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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Connect a portable music player, satellite radio tuner, or DVD player to your factory GM receiver (Model GM12-AUXv2)

154 Reviews

Item #: 469GM12AX2

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Original Price: $69.99

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Got a portable music player? Then you probably know that a direct connection to your vehicle's radio will give you the best possible sound quality. The Precision Interface Electronics GM12-AUXv2 adapter lets you convert the CD changer port on your General Motors factory stereo into an auxiliary input, suitable for connecting an add-on satellite radio tuner, portable music player, or other audio source.

Got a portable music player? Then you probably know that a direct connection to your vehicle's radio will give you the best possible sound quality. The Precision Interface Electronics GM12-AUXv2 adapter lets you convert the CD changer port on your General Motors factory stereo into an auxiliary input, suitable for connecting an add-on satellite radio tuner, portable music player, or other audio source.

Just connect the power and ground leads, plug the 12-pin data connector on the adapter cable into the factory radio's changer port, connect your portable player to the adapter's RCA inputs, press "CD" on the radio, and go! This adapter uses the CD changer port — once connected, you can't use a changer with your factory radio. Warranty: 90 days.

Note: Please enter your vehicle information then check the Installation Details to find out if this adapter is compatible with your vehicle. You can also call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 for help.

What a great product. Hooked right up to my clients Vibe. Other than the power and ground there is no guess work needed.

Woodservices LLC, Stonewall, NC

What's in the Box:

  • Aux input adapter
  • 14" Cable
  • Instructions
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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM Reviews

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154 Reviews

GM12-AUXV2

Written by: Woodservices LLC from Stonewall, NC on March 17, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What a great product. Hooked right up to my clients Vibe. Other than the power and ground there is no guess work needed.

Pros: Easy to install, Best sound if you are adding any audio input device.

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Aux input

Written by: Henryb9 from Newport News, VA on March 6, 2012

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As I prepped by removing the dash, it wasn't hard to remove. After figuring out how I was going to run the cabling, next was connecting the power/gnd. After looking around, I noticed that you could use the hot-wire (from the wiring harness) from the radio, and I connected the GND to the back of the radio. Overall, not a bad install.

Pros: Made my system in my truck sound as good as XM Radio, (Pandora, TuneIn Radio apps). I may be 43 years old, but it made me feel like a kid again by added audio equipment to a vehicle and turning it up because it sounded so good.

Cons: As I was installing the GND on the back of the radio, I lost a screw that held the radio chassis together, so I used another one, but hung tight to that one, LOL.

AUX input for GM

Written by: Anonymous from Little Rock AR on March 1, 2012

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

takes all of 10 mins to install and works great. sound quality is incredible for an aux input. sounds like a factory install so nice to be able to plug my Iphone into my truck and hear my internet radio

Pros: everything about it

Cons: box is a little big and takes some maneuvering to get it tucked in behind the dash

Excellent Sound

Written by: JustinP from Wales, ME on February 18, 2012

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This thing was a piece of cake to put in. I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer LT with the Bose system and the last thing i wanted to do was replace that beast with an aftermarket stereo, but unfortunately it didnt come with an AUX port. Thats when i found this... It fits perfectly and it works with XM (it actually uses the XM band function, but XM still works if you are not using your MP# player). In my case the only part that needed thinking was figuring exactly which wire to tap into, but in the TB's case it was the top orange wire on the harness, and for the ground i just found a bolt in the stereo enclosure itself and hooked it to that. I would highly recommend this to anyone. And as always Crutchfield gave me excellent service before i even purchased the product!!

Pros: Great quality sound easy to install Crutchfield customer service

Cons: None yet

Great way to get AUX into your car (2003 GMC Yukon)

Written by: Zambini from Santa Cruz, CA on February 13, 2012

2003 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Don't forget the butt connector! (or some way to splice into your +12v line). Installation was pretty simple, just took a bit to find the right way to power it. Works great and it was definitely better than replacing my entire head unit (cheaper, and I got to keep my head unit!).

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install

Cons: Took a bit of research to find out how to power it.

P.I.E. GM12-AUXv2

Written by: David M from Roanoke, TX on February 12, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 04 Grand Prix Monsoon system. Disconnected battery ground. Used orange wire and black with gray stripe wire at HU for power and ground. Box is configured for XM. Reconnect battery ground. About 30 minutes. Toggle band button to XM1. Works great!

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

Written by: Trashcat from Davenport, Iowa on February 3, 2012

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Would have been great if it had worked. Reviews were insightful but none that pertained to me or my car. Crutchfield Staff was an excellent help, and their tech support was the only thing taht was keeping my from extracting the hair from my own head. Would have been 5 stars if the product description would have informed me that in order for the adapter to work in my car, I need to have a car dealer (or a 3rd party car audio retailer) "activate my XM controller" in my OEM stereo. Unfortunately, the 5 dealerships that I was willing to drive to had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.

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pie aux input for gm

Written by: jason from illinois on January 23, 2012

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item works great. Sure beats fm transmitters and sounds great. Worth the money.

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It just works - 2003 Chevrolet 2500HD w/Bose

Written by: Marc from Dallas, Tx on January 22, 2012

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in a 2003 Chevrolet 2500HD with Bose+Aux - works great! you have to toggle the seek button back and forth to switch between XM and Aux input and sometimes this takes a couple of trys. Works fine with iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S as source. Does not require you to disable internal CD player.

Pros: easily adds Aux/iPod input to factory Bose system.

Cons: none so far - hope it lasts

Way Awesome

Written by: A from Simi Valley, CA on January 20, 2012

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great, pretty easy install for anyone that knows how to use a screwdriver and a wire tap. Should have done this a long time ago.

Pros: Play iPhone//iPod through factory stereo easily

Cons: None

Junk

Written by: DPM from AZ on December 18, 2011

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First one I bought quit working after about a 2 years. It produced nothing but garbled static and distortion out of just one speaker. I figured it lasted a good while, so I bought another one to replace it, and it only lasted 5 months before ending in the same fate. Should have known the quality was poor since they only warrantee the product for 90 days. Will not buy a third. Stay away from this product and just buy an aftermarket radio that's already got the iPod hookup integrated.

Pros: Works great...until they break.

Cons: They don't last. Poor quality product. Purchased two in the last two years and both are now dead. Will not buy a third.

GREAT Interface

Written by: Dave from Cheyenne, WY on December 8, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

'07 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP. Factory; Monsoon system, On-Star, XM , 6-disk in-dash CD player. Also have steering wheel controls, and steering wheel pattle shifters. Only thing missing factory litteraly was the NAV, and the garage door opener (LOL). Installation from start to finish took only 30 minutes. Left jumper in the 'XM position'. Removed a screw from the radio to ground to, 'T-tapped' in to the constant orange wire for radio for power. Ran the phono jack down and cut a small hole in the top-back-right side of the cubby to have cable come out. Seek up then down relatively quick and it's 'ON', do it again and its 'OFF'. Shows that I am still listening to XM though. You have to 'turn it 'OFF' though for XM to work again, even if you turn vehicle off. Everything still works as well. Even if you cycle through other parts of the stereo if the Aux was 'ON' it will be 'ON' when you go back to XM. GREAT GREAT GREAT Product!!!!!

Pros: Quick, SIMPLE, cost efective sollution!!! So that I can retain my factory system!!!

Cons: Having to wait for the shipping.

It Simply Just Works!

Written by: vondoom88 from nowheresville,IL on November 30, 2011

Install was on a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. I received this as a gift from my brother this year and the install was pretty easy. Hardest part was finding a 12v source and a good ground. Other than that straight forward plugs inline with the radios harness. add a 3.5mm to stereo rca cable and your all set.

Pros: A simple solution to adding ipod/mp3 to your factory radio.

Cons: Can't charge my ipod. Not a deal breaker for me.

Great Interface

Written by: Andy B from Monroe, NC on November 29, 2011

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Received item in 2 days, easy to install, serves purpose I needed it for & it has great quality

Pros: Easy install, great sound

Cons: No don't loves

Great product

Written by: JPB from Indianapolis, IN on November 17, 2011

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great product installed in 2005 Chevy Tahoe, Bose, in-dash 6CD changer, no XM. I was hooking up my Zune through the RSE DVD player, but now no wires hanging down and I can keep the factory radio look. I added a AUX-IN jack near the console to give my vehicle a finished appearance.

Pros: Works as advertised. Able to keep factory radio and play Zune.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Anonymous from Lincoln Ne on October 17, 2011

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked as promised easy to install

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Amazing product!!

Written by: DRMami72 from Washington DC on October 16, 2011

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product it's the best solution, do not use an FM transmitter if you have the option of using this instead. I'm a female and installed it myself, and that should tell you how simple it is to install. Sounds just as stereo CD quality. In my system sounds INSANELY clear since its on a 2004 Chevy Tahoe with Bose System....I wish I had known this product was around since 2005, could have saved hundreds I wasted with FM transmitters. Thank you for such great product and Crutchfield for carrying this reliable product. Your install instructions are flawless!!

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'02 Pontiac Sunfire w/ Factory Monsoon System

Written by: Daniel C from Raleigh, NC on September 22, 2011

2002 Pontiac Sunfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this product from Crutchfield so I could play my ipod through the factory stereo system, but all did not go as planned. The installation was extremely easy, tapped into factory harness for power and ground, plugged everything in and....nothing. Quadruple checked power and ground, moved the internal "short" peg to every different position per PIE instruction sheet and still nothing . Finally gave in and called tech support to find out that early to mid '02 Sunfires have a different radio that is not compatible with the PIE aux adapter. I just wanted to post this so that anyone with my same vehicle hopefully calls tech support to find out if they have the compatible radio or not before purchasing; when I was searching through the reviews I didn't see one '02 Sunfire that had posted. But, Crutchfield's friendly staff have been completely understanding and are doing an exchange for an aftermarket Kenwood receiver as I type. I can't speak for the products performance (although if Crutchfield puts their name behind it, you can rest assure its good quality), but Crutchfield's awesome staff get five stars from me!

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The way it should be

Written by: satisfied from Massachusetts on September 21, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's nice to have a product, merchant, and service that all do exactly as advertised. I know I'm the customer but I have to say - THANKS.

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awesome

Written by: aaron z from el paso,tx on September 14, 2011

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome, way to easy!!!! Took me about half hour to install. Bought some rca to mini audio jack, hooked up my smartphone or ipod and....walla, good to go! The sound is excellent in my truck. Deep bass from the bose system. The power and ground wires were a breeze to splice in to the factory harness.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Jake from St. Louis MO on September 12, 2011

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for my 05 Grand Prix with the monsoon stereo. Shipping was fast and installation was easy. The hardest part was getting power for the unit. I ended up stripping part of the power wire for the headunit and just using that. Still works great after 2 weeks.

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

Written by: redhead from Tucson, AZ on September 5, 2011

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't be easier to install, removed radio, tapped into large orange wire for power and used a screw on the back of the radio for the ground. The cable was long enough that I was able to mount the box with Velcro to the back of the On Star box near the floor at the bottom of the console. That way if my cable ever goes bad, I can literally reach down under the dash at the front of the center console and unplug/plug in a new cable. It works perfect. I just push the band button to cycle thru the fm/am and then to the Aux input. I have the single disc cd player non-monsoon system.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: SMaz from Boston, MA on August 26, 2011

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked exactly as advertised. Took less than a half hour to install. That's mostly due to easy access to the radio. Was able to wire in the power and ground right to the harness going to the radio with no problems. Put it into a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT with single disc factory radio. The CD/Aux button toggles between the CD player and the unit seamlessly. Partnered the unit with the Monster Mini Stereo - Dual RCA cable and dropped it down through the accessory tray under the radio. Sounds just as good as the CD player. Strongly recommend this product if you are looking to keep your factory stereo.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Fernando from Ca. on August 15, 2011

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and works great. now i can play my mp3 player(zune) in my car without having to swap out the factory stereo.

