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I recently added XM radio. I also bought an auxiliary connector from PIE called HON-AUX. It plugs into the radio's CD connector and converts it to RCA inputs you can use for any device, such as the XM radio.

I like the idea because it should let me select the CD button on the radio to switch to XM instead of using a cassette adapter or FM modulation.

Unfortunately, nothing happens when I select the CD. It's supposed to display CD 1 TRK 1 when the aux device is selected.
PIE claims the device to work with 1992-2002 Hondas. (Except Passport) PIE support is stumped. They've replaced the connector and even asked me to send them the radio the work out the issue.

Has anyone ever used the HON-AUX connector in this car or have any ideas about what the problem might be? Are there any issues with using the CD connector in this way?

Thanks.
Mark Glemboski
 

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only in Civic

I have used the PEI adapter in a Civic, but with the old round DIN connector for the CD changer. It worked fine after I resolved a ground loop created by the strange outputs the Mark I empeg has (not PEI's fault).

So PEI seems to be making a good product, but I haven't tried it in an Insight.
 

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Mark,
Have you had any success with the PIE connector. I am looking to do the same thing with Sirius tuner.
 

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PIE HON-AUX

> Mark,
> Have you had any success with the PIE connector. I am looking to do > the same thing with Sirius tuner.

Yes, I have the PIE connector working ('00 Insight) which
converts the CD input to RCA connector for any device.

The problem I had some to do with power up
sequence between the Radio and the CD connector.
I originally installed by disconnecting the battery altogether, but after
power-up, the unit didn't respond.

There are two fuses associated with the Insight radio, labeled
'Radio' and 'Radio Acc'. In the process of trying to isolate the
problem, I pulled and reset these fuses, one at a time, but I
can remember what order. This was got the unit working and
it has functioned perfectly ever since.

Mark Glemboski
 
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