- Apr 12, 2012
I have an 03 envoy base model with regular factory radio. Nothing special except that it has RDS. No mp3 capabilities. How can i get aux on that radio and install an amp and ten inch subwoofer ?
Default User said:For MP3 or AUX input - the cheapest and easiest way is probably getting an FM transmitter that taps into your radio signal line.
For adding an amp and sub
Tap into the rear speakers and connect a Line Out Convertor which then connects the RCA's for your amp.
Hypnotoad said:you could get an amp with high level inputs. You would just run regular speaker wires to the amp. This would probably be the easiest way.
Or you could get a high to low line converter. You would run speaker wires to the converter and it would give you a set of RCA outputs.
warriorpluto said:For the auxiliary i dont have a cd changer or xm. Can i still use it?
Default User said:Not sure - I'm not familiar with your model factory stereo
You'll have to select the best option on this list. But basically just wanted to let you know that there are options.
AbsoluteZero said:I used an Audiovox FMM 100a on my 03 Envoy. shown on Amazon Amazon.com: Audiovox FM100A FM Modulator with IST2 Isolation Transformer (Grey): Electronics I bought one on ebay for $30 but it's no longer listed.
It needs a 12v supply. When 12v power is ON the aux. input connects through the radio's antenna input. When OFF the radio works as normal. So I needed a switch.
A couple things I had to consider. The units output is via RCA jacks. Most likely you'll want the 3.5 mm jack so I had to buy a RCA to 3.5 mm cable on ebay. Fairly cheap. Also I had to adapt the GM antenna coax connectors to the units connectors. Again these adapters are available via ebay.
Not ideal but not much choice with the non-xm radio on the 03's system.
Bottom line is it's function isn't dependant on having a CD player or XM radio.
warriorpluto said:I was just looking at those. Was trying to avoid using the FM modulator. How does yours sound? Is the quality good?
Hypnotoad said:This is what I used for an auxillary input. It's real easy to install and it sounds good too. Much better than FM modulation.
Scosche FM-MOD02 Universal Audio Input FM Modulator for iPod, Satellite Radio or Portable Music Player:Amazon:MP3 Players & Accessories