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Awesome

Written by: Danny L. from Paramount, CA on August 11, 2011

2003 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this on my 03 yukon with factory bose radio. It sounds great. Easy Installation. Hardest part is getting the 12V power connection but even that is easy. Very satisfied.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: LenS from Levittown, PA on August 8, 2011

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The first adapter kit that I received gave me trouble. I contacted Crutchfield who guided me through some trouble shooting. When that was inconclusive, they put me in contact with the manufacturer's technical support, and determined that it should be returned. I contacted Crutchfield to tell them and I had a replacement received the next day. That one worked. I returned the first one and all is fine. The adapter installed just as they said and it performs just as they said. Very pleased. - Len

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WORKS GREAT IN '03 TAHOE

Written by: C F from Alabama on August 4, 2011

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in my '03 Tahoe and it works great. The Cruthfied's vehicle specific detailed installation tips are very helpful.The only con's are the very short power supply and ground wire's. I found a unused harness plug I used for the power supply but I had to extend the ground wire. Overall I'm very pleased with this adapter.

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Works Great in my 03 Suburban

Written by: Scott G from North Salt Lake, Utah on July 23, 2011

2003 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly in my 2003 Suburban. Easy install. The only issues I had were with the Suburban. Removing the radio was slightly a hassle as the wiring to the back was hard to pull making me worry that I was going to break something, However I did finally get it out and hooked the PIE unit right up. I ran power from the extra cigarette lighter wires which were easily accessible after popping the lower compartment display out. Once I was powered up I selected the accessory on the band switch plugged it into my Iphone and began listening to music immediately. happy with the result. The only thing I might have done differently is pay the extra for two day shipping as it took 7 days get get here. Sometimes I dislike UPS tracking because it tracks through 3 destinations in 2 days then disapears off the radar screen for the next 4 or even 5 then suddenly shows up. I know this is not a crutchfield issue and I am happy with their service.

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2002 Trailblazer owners - BEWARE!

Written by: JimB from NJ on July 14, 2011

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used the Outfit My Car option on the website to find a unit that would allow me to add a portable device to my stock Bose system (with the in-dash 6 CD changer). The system told me that this unit would work with my stereo system. It does not work. I then went to the PIE website and read a blog from someone who had a similar problem and attached a picture of their stereo. It was the same unit that was in my Trailblazer, and the adpater didn't work with it. So, if you do consider buying this, do yourself a favor and check out the PIE website, as well, before ordering.

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Simple install and sounds GREAT

Written by: GrandPrixGT07 from Western NY on July 11, 2011

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I chose to install this product in my 2007 Grand Prix, because no other "hard- wired" products were available. I am impressed with the construction of the product, including the new harness and connectors. Everything fits like it was meant to - from the factory! It is easily concealed behind my dashboard and the sound quality is wonderful. No FM modulator could come close. The Crutchfield Team helped w/ the process and also does a wonderful job of packing and shipping with INSTRUCTIONS specifically for your car - which is awesome. Def an all-around success!!

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Works great!

Written by: AD from Sunny South Dakota on July 10, 2011

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works very well in my 2003 chevy avalanche without bose/without onstar system. My ipod can now be listened to with ease. Easy installation as well.

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it works great

Written by: Evan from speedwell, tn on July 6, 2011

2003 Cadillac Escalade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i got this adaptor to add a second radio in my 03 cadillac escalade and it said on the site that it didn't work with my suv but i ordered it anyway after reading the manuel and it showed that it works with my suv and i hooked it up with the aftermarket radio and it works great with my radio glad i got it now i can listen to my iphone without worry and have great sound thanks crutchfield for the fast shipping and having this adaptor

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Didn't work with my van

Written by: Chad from Denver on July 6, 2011

2007 Chevrolet Express
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Crutchfield website said it would work with my 2007 Chevy Express van. It is not compatible. I didn't find out until I had the radio out. The product seemed nice, wish it would have worked... Your radio needs to have an external device capability like XM or a CD changer for this to work with a 2007 Express.

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2007 Silverado Classic Extended Cab

Written by: ChrisK from Next to Nowhere, SD on May 21, 2011

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My factory Delco/Dephi unit has 4 speakers, single CD, no tape, no XM or Sirius. Do yourself a favor and READ these REVIEWS! Very helpful! ESPECIALLY the guy who mentioned the the product now comes with a spade on the yellow power wire that you SIMPLY can slide in next to the Thick Orange power cable on your existing wiring and it WILL STAY put AND power your AUX adapter. Pulled a screw out of the back of factory Delco radio and hooked ground up to that screw. Drilled a hole in the back of my 3" x 3" 'cubby hole' storage space next to radio in dash and put in a rubber grommet, fed my 6 foot RCA to 1/8" adapter cable thru hole and VOILA! Did not have to change any jumpers, don't even know where those are for sure?? My Band button now cycles FM1, FM2, AM, 1/Aux 1, and 2. Sounds very good! No more alternator interference like with the FM transmitter. Highly recommend this product...

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Matt from Pittsburgh, Pa on May 20, 2011

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this adapter in my girlfriends SUV and she's loved it ever since. Sound quality is great compared to FM transmitters and it still allows use of the factory CD player. Takes about an hour or less to install.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Guzman from Orange County, CA on May 19, 2011

2004 GMC Yukon Denali
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is great. I can finally use an external media player without using the tape adapter(horrible quality). This product also lets you continue to use XM radio. Just make sure you read the directions on how to switch back and forth.

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Great Product

Written by: Phillip from Abilene, TX on May 18, 2011

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I ordered this for my wife's 2004 Trailblazer so we could listen to our iPhones on road trips. The installation was a breeze. I spliced into the ground and power wires on the factory harness using a butt connector. The head unit automatically recognized the auxiliary input. I wish the unit was a little cheaper but it's worth the money.

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excellent aux input

Written by: Jerry from Chicago, Illinois on May 1, 2011

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wasn't sure about compatibility so I contacted Crutchfield to Make sure. 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71 4x4. Factory in-dash 6 cd changer, no xm or onstar. Device delivered in 4 days via UPS. Easy to understand instructions except it didn't tell me which wires on factory harness were constant power and ground. Called Crutchfield tech support and verified orange-constant power, black w/ white stripe-ground. Pulled center off dash, used 7mm socket to remove factory radio. Installed in under 1 hour. I just wish Crutchfield sold a dash mount aux input. Bought a dash mount female input plug from another vender for a factory look. Sounds exactly as if I am playing a cd. RDS displays "aux in" while using my iphone4's ipod. Easier solution than replacing the nice factory radio. Would recommend to anyone looking to outfit any car with their own source of music without the crappy static from fm transmitters. Thank you Crutchfield!

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Colly from Kentucky on April 28, 2011

2006 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Recieved this in today and had it hooked up in under 30 minutes. For the constant power for the yellow wire I used the advise of another user and used a t-tap connector and tapped in to the orange wire from the factory wires. Reinstalled the radio and hit the band button and hooked up my iPhone and it worked like a charm. Great way to have an aux hook up. Great product and super fast shipping from crutchfield once again.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Rich from Phoenix on April 20, 2011

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works as advertised

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worked broke working

Written by: Joe from NJ on April 3, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything was fine testing this in my 2004 Traiblazer until I shorted out 2 wires and popped a fuse. Replaced fuse and it wouldn't work, spent way to much time troubleshooting it to find out that inside the p.i.e. harness 2 grounds broke that were connected only by a few strands of wire to begin with o_O. If it wasn't for that this is a great product. My radio I just hit the band button until it goes to aux1/2.

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Works as advertised

Written by: tommythecat from Lemont, IL on March 26, 2011

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was easy and works like a charm. Just make sure you have the right jumper settings for the stereo you are connecting it to. After putting everything back together I realized I forgot to change the jumper from XM to aux (XM is the default). Other than that everything went smooth.

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Great Accessory!

Written by: Greg from North Carolina on March 19, 2011

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked fantastically with my 2004 Silverado 2500HD with factory Bose system. Easy to install. To tap into a constant 12V source, I used an "Add-A- Circuit" that I picked up from my local auto parts house in my fuse block . Shipping from Crutchfield was speedy, and my order was packaged very well. The sound from my Zune is much better now, compared to the cheap FM modulator that I was using. I will definitely use Crutchfield again!

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PIE GM12-AUXv2

Written by: Fred P from Washington, MI on March 7, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item was EXACTLY what was described on the website and shipped ahead of schedule. After reading through all of the reviews, I installed this in my 2004 Chevy Silverado in 45 minutes. I have the Band/Aux button on my radio, no factory XM, no multi CD changer. It worked great for me right out of the box. There is a ton of good information in the reviews, do yourself a favor and read them. Must have info: Get a couple of wire splice connectors for the power and ground wires, I used the fat orange wire for the power and the black with white stripe for the ground (check with a meter to verify yours) Get a piece of two-sided tape to hold the unit in place under the dash You are also going to need a stereo mini-to-RCA adapter cable, spend the extra few dollars and buy the Monster brand cable (Crutcfield $20). You dont want to have to take everything apart in a few months when the cheap cable fails Tape the adapter cable to the unit to prevent the RCA plugs from pulling out of the jacks after you put the dash back together Test the unit out before putting the dashboard back together, you may need to change the jumper to match your radio. Also test the heater and A/C controls, you may have knocked a wire loose while removing the radio Turn the volume on your portable device all the way up. After doing this, the sound level of the radio matched the sound level of my i-pod If you have a problem, call Crutchfield, these guys are awesome!

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2006 Tahoe

Written by: Anonymous from Oceanside, CA on March 6, 2011

2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just isnstalled this device so I could plug my droid X into the stereo system to listen to Pandora. Before that I was using the rear seat entertainment with the cables dangling from the the dvd player. Anyway, the instructions provided were excellent. I had read several blogs prior to buying so I already had quite a bit of info. Some concerns from other buyers were they had trouble finding a ground. I actually just attached the ground wire to one of the screws on the back of the actual stero housing which worked great. The stearo has a built in ground attaching to the wireing harness. Also I already knew the largest orange wire in the harness was the hot/power lead. I had thought that installing this would disable my XM, however, it does not. It does use that port in the back, but has its own pigtail plug so for some crazy reason you did still want to pay for XM you can still use it just fine. Still really don't understand why the system didn't already have an MP3 jack from the begining! I certainly do not have any real knowledge or training other than what I have taught myself and learned over the years. If you are wondering about it, it really wasn't hard at all. Stuffing everything back in was a bit challenging. Also I ran my leads behind and down and then through the bottom of the center consol.

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Be Wary of Compatibility!

