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Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« on: 20 April 2017, 20:09:06 »

That is all I'm asking for, don't even need an aftermarket head unit as long as I can listen to something else than CDs or Radio...
But aftermarket head unit would be optimal but are there tricks to do that today or is it still "not recommended"?

Such a PITA this Bose system, one tweeter is crackling a bit too so not sure what I can even do about that.
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #2 on: 20 April 2017, 20:51:08 »

Yep, interrupting the CD audio is the way to go.

No options for USB unless you involve or put some trickery in front of your Audio Source injection.
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #3 on: 20 April 2017, 21:07:42 »

Well just found this by Google, doesn't seem that difficult at all :O

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v16bvgJmG0M

This guide seems more straightforward http://www.zafira-forum.de/showthread.php?25073-Line-In-f%FCr-Delco-CDR500(E)

Then hide the aux (or rca) connector inside the dash and plug a bluetooth receiver into it or something I guess :o
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #4 on: 20 April 2017, 21:20:52 »

I have a cassette adaptor that goes into the head unit and plugs into my iPod earphone socket.

Works a treat, have used it for years.

I actually wired the cable through the head unit and behind the centre console to my iPod mount up by the heater vents to keep it nice and tidy, but even if you didn't do that it works, just has a cable coming out the cassette aperture.

Something like this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Griffin-GC17041-In-Car-Audio-Tape-Cassette-To-Jack-AUX-For-iPod-MP3-adapter-/272388467869?hash=item3f6b9e2c9d:g:rbIAAOSwPCVX5mDg
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #5 on: 21 April 2017, 06:32:41 »

I have a cassette adaptor that goes into the head unit and plugs into my iPod earphone socket.

Works a treat, have used it for years.

I actually wired the cable through the head unit and behind the centre console to my iPod mount up by the heater vents to keep it nice and tidy, but even if you didn't do that it works, just has a cable coming out the cassette aperture.

Something like this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Griffin-GC17041-In-Car-Audio-Tape-Cassette-To-Jack-AUX-For-iPod-MP3-adapter-/272388467869?hash=item3f6b9e2c9d:g:rbIAAOSwPCVX5mDg

Yeah it would have been easy if it was a cassette player indeed.
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #6 on: 21 April 2017, 08:29:27 »

The simple option is by an up-to date 21st century head unit, and get rid of the old unit. :y
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #7 on: 21 April 2017, 08:31:32 »

The simple option is by an up-to date 21st century head unit, and get rid of the old unit. :y

Can you link me one from Ebay that would work? Arent all the new head units like 2 DIN? Or bigger?
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #8 on: 21 April 2017, 09:09:09 »

I used a Sony DTS S310 BTX in the glove box for this :y

Also able to run a disc changer in the boot, so you won't lose the cd player...

Be mindful that newer units tend not to have the bus input for a disc changer...
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #11 on: 21 April 2017, 12:59:54 »

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_ss_i_3_10/260-4688547-3508538?n=3030791&n=3030791&k=single+din+car+stereo+touch+screen+with+sat+nav&sprefix=single+din


Will that work with the rest of the Bose system?
No, there's nothing out there off the shelf that will be compatible with the Bose HU, Amplifier, Speaker setup arrangement.

All Bose Component stuff from that era is very unique in how interconnects its Audio signal levels between the units.

It will be a rip it all out job and start again with any new Aftermarket HU if you want it to sound correct.
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #13 on: 24 April 2017, 22:02:22 »

Yeah.. that`s a tad expensive  ;)
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Re: Easiest way to get USB and/or AUX to a Bose system?
« Reply #14 on: 25 April 2017, 11:50:38 »

Does look nice though 8)
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