i just recently stumbled upon this: http://stereophonik.com/gutterslide/IP-BUS_Hack/
it seems like an even better way mod the HU, anybody heard of\tried this technique?
Hi, I have the Pioneer DEHP380 Head unit and read a lot of info floating around modding it for Aux-in support without having to buy overpriced Pioneer peripherals.. All I found was this website but it has no details on how its done exactly.
What equipment do i need?
Where exactly are the solder points?
How does the HU go into Aux-in mode after modding?
I have used the second method with a DEH-P860MP some years ago, from the same website and everything. It worked beautifully.
More importantly it taught me how useful those PC wires can be for making custom harnesses. I can't even tell you how many times since first discovering this I've used that basic technique
ive also used the second method to mod my pioneer deh-5450 (i think?) from the same website. pretty easy to do and works awesome. much cheaper than the pioneer auxin ****.
i really like this idea, don't know about the audio quality but I must do it!
the pioneer aux in accessory CDRB-10 is exactly the same thing as this made up cable, theres no extra electronics in it (not that i could see anyway). so as long as you have a good connection to the pins on the cd changer out plug you'll be fine. Way better than a FM transmitter and for a fraction of the price of the "official" cable you cant go wrong!