Written by: A.J. from Plymouth Meeting, PA on February 24, 2011

2002 Pontiac Grand Am
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Please be careful when buying this product! It is not compatible with my 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with the Monsoon sound system. When installed, the radio will not switch to AUX. I tried both the "XM" setting on the unit and the "Changer" setting. Neither worked. The adapter just went completely unnoticed by my radio. I tried two different head units, and two different GM12-AUXV2 units (Crutchfield determined that my first one must have been defective, and sent me another one). I tested my connections (which were soldered) with a multimeter. I'm a member of a forum for my specific car, and people there have said that, despite the 2002 and older Grand Am's having the 12 pin connector necessary, the radios don't have the internals to use them. Apparently, for the Grand Am, you need a radio that has "XM" printed on it somewhere. I'm told that 2003's and newer are capable. The manufacturer doesn't even seem to know that this product is not compatible with my car, so I certainly don't blame Crutchfield. They were very helpful with the troubleshooting, and I am completely satisfied with their customer support. It's unfortunate that this product just does not work with my car... now I'm waiting on my wired FM modulator.

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GMC 2004 Sierra

Written by: Anonymous from Maryland on February 21, 2011

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this product for my 2004 GMC Sierra. It was easy to install and works great.

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2007 Envoy Denali

Written by: WentPunk from Chicago, IL on February 14, 2011

Installed one of these in my 2007 Envoy Denali over the weekend. My stereo has the XM radio, 6 CD built-in and onstar. It was NOT the navigation touchscreen version. It does have the band button option. It took some time to pull the radio but I followed the instructions included and it was dead on. You have to remove a bunch of screws to move the center console back just a bit to get to the screws holding instrument bezel in place and followed the rest of the instructions. I tapped into the 12v adapter and used the truck chassis to attach my ground and then put everything back into place. Overall, about 1 hour. I do NOT have a XM license so I was not worried about that. I can hear XM if I don't plug/play anything into the 1/8 jack. The sound on this system is just amazing, just as good as a CD or anything else. I did purchase a gold-platted RCA wire so I would have the best connection possible. I totally recommend this for anyone wanting an external adapter.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Taras from Louisville, KY on February 12, 2011

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this item for my 07 Trailblazer SS so I can hook up my ipod works great, very easy to install the hardest part was removing all the trim to get to the back of the radio. Great product.

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Works Great

Written by: Len from South Jordan, UT on February 8, 2011

2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product was exactly as advertised. Easy to install and works great.

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Nice piece

Written by: W. Lindermann from Dover, PA on November 1, 2010

2004 GMC Yukon XL

2004 GMC YUKON SLT I took my advisor's recommendation and (Thanks Blake) bought, and installed the adapter. As I had previously removed the dash cover and the radio a few times, it was a snap; although this may be challenging for the first-timer. Installation was fast. Found a good source of power right from the radio's plug in, and with a quick splice it was done. Now for the ground................this was trickier. There is no metal, nearby to make a ground to! I ended up undoing a small bolt on the chassis of the radio, itself, as it had to have it's own ground.....somewhere! The bigger problem was to STUFF all that wiring and tuck the unit away somewhere. This was finally accomplished by getting my hand behind the unit and moving things until a good fit was made. Just a litlle cursing and about 45 min. and it was done. Seems to work well, with good sound quality and little to no static. Output from my MP3 is small so the volume on it had to be pretty well up.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: IanN from Riverview, FL on October 5, 2010

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What can I say, it works great in my 05 Monte Carlo with the factory CD player. Hardest part of the install was getting the dash off, which was not too hard because the Crutchfield directions were right on the money. I am using it with my XM Skydock and my iPod. Much better than trying to find a empty FM station.

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Best way to add an Aux audio input to your factory radio

Written by: Christopher from Birmingham, AL on October 4, 2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install once you have removed your radio. Simply plug in the wire harnesses, tap into a power source and ground and your ready to reinstall the radio. The only reason I didn't give this product a 5-star rating is because there's no indicator to let you know that the aux audio input source is active. Not a big deal but would be nice feature to have. Do NOT waste your money on a FM transmitter. Adding an aux audio input interface like this one is the ONLY way to go. This unit IS compatible with Hummer H3.

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Awesome product - follow others tips!

Written by: Clint from Savannah, GA on September 15, 2010

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in my 2003 Chevy Tahoe - Bose system with no XM, does have in-dash CD changer. The best tip I found was to use the wire taps. I picked some and it made all the difference. I also found a topic on another message board where a guy was installing it into his Avalanche and the pictures he posted assured me I was tapping into the right wires. I also wrapped plenty of electrical tape around the jumper cable's attachment to the unit to ensure it didn't pop out. Getting everything stuffed back in was the hardest part, but it finally fit and now I am rocking the iPod and XM radio in clear sound. The FM Transmitter is now just an in-car iPod charger. Awesome product!

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2005 Chevy Trailblazer

Written by: RichM from Boston, MA on September 12, 2010

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome, finally using my Zune thru my factory radio, sound awesome and works as advertised. The Crutchfield paper work was right on, as usual & this installation could not have been easier, a little over an hour, mostly because I didn't take my time dressing the new wiring in behind the radio. Used with the Soundgate Zune core package routed thru the glovebox , so I have the option to stor the cable and Zune out of sight. Would highly recommend. Now I can toss the zune car pack that never worked write.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Candace from texas on August 23, 2010

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very fast shipping and not to mention the free shipping was awesome. Pricy item just to have an ipod hookup, works great, sounds great. As read in the other reviews it is not seek up once then down to switch from xm to phone. It is seek up 3 times then once down, I would have not known that If I had not read the reviews. Took a little while for it to work. It did it right the first time, but then didnt want to do it anymore. But it works fine now, It just seems like it's tricking the system and bypassing something in there for the quick seek sequence

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: RonO from Readlyn, IA on August 23, 2010

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This interface works great! 110% better than the FM transmitter I was using. Installation was fairly simple.

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Great instructions

Written by: Wingnut from State College, PA on August 22, 2010

2004 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is my 2nd GM12-AUXV2. The 1st one died after about 1.5 years. The vehicle- specific instructions that Crutchfield provides are fantastic. They are vital for figuring out where to pry on the trim pieces; you can break things if you don't know what you're doing. I had no problems installing either the 1st or 2nd adapter. We have (2) vehicles with this adapter; on one, it's been working for 3+ years; on the other, it died after 1.5 years (out of warranty, naturally). Once installed, it worked great. It's so much better than the default FM transmitter way of getting XM into the factory radio; in our area, the FM spectrum is really crowded, and it's difficult to find an unused station. The direct method is definitely the way to go. I'd give this a 5 if the 1st one hadn't died.

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06 chevy siverado

Written by: erock from ohio on August 12, 2010

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this product is just what i have been looking for it sounds great and works flawlessly. reading the other reviews was a big help in finding the correct wire to tap into the large orange one. installation took less than an hour. i couldnt be happier with this product and delivery from crutchfield was very fast.

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Sounds great

Written by: Andy from Emmaus, PA on May 22, 2010

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a 2007 Trailblazer and the only think missing which always drove me crazy was an aux port. Finished installing this earlier today and the sound is great, compared to a wireless FM transmitter it's like night and day. Thankfully, the days of constant searching for a clear FM station and static filled music are over! I had an issue getting the power to work with mine the first time around, but solved my problem on the second try. Besides the normal struggle getting the dashboard apart after I found all the hidden screws, the installation was pretty easy. The reviews here helped a LOT, if it wasn't for so many people sharing their information I would have thought my adapter was broke. Like others have mentioned in their review, I have to press seek up 3 times in a row, and then down once to get it to switch to my iPod, not once up and once down like the instructions state. There is nothing on my display that states the new aux port is active either, it just shows up as XM. If the instructions had been clearer and included this kind of information, they would have been much more helpful. All in all though, looks and sounds like a great product.

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Precision Interface Electronics GM12-AUXv2

Written by: rick from Milwaukee, WI on April 30, 2010

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation of the unit took ~20 minutes. I had to call Crutchfield support to find a good place to ground the unit and I was told that I could use one of the screws on the back of the radio. The person who owned the car before me must have tapped into the power (fatter orange cable, not the skinny orange cable) on the radio harness (2006 Grand Prix w/6 disc changer. I reused this tap location and everything worked flawlessly thereafter. Make sure the jumper is in the correct position inside the box (XM or changer). All in all, the sound quality is ALMOST as good as a CD but beats wireless FM transmitters hands down. Now, I can play any song I want off of my mp3 player instead of having to rely on CD's. Very good product for the money. By the way, a big brand store (will remain nameless) wanted to install an FM modulator for $180. Buy this unit and install it yourself.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Karl from Germantown, MD on March 31, 2010

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Generally a very easy install on my 2007 Silverado Classic HD. The only problem I had was finding the correct hot wire to splice into for power from the radio's wiring harness. I assumed I should connect yellow to yellow. Wrong! I called Crutchfield and the tech was able to tell me that it is one of the orange wires. There are two orange wires, so I used my voltmeter to identify the hot one (the other is the computer) and re-did the connections. As another reviewer noted, the instructions on which jumper setting to use are not quite correct, so test it before you put the dash back together. And you do have to have the device output volume all the way up.

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Great sound and simple install

Written by: Patrick from Tucson, AZ on March 24, 2010

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I received my adapter yesterday and installed it as soon as I was able. It went in without a hitch, took maybe 45 minutest total and that was because I spent time routing the cable for my zune. I had been using an FM transmitter adapter that while it was okay, it did leave a bit to be desired. I was amazed at the sound quality out of this adapter and couldn't believe how clear and crisp the sound came through on my stereo. My zune has a spinning hard drive that caused noise over the FM transmitter, but is quiet through this adapter. It's like having XM back in my truck only I decide what music gets played.

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not bad not good

Written by: Mike from waterford. mi on March 3, 2010

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

PRO's works like it is supposed to. is better than a wireless unit. CON's when you use this your source music has low volume.

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Works as hoped

Written by: Anonymous from McKinney, TX on November 13, 2009

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good Product. Works as I had hopped. Now don't have to use the FM signal from my iPod adaptor or from the XM unit I have in the truck. Just plug in the 3.5mm phone jack I routed out of the console. Kind of crowded behind the radio to make this fit. One drawback, if I turn the truck on and the radio was already on and in one of the Aux settings, there is no display on the radio as if the radio is off. Little annoying, but I'll survive.

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Short life....died after warantee

Written by: Dan from Southeastern, CT on September 22, 2009

2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well with great sound for about a year, then died. Tried several times to get it to work again but it went haywire and messed up my whole electrical system. Had to shut down the vehicle and restart to get anything electrical to work again.

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Written by: Jim from Bernalillo New Mexico on September 13, 2009

2004 GMC Canyon

My Vehicle: 2004 GMC Canyon. My Radio: Stock w/single CD. Has a Band/Cd/Aux toggle button in the lower left corner. Easy install. Used orange wire in main radio harness for power, and used a nut on knee bar dash brace for ground. Did not move jumper, it was on CD Changer. Now the Band button goes through FM1, FM2, AM, Aux1 &Aux2. My Sirius radio plays on Aux1 and Aux2. Works way better than with the RF modulator. The CD/Aux part of the toggle still works for playing the CD.

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Just what I needed.

Written by: That Guy from Southfield, MI on September 6, 2009

2003 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was just what I was looking for and needed. I knew that without the Aux Inputs that come on most radios, mine did not have them. This item was a perfect fit. Outside of having a little trouble with the jumper inside the actual input box, install was a breeze. And the trouble shoot guys were Awsome. Would recommend this product to anyone with this radio.

