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I have a 2003 EX, I would like to add an Auxiliary jack so I can plug in my Ipod. I have tried FM receivers but even expensive ones (belkin) are not great. Is there an easy way to just add a jack?
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I used the PIE Hon 98-AUX in my 03 for my MP3 player it works well some whining engine noise when it is charging but otherwise sounds great. Moved it from my 2000 to my 2003 in about 20 minutes it is easy to install search the forums I put instructions out there. Its about $50-60 on ebay.
 

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I use the XM6-HON98 for xm - same as the AUX, except it includes a 6volt power supply for xm and a direct 3.5mm headphone jack. Either way, it plugs into the back of the extra DIN slot on the radio and when you select it, the radio thinks its a cd changer - that way you know you are on the pie adapter and can still play a single cd. I do not have the whine that others mention.
 

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Jimmy where did you ground yours I used one of the screws on the radio chassis. I wonder if that is my issue. I get power from the 12 volt (cig lighter).
 

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Thank you for the replies. I am new at all this, are there instructions available to install it? How hard is it? Where can I get the best price?
TIA
 

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Its fairly easy - you remove the dash, remove the radio, install the pie, rout wires, and put the dash back. my wires run into the cubby door at the bottom so I can close the door and hide everything.

I have the pie double sided taped to one of the air vents behind the dash.

For dash and radio removal, see these directions

http://www.handa-accessories.com/odyssey/03odycd.pdf

Good luck.. jim
 

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Jimmy where did you ground yours I used one of the screws on the radio chassis. I wonder if that is my issue. I get power from the 12 volt (cig lighter).
grounded through the radio.. since it pulls power from the radio BUS - its grouned - I also used double sided tape to mount it. I can remember reading about ground loop isolators that can be used. I think you can get them at rat shack.
 

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I have mine Velcroed under the radio on top of the cup holder and the cable running through a hole in the top of the cup holder and coiled in the place a cup would go my MP3 player fits in the cup holder with it closed so it is hidden.
 

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It looks like there are several versions.. if you want to change the ipod and use the stereo to control the ipod - then you can use

http://www.logjamelectronics.com/piehon98pcpod2.html

but that looks to be around $100 and of course you need a compatible ipod.. if you go the cheaper route without charging capabilities you can use any device with a standard 3.5mm head phone jack.. so in that case it looks like you need an RCA to 3.5mm adapter for the hon98.

http://www.logjamelectronics.com/pie35rca6mm.html
 

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I have one from PAC audio, I don't remember the part number.

It is mounted behind the glove box with a cable that I store in the lower storage bin. The cable is the large flat one not the headphone jack. The unit connects to the factory deck through the CD disk changer port, to listen to the Ipod you select CD then the unit lets you scroll through the songs and playlists using the seek button on the deck or the steering wheel controls. The only down side is it will not charge some of the newer Ipod units.
 

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depends on how much freedom you want.. I would say 1 foot unless you want the ability to move the ipod around.. if you want to put the ipod in the cubby, then get 2 or 3 feet.
 

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jimmyt said:
I use the XM6-HON98 for xm - same as the AUX, except it includes a 6volt power supply for xm and a direct 3.5mm headphone jack. Either way, it plugs into the back of the extra DIN slot on the radio and when you select it, the radio thinks its a cd changer - that way you know you are on the pie adapter and can still play a single cd. I do not have the whine that others mention.
Jimmyt you have been a tremendous help. There is a single black wire, did you attach that to anything or just leave it alone? I am using an Ipod which will be getting power from the cig lighter.
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looks like its a chassis ground - see if you can find somewhere on the frame to connect it.. If I remember correctly there is a ground coming off the radio that you might be able to use.. otherwise leave it off and see what kind of noise you get
 
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