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I just picked up a 2005 LT and it doesn't have a comm system. What would be the easiest way to add a headset jack for the radio and CD player?. I plan to use ear buds. Electronics is not my thing so keep it simple if possible. Thanks
 

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You could wire a 3.5 mm jack across the left, right, and speaker common wires.

You could also install an aftermarket comm system like Autocom. Taps into your rear speaker wiring and also allows phone, GPS, phone, etc inputs. Feeds it all through one cable into your helmet. Oh, and it is also an intercom system... ;)
 

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Tony, where would be the most convient place to tap into the speaker wires and do you know what color wires I should look for? I really don't have a need for a comm system and would like to keep things as simple as possible. Thanks for your help.
 

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If you tap into the rear speakers, you would not have to remove much, and which wires would be obvious because you would see them attach to the speakers. If you tap into the front, I suspect that you may have to remove the stingray to get to the wires.

From an adjoining post on Jensen Wiring:
"front right is a Blue/Red and Blue while the front left are Yellow/Red and Yellow."
but the colors may vary by model year.
 

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I'll check out the rear speaker location, as I said, I'm electronically challenged so hopefully I can find what I need. Thanks
 

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If it helps...remember that Brown is ground on BMW's.

Ron
 

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You can get to the front wiring without taking off the stingray...

But you have to take off the left side plastic..... I'd be going there since you're going to want your headphone jack up front I'm assuming...

The isolation harness is a good idea. I've got something laying around here that I had wired into my LT's radio to get it to the comm system......

We've gone to the Bluetooth Sena SMH 10 setup.. Works pretty good..If I need to listen to FM radio. There's one built into my phone that bluetooth's to the SMH 10... For the most part I listen to the radar detector and the MP3 player... Or the wife if she's along..

Now I have an Autocomm and an Intaride system(s) just laying on the shelf.. I guess maybe I should try to sell them...

John
 

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JPSpen said:
Now I have an Autocomm and an Intaride system(s) just laying on the shelf.. I guess maybe I should try to sell them...

John
John you could alway donate them to the CCR silent Auction. :rolleyes:
 

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Wayne , get ONE OF THESE then ONE OF THESE to connect you earbuds and you will be set.
That's a good idea, Stevie. Was not sure if the level and resistance coming out of the adapter will work well with earbuds. A quick check with Autocom should answer that, unless you or someone else has direct knowledge/experience with this setup (I sure do not).
 

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That's a good idea, Stevie. Was not sure if the level and resistance coming out of the adapter will work well with earbuds. A quick check with Autocom should answer that, unless you or someone else has direct knowledge/experience with this setup (I sure do not).
This is the setup I have on my GTL as I did not want to spend $2400.00 on new helmets & bluetooths to make the bikes Bluetooth work. It reduces the volume enough as not to over power the earbud. Plus you only has to turn the audio on the bike up to 2 or 3 & not GO TO 11 . :rolleyes:
 

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Thanks to all for the ideas, I think I'll try Steves suggestion with the isolation adaptor, it looks like a pretty straigt forward approach.
 
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