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2006 Chevy Trailblazer LT w/ Bose 6CD Changer

Written by: Anonymous from Portland, MI on August 24, 2009

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a little upset and surprised that crutchfield doesn't have vehicle specific instalation instructions for this unit, however once I had the dash apart it was fairly simple. I spliced into a 12v power outlet for my hot lead, and then got ground from a bolt in the dash. I did have to splice new ends on the adapter leads for 12V and ground. After that it was plug and play. I routed my RCA to headphone cord under the carpet and through the center console, so the wiring is completely out of sight. Sound Quality is 200% better than with my old FM transmitter. It plays through the XM tuner on my stereo. I also like the fact that I still have the function on Factory XM radio as well as my CD Changer. I didnt feel it was worth the price to get the adapter to be able to play my iPod using headunit controls, however for someone without mechanical aptitude, installation would be much easier with the high dollar unit, because they eliminate the need for splicing wires.

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2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Install Review

Written by: Bryan from Wisconsin Rapids, WI on August 2, 2009

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a GM radio with CD and Tape deck in built in, BAND button but no CD changer or XM support. I also own an XPressRC XM radio and will be connecting that to the AUX input. The info from Crutchfield was perfect for disassembling the dash. I removed the radio and HVAC controls so that I could have a little more room to work. I sourced power and ground from the cig lighters that are just above the center console, that panel pulls straight off. I used wire taps and ran extensions from those wires to the GM12-AUXv2. My dash configuration has a large vent to the right of the radio and a storage area about 3" x 3" below it. I went to a local store and picked up a 1/8" female phono plug mount. I took a 1/8" male phono to 2 RCA male cord and cut off the 1/8" male end and soldered the wires to the female mount. I had to run a ground wire from the female mount to a ground location. I then drilled a small hole in the back of the storage area (that pulls out as well) and mounted the female phono mount. I then plugged the RCA plugs into the GM12-AUXv2. I shoved all cables and the GM12-AUXv2 into the vacant area under the 3x3 storage area and then reinstalled that. Snapped everything back together and it worked perfectly. I used the XM setting on the GM12-AUXv2. I switch to AUX 1 and 2 with the band button on the radio or the source button on the steering wheel. The reviews for this product got me through my install so I mine helps someone else.

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"Band" Button Not Necessary (2000 Pontiac Montana)

Written by: Robert from Castro Valley, CA. on July 7, 2009

2000 Pontiac Montana
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product! Works as advertised, hooks up very easy, all factory connectors. This will work with a radio that doesn't have a Band button, you can toggle between the CD, and the CD Changer (which is now the unit), with the CD/AUX button. You do have to open the unit and move the jumper to the "changer" socket, as described in the instructions. I don't have a changer in this van, but the plug is there to attach your existing CD changer if you have one. The instructions tell you how to toggle between the changer and the unit, and they haven't led me wrong, so I would presume they are correct. I think if your radio has the 12-pin socket next to the main harness plug, this unit will work. The input volume is a little lower, I have used an iPod and a sat. radio, both with output volume all the way up, and the CD and radio come in a bit louder when you switch back, but a minor inconvenience. It's not going to blow you out of the seat. I installed this in a 2000 Pontiac Montana minivan, and although the dash is plastic, you can attach the ground wire to the mounting screw, as the radio chassis is grounded by the harness. I soldered into the power outlet to get the hot wire, though I needed a longer wire to reach. I don't like splicing into a factory harness.

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As advertised!!!

Written by: James from Northwest Indiana on June 9, 2009

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No surprises! Works just like they said it would . Easy to install, easy to set up. A GREAT item!!! Just installed in my '04 Silverado 2500HD. Thanks Crutchfield!! (Quick Delivery too!!)

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Gets the Job Done

Written by: Robert from Houston, TX on April 28, 2009

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works great, the sound is much better than a FM modulator. I use it to get the sound from my phone and MP3 Player. I have the BOSE 6 disc in dash CD changer with OnStar and XM radio in a 2006 GMC Sierra. The radio sounds good to me, but was missing a aux input. Highly recommended if you are planning to keep your car or truck stock. The only thing i dont like is that in order to access the aux input, you have to switch the radio to XM, then press the SEEK UP button, then the SEEK down button. To switch back to XM radio, you repeat. It would have been nice just to be able to press the CD/AUX button on my unit. I tried to switch the jumper to changer mode to see if i could but would only work in xm mode. With that said, it was worth the price to me. In order to have a aftermarket radio and for everything to work right, i would have to spend about 150.00 in adapters and thats not including the radio.

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Works perfect!

Written by: WORRO from Molino FL on April 28, 2009

2003 Hummer H2
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wanted to connect a Sirius radio receiver up in my Hummer. So I came to a place I trust (Crutchfield) did the "Outfit my car" guild and whalla! I ordered the part, got it in real fast. Crutchfield sent detailed installation guilds and everything worked great. Was a little hard getting everything stuffed back in the hole but it all fit. All in all I think this product does what it was designed to do, and IM very happy. Working on a Hummer well that's a different story ;)

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Great Product - Some Hints

Written by: Ed from Tuscaloosa Alabama on April 13, 2009

2005 GMC Yukon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just installed mine, took about 3 hours, but that includes running to the auto store for wire splices (get 2 of these, much better than cutting and taping). 2005 Yukon - Bose and XM. Crutchfields instructions on getting the radio out were right on. Very easy. Follow the directions to hook up the unit, also very easy. My vehicle, like most GM's has the hot wire as large orange and ground black with white stripe - this is on the other plug opposite the one the unit patches into. Wire splices very handy as there is not much slack and cutting, twisting and taping would be a pain. What is not perfectly clear to me is that the unit uses your XM bands as the Aux input. You cycle between XM or the new Aux by hitting seek up and down in quick sequence. When in Aux the display still says the XM band and channel you just left, the display does not change, but you Aux input music comes out. So now the fun begins, getting all those wires and that box back in behind the head unit.....it can be done, be patient. It helps if you have a pet squid to assist you...... The good news is the wire and plug for you device (you did order the RCA adapter wires??) can come out anywhere behind the dash trim, which makes positioning it very handy. Last hint, securely tape the splices and the RCA jacks. The last thing you want is to get the head unit back in after 30 minutes of cussin, only to find you pulled a jack loose in the process.

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2005 Chevy Tahoe

Written by: Ryan from Rolling Meadows, IL on April 4, 2009

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this product after researching the item and reading the reviews posted on Crutchfield.com. The instructions provided by Crutchfield were right on with the removal of the trim panel and factory radio. When it came to installation tapping into the 12 volt constant (large orange wire) went without any trouble. I had a bit of trouble when I tapped into the ground wire (black with a white stripe). As it turned out I had a faulty ground connection. With the aid of a test light I was able to locate the issue and correct it. In previous posts that I had read the location of the jumper varied. For my application the position of the jumper was in the XM position even though my vehicle does not have XM radio or a CD changer. I found that there was adequate space behind the radio to place the wiring harness and auxiliary adapter. Over all my impression of the product is great, the sound is very clear, and volume is good. The product does exactly what I bought it for, to play my iPod. Good Purchase.

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Larry

Written by: Larry from Mobile, AL. on February 3, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Once I realized that I had to hit the band button 3 times to get the sound through the truck's speakers it worked great. I listen to my Iphone via the truck speakers every time I am in it. I also works as a speakerphone for my cell. Thanks for the great product.

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2003 Silverado

Written by: randula from Harrisonville, MO on February 2, 2009

My girlfriend got me a Precision Interface Electronics GM12-AUXv2 so I could play my MP3 through my factory stereo in my truck. With the installation instructions from Crutchfield, I had my radio out and the module plugged in in only a few minutes. My problem was trying to find a live power source for the 12 volt power. I gave Crutchfield customer service a quick call, they provided a wire description for me to tap into and I was on my way. I had read the reviews on here prior to starting, so I was prepared with wire taps. I ran the module and the cable out behind my glove box. I've used the module to play both my MP3 and my XM Helix through my factory radio and I've been happy with the results. For the XM, the volume seems to be only slightly louder than the FM transmitter that I had used previously, but the MP3 works great through the module. So far, I'm very happy with the product and I hope I don't have the durability issues others have had.

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Good sound, moderately difficult reinstallation of head unit

Written by: Duncan from Franklin, TN on January 11, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed the PIE GM-12-AUXv2 in my wife's 2002 Chevy Venture minivan with OnStar, no CD changer, no XM. Her iPod sounds is very good and is near CD quality with no hiss or interference. I used wire taps to connect to the stereo wiring harness (larger orange wire is 12V+ and black w/white stripe is ground). I had to put the jumper on the center set of pins, and use the CD/TAPE button instead of the BAND button. There was room below the head unit behind the heater/air conditioning controls to mount the unit. It took a while to get the wires routed due to limited space behind the head unit...I ended up removing the heater/air conditioning control panel so I could get my hand in to position the cables in while I reinstalled the head unit. I routed the RCA cable to the storage box below the dash, so it can be hidden. 4 stars due to short power/ground wires, a bulky, inflexible wiring harness, and a lack of included RCA adapter cable or wire taps. Be sure to order the RCA adapter cable and wire taps. The short wires make it necessary to tap into the head unit wiring instead of a different source of power/ground. I would have prefered a long ground lead to go directly to the van's body.

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Works in a 2008 Trailblazer

Written by: Dale from Grand Prairie, Texas on January 1, 2009

2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer with the Bose 6 disc in-dash CD changer and XM Satellite radio (no nav). I had the Precision Interface Electronics GM12-AUXv2 installed today for about 40 dollars. It works great. All of the features my radio came with still works and I have an AUX input to run my Sirius Sportster 4 or a scanner through now. I used a phono cable with a noise suppressor in-line to make sure no electric whine was introduced to the system. If you need to add an AUX IN to your system, this is definitely worth the money to do it. It took the installer less than an hour to install it. He used a multi-tester and soldered the power and ground wires in for a good, solid and trouble-free connection.

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Mine only lasted for 7 months

Written by: Brian from Monroe, OH on December 4, 2008

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased and installed this unit in my 2001 TrailBlazer. Worked fine for 7 months. Now, the left channel crackles and pops with the audio.

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works well, but questionable quality

Written by: Scott from Dallas, TX on November 23, 2008

2008 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the second of this product that I have purchased. Not because I liked it so much I needed two, but because the first one died after just over a year of use. I thought my luck would have been just missing a one year warranty, but it turns out the thing only has a 90 day warranty (which somehow made the situation better in my mind). I decided to replace it with another one because the installation the second time around only took about 30 seconds: unplug the broken unit from the wire harness and plug the new one in. Still, I can't help but think that I could have purchased a much nicer receiver than the factory unit for what I have spent on two of these boxes. And besides, how long will the second last ?

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Written by: Bill from Florida on November 12, 2008

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this aux input adapter into my Silverado. Went in with little problems, other than small space behind stock radio which has been noted. If it could be a tad smaller it would be better. Other than that its an A+. Sound quality is great(cant tell difference between cd and aux in) and volume is not an issue(I have a Bose system so that may be the reason for the higher power). Excellent way to upgrade a stock radio to add any mp3 player. Highly recomended.

