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Unread 07-27-2013, 06:40 AM   #1
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Ipod AUX port while keeping a stock Radio setup

Need some opinions people. The link attached is what I am hoping will allow me to play an ipod through the radio. I do not want an aftermarket radio in my jeep. I enjoy the stock look, what worries me is from the photos and lack of an item description. Would this product be able to change to AUX to be able to play the ipod. I have looked into the different options but I do not want to have the radio AM/FM portable device where you search to a radio station that is not being used. Your fighting a constant battle to find a non used radio station.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chrysler-Jee...d07ed8&vxp=mtr

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Unread 07-27-2013, 07:16 AM   #2
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Look in the lower left corner at the 1/8" input. You can plug anything you want into that, but it won't charge.

Or, if you already have the stock head unit, there is also an older $56 adaptor (PIE CHRY02-AUX) on eBay that plugs into the CD changer port. The seller lets you choose between iPod, aux, or Zune rca cables. You have to tap the iPod cable into a power source if you want it to charge while playing. I routed the cable to come out the lower left of the glove box.

The only issue is that the iPod cable is the older FireWire style. It needs a crossover adaptor for the newer models to work. I added a dock extender cable to the crossover to keep the bulkiness hidden behind the dashboard.

In the end, this is only a little less expensive than the head unit you linked to, but you only have one cable for the iPod rather than two if you want to charge it.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 10:54 AM   #3
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slightly different, but this is seems to be about the same as what I bought. Same price too.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

Scoshe PassPort. For newer USB charged iPods/iPhones, buy this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

iPod dock extension cable. To hide the added bulk of the PassPort behind the dashboard, buy this:
http://www.amazon.com/Bluecell-Black...10E4EDZ1QJF6JE

Head Unit CD changer input>>>Aux Input RCA Adaptor w/ iPod cable>>>Scosche PassPort>>>Dock Extender>>>iPod
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Unread 07-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
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I have the Chrysler Pie Aux Adapter with RCA outputs on the stock radio for my 2006 which plugged into the CD Changer port in the back of the radio. Easy install and works/sounds great when I want to listen to my ipod.

Personally, I'd buy the cheapest aux adapter like I did and be done with it. In my opinion, the sound quality and performance of the stock headunit even with aftermarket speakers leaves a lot to be desired at times whether playing a CD or using an ipod.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #5
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I do understand that the AUX input in the lower left hand corner should allow me to play an ipod through that radio, but from the photo and lack of information about the product on Ebay. What worries me about purchasing it, is does this device have the capability to change to AUX????
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Unread 07-29-2013, 12:03 AM   #6
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It does have a "mode" button. On mine, this is what switches between radio, CD, changer (now iPod on mine). I would like to assume this head unit has the fourth option of AUX. Other vehicles I have been in work this way.

Ask the seller.
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