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Hard Wire iPod Input


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Hi,

I bought the becker aux input a few days ago and installed it. I have two questions,

What purpose does the phone connection serve? And what is the blue wire?

Second, I have decided to hard wire the iPod in with two input sources. The diagram below explains what I want to do. My question is: Do I hard wire the power into the cables coming out the back of the radio that are woven together? If not, what do I wire the power to that is toggled with the ignition?

Also, can a headphone splitter be used both ways, to take two inputs to one output?

Thanks! :)

First, the setup would like to do. (sorry, I am no artist, and note the white RCA plugs, and iPod outline that are cut out by a white background.

Second, the cable I would like to use.

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1. what radio do you have? (CDR-220, etc?)

2. what year is your car?

3. have you searched here for 'iPod'? there is tons of info.

i think the blue wire is the phone mute wire which (in a factory setup) will mute the stereo when the phone rings.

depending on which model year your car is, there is a 3- or 4-plug extra power plug located behind/under/around the stereo. it's just a loose wire with a plug on the end. if you search for 'iPod' you will find a diagram that shows the power plug and what the wire colors correspond to. one is switched (toggled) power, one is constant power, one is ground, and i can't remember what the other one is (phone mute maybe.)

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I searched iPod, and could not find the answers to my questions.

I have a 1999 Boxster, with a CDR-220.

that's weird, because when i searched i found it.

see post #10 in this thread. it shows the picture of the plug you're looking for.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...amp;#entry36977

also see this thread (specifically posts #4, 6, & 8):

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=11713

this pic is the wiring color diagram for the extra power plug under the radio, so you know which is switched/toggled power, constant power, ground, etc.

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  • 3 months later...

I just purchased a similar iPod AUX adapter (for a 996) and I have a question about the power. Does the power have to be "on" for the iPod to play through this adapter? If it does not, I was thinking about adding an on/off switch so that I could control when the iPod gets charged so that I don't kill my battery. Any thoughts on this are appreciated!

Thanks!

--Ben

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I just purchased a similar iPod AUX adapter (for a 996) and I have a question about the power. Does the power have to be "on" for the iPod to play through this adapter? If it does not, I was thinking about adding an on/off switch so that I could control when the iPod gets charged so that I don't kill my battery. Any thoughts on this are appreciated!

Thanks!

--Ben

does which 'power' need to be on? the radio - yes. the iPod, yes. so... YES. ;)

are you asking if the car needs to be running? the answer is no. if your radio is hooked up the way most other Porsche radios are, then you can use the radio even when the key is not in the ignition. same thing for the cigarette lighter. they are both 'live' at all times. you can double-check this on your car. if for some reason you can't use the radio/lighter when they key is not in the ignition, put the key in the ignition and turn it to the ACC position (1 click to the right).

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