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 Post subject: Install: Universal 2.1A USB Car Charger with 3.5mm AUX Port
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:47 pm 
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Years ago, I installed this PAC AAI-NIS2 Auxiliary Audio Input onto the back of my RF stereo in my '06. You can see it here:

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I had also bought a cheap 3.5mm aux port to connect to the RCA cables on the device, which I mounted under the dash.

Fast forward to a month ago. I picked up this Mpow Bluetooth Adapter. Since the aux port's mount wasn't the best, the weight of this adapter (which is only a few ounces) caused the aux port to come off its mount, and broke the soldered wires on the back.

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After some searching around, I found this: Universal 2.1A USB Car Charger with 3.5mm AUX Port for Rocker Switch Panel. The compatibility tool on the page said it didn't work with a 2006 Xterra, but I didn't know what criteria it was basing that off of.

Thanks to ZheKing over on TheNewX, I ended up buying it cheaper from Amazon - Universal 2.1A USB Car Charger with 3.5mm AUX Port for Rocker Switch Panel. It arrived a week or so go, and I was able to find some time to install it this past weekend.

What I ended up doing was take out the old AUX port, and then installed one of these Cable audio Stereo 3.5mm female to 2 RCA male to the female RCA connectors coming off the PAC Audio device.

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Then I plugged the male 3.5mm stereo plug coming off the back of the new AUX/USB post into that.

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Once that was done and tested, I pushed the AUX/USB port into the switch blank and *CLICK* - it fit perfectly!

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I have not wired up the USB port yet. That will be a little later when I install a fuse panel for that port and a few other items. In the meantime, however, prior to installing it, I had my coworker solder on an extra 3' of 18 ga cable to the back of the leads. I coiled it up and have it tucked up under the dash for now.

The main thing I wanted was to replace the AUX port with a sturdier, cleaner looking one, and this definitely works!

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 Post subject: Re: Install: Universal 2.1A USB Car Charger with 3.5mm AUX P
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Looks nice. Bet you needed a quality flashlight in there!


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 Post subject: Re: Install: Universal 2.1A USB Car Charger with 3.5mm AUX P
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:14 pm 
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Yes, I did. And of course, I had one ready. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Install: Universal 2.1A USB Car Charger with 3.5mm AUX P
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MtDewMike wrote:
Yes, I did. And of course, I had one ready. ;)

Unfortunately the battery was dead....


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 Post subject: Re: Install: Universal 2.1A USB Car Charger with 3.5mm AUX P
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:08 pm 
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RCHeliman wrote:
MtDewMike wrote:
Yes, I did. And of course, I had one ready. ;)

Unfortunately the battery was dead....
Ha! I keep plenty of charged ones on hand!

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