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post #1 of 10 Old Apr 27th, 2007, 5:42 am Thread Starter
 
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Output connection from Bike Stereo

Hi all,

sorry if this has been covered but can not find it in searches.

I have a 05 LT and an autocom 300 intercom. Is there an output connection on the bike anywhere that i can plug into to take the stereo from and play it into the autocom or do i have to splice into the speakers elsewhere? Just wanted to check before taking action and the manual ordered has so far failed to appear.

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post #2 of 10 Old Apr 27th, 2007, 6:45 am
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Mike

Have a look here:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/faq.php?...aq_accintercom

For lots of info. It does seem strange to have a fancy intercom and not pipe th emusic through it but maybe the previous owner did not like music. Check round the Autocom unit and see if anything is plugged in to it. Havve you adjusted the front / back fade so there is no sound out the back speakers?

Might be worth contacting Autocom to see if the finally have a plug in connector for the lT - they are pretty good about replying to emails.

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HI Graham,

I had the autocom "installed" yesterday but when i got home found that they had failed to connect up the bikes stereo. GPS works by the bluetooth connection to the autocom and my phone though. Called them to let them know and they apologised but said the workshop was busy for at least the next 3 weeks before they could have the bike back in.

I blew some steam as you would expect and they said leave the bike with us on Monday and they will see if they can look at it during the next week if they get the chance. I was just wondering if their was an easy way to plumb into the bike stereo with the lead from the autocom. I have the autocom lead and know how to connect it to the system (simple plug) it is just finding the output from the bike I need help with.

Thanks for any advice given
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Which lead do you have? If it is the 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm stereo jack at each end it will not connect to the bike system though you could plug in an iPod or mini disk.

There is a good installation write up with pictures here

http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/jfbeard...om/autocom.htm

and if the workshop is going to finish the job properly you could use terminal blocks or crimps as a short term measure until they can solder the connections.

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I soldered my Autocom into my rear speaker wires. I took my time and used the directions on the web and from Autocom; it was no big deal. They really frown on crimped connectors.

Since that time I discovered Posi-Tap connectors, which drive a little spike through the insulation into the core of a wire. I might give that a try if I were doing it again.
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The only way I know to get the music feed from the bike stereo is to use Autocom part #1319. This will allow you to tap into the rear speakers (or the lines to the rear speakers around the barrel plug area under the pillion seat), or anywhere else that you can find speaker level output to the left and right sides as shown in a wiring diagram. The 1319 then converts the audio to Autocom usable feed through a 3.5mm stereo plug fed into the Autocom control box. The link to the part at the Autocom USA website is below.


http://autocomamerica.com/product_de...roductid/25695

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Just hooked up an autocom pro AV1 to the LT and instead of mounting it under the rear seat i mounted it on top of the radio in the stingray like the Voice II is mounted. Yes you do have to use the 1319 lead and solder the wires to the rear speakers of the stero, it no big deal. One of the many things I learned is if you are going to connect a Garmin 2820 or Zumo you need the 1314 cable not the 1308 or 07 that the book recommends. the 1314 has a noise supressor in it and it works!

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Just hooked up an autocom pro AV1 to the LT and instead of mounting it under the rear seat i mounted it on top of the radio in the stingray like the Voice II is mounted. Yes you do have to use the 1319 lead and solder the wires to the rear speakers of the stero, it no big deal. One of the many things I learned is if you are going to connect a Garmin 2820 or Zumo you need the 1314 cable not the 1308 or 07 that the book recommends. the 1314 has a noise supressor in it and it works!
That's a great idea! Do you have a photo of this you can share?

Did you hook up the 2820 to use the phone via bluetooth, or are you just getting the nav prompts from it?

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here is what you have to do

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That's a great idea! Do you have a photo of this you can share?

Did you hook up the 2820 to use the phone via bluetooth, or are you just getting the nav prompts from it?

TIA
I hooked up the 2820 to get xm, traffic,weather along with the gps. I can pare a bluetooth phone with the gps and it will notify me of an incoming call on the screen. This is a pic of the installed autocom

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