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post #1 of 9 Old 08-14-2017, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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03 GC Overland CD Changer...

Has anyone come up with a good alternative for the CD changer? I mean come on...who uses CD's anymore??

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-14-2017, 02:32 PM
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My fiancÚ does lol.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-14-2017, 10:48 PM
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My Laredo has a handy little cubby there that's great for tow straps, etc. I recall seeing a thread not to long ago discussing going from a changer to that cubby using junk yard parts.

On my Special Edition I used its wiring to add an aux in to the factory radio (I did leave the changer where it was).


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Yeah...that is what I think I will be doing. Removing the changer, tracing the inputs down and adding an inputsource for phone/mp3 source device etc.

When I get this done I will post the results.
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A cd player is kind of like the new 8-track. I had a beautiful 68 GTO convertible and there was nothing more fun to do than light the posi rear up in first and second gears while listening to the stones on 8-track. Love the cd players (front and rear) in my jeep and of course everyone knows the audio quality is superior to other formats. Just add an aux input to the radio to play whatever you want on your phone.
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Yeah...that is what I think I will be doing. Removing the changer, tracing the inputs down and adding an inputsource for phone/mp3 source device etc.

When I get this done I will post the results.
If you go this route, be aware that you actually need a functioning CD changer for the modification to work. So you can't just remove it and wire up an auxiliary cord.

The factory radio needs to talk to the changer, determine a playable CD is inserted and playing, at which point you can hijack the signal with your other source of music and it will play through the radio.

What I do is keep one CD in the changer- it has 15 tracks at 5 minutes each of dead silence. The length of the tracks and how many was arbitrary. The reason for silent tracks versus just any old CD was that at low volume, I could hear the CD faintly through the radio even though I had my phone plugged into the auxiliary cord and it annoyed me.


If you still want to remove the CD changer, or if it doesn't work, you can still add an auxiliary input to the factory radio but it requires soldering onto the circuit board where the tape deck head signal is, and at that point I think you still need a tape for the radio to stay in tape mode.

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I think this guy has done it. I also did it and added a coolstream duo bluetooth receiver so your girl can play her songs as well. It was a simple enough but still time consuming install. I really wish they still sold the oem ipod adapter. I get a lot of feedback and engine whine on mine. Do you have this problem too shinywj?

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-18-2017, 08:53 AM
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OEM Autosound has a nice digital card that plugs right into the factory harness, then into your head unit. Comes with a switch to turn the cd changer audio or phone audio on. Sounds great with no leakage, but you do have to run the CD changer in order for it to work. On mine, I also have to keep the phone volume on high so there is no static. They also have the Bluetooth adapter for wireless.
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Thanks for all the input guys!!
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