei 15x8 PF01s | Hankook 225/45 R-S3s | Hard Dog HCHTDD Roll Bar | MiataRoadster Short Shift Kit | Audiovox Cruise Control | Sylfex AuxMod | VDO Boost Gauge | ScanGauge II | BlendMount | Cocomats
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 01:34:06 PM »

What if device is not connected, does it draw power?
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m3fan4ever
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 02:39:06 PM »

You can get an aftermarket head unit with an Aux In feature and everything you need to install it for <$100. IMHO this gives a higher quality sound than the stock Bose unit.
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rotorglow
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2016, 04:11:21 PM »

What if device is not connected, does it draw power?

No.  Edit:  oops.  Seems like you meant the GTA.  The Auxmod does not.

You can get an aftermarket head unit with an Aux In feature and everything you need to install it for <$100. IMHO this gives a higher quality sound than the stock Bose unit.

With all funny Bose speakers in our car, it's a little more involved and expensive than just replacing the head unit. (see "bosectomy") Still a reasonable option, but I've never liked how aftermarket units look or work, so I've stuck with the factory unit.
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2004 VR Sport: FM Big Enchilada w/ Hydra 2.7 + DeatschWerks 700cc injectors + FM crossflow rad + 3.63 rear gears + ES poly diff bushings + comp motor mounts--Koni Sports + Ground Control 550/375 + Racing Beat 1.125" bar + blocks & bolts--Wilwood/AX6 brakes--15x8 6ULs + RE-71Rs--Speedhut + Clearwaters + Auxmod + other misc electrics
Falc„o
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 04:20:22 PM »

You can get an aftermarket head unit with an Aux In feature and everything you need to install it for <$100. IMHO this gives a higher quality sound than the stock Bose unit.

I really dont want to mess with the stock look the car has.
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rstange1
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2016, 04:47:47 PM »

What if device is not connected, does it draw power?

No.
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'05 Ti MSM with: Flyin' Miata Downpipe, Midpipe, Exhaust | Hydra 2.7 ECU w/KO Racing tune | Deatschwerks 700cc Injectors | Turbosmart Manual Boost Controller | BEGi Cool Air Intake, Intercooler, Throttle Inlet | Forge Bypass Valve | FCM Elite Coilovers | Racing Beat 1.125" Tubular Front Sway Bar | Whiteline Endlinks | Enkei 15x8 PF01s | Hankook 225/45 R-S3s | Hard Dog HCHTDD Roll Bar | MiataRoadster Short Shift Kit | Audiovox Cruise Control | Sylfex AuxMod | VDO Boost Gauge | ScanGauge II | BlendMount | Cocomats
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 02:37:34 AM »

Anyone Familiar with this one? http://www.gtacarkits.com/product/mazda-mx5-miata-2002-2005-iphone-aux-kit/

I found it thru this video that is very helpful and is in a 2005 Miata...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjDPPhYp3hM
I put a GTA unit in my wife's car (not a Miata). It is slicker than the Sylfex unit in that it integrates with iPhones and iPods pretty well and allows some control over IOS devices via the car's stereo controls. Only minor quibble is that the GTA unit is always supplying power to the iPhone/Pod, even when the car is turned off, so there is a steady draw on the car's battery when the car is turned off if IOS device is still connected.

I have a GTA kit in my MSM.  Great piece of work.  Recommended!
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ElyasWolff
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2016, 12:26:00 AM »

I bought my car with what I assume is the AUX MOD. It has a mini plug jack input and plays on "tape" works great.
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