2005 Pontiac Gran Prix's Radio AUX Locationby Matt Koble
The 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix comes in four trim levels containing one of three stereo systems. The first one offer's radio and CD playback, the second includes MP3 compatibility and the third is a six-disc CD player and radio. All manufactured by Monsoon, they feature a "CD Aux" button that causes the stereo to play the inserted CD. Similarly, the "Band" button switches between FM1, FM2 and AM, with the addition of XM1 and XM2 if you have XM Satellite Radio.
Radio/CD and Radio/CD/MP3 stereos
Sit down in the driver's seat of your 2005 Grand Prix. Look at the digital display on the stereo.
Verify that the stereo's display screen is in the top left corner of the stereo with only a CD eject button and CD slot above it. While the standard radio/CD player and radio/CD player/MP3 stereos feature the same layout, the six-disc CD changer's layout features different button placement.
Look directly to the right of the display screen to find a horizontally long button with the word "Seek" and two arrows. To the right of Seek's top arrow is the "Band" button, which switches between radio frequencies. Directly under "Band" is "CD Aux," which tells the stereo to play the inserted CD.
Six-Disc CD Changer
Sit in the driver's seat and look at the digital screen that displays the clock and audio information.
Ensure that there are six buttons directly above the display numbered one through six. Pressing one of these buttons will switch to the CD inserted in that slot.
Look for a horizontally long button directly under the display's lower-left corner. The right side is the "CD AUX" button, while the left side is "BAND."
- If you have steering wheel audio controls in your 2005 Grand Prix, you can also press the "BAND" button here. The "play" icon has the same function as the stereo's "CD AUX" button.
- None of the stereos included in the 2005 Grand Prix have auxiliary input ports (for plugging in external audio sources like physical MP3 players). The version capable of MP3 playback does so using CDs with MP3 files on them.
Matt Koble has been writing professionally since 2008. He has been published on websites such as DoItYourself. Koble mostly writes about technology, electronics and computer topics.