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Where is the jack or terminal for the Aux input? What would one put there GPS, CB? Curious
 

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While looking at the battery, to the left are the fuses, pull the cover off and the ACC (I think it is the very first one) has a place you can connect via a ring terminal. It will be hot ONLY when the bike is turned on. I have my GPS and fog light (on a relay) powered via that ACC terminal. Be warned though, don't run a lot of stuff through the ACC terminal and while I run my fog lights, I have them on a relay so it pulls the power from the battery.
 

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Whoah, whoah, whoah. Way off here. I believe OP is looking for the AUX audio input. The AUX input is on the main control unit under the seat. The cable is not included with the bike, and needs to be purchased and installed separately if you want/need to use it.
 

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From Honda website accessories listing :

https://powersports.honda.com/accessories/listing

3.5MM AUXILIARY CORD
Provides auxiliary connection that can be installed inside the left saddlebag on Gold Wing or inside the trunk on Gold Wing Tour.

https://cdn.powersports.honda.com/documentum/MW01/08A87-MKC-A00.pdf



If2nd usb is preferred:

USB CORD
Provides USB 2.0 connection that installs in the left saddlebag.

https://cdn.powersports.honda.com/documentum/MW01/08E79-MKC-A00.pdf


Both accessories are about $30.

Looks like USB plugs into audio unit, 3.5mm plugs into bike harness.
 

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From Honda website accessories listing :

https://powersports.honda.com/accessories/listing

3.5MM AUXILIARY CORD
Provides auxiliary connection that can be installed inside the left saddlebag on Gold Wing or inside the trunk on Gold Wing Tour.

https://cdn.powersports.honda.com/documentum/MW01/08A87-MKC-A00.pdf



If2nd usb is preferred:

USB CORD
Provides USB 2.0 connection that installs in the left saddlebag.

https://cdn.powersports.honda.com/documentum/MW01/08E79-MKC-A00.pdf


Both accessories are about $30.

Looks like USB plugs into audio unit, 3.5mm plugs into bike harness.
Man that's a lot of work to be able to use the AUX input. What happen to opening the left pocket and the 3.5 mm cord was there :rain1:
 

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My 2008 AUX is a 3.5 plug that I use to access my android phone, Waze, music/news thru Waze, and even phone calls [but I don't answer while riding]

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Just got the Amazon Alexa for autos that has BT and Aux outputs ....

May try it on my 2018 wings BT and AUX.

Stream amazon music and audible books .... mostly how we use it in CARs
 

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Man that's a lot of work to be able to use the AUX input. What happen to opening the left pocket and the 3.5 mm cord was there :rain1:
The reason for the 3.5 mm cord in the prior generation was for riders to be able to plug in their iPods or another similar device to play music. The 2018+ has a USB plug, which the prior generation did not. You can play music directly from a USB stick. Or you can play music from your phone by plugging it in to the USB. On this basis, Honda likely concluded that including the 3.5 mm cord was not necessary. At least it's offered as an accessory for folks who don't want to use the USB input. :wink2:
 

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The reason for the 3.5 mm cord in the prior generation was for riders to be able to plug in their iPods or another similar device to play music. The 2018+ has a USB plug, which the prior generation did not. You can play music directly from a USB stick. Or you can play music from your phone by plugging it in to the USB. On this basis, Honda likely concluded that including the 3.5 mm cord was not necessary. At least it's offered as an accessory for folks who don't want to use the USB input. :wink2:
My prior 2012 Goldwing had the USB plug in the trunk.
 
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FYI Amazon Auto Echo Alexa requires that input for control through the 8 pin hole mic holes.

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AUX and BT only is for data in and output will not work with remote BT mic or wired mic for inputs (Per Amazon Tech Support today)
 

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USB was added to 1832's when production resumed after move to Japan.

IIRC, it was even mentioned as a feature in the advertising at that time.


Handlebar controls could be used to switch between the USB input and the 3.5 mm input.
 

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Look at MAX's video. Putting that in the left bag is a 5-10 minute job. As MAX says in his video, 1st throw away the Honda instructions. Take the seat off. Pop out the rubber grommet on the inside of the bag. Tape a pc of string onto a fairly small screwdriver and insert it into the hole, aiming it up & kinda towards the 11 o'clock position. Secure the string and tie the other end to the long side of the cable & pull it up. Grommet on the cable will go in backwards. (Does so fairly easily if you spray a lil' Armor-All on it 1st). Plug in the cable and snap the holder into place and you're done. (I added a couple of zip-ties to the cable to hold it into place). Hardest part is putting the seat back on!:wink2:
 
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