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Old 12-14-2001, 12:14 AM   #26
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ok, I am sure that it is here somewhere. But, what exactly is the name of that "other thread" again?
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Old 12-17-2001, 08:46 AM   #27
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Question Clock??

Glenn,

Anything hidden in that manual about a clock display for this darn unit? I wish it had a clock....

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Old 01-02-2002, 02:04 PM   #28
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Default Note on switching between CD players

If the unit is anything like my Kenwood than you just press the CD button to switch between players. It also labels them 1 and 2, and has one cd graphic for single disc player and multy cd graphic for a changer. The head unit will recognize when there are 2 cd players connected and control both, but if you don't have 2 connected it behaves normally. Also, you use the 1-5 cd buttons (or 6 in WRX's case) to control discs 6-10 (or 7-12). Works quite nicely. Hope that helps if anyone is interested.

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Old 01-02-2002, 03:33 PM   #29
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Sounds like a reasonable way to switch to the external changer. But the problem is how make the deck "think" that there is a changer connected to it. I'd like to have an AUX input to my deck if possible. I'd like to add on an MP3 player.
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Old 01-02-2002, 07:58 PM   #30
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Default I have that too!

I have a Kenwood Minidisc head unit, w/ an in dash single disk CD player, a 10 disc CD changer in the trunk, and an AUX imput in the glove box. Kenwood sells a switcher box which you can hook two changers (so 2 10 disc or 1 10 + 1 single or 2 single disc or 1 10 disc + 6 disc etc) up to the head unit + have a RCA imput. The head unit knows right away when there are two CD players and even distinguishs between the single disc and 10 disc. The head unit controls both CD players flawlessly. They both even can display CD text. The AUX is great for MP3 etc, but I have yet to find something to run off 12V and not batteries.

So if you work with that pin scheme you should be able to buy an adapter and modify it to work like an RCA imput. This may be worthwhile to work out because the sound quality would be a lot better than an RF modulator or tape adapter. You would just have to figure out what combination of pins would make the head unit recognize it. OR there is probably a CD changer that uses the same imput and can be controlled by the head unit. Look around for Panasonic playes and see what type of plug they use. I know Kenwood makes direct imput CD changers (ie my 10 disc) which doesn't use RF and is controlled through head unit. It will probably come from Japan, though it could be an option in upcoming years. Maybe CD overkill, but could help you figure out how to turn that into RCAs.

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Old 01-02-2002, 08:30 PM   #31
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Sorry to burst your bubble.. it seems to be external changer or internal not both.. I got a subaru 6 disc changer to put in my moms legacy. Well it didn't work because she has the cassette player without the CD button. So I ordered someones used wrx changer while I was still visiting and had it two dayed ups.

Got it and decided to try plugging in the changer while I was installing it. All the buttons controlled then was the changer and not the internal 6 disc changer....


But it did work.
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Old 01-02-2002, 10:54 PM   #32
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That is good that it worked, but it seems unlikely the Panasonic designed it to be one or the other. What would be the point of that? Why would they waste the engineering time to have something so silly? Is the cd changer you used a Panasonic? If so what year? Most cd changers are not backwards compatible, or at the very least you loose features when using an older one on a newer system. Head unit may have problems recognizing the changer. If it is a 2001/2002 cd changer than your guess is as good as mine. But anyway, then it should be fairly easy to hook up an MP3 player through that connection. You may loose the in dash cd player, but a hard drive MP3 system seems to be more appealing. Anyway, good luck to those who try.

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Old 01-03-2002, 09:55 PM   #33
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could be output for amp, input for changer, or steering wheel controls. depends on what other cars use that radio. could be for inputs for a nav unit. it looks like the plugs for ford factory changers to be honest.

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Old 01-04-2002, 12:49 PM   #34
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Got it and decided to try plugging in the changer while I was installing it. All the buttons controlled then was the changer and not the internal 6 disc changer....
Did you try hitting the "CD" button again? Glenn indicated that he thought repeatedly pressing the CD button would toggle back and forth between CD-IN and CD-EX (internal and external).
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Old 01-04-2002, 12:56 PM   #35
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tried it and tried holding the button... ????
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:58 AM   #36
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Go to http://www.pasc.panasonic.com/epartr/
and enter CQEF7910A - you get a parts list!

No manuals listed though.

Glenn
I don't get a parts list when I do this. What part number did you get for this auxilliary CD changer input?

I would like to modify this for a direct ipod plug in. It should be simple to connect the ACC to a small cheap transformer to reduce the voltage to 5V for charging the ipod. The only thing that has me confused is how to fake the CD changer to think it has a CD changer installed. Ground the Bus input? If it is that simple then a small switch would work.

I would like to order a raw input harness and do some experimenting, so we can hook in our MP3 players. It would be nice to have a switch to change from MP3 to CD. Anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks

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Old 02-08-2006, 12:51 PM   #37
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Holy old thread, Batman!
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:51 PM   #38
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Old 02-20-2006, 11:31 AM   #39
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bumpety bump. I really want to hook my mp3 player into this external CD input. Someone has to have tried this???
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Old 02-20-2006, 12:37 PM   #40
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bumpety bump. I really want to hook my mp3 player into this external CD input. Someone has to have tried this???
you could always just get a head unit that has an external input jack. they're not so common on newer units but for a while it was a standard thing, especially on tape-only units; the external input was meant for your portable cd player. very 90's, but i love mine...
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:24 PM   #41
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The idea is to keep the stock head unit AND have AUX in.

Someone figured out how to do it, but it was fairly expensive to make it work.

I don't feel like searching for the thread though...
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:06 PM   #42
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Default aux input for 02 OEM head unit

the idea again is to keep the cost down
why spend $120+ for a aftermarket head unit and waste your stock head unit if you can just rig the wires?
i have an 02 TS and i'm looking to do the same
panasonic makes a cable that looks like it fits into that square fem in the back of the 02 TS, i'll try it, see how it works, and let ya'll know
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