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2003 Pontiac Montana

Written by: Sean from Colorado Springs, CO on November 1, 2008

2003 Pontiac Montana
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Worked better than I had hoped once installed. The best thing you can do is read these reviews. The best tool you can have besides a screwdriver and 7mm hex is a volt meter. The panel came off very easily and I had the factory radio on the floor in no time. The Orange (hot) and black w/ white stripe (ground) were the correct wires to use as expressed herein by others. For this vehicle, there is no body metal to connect the ground to. Wire taps are the best way to access both hot and ground and really should be included in the kit. My time delay here was not pressing firmly enough on the wire tap and wasting time wondering why the radio didn't see the aux device (in this case an ipod). A quick check of points with the volt meter showed no juice to the tapped wires. Once everything was wired correctly, I proceeded to test the system with the cover off of the converter. The proper jumper location in this case was the unlabelled position - not discussed by the PIE documentation. I had to play a little bit with the seek up and down to get the right signal - but pleasantly surprised that once this was set, the factory radio recognized this input by pressing the CD/AUX button - no messing around with BAND. Reassembly took some time because of the bulk of the wires. All told - research - demo - trip to the store for wire taps - installation - reassembly and clean up - 4 hours. Don't kid yourself.

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2003 Tahoe

Written by: Steven from San Antonio, TX on November 1, 2008

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2003 Tahoe with in dash changer, Bose and Onstar. Works great. I had tried other aux adapters without success.

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Excellent value, great performance

Written by: Keith from Maryland on October 29, 2008

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield and Precision Interface Electronics both provided excellent customer service and technical information. It's nice to call a manufacturer and talk to a techie without feeling like you're a 2nd class citizen. All FM Modulators I tried fell way short of the intended mark. All I wanted was a direct auxiliary input so I could play my 32GB iTouch, nothing more. For $70, this was the right product at the right price, less than ½ the price of most iPod Adapters. I have a 2004 Silverado with Bose, Internal CD, Cassette player, no XM, and no CD Changer. My radio simply has a "Band" button. There was no 12-pin cable attached to my radio since I don't have XM or a Changer. So I simply plugged in the PIE Interface 12-pin adapter into the back of the radio, and ran a short positive and negative line to tap into the cigarette lighter adapter. Crutchfield's installation directions for removing the bezel and radio were right on the money. With tight quarters inside the dash, smaller hands would have made running the wires easier, but eventually I got it. Ran the external cable out under the dash, and under the center console so it comes up between my driver seat the console. I'm slow and meticulous, so it took me about 90 mins total. Sound quality is excellent because I enhanced my mp3 files (iTunes files are not the best quality). If you don't get good sound or volume, tweak the files on your computer first.

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Great product for the money!

Written by: Joel from Hooper, NE on October 21, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I own a 2008 Trailblazer SS with no aux output. I purchased the product and the install was easy! Don't remove the dash pieces, just simply drop open the glovebox all the way, reach behind and unhook from the radio. Simply plug in the leads, ground the wire to the metal dash bracket, and find constant 12V. Watch for the inflatable restraint wires - don't splice into those! It is activated thru my XM channel, and turned on by the scan up or down button. Sound is a little less than perfect, but not that noticeable. I would much rather give up a small amount of sound quality than to constantly change radio channels on the other adapters. Must have for ipod fans!

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Good Product

Written by: Jason from Lynchburg, va on September 3, 2008

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this is a great product to have if you dont want to give up your factory 6disc changer. i have a 2006 silverado and it works really well. the only problem i have with it is that it doesnt use the cd/aux button (the aux part of it) but you have to use the band button on xm1 or xm2, then hit seek up once then seek down once (sometimes have to do this a couple of times) then it switches to my ipod. install was pretty easy. even though i dont subscirbe to xm, xm still works. def. worth the money. the volume is a little low compared to "cds" even with my ipod cranked all the way up. so i just have to remember to turn the vol back down on my head unit so it doesnt blast my ears when i turn the radio back on. used it on my trip to the outerbanks this weekend and had no problems other than the ipod battery dieing.

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Great!!

Written by: Dana from Wisconsin on August 25, 2008

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in my 2003 Trailblazer and it sounds just great. It was a cheap and easy upgrade for the factory stereo.

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Great Great Great

Written by: Mark from Corona, Ca on August 21, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was easy to install. It works great. The Crutchfield installation guide is awesome:-)

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Works as advertised

Written by: Owen from Tacoma, WA on August 3, 2008

2004 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The best thing I did before I received this adapter is read the other reviews already submitted. That way I was prepared when I got down to installing it. Installation was easy in my 04 Avalanche; my confidence level was high because of the information included from Crutchfield. All went well and I am now enjoying the tunes from my Zune.

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What I did wrong

Written by: Daniel from LBI N.J. on July 29, 2008

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As all other posts say,Very easy install but crowed in the dash! All went smooth, radio worked,then I tried the A/C. No Fan. checked all fuses/ all good. Turned out I knocked the plug off to the climate control! Just plugged back in and all is well. Next time I will try all function before I put dash back together, not just the radio. This is a great unit. I use it for Sirius Radio Perfect sound!

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Worked Perfectly

Written by: Will from Oregon on July 28, 2008

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a 2003 Chevy K2500. Just like described, Band button next to the tunner. Plugged right in the back. Once I put it all back together the Band rotated through FM1, FM2, AM, and a new AUX1 and AUX2. I am using with my XM Commander. Sound quality is slightly better than the FM modulator. Slightly louder. It worked great.

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Setting up

Written by: David from Brandon, MS on July 25, 2008

2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed the device with some support from Crutchfield tech support (to determine the radio's power wire on radio harness). I noticed that the harness' power cable has a spade like connection on the power lead that fits exactly into the radio harness next to the power cable. The manufacturer had to have designed it this way for that purpose. That simplified not having to actually tap into the 12V lead and left me only having to find a spot to ground it with. After doing this, I was able to successfully switch the radio to the Aux 1 input using Band button (jumper set to XM setting I believe). The sound quality is great but as one user noted, it would have been nice at this price range to have had some level setting options. My Sirius unit works fine without having to make too much adjustment but i have to turn up the IPOD considerably (every MP3 player i have attached had to have volume turned up near to max) and then you deal with needing to lower vollume when going back to CD or FM settings.

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Okay, but..

Written by: Patrick from Central California on July 22, 2008

2003 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm glad there's a company making these adapters because the sound quality is far superior to any FM Modulator or Cassette adapter, but.. I've just installed this in my 2003 Suburban and was disappointed that it does not have a level adjust. I guess the GM12-AUX2 left out that circuit. Turning up the auxillary device to match the level of the other souces degrades the sound quality. Not turning up the auxillary device means getting yours ears blasted when you change to another source. I have a comparable adapter for a Ford and it has a level adjustment, but it also has problems with one channel dropping out during warmer weather.

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GM12-AUX 2004 Grand Prix GT2

Written by: Mike from Western NY on July 21, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ordered Friday and received Monday......Install was a breeze with my fm/cd/xm delphi stock GM radio....spliced into larger orange power off radio and into black ground pressed cd/aux and BAM instant sound for my zune. I should include that at first the unit did not work as my ground wasn't sufficient due to all the plastic around even though I added a large enough washer....had to splice into existing radio ground but works awesome with NO static....sounds even better when the EQ button is enabled on the stock stereo...great product Crutchfield!!!!

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2006 GMC Sierra SLE w/Bose

Written by: Jamil from Arlington, VA on July 12, 2008

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Connection is fairly simple but it is necessary to splice into the main wiring harness of the truck in order to pull power and a reliable ground. You also have to make sure the jumper is in the right location. Try all three and see which one works. Apparently it's hit or miss because another reviewer reported that he had to use the blank jumper setting in his Sierra; I had to use the Sat Radio jumper.

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Incorrect Compatibility

Written by: Martin from San Diego, CA on July 11, 2008

2002 Pontiac Sunfire
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2002 Pontiac Sunfire with BAND button. I installed it only to find that the factory radio will not switch to aux input (either by the BAND button or the CD/AUX button). I even tried both (actually all three) jumper settings. Other than that, I can not rate the operation of this item. Also, I had previously installed the PIE GM12-POD-12/S, but had the same problem. At least I'm thankful for the Crutchfield return policy and will now need to buy a new head unit.

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Envoy XUV 04

Written by: Clayton from Pasadena, MD on May 27, 2008

Works great - Install very easy (get wire taps and double sided tape to stick the box somewhere next to the back of the radio) - Settings that worked for my truck (no XM, no Onstar) - Jumper on XM - Turn on device connected to your RCA cables, then turn on vehicle. You will see the AUX IN 1 by just pressing the Band button. Installed the Audiovox Movies to Go DVD system. Kids love it.

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Written by: Ravenwolf from Pittsburgh, PA on May 24, 2008

2003 Pontiac Grand Am
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After trying 2 FM Transmitters and a Cassette adapter and being completely dissatisfied with the sound quality of all of them, I almost bought a new car stereo. But the thing is, I liked my current car stereo. It's not the best in the world, but it is 200 watts, with 6 speakers, and it sounds pretty darn good. I just really wanted an aux input for my ENV phone and/or IPod. I have a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am and I called a local sound shop and they wanted $250!! for an aux input install. So after cringing at that price I started looking online and found the GM12-aux at Crutchfield. I couldn't be happier! It was like $82 total and I had the instructions on how to remove my dashboard which was very easy, plus their phone support which was awesome as well! Now I don't mess with CDs anymore, my car seems so much cleaner. I simply get in the car, plug my ENV phone into the cable, press the band button on my radio, and I've got crystal clear sound! The hardest part of the install was finding the constant +12 and ground, but crutchfield told me exactly which two wires to tap into for my grand am (black with white stripe = ground, and opposite end of harness thicker orange wire = constant +12 for my grand am). The only thing I'd recommend before starting this is to buy "wire taps" so that you aren't twisting wires together and taping them (like I did :P). But either way works fine. I'm very happy with the gm12-aux and I have no regrets with my purchase or with Crutchfield, great company!

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Written by: Jon from NorCal on May 3, 2008

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Have had this unit installed in a 2007 silverado 1500 classic crew cab with bose and XM for over a year with NO PROBLEMS! Sound quality way above any FM transmitter and just cannot be beat. I will note that when i installed originally i needed to use the "source" button on the steering wheel controls to switch between the XM and aux input source (quick up then down on the button). But that now after swtiching out the oem XM brain for a Sirius SIR-GM1 unit, i need to use the "seek" button on the steering wheel. Took me a few hours and a few wiring checks to figure that out, hopefully i may save someone else some time!

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Exactly what I was looking for!!!

Written by: Crystal from Charlotte, NC on May 1, 2008

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product makes all the difference in the world! Crystal clear sound! Installation was pretty simple. I own a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer, and taking the dash off was very easy (instructions that Crutchfield provide for this are step by step w/ pictures) The only difficult part to the whole install was deciding where to pull the power and the ground wires from. Since my fuse box is all the way in the back seat, that wasn't really an option. I have 2 cig lighters directly under the AC controls on the dash... So I took the wires from the cig lighter and spliced them to use for the AUX input. Worked beautiful and no stray wires anywhere... I ran the RCA cable down through an opening at the bottom of the console/dash and back up under the carpet and plastic to come right out around the cup holders of the vehicle... I found a website that I used to help with installation, because it included step by step pictures. The instructions included from PIE were close to worthless. If you google it, look for a blog type instruction set... I wish I could remember what it was, I'd share. Sorry! Also... it states on the instructions that to toggle between XM and your iPod, you're supposed to press seek forward twice and back twice or something like that, well on mine, I have to press seek forward 3 times and back once, slowly for it to actually toggle. Just play with it before you think that it doesn't work and take everything apart again! :)

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2002 Impala

Written by: MJ from TN on April 12, 2008

2002 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this adapter tonight, and I'm very pleased with the sound. The included instructions made it very easy to get the dash off and the radio out, which made installation a breeze. I was concerned when the adapter arrived, because it was clearly marked for 2003 and later cars. I have a 2002 Impala LS with a single CD, tape and Onstar. However, I am very tired of using a tape adapter for my XM, so I decided to give it a try. My radio has the "band" button, so I set it up per the instructions with the internal jumper on "XM"... and I got nothing. I tried cycling the power like some of the reviews here suggested, but I still got nothing. Then I changed the jumper to the unmarked position. Pushing the "band" button still didn't do anything, but I noticed that a little CD changer symbol had shown up on my display. So I pushed the "tape/CD" button and it worked! I did a little experimenting and found that it worked with the jumper in both the "changer" and the unmarked position, but only using the "tape/CD" button. Anyway, I recommend this for anyone that needs an aux inlet with their factory radio.

