Vike wrote:What's really aggravating about this is that we've had independent confirmation (and you can see for yourself if you fiddle enough with the "CD" side of the source selector on your ES radio) that the i-MiEV ES's standard radio does have the connections and controls for an aux-in jack. It would be a big help if Mitsubishi just documented this and authorized it for dealers, etc.; the actual wiring kit already exists for other models, should be usable with the i-MiEV as some have noted, if they'd be good enough to just spell out the procedure for a "correct", supported installation (e.g., the correct pins to connect to). Why this aux jack AND the USB jack weren't just hooked up as standard at the factory is completely beyond me; it would have saved a lot of bother and the embarrassment of selling a 2013 model car with no aux-in.
It is ... as you say... almost beyond comprehension why Mitsubishi left out this aux input on a 2013 or even 2009 car when it would have cost them about $5 to include it.
If they were cash greedy they could have offered Aux input as a $50 factory option or a $90 dealer installed option, or a $50 accessory DIY kit, and made a lot of customers happier.
As for the existing kits for putting Aux input on other Mitsubishis: Those kits do come with instructions that specify which pins, and they are probably the same as long as the plug bank/recepticle is the same one (21 pin IIRR?????) that's on the back of our radios. Those kits sell in the $20 to $40 range,
with "if it don't work send it back" warrenties sometimes.
Only catch is when you order it you'd have to specify you're ordering for a different Mitsubishi model or they won't sell it to you if you say it's for MiEV.
For example:http://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-Factor ... B00801SRNI
Well worth a try as IMO the aux in is a superior solution to the USB port as it allows you to control your music (in an ipad or ipod or iphone, or any smartphone or tablet) with the familiar and far friendlier interface than the clunky interface on the radio itself.
Anyone game to try this?