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I did most of the install last night, however I'm having a hard time getting the wires to stay "shoved" into the back of the stereo. Does anyone have any guidance on how to improve the connection beyond the "push and pray" method? I don't feel that just friction alone will be enough to maintain a solid, long-lasting connection.
 

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I did mine this weekend. I cleaned an extended portion of insulation, applied a thin cover of solder, pushed them into the unplugged terminal until they came out the end. Then carefully plugged it in and buddy taped it to the stock loom. I tried soldering to other wires and even a small tack but I deemed it too "fiddly". The above method seems to be working well.
 

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Okidoc said:
I did mine this weekend. I cleaned an extended portion of insulation, applied a thin cover of solder, pushed them into the unplugged terminal until they came out the end. Then carefully plugged it in and buddy taped it to the stock loom. I tried soldering to other wires and even a small tack but I deemed it too "fiddly". The above method seems to be working well.
I'll give this a shot tonight. Thanks for the advice.
 

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i used the insulation from the wires i stripped and pressed those firmly into the same tab area, zip tied the wires to the head unit as a strain relief, no problems at all
 

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Aux jack placement

This forum is invaluable! Where is the recommended jack installation placement in the 06 Tribeca? Thanks for the great documentation!
 

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I put mine in the armrest storage area - right between the two 12v jacks. There's a blackout panel there that you can pry up. I Dremeled out the plastic gusseting to allow the jack itself to mount flush to the underside, and I carefully drilled the center out for a snug fit.

I should take a picture of it tonight, actually...I'll be changing the oil on the thing anyway :)
 

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So, is this just one of these cables?


And you've cut the rca ends off?

Also, by grounding the wires to the stereo, does that make it so you can enable the RSE at all times and also swtich to cd/radio?

Thanks guys.
 

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If someone can post some clear, close-up pictures of connector "i26" (the 15 [correction -- 16] pin connector that you're adding the aux wires to), I may be able to get the correct pins to snap into the plug. Perhaps even the shells to make a plug-and-play insert harness.

I need to see the pins side of both plug and socket. The top, bottom, and either side of the car's harness plug would be helpful, too.

Here's the back (wires side), from kmartin's PDF install document:
Wire Trunk Cable Electrical wiring Technology
Pin 13 (where the braided shield wire goes in that picture) is the aux enable line. That pin should be tied to chassis ground (and not used for the aux audio ground).

Pin 14 (empty, next to the white wire) is the aux audio ground.

You can also use a cable with 3.5mm male to male, or male to female rather than one with RCAs -- might be slightly less expensive, and you'll only have one cable with one braided shield you'll need to strip.
 

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I'm about to pick up my '06 Tribeca and I wanted to know, do any of the Tribecas come with an aux jack? Is it just the limited? Only ones with A/V?

The one I'm picking up doesn't have NAV, not sure if that's relevant.
 

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SVXdc said:
If someone can post some clear, close-up pictures of connector "i26" (the 15 pin connector that you're adding the aux wires to), I may be able to get the correct pins to snap into the plug. Perhaps even the shells to make a plug-and-play insert harness.
Were you ever able to find the correct pins to snap into the plug?
 

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Would the pins from a 12v molex connector [PC PSU] work, or are they too thick? That's what I think I'll try.
 
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