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2004 Colorado Crew Cab w/ no XM

Written by: adam from Chandler, AZ. on March 31, 2008

2005 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All the connections were easy enough. I did have to splice into the power and used the mounting screw of the radio for a ground. Since I do not have an XM or CD changer compatible, I could not figure it out. I came to this review board and found someone with the same problem. After I turned the key off and then back on, I could cycle to the AUX 1 with the band button. I am getting an error that says XM ERR and then it goes to the radio, then I have to turn the key off then back on and it works. Does not do it every time but now and then. Any Ideas???

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2006 Chevy Colorado

Written by: Donald from Massachusetts on March 29, 2008

2006 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is great! I now have CD quality sound from my iPod rather than the sub-par quality I suffered with using the FM transmitter for the past 3 years. My truck has the single CD player without XM. I used a screw on the back of the head unit as a ground and spliced into the orange wire for power as others have done. For some reason, it didn't work right away. I tried cycling through the BAND button, but it wasn't until I tried turning my truck off and then on and again went through the BAND button options, that the AUX IN appeared on the stereo for the first time. I've had no problems since I installed it, I'm very happy with the product and I highly recommend it. I just wish had I picked this up last summer.

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Works with 2004 Pontiac Vibe!

Written by: Dave from Atlanta, GA on March 27, 2008

2004 Pontiac Vibe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great little aux in adapter for GM cars, and, it does in fact work. The quality is so much better than any FM modulation will ever be. I think I am getting a little electrical interferance because of the long wires I'm using, but it's barely noticeable. <BR><BR> Note: I have Moon & Tunes Premium Package on my 04 Vibe with XM Radio and the Band button.

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2003 Avalanch

Written by: ROBERT from Lancaster PA on March 17, 2008

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I would agree with others. This product worked well and the instructions were great except for the fact that there are no instructions for the power and ground. I'm my case, as in others, I used inline taps to tap into the BIGGER orange wire (power) and the black wire with the white stripe (ground) from the main component plug in the back of the stereo. This worked for me but again...test first.

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Works Perrrrfectly

Written by: Michael from Ranger, GA on March 16, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect choice for adding an ipod or similar external device to your existing factory radio. Instructions were too easy. Make sure you connect the hot wire to a(Always hot) source, so you don't lose the memory settings. On my 2006 trailblazer I only need to push the up/down button one time instead of 2 times like the instructions mentioned. 0 noise from this unit.

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Written by: Samuel from Motown, WV on February 18, 2008

2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Did the install on a '06 Colorado Crew Cab after being very dissapointed with an FM Transmitter I recently purchased. Took about an hour, not very difficult. I am very happy I finally did away with that awful transmitter. Now I have cd quality from my GPS navigation system with mp3 player (through SD card) and bluetooth so I can hear everyones voice through my speakers. It has been about 1 month so far, problem free.

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Written by: Gary from Placerville, CA on February 8, 2008

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a perfect item for simple iPod playback. It installed easily and quickly, with no effort whatsoever. It works very well with excellent sound through the factory speakers and the selections are all made at the iPod, which is much less confusing than some other accessories. The instructions were complete. Good choice!

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: David from Milwaukee, WI on February 5, 2008

2004 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This device works great, however it should include a wire tap to get into the 12V power. Without the Crutchfield provided instructions and a few web searches I would have been lost.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Darren from Orlando, FL on January 29, 2008

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect in my Silverado! 15 minute install - its great!

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Good Product - Great Value

Written by: dpaaf from Fairless Hills, PA on January 27, 2008

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this for a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix with a factory stereo installed. I was previously using a USA spec aux adapter but that kept malfunctioning with much noise in the line. I have some background with car stereo installs so this was not a hard installation. The one thing that you must be comfortable with when installing this unit is finding a ground and power source. Unlike the USA spec unit this must be hooked up to a power source turned on with the key. This car can be a little tricky as the wiring is pretty much concealed. The unit is installed and works perfectly. The sound is very good until you get into the higher volume levels. When getting close to max volume levels you get a little bit of a hissing noise. This should not be a problem for most people. I listen to my music at high volume levels. I would reccommend this product. It sure beats buying a new stereo and installing that as some functions in the car may not work properly with an after market stereo.

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RCA Input Upgrade to Factory Head Unit

Written by: Scott from Folsom, PA on January 23, 2008

2004 Chevrolet Impala

This device works great, but you have to do a little research for your specific installation as the directions are not complete in my opinion. The jumper selection is as follows. Use the unmarked pins if you have nothing connected to you radio (i.e. XM or CD Changer). Use XM pins if your radio has an XM tuner attached. FInally, use the Changer pins if your radio has a changer connected. The directions don't state the first pin option. Otherwise I have had not problems, and the sound is excellent from my external detachable XM tuner. I recommend this device!!

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Just what the doctor ordered!

Written by: Richard from Cincinnati, Ohio on January 22, 2008

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly and fills the bill. Now I can cruise the highway listening to my ipod tunes, pod-casts and audible books without head-phones so everyone else can share too.

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2004 Pontac Grand Prix w/ Onstar &amp; XM

Written by: Andy from Waukee, IA on January 7, 2008

Very easy installation, cannot go wrong with Crutchfield's free documentation. Took about 30 minutes for me to install (I already have a line-out converter for my subs stuffed in there so I needed to situate everything around the radio to get it to fit back in). I used a Belkin PureAV Stereo cable and the sound is amazing, no interference at all. Highly recommended.

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Impressive sound quality

Written by: dahnchad from Layton, UT on January 4, 2008

2003 Cadillac Escalade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked Great! Easy install with my 03 Escalade with Nav and XM. Crutchfields instructions on removing stereo and paneling were easy to follow. Pulled stereo out, spliced into larger orange 12v wire, made connections and presto it worked. Sound is awesome. Sound quality is equal or better than my cd changer. I would highly suggest using this product for anyone with my vehicle.

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2006 GMC Sierra 3500 w/Factory XM, WORKS GREAT!

Written by: Brandon from Atlanta, GA on December 31, 2007

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Only takes a few minutes to install once you get your radio out. Sound is CD quality. I originally bought a Kenwwod KOS-a200 (looked liked a slick feature to see your currently playing song info via the RDS), but later after installing it found that although it is MP3 player compatable using the USB, it will not work with mp3 players that require seperate software or drivers. Why spend $199.00 for something $69.99 can do and do it with better sound quality. Dont think twice, this is what you want.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Doug from Wesley Chapel, FL on December 28, 2007

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation on Chevy Sliverado Classic 2007 w/Bose system,XM, and 6 cd changer. Before installing the device I was a little skeptical, so I read the other reviews and spoke w/Ringo @Crutchfield to make sure. I am pleased to say that everything was just as fast and easy as advertised. Install took me about an hour. For those of you looking to install the best advice I can pass on is to remember that your dash needs to be protected from the head unit when you pull it out and re-install. I used a towel. For electrical connections I used in-line clips on the thick Orange wire for my hot 12v and the black wire w/white stripe for ground. (I WOULD STILL DOUBLE CHECK W/METER FIRST)I did have one slight issue which was the antenna on my unit was very tight/short and I had a hard time re-connecting because my hand would barely fit.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: erik from Mount Airy, MD on November 5, 2007

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install, less than an hour, works great.

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2002 Chevrolet Impala

Written by: Juan from Carson, CA on October 29, 2007

2002 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this in my car and I have to say that it was rather simple. At first I had some problems getting a power connection so I ended up getting it from the stereo itself. Oh yeah, one more thing, for my car the instructions said to have the jumper in xm position but for me it worked in the changer position.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Daniel from Waukesha, WI on October 28, 2007

2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am sure glad I got this. The installation was fairly easy. It just took a little time to figure the vehicle wiring out to install it. The only bad thin was the explination about where the internal jumper should be. I had it where I thought it should be, and it didn't work but once I changed jumper positions, it started working like a champ. I wish it would have come with the wireing to hook up to the device ( mp3, portable dvd player ). I went and bought a halfway decient one. This thing beats any FM transmitter out there. There is no loss of sound quality what-so-ever. I've already recommended it to several friends and already have people lined up to install it in there vehicles.

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2004 Chevy Silverado 1500

Written by: JSL from San Angelo, TX on October 10, 2007

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was simple, except for difficulty in replacing radio with insufficient space for the new connectors behind the dash. Agree that instructions do not include info on tapping into power or ground. Providing in-line taps for power/ground wires would be nice. However, the sound quality is superior. I never listened to XM's music, because it sounded tinny after using an FM transmitter. Now, I get what the hype is about. I also like using my MP3 player and listening to music/audio books through the factor stereo.

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2005 GMC Envoy XL Bose Stereo CD Changer

Written by: topper from Kittanning Pa on August 23, 2007

2005 GMC Envoy XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super simple installation. For the Envoy, you need to remove the dash cover from the front by removing the 2 screws under the bottom and pulling from the top by the vents. Then the radio is exposed. Remove the radio by removing the 3 screws that hold the radio in place. Follow the directions in the manual for the connections, then replace the radio and test. There is plenty of room in the dash for all the equipment. This is a great product. It took all of 1 hour from start to finish. I would recommend this product. And the sound is great.

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Excellent Accessory for 2005 Silverado XM/ 6 Disc changer unit

Written by: Jeffrey from Round Rock, TX on August 6, 2007

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Total install time: 1 hour<BR>Parts to make it easy: Wire taps for splicing into power and ground wire. <BR>Wires to connect on truck: On large stereo plug (not one on the Aux box split) Left side of radio. Use large diameter Orange wire (it is next to thinner darker orange wire). On same plug on opposite end is a black wire with white stripe, tap this wire for your ground. With the wire taps you only have to separate the wire wrap wide enough for the contact on the tap to touch, don't cut completely through wire. <BR><BR>I used the Monster RCA's which are a little bulky for the area behind the stereo, but still managed to fit everything back together. The factory wires are very short. I would recommend covering the air conditioner controls as they were scratched lightly when pulling out the stereo. <BR><BR>Once installed and the testing began. I found that the sound was far better than I expected. To me it is better than the in dash CD player and 100x better than my XM. As the others mentioned to switch back and forth between XM and the Ipod you must press seek up once and then down real quick. There is a delay going back to XM.

