CD Changer Wiring
I've been using a cassette adapter connected to my Zune for tunes, so it's time to take the 6-disc changer out of the side bag. I've searched the forum and it's pretty straightforward, so I'm not concerned about that.
However, I was wondering if anyone has attempted to connect any type of MP3 device to the existing changer wiring. All I want to do is connect power and ground to the Zune, and plug in a standard audio jack to the headphone port, and have that wired to the audio output wires of the changer. Is this possible? I realize I won't have full control, but that's not a problem - just put it on shuffle before the ride starts and go.
There are two connectors to the changer: one has three wires (white/violet, brown/black, and red/blue) and is identified in the wiring diagrams as connector X9961. The other (X9960) has three wires (brown, black, and yellow) and a shield wire.
So, here's my questions:
Am I safe in assuming the shielded wires are the audio wires (common, left and right channel)? If so, does anyone know which is common?
The unshielded wires - brown is usually 12v, black is ground. Am I correct in assuming the yellow is some sort of signal wire to change tracks or CDs?
If I plugged a Zune auto power plug into the power and ground wires, and hooked the output jack to the audio wires from the changer, would I need a ground loop in the power lead to prevent problems? Would the radio still accept audio input from the leads if there is no CD changer present?
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