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post #1 of 17 Old 06-22-2006, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to install an iPod into a '96 JCG Limited (w/ steering wheel controls)?

Hey all,

I'm currently using my 4th different FM adapter...the quality sucks and no steering wheel control.

I want to integrate my iPod into my car and still have use of my steering wheel controls. My current head unit is the factory RAZ. I never use the tape deck, so I'd be glad to swap it for the CD only + changer controls, but I've seen many of them that don't have the hookup for the steering wheel controls. Even so, is this the best way to go? If so, which iPod adapter is the best? I definately want access to more than my first 6 playlists, which some adapters limit you to.

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P.S. I've done a search and haven't found info for a jeep this old.

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http://www.logjamelectronics.com/piechrypcpod.htm

You're limited to six play lists, but you can have 99 songs per play list.

I had their adapter for my WJ for a while, no complaints.

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Bob,
You need to get one of those ipod adapters that transmits your songs to the radio.
You tune it to a frequency where there isn't a station. Then you can use the steering wheel controls to change song and change volume.

The only issue is when you travel, a radio station sometimes interferes with the freq. you picked for the ipod. THen just pick another unused freq.

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Bob,
You need to get one of those ipod adapters that transmits your songs to the radio.
You tune it to a frequency where there isn't a station. Then you can use the steering wheel controls to change song and change volume.

The only issue is when you travel, a radio station sometimes interferes with the freq. you picked for the ipod. THen just pick another unused freq.
As I mentioned above, I already have one of those and am not satisfied with the audio quality.

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That's what I'm starting to think.
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http://www.logjamelectronics.com/piechrypcpod.htm

You're limited to six play lists, but you can have 99 songs per play list.

I had their adapter for my WJ for a while, no complaints.
Hmmm. If I go that route, does anyone know the exact radio model I need (single-CD, radio, changer controls, steering wheel control compatible)?

Thanks,
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They make headunits that control your ipod.
You plug the in the ipod (usually hidden in the glove box) and then use the head unit to scroll threw the menus.

I'm sure you can find one of these headunits with steeringwheel controls.

I think Pinoneer makes one.
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I got a Blaupunkt Bermuda with ipod adapter it works pretty good, but navigating the ipod playlist is klunky. I still haven't hooked up the PAC SWI-X adapter for the steering wheel controls. Maybe. One day...

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...iPod into my car and still have use of my steering wheel controls. My current head unit is the factory RAZ. I never use the tape deck, so I'd be glad to swap it for the CD only + changer controls, but I've seen many of them that don't have the hookup for the steering wheel controls. Even so, is this the best way to go? If so, which iPod adapter is the best? I definately want access to more than my first 6 playlists, which some adapters limit you to.

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The steering wheel controls (SWC) only work with factory head units because they go through the body control modual (BCM). The SWC send its sigmal to the BCM, whic in turn send the proper impulse to the radio. no aftermarket radios know the BCM language, so you'll have to use an adapter such as the PAC SWI-X and a head unit with an IR remote (but not Sony - incompatable wiTH PAC SWI-x)

http://www.autotoys.com/x/catalog/UN...WIX_p_597.html

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Hmmm. If I go that route, does anyone know the exact radio model I need (single-CD, radio, changer controls, steering wheel control compatible)?

Thanks,
BoB
I thought you had the factory Head Unit?

If not, the Pioneer P880-PRS w/ the Pioneer CD-iB100ii iPod adapter is considered the best on the market right now.

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Quote:
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http://www.logjamelectronics.com/piechrypcpod.htm

You're limited to six play lists, but you can have 99 songs per play list.

I had their adapter for my WJ for a while, no complaints.

their website says 6-10 playlists with 9,999 songs per playlist...NOT 99


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their website says 6-10 playlists with 9,999 songs per playlist...NOT 99
Their website is wrong.

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I thought you had the factory Head Unit?

If not, the Pioneer P880-PRS w/ the Pioneer CD-iB100ii iPod adapter is considered the best on the market right now.
I have the RAZ (Tape, Single CD, Radio, SWC). It has no changer controls. What factory units (model numbers, please) have all the features I need (Single CD, Radio, Changer, SWC)?

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steering wheel adaptor

http://www.soundgate.com/index.php?r...ategoryid=177&

i-pod adaptor

http://www.soundgate.com/index.php?r...ategoryid=235&

then buy an aftermarket headunit.

I have a pioneer unit with the soundgate steering wheel adaptor. Plug-n-play
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