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06 Grand Prix w single Cd w/o Bose , Xm , Cd Changer or Onstar

Written by: Ronal from St. Louis , MO on August 1, 2007

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a very good product especially if you don&#8217;t want to spend 200+ dollars to have your iPod in your car. For me this was a prefect solution did not want to spend a lot of cash for a new head unit and all of the adapters that Crutchfield said that I would need to keep some of the features in my car. <BR><BR>The direction that came with it was for a 04 Grand Prix for some reason but they did the trick anyway. The installation was fairly easy it only took me ten minutes once I got all the tools together. I used the power wire on the radio harness and grounded the adapter to the car. You will need a voltmeter that is the most important tool. The monster cables for tight spaces worked perfectly too. I ran the cable through the back of storage box under the climate control panel. It keeps the wire tucked away and it allows easy access to the iPod and it also conceals it all quit well. I used the changer with on the adapter because I have a Cd/Aux button. I can toggle between the CD player and my iPod even with my steering wheel controls. The only draw back is that I have to use my iPod to change songs but its cool cause I saved a few 100 buck.<BR><BR> I was using a friends Fm transmitter and it literally gave me headaches from the hissing and the shear volume the stereo had to be at to hear the music I only used it for few days.<BR><BR>With this the sound quality is just like I am playing a CD crystal clear and at the appropriate volume. I Love it my friends were like I want one too. <BR>

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2006 Chevy Trailblazer LS w/ Bose (without navigation) + XM + Onstar

Written by: Paul from East Lansing, MI on July 24, 2007

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have the above vehicle / sound system and a Sirius Starmate 2 satellite radio that I have been using with the RF modulator, with the external antenna injector.<BR><BR>I finally purchased this excellent piece of equipment. I was worried even after I made my purchase because of conflicting reviews on this site as well as the fact that when I was completing the order, the site told me that there was no instructions for my specific vehicle / configuration.<BR><BR>Well let me assure everyone who has the same setup as I that it indeed does work.<BR><BR>Installation was actually quite easy in my vehicle. What I figured out was if you press the little tabs on the left and right of your glove box that it will drop down, and you can reach up and gain access to right hand side of the back of your radio. This works out as this is where both the antenna and XM/Onstar plug in. Simply unplug the existing XM/Onstar wiring harness, plug in the wire that comes with the adapter, plug the XM/Onstar into the other side and youre almost done.<BR><BR>The hardest part of this install was getting power to the adapter. This was pretty easy for me since I had already installed an additional cigarette lighter adapter behind the cowl that is fastened directly below the stereo and AC controls. I simply put in a splitter and plugged it in there.<BR><BR>The only other note is you might have to fiddle with your radio to actually get switched from XM to the AUX adapter. What I found works is:<BR>press &quot;Band&quot; until you are on either XM1 or XM2. Then press &quot;seek &gt;&quot; and &quot;seek &lt;&quot; It should switch over to the AUX adapter. It will still display the XM info, but will play au

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Works Great. '04 Sierra 1500 Factory 6-disc changer, no XM

Written by: MK from Austin, TX on July 22, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great as advertised with good volume on my '04 GMC Sierra with factory 6-Disc changer &amp; no factory XM. Installed per directions &amp; no issues.<BR><BR>Switching to AUX is easy, just cycle thru the source selections using the steering wheel 'Source' control: FM1/FM2/AM/CD/AUX. (a little different, but BETTER than the instructions indicated)

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No Dice

Written by: smythelogic from Metro NY on July 3, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item simply did not work for my 2003 GMC Sonoma.<BR><BR>After listening to my ipod for 6 months using string tied to a can (fm transmitter) - I decided to try one of these gadgets.<BR><BR>After installing it, testing all the wires, &amp; trying all the jumper positions - no dice. Crutchfield was great throughout and tried to do everything they could to help. They were going to send another in case the unit was faulty, but I decided to go with a stereo upgrade. <BR><BR>I would recommend just upgrading your stereo if you are looking to ipod your car - for double the price of this unit you can get a really good receiver! Installing the new receiver proved easier than the install of the GM12-Aux because of the lack of space in the dash.<BR><BR>No complaints w/ crutchfield - just the unit.

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2003 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax, Crew Cab

Written by: Ralph from Greater KC, Missouri on May 14, 2007

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great and is a 500% improvement over my Monster transmitter! I have a factor radio w/CD, with a band button and CD changer connection on back of the factory radio. I have no XM or OnStar. Installation is not plug &amp; play and will require some forethought on where you want to mount the adapter to fit and if you want access to the RCA jacks. I mounted mine behind the upper left of my glove box against a dash cross bar. Required additional dash removal, but it was worth the hassle to have future access. I can now access the plugs by opening my glove box by reaching behind the left of the glove box. It may require that you to trim a &quot;1/2-1&quot; inch off your upper left small glove box liner (prevents inside panel from snagging on adapter). Sounds harder than it actually was. Also, the PIE adapter cable is not the longest of interfaces, so choosing where to place it will be an important decision.<BR><BR>I used the upper large Orange wire for my (yellow wire)power tap, but was instructed to use the lower one by tech support. Another user here mentioned using this wire and it worked. Black wire went to black/white wire on GM harness for last power tap. You'll need 2 wire taps for the install. I also did not have to change my jumper settings from the pre-config position.<BR><BR>Overall I say the product is excellent. Installation is comparable to installing a new radio and requires patience. I saved my factory radio and in doing so, some natural resources for future generations. :) Sound quality is fabulous for a factory radio. I would recommend.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Jeannette from Houston, TX on April 23, 2007

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
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I have a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, Onstar, and Bose system. I purchased the auxiliary adapter so that I could play either my iPod or a DVD player, but it didn't work. I agree with the others that this would have been a quick install, but I couldn't get my radio to recognize the auxiliary adapter (I have a CD/AUX button).

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XM sounds like it should

Written by: Brian from Cherry Hill, NJ on April 16, 2007

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I received and quickly installed the PIE GM12 aux-v2, and am very happy with the quality of sound my XM Roady2 is producing. Over the past couple of years I had been using XM either thru a hard wired FM Modulator or through the wireless FM Modulator on the XT and have been disappointed in the quality of sound. It was almost like listening to AM. I researched the PIE interface and decided to try it out. The music is clear and much louder than before, the installation was a snap ( the version 2 is already preset so no guessing on what setting to use) and tucked away neatly behind the radio.

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2006 Pontiac Vibe

Written by: xLEO from Arvada, Colorado on April 14, 2007

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I purchase this product after doing research on several iPod integration solutions. I decided upon this model due to the positive reviews here at Crutchfield, the ease of installation (no cutting XM feed wires as in other products and not having to plug directly into XM reciever), as well as its compatibilty with GM's OnStar and factory installed XM. I also liked the fact that the iPod can still be controlled via the clickwheel and you can actually scroll through your entire library instead of just being able to access playlists as in other products; however, this product does not display info on the radio head as other products do but I am not inconvenienced by this fact.<BR><BR>I contacted my local Pontiac dealership and I had the unit installed; the tech was impressed at the simplicity of the installation requirements as opposed to other products that he had installed since the other solutions generally required about 3-4 hours of labor while this product took him less than an hour to install. I asked him to route the input jack under my vehicle's carpeting and into the center console/armrest storage compartment (there is actually a pre-existing factory hole with a rubber plug in the bottom of the armrest/storage compartment so it was an easy task) and now my iPod can be easily hidden/safely stowed.<BR><BR>The sound quality that this unit delivers is outstanding and I regret that I suffered so long with the inferior sound quality that my FM transmitter delivered. I recommend this product to any person considering an aftermarket solution for iPod integration.

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02 Impala Installation

Written by: Derek from Pittsburgh, PA on April 10, 2007

2002 Chevrolet Impala
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fairly easy product to install. If installing in an impala I had some issues getting the wires routed behind the temp controls and behind the ash tray. Once this was done It left little wire room to work with. This was my only complaint was that the wire could be a little longer. Once the wires were routed and power tapped into the lighter it gave me quick access to the aux connection and has a great sound.<BR><BR>Could not ask for more for the price.

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Dan

Written by: Dan from Saline, MI on February 24, 2007

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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I installed it in my 2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 Std Cab Pickup. It has the Factory GM Radio w/single CD Player, w/o XM or CD Changer. I connected the interface +12v (yellow) wire to the large Orange wire, and the Gnd wire (black) to the large Black/white of the GM Factory Radio harness. The interface plugs perfectly into the CD Changer port on my GM radio. I made a wiring harness to connect from the 2 RCA phono jacks on the GM12-AUXv2 to an 1/8&quot; Stereo Jack, and mounted it in a empty switch panel left of the passenger air bag switch.***VERY IMPORTANT*** Carefully remove the cover on the GM12-AUXv2 and check the internal jumper position. The default is &quot;CHANGER&quot; position. The GM12-AUXv2 instructions do not state this, but w/o XM or a CD Changer, the internal jumper MUST be moved to the unlabeled position. My factory radio would not recognize the GM12-AUXv2 with the internal jumper in the &quot;CHANGER&quot; or &quot;XM&quot; positions. After moving the jumper to the unlabelled position, it worked GREAT! The &quot;Band&quot; button toggles through FM1, FM2, AM, 1, 2. Select 1, and when the display settles, it will display &quot;AUX 1 IN&quot;. I connected my MP3 player (RIO Forge) through a 1/8&quot; to 1/8&quot; Stereo cable. I had to turn the volume on the MP3 Player to max, but the sound is absolutely CD quality crystal clear. (128kbit/s)My daughters iPod worked GREAT too! If you have a GM Factory radio w/o XM or a CD changer and you would like to add an MP3 player or an external tuner, this is the way to go. After a demo to my friend Mike, 5 minutes later he ordered one for his GM TrailBlazer. Crutchfield really hits it out of the park on this one.

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Excellent Product

Written by: Matt from Ankeny, IA on February 21, 2007

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD<BR>Excellent upgrade from the FM transmitter method of connecting MP3 player to the factory stereo. I did loose the XM radio option, but I had never intended to activate the option. Only downside of installation was GM could have left a little extra wire as it was difficult to pull the stereo out enough to disconnect the factory plug-in.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Scott from Rockford, IL on February 18, 2007

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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This product does provide great sound and easy installation. Although, after installation, all of the button lights on the factory head unit went out (permanently). It was probably an isolated problem with that particular unit, but I just decided to replace the head unit with an aftermarket unit instead of trying another interface. Especially since my factory unit no longer has lights!

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Precision Interface Electronics GM12-AUX iPod Interface

Written by: James from Purcellville, VA on January 13, 2007

This interface was tremendously easy to install in my 2004 Chevrolet Crew with the factory 6 disc CD changer and XM radio. Using the detailed instructions provided with my purchase from Crutchfield, I had my dash plate popped off and the radio out in 5 minutes. Following the instructions I installed the iPod interface box unit in about 2 minutes. The only problem was there were no instructions for what wires to tap into for 12Vdc and the ground. So I called Crutchfield Tech Support and spoke with Roland. Two words: Knowledgeable and friendly describe the service he provided. Using a wiretap I tapped into the large orange wire on the head unit to get the 12Vdc and the large black wire with a white stripe to get the ground. The next problem also was nothing more than inaccurate instructions. In lieu of cycling through the inputs using the band or pressing the aux button per the instructions, Roland said there was a note in his information that said to switch from XM to iPod you need to do the following: Press the seek button right once then left once quickly to change to iPod. Repeat this to change back to XM. The iPod plays with the XM channel displayed, not AUX. If you have steering wheel controls, press the seek button up then down to make the change. To change back just repeat. You will hear a pop as the head unit switches, so don&#8217;t have the volume turned up. I purchased a RCA to iPod dock connector so I input line audio and it sounds great. The Aux unit fit neatly behind the radio and everything when back together and I was done in less than 30 minutes, including talking to Roland. I would have given this unit 5 stars if the instruction were accurate.

