Can you hardwire audio on XT

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Can you hardwire audio on XT

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I have a Goldwing and need to know if anyone knows a way to get the XT audio connected to the Goldwing audio system. Older Zumo's had audio out on thier cables that could be easily wired into the Goldwing system. The XT seems to only have bluetooth. This is great for the phone or if you have BT headsets, but not for hard wiring.

Secondary question. Does anyone know the pin-out of all the contacts on the back of the XT? The mounting cable only has two for power. What are the other contacts for?
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Re: Can you hardwire audio on XT

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XT is Bluetooth only... No option to hardwire anything to it except power.

I would imagine that you could get a bluetooth receiver that you could hardwire to the Goldwing audio system and then pair the XT with that receiver.

Here's one that plugs inline to the existing Goldwing Audio system for fairly cheap:

https://electricalconnection.com/index. ... tooth-aux/

Currently, those other pins are not used by the existing power cable. They could be there to integrate with other mounts for OEM specific applications like BMW mounts that would enable the hardwiring you asked about, but nothing out there on that, that I am aware of yet.
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Re: Can you hardwire audio on XT

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Thers somehing a little off in the Zumo XT cradle connections .. Look at the back of the unit. There's more than the two pin connections needed for power isn't there ? Its just that currently there is only one lead, power only. Garmin, where is the lead for audio out and power in ?
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Thanks TripleThreat719.

pcdabber, The cable has two contacts for power but the unit has 5 contacts. That is what I was asking about. What are the other 3 contacts for. TripleThreat719 had good thoughts about what they could be used for, but it would be nice to know definitly what they are. And it would be really nice if it were for audio out/in.

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