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Old 08-30-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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External Nav audio through factory speakers?

I am building a custom nav enclosure for my Magellan 7" Roadmate in the ashtray/sunglass holder. The nav speaker will be buried behind my center console, so I was wondering if there is there any way I can wire the speakers of the nav unit to the factory sound system? Is tapping into the bluetooth harness a possibility?

If this isn't possibly I will probably just run the speaker up to the bluetooth mic location, but I think it would be cool if the nav instructions played through the car speakers.

Any help is appreciated.
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I attached my unit to my AUX port.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:03 AM   #3
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I attached my unit to my AUX port.
That's not a bad idea at all. I'm pretty sure my DICE unit has an AUX port, I just might try it. Thanks for the idea!
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I've been trying to do this for some time now... And still, I have not figured out a way to do this as of yet... When I do, I'll let you know! PLEASE DO THE SAME FOR ME!
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:32 AM   #5
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I attached my unit to my AUX port.
Hey, btw, does this mean you have to switch between nav and ipod modes manually?

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I've been trying to do this for some time now... And still, I have not figured out a way to do this as of yet... When I do, I'll let you know! PLEASE DO THE SAME FOR ME!
I absolutely will. I can't help but think that there has to be a way to tap into the bluetooth harness. I would really like to be able to listen to my ipod through my dice and have it fade out the music when a nav instruction is given. This could be very wishful thinking though.
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I just came across this...

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MOD COST: FREE (or minimal)
MOD BENEFIT: receive and talk hands free with Iphone with caller sound coming thru car stereo
MOD DESCRIPTION: for those that have the Business radio with AUX potential...do the aux cable mod (elsewhere in this thread) and then plug in your iphone...you will now be able to get and make calls without needing to hold phone up to your ear...the callers voice comes over the speakers and your voice is picked up really great by the iphone's microphone...no need for bluetooth, running cables from the trunk...none of that...the iphone works exactly as if it is in its normal op mode so if you're listening to music and get a call, the music fades and your answer screen comes up, hit answer and do your talking, hang up and music fades up again...works like a charm...
Does anyone know if the iphone tells the music to fade out, or is it just the signal hitting the radio that fades the music out? If it is just the signal, maybe this would work with the Nav instead of the iphone? Might have to try this if nobody knows.
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