I have installed the Mopar iPod Kit in my '06 TJ and '04 KJ. Here is a write-up (with photos of the TJ install). I originally posted this at:
The install on the TJ was much more work. For the box that goes between the stereo and the iPod, in the TJ there was no room for the box around the stereo. The instructions had me remove the instrument panel and put the box in behind the panel. I had to take a lot of the dash covers off to do the install. Thankfully I had found someone's write up
on how to remove a stock stereo. The "drawings" that come along with Mopar parts are very lacking (thanks a lot Mopar!). For one, the stereo on the TJ had a security nut behind it. It would have been a lot harder to figure out where the nut was and how to get at it without the write up. Thank God for internet! I ended up reaching through the glove box to get at the nut with a wrench.
I did also use another write up
for pulling out the stereo on the KJ. It was much easier, plus it had no security bolt. My only issue was that I couldn't seem to locate where the antenna unplugged from the stereo? I wasn't able to reach far enough back and find the connector. Luckily I didn't have to pull out the stereo all the way, so there was no need to unhook the antenna. On the TJ, the antenna wire runs right behind the glove box and it was easy to unplug.
This was a great mod, and the wife and I are very happy to have this. I highly recommend this install to all! It's easy to select playlists and different songs, and the titles display on the stereo (well at least the first eight characters do). I have also purchased some audio books via iTunes that were too long to fit onto a CD, so this solves that problem. Plus, no more burning CD's!
To change playlists...
1) Hit preset one... and "playlist" appears.
2) The seek buttons (up/ down) will then take you through the playlists.
3) When you find the playlist you want, hit "pty", and it goes into that list.
4) Then the seek buttons (up/ down) go through the songs in a playlist.
The other preset buttons browse artists, albums, genres, and preset five shuffles songs in the playlist. Also, the very first playlist that appears is "all songs"... on the iPod.
The scan buttons (up/ down) move you through songs.
The "mod" button switches to the radio, or CD, to iPod.
The steering wheel controls on the KJ do work as well.
The stereo in the TJ is RBQ, and in the KJ is RBP. The instructions books says for use that it also works with models RB1, RAZ, RAH, and RBK.
The kits were purchased from:
The kit contents:
Taking apart the TJ's dash:
The Mopar/ iPod box fit in behind the instrument panel:
The iPod Video
now in the glove box!
Also, here is the iPod kit on the RB1 deck: