Yes, im curious if you can just eliminate AM. Im not sure if my car has a 6 Disc so does that really matter? I want a way to hook my Ipod up without getting an aftermarket radio as i prefer the stock look.
Will the display read XM 1 and XM 2 if you hit the AUX button, even if you don't have the AUX jack installed yet? I cycled through the AUX it has CD, FM, and AM, but I noticed when there are no CDs in that it just cycles through AM and FM, so I am wondering if there is a way to know if you have XM without pulling the head unit out and seeing if you have the wires. And is it true that if I got to that point and didn't have XM wires, that I could sacrifice the AM for an AUX input?
It's not a Saturn, but my girlfriend's Mazda CX7 is the same way about not saying AUX unless there is something plugged into the jack. it will cycle through CD, FM, FM2, and AM, but if you plug her mp3 in, then it adds AUX IN to the cycle.
I installed the jack (great write up) and it worked fine. The only problem is that i get a high pitch wine that is related to engine speed. I think it's the alternator putting some bad feed back into the system, but I don't hear it on the normal radio. I tried grounding it to different spot(could be better) and it helped a little bit, but not much. I also bought a group loop isolater and it helped, but didn't make it go away...
could it be the alternator, a bad connection, bad grounding?
It’s 16/18 gauge wire. I first grounded it to the stereo ground like the instructions. I got a lot of stereo noise so I changed it. Right now it's connected to metal frame the stereo bolts to. I drilled a hole through it and soldered it to the mount so the paint/coating wouldn’t affect it. This still isn’t the best ground since it's not the car's frame and may not pull enough current. I just don’t think that connecting to the frame will fix the problem. The sound is a high pitch wine that directly responds to engine RPMs. There is also a weird sound when I press the gas pedal.
Yes please post. I don't have XM, but I'd like to do this. Is the connection on the back still present for the XM input, but it only shows XM when toggling through AUX inputs if something is connected to the input?
Okay, so I am a little confused. I haven't actually done anything yet, just trying to figure it out. I have XM on my 04, no AAS. So if I hook everything up as described in the how-to, the music will play on channel 0? Is that the channel that displays your XM's serial number (or whatever the code is)? Will it still show the code?