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Honda Pilot Auxilary jack

by Urenna / March 24, 2006 9:23 AM PST


I have a 2006 Honda Pilot AWD w/ NAV. I wanted to have an AUX input to connect my MP3 player to the car's audio system. There is an "AUX" selection on the panel. but i need to take the jack out. The dealer told me that there is a jack for the AUX, but it is behind the panel, and i needed to take it out, route it under the center console and bring it out in the center console storage compartment. He also advised me to get it done outside cheaper.

Does anyone know how to do that? or if there really is a wired jack behind the dash, or i have to install that also? I have contacted many shops, but they don't know about this.


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re: Honda Pilot Auxilary jack
by wcunning Roadshow staff / March 30, 2006 3:27 AM PST

First, you will need to pull out the stereo. On the Pilot, the stereo is in the center stack, below the navigation screen. Car Stereo Help has an excellent database of stereo removal instructions (, with a specific page for the Honda Pilot( If you can, just pull the stereo out far enough so you can see its back panel, without unplugging any of the existing wires. There should be either RCA jacks or another type of unused plug for an auxiliary input. You will need a 3-foot cable that fits that plug, with the other end terminating in a 1/8-inch stereo audio plug. Hook the cable up to the stereo, and feed the other end down into the center stack. Find a spot where the cable can be fed through to the car's cabin. Run it under the carpets to the center console, the look for a convenient gap to run it up into the console's storage compartment. Replace the stereo, and your Honda Pilot should be set for any MP3 player.

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Can't wait to check it out.
by Urenna / March 30, 2006 5:25 AM PST

Thanks for the info! can't wait to try this out....

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Did it worked?
by pprash / August 20, 2006 11:52 PM PDT


I too have newly purchased Honda Pilot with RES and I need the AUX connector to connect my MP3 player.

Did the trick mentioned worked for you?

Please respond at your earliest.

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You need additional device.
by shadesofcerulean / September 12, 2006 5:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Did it worked?

AUX/XM connection is for additional device. That does not come with stnad. connectors for that you need to buy
called DFHON (USA Spec Honda-Compatible Dual Auxiliary Input) it comes with 3Ft cable which need to be taken out from glove box. That gives 2 inputs which can be switched using CD changing button after putting it to AUX. I am also truggling to open my new Pilot Happy but as per reviews this device gives lot of difference over FM transmitter.


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2008 Honda Pilot EX-L w/RES
by binu81 / February 16, 2008 10:06 AM PST


I would like to purchase 2008 Honda Pilot with RES and I need the AUX connector to connect my MP3 player. And/or replace the factory radio and install a GPS Nav/dvd /mp3 player (Pioneer AVIC-D3 GPS In-Dash Navigation System and DVD Multimedia A/V Receiver)

when I replaced the factory radio (HU) still my Rear entertainment system work properly? I mean can I get sound thru all speakers and the attached remote still working with new Head Unit??

Thank you for your time to read my request
Please respond at your earliest.

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2006 Honda Pilot Aux Plug
by butlerke71 / July 7, 2011 3:07 AM PDT

Hi Urenna Happy

I just purchased a 2006 Pilot as well, and I'm also looking for the Aux plug! Were you able to connect to the plug w/ the information that wcunning gave??

Please let me know...I'm super eager to give it a try! Grin


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