I’m sure you’ve noticed Roxy not being present in most of the pics from Saturday’s event. Well, instead of spending the morning making her as beautiful as I possible, I instead installed my Aux Port Adapter.
Installation went pretty well, but I will say I had some help from…
- This MINI2 thread, which is where I got the installation location idea
- This how-to
- and this NAM thread (especially helpful if you have NAV)
I went with the under-the-center-console install location, as I do not have a Euro Parcel Shelf (yet) and the glove box is just too inconvenient.
If you haven’t done this yet, as everyone says, it’s easy! The aux adapter literally plugs into the back of your OEM head unit (’03’s and newer). One thing that wasn’t mentioned anywhere that I saw is that I did have to pry the dash up (under the speedo) to get the downtubes out of the way enough to access the head unit screws. Once I figured that out, piece of cake. The official install guide says 30 minutes, but I think, including drilling, it only takes about 15.
So far, sound quality is great, even at freeway speeds (which is saying alot) through my newest toy, the Creative Zen Micro:
Volume controls on the MFSW work as the should, so does the Mode selector. I only wish I could control the tracks using the steering wheel, but I’m not going to complain.
As I heard on Saturday, "it’s about time you got digital in Roxy db!". Yea, well, ok. I did it, so there.