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Good but could be Better..

Written by: will from SF, CA on December 26, 2006

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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Here's the deal..i installed this on my 03 Monte carlo SS. At fist i tapped into the yellow stereo wire for my constant 12V i didn't have a volt meter so i guessed. When i installed my ARCHOS 604 i was getting TONS of static. So i called Crutchfield and recieved a new one. So this time around i had a voltmeter and it turned out that the original yellow wire was not constant. I found a constant power wire that was connected to the light on the kick panel near my left foot and and found a nice place for a ground wire connection. That elminated all the static that was being emitted. Of course this was with the second unit i recieved, i pretty sure it was a wiring issue. Next problem is that my unit sometimes powers off and my radio can not read the aux connection so i have to disconnect the unit and reconnect it so then it will read the AUX input. The quality of sound after the second unit is great but i wish this had its on power switch reprogram it with having to disconnect the whole thing. Its a good product but some tweeks here and there would make this product a must have. BTW i can not switch tracks through my steering wheel or my radio control but only through the unit.

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Great product, easy install

Written by: mnwybs from Greensburg, PA on December 22, 2006

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This product is as described. I installed it on my 2006 Trailblazer. Took about 1 hr to install. Crutchfield's vehicle specific instructions were dead on and made this a breeze - assuming you have minor mechanical ability. Wired the 12V to the power adapters (cig lighters) located directly under the radio and screwed the ground to the back of the radio. I use my iPod nano and laptop with GPS driving directions. Works great! No more FM radio interference with those lousy 1/4W transmitters.<BR><BR>I don't have the CD changer or sat radio, so there is no need to use the track buttons. Just hit the band button - it will cycle FM1, FM2, AM, and then AUX1.

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The Best iPod Solution

Written by: Schtuggie from St. Louis, MO on December 12, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was sick of the FM transmitters, they never stay on the station and fade in and out, so I thought this may be the solution. Once again, Crutchfield did not disappoint. Not only did they ship the correct product, but it got here a day earlier than even the UPS site said it would.<BR><BR>Anyway, Installed the modulator in about an hour. I have a 2003 Tahoe Z71 with Bose and rear DVD...it was as easy as remvoving the dash cover, three mounting screws, and clicking in the harness. It was almost as if Chevy planned for this thing, there is even a small &quot;pocket&quot; behind the radio for the modulator to fit in.<BR><BR>The installation I chose to make included making a custom panel mount &quot;female&quot; 3.5mm jack instead of using a RCA to Male headphone jack, so it took a little more time. A cable like this may be made available by Crutchfield in the future...I would keep checking. I just didn't want a cable floating around on the dash.<BR><BR>The sound is absolutely perfect, you may have to adjust the volume and tone settings on both the iPod and the factory radio to get it exactly the way you want it. The directions tell you to use the CD/AUX button to activate the AUX, but it is actually the Band button which cycles FM1/FM2/AM/1/2 with 1 and 2 being the modes you need.<BR><BR>Great product! Good Luck on the install!

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Be Wary of Compatibility...

Written by: mic d from Milwaukee WI on December 6, 2006

2002 Pontiac Sunfire
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This product MAY very well be a great little electronic doodad that works just as wonderfully as everyone else seems to claim. Based on the charts this device should have worked in my vehicle.<BR><BR>When I ordered it, I was happy to see that the instructions were easy to follow and that all the cables hooked up to my stereo without any problems. However, after following the directions to the letter, the thing did not work at all. I spend hours troubleshooting the problem with the assistance of Crutchfield tech support and we eventually came to the conclusion that the unit must be bad. No problem, they sent me a replacement unit right away and I got it hooked up in no time at all (after all, I've lost count of how many times I've had to remove and reinstall the Stereo since I first got this adapter).<BR><BR>However the new unit behaved exactly as the old one did - as in it did nothing at all. It was as if it wasn't even hooked up to my system. Now I have to return both of the units for a refund. After wasting countless hours trying to make this device work, I'm right back were i started from before i ordered it. If you're considering this device, just be extremely wary of the systems they tell it will work with.

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alternate rca input on trailblazer

Written by: scott from lansing michigan on December 5, 2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It installed fairly easily. I purchased a mini stereo jack and cables to connect the 2 rca jacks from the device. I drilled a hole in my dash next to the cigarette lighter plugs and installed the jack there so I could easily plug in my mp3 player and not have cables lying around. It normally works ok but occasionally it seems to take several attempts to toggle back and forth between the alternate input and the xm radio channel.

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2004 chevy silverado bose xm 6disc

Written by: Joe from minneapolis, mn on November 16, 2006

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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works great, no funny noises with my MP3 player. Super easy to install took about an hour and the hardest part is cramming all the wires back in after you hook it up. factory XM still works. NOTE: I have to press seek up once and then seek down once to switch back to XM (the directions say to puch each twice). I ran the power wwires up over the instrument cluster and into the fuse box, very easy since you have to take the cover off to get the radio out and that way I didn't cut any wires.

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Excellent Product

Written by: kd5tjw from Corpus Christi, TX on September 21, 2006

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I installed this product into my 2006 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab's factory GM radio. The harness included is a type of patch cable to go between the factory satellite radio and the GM radio. My radio didn't come with satellite factory radio, but the harness still works. Just means that one end isn't plugged into anything. The item works great! I am using a Visor Xact Sirius Satellite Radio along with my Ipod Nano. The sound is wonderful, no more fuzzy stations through the old FM transmitter. I would highly recommend this product. I was able to connect both devices through a splitter that plugs into the GM12-AUX, along with seven feet of monster cable to have everything right where I want it. For powering the GM12-AUX, I spliced into my radio's red power cord and loosened a screw on the back of the factory radio for the ground. This is the way to go. Now if I need to pull the radio out everything comes out with it in one unit.

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2003 suburban Bose/6CD in dash

Written by: Furniture guy from Kansas City, MO on September 14, 2006

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I've found you have to put the iPod volume at 100% to get good volume from the factory unit. The sound quality with this is much better than with my old cassette adapter (although not as loud), and far surpasses any FM modulator. I tried 7 different brands of modulators from a chain store, they all stink at any price.<BR><BR>Install tips: use double sided tape or double sided velcro to anchor the P.I.E. "black box" behind the dash so it won't bounce around. Also, be sure the RCA to mini-jack adapter cable that you buy is not a thick or inflexible cable, which makes it difficult to route the cable out from behind the dash. I exited underdash in the crack between center console and driver side upper console.<BR><BR>If someone made a flush mount female mini-jack (drill thru a blank space in the dash-plenty of those in a suburban) with a RCA or mini-jack adapter on back, it would make for a cleaner install, so you don't have to hang the male mini-jack cable out in the open to advertise to thieves that you may have an iPod in the vehicle.

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Works As Promised

Written by: Joseph from Harrisburg, PA on August 4, 2006

2004 GMC Envoy XUV

It only took me 60 minutes to install this adapter thanks to the excellent instructions by both the device manufacturer and Crutchfield on how to remove the radio from my car. Without the Crutchfield vehicle specific instructions for radio removal I would still be trying to do this. The only glitch is the device instructions tell you to toggle the "track" control on the radio. It should be the "Band" control. The adapter works as promised. My MP3 Player (Iriver H140) sounds great. I highly recommend this. It works great in my GMC Envoy.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: scott from Mo on May 16, 2006

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Very easy installation. the Ipod has to be turned all the way up to match the volume level of the radio, but it does not distort the sound at all. Highly reccomended

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Kyle from Oklahoma City, OK on February 15, 2006

2005 Chevrolet Impala
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Installation took a while in my 2005 Chevy Impala (since I had to remove a lot of my dash...), but in the end it works well with excellent (CD quality) sound when using an iPod.<BR><BR>The only negative was that my vehicle had barely two inches of clearing room between where the back of the factory headunit rests and a panel behind it. In other words, I had to cram this unit in pretty good just to get enough clearance to put the headunit back in! It would be nice if this unit was shrunk down as small as possible.

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P.I.E Aux Input Adapter For GM

Written by: Robert from Bowie, MD on January 12, 2006

2005 GMC Canyon
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Contrary to your page's claim, this adapter plugged right into the back of my 2005 GMC Canyon standard factory radio/CD player. It made an amazing improvement in my XM Roady's sound quality.

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This product is Great

Written by: Doug from Niagara falls, Canada on July 25, 2005

I was using a FM modulator for my MP3 player but the sound quality was not there. i knew i had a aux port on the back of the radio but could find no answers about it. Then i found this web site and found this adaptor and i love it. the sound is clear. i would recomend this product highly.

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Great product!

Written by: Dean from Dayton Ohio on June 29, 2005

I plugged this directly into the back of the factory radio in my 2004 Sierra. The only problem I had was the directions stated to push the "channel" button to select the auxillary input but it ended up being the "band" button instead. This caused some confusion at first and I thought the unit was defective but it was only wording in the instructions. Sound quality is superb when used with my Dell DJ20. I highly recommend this unit.

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Great adapter for 05 Impala with XM

Written by: CLS from Metro ATL on May 24, 2005

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I got this to plug in my iPod. Since I had factory XM I couldn't use the iPod control interface. I got this as the sound quatlity alternative, and I am very pleased. In my case the device works by pressing channel up once then channel down to switch between XM and auxilliary. The selected XM stays on the display, but you can tell iPod is the source if the genre on the iPod doesn't match the channel displayed on the HU.<BR>Two things I would like to see improved on this one are 1. Longer and fused power cord with a microfuse tap, to fit the GM vehicles it was deisgned for.<BR>2. Softer switch circuit as this one pops when it switches.<BR>Overall it is a great product. If you have factory XM, or don't want integrated controlls for your aftermarket source addons to the factory stereo, this is the device for you.

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I'm glad I didn't go for the 6 CD changer

Written by: rfoy23 from West Paterson, New Jersey on March 8, 2005

If you were thinking of buying this, do it. What a great unit .<BR>I put it in my new Colorado. It took about 1 hour to install.<BR>No problems. The sound is perfect.

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  • Aux input adapter
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Features

Overview: DPX Auxiliary input converters by PIE (Precision Interface Electronics) are designed to convert the CD Changer port of the OEM radio (with CD Changer controls) into an auxiliary input. Devices such as Satellite Radios, DVD Players, VCRs, MP3 Players, and Game Systems can be added the the OEM radio without an FM Modulator. DPX Technology maintains full function of all factory steering wheel and rear seat controls.

Compatibility: The GM12-AUXv2 allows you to add an auxiliary input to the factory radio in select General Motors vehicles. The adapter plugs into the factory system using the supplied cable. Please, use the Crutchfield Car Selector to determine if this adapter is compatible with your vehicle.

CD Changer/XM Radio: In nearly all cases the factory CD Changer, XM Radio, or rear seat entertainment system (when present) will work in combination with this auxiliary input adapter.

Mounting: The adapter can be secured to any flat surface.

Connections: The adapter has two RCA (left and right audio) inputs on one side. On the other side of the adapter is a rectangular 10-pin jack that interfaces with the supplied cable. The adapter end of the cable has the 10-pin plug and the other end has a 12-pin plug which connects to the factory radio. The included cable also has a third plug to accept the harness previously plugged into this 12-pin jack on the factory radio. In addition the OEM style harnesses, there are two individual wires that must be connected to constant 12 volts and ground respectively.

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