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2005 Outback Aux In Hack Via Radio Module (success!)

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snackeyes: 2005 Subaru Outback AUX-IN Hack Via Radio Module

Hello everybody!
I've found a ton of useful information on this forum in the process of researching this hack so I figured I'd share what I managed to accomplish with you.

I found a lot of info about using the CD to mainboard ribbon to get audio, but my CD player is broken and if I was going to replace that, I may as well get a new faceplate and head unit with an aux in built in.

Now I have a nice little 3.5mm jack in the cubby above the stereo that cuts out the radio audio when a plug is inserted and plays the audio from your device nice and clearly.

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Glad you liked my post! I just got back from vacation and found out that it was up on hack-a-day :) 2005 Subaru aux-in hacking - Hack a Day

gumbo: if you are nervous about soldering I would not recommend this mod! Jazzy's mod requires no soldering and is completely reversible and will probably cost about the same as purchasing all the soldering equipment you'd need. I went this route because I have done a bit of soldering on motherboards before and I was already planning to get a new head unit if I broke it.
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