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Unread 07-18-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Ipod connection question

I have a 05 GC limited with navigation. I currently use one of those griffin ipod connectors through the cigarette port and you play your music on a radio station. Is there a way to directly connect the ipod to the speakers? or a way for me to use my ipod without having to go through a radio station

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Unread 07-18-2008, 04:33 PM   #2
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iPod integration

Bookmark this site:

It's a wealth of information.

The only downside to the kit is that you lose your Sat Radio station presets.
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Unread 07-18-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
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you could buy a stero head with a Aux input.

that would let youlitsen to the ipod through the speakers, but you would have to control everything but the volume with the ipod itself instead of through the stereo.

for example fastfoward, play/pause, rewind, and picking songs would all have to be done with the ipod.

here are a few http://www.quadratec.com/Showcases/s...ts/default.php
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Unread 07-18-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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They have a lot of different solutions out there. Non of which are hard to install. Any radio deck that has an AUX connection sets you up to connect your IPOD in.
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Unread 07-18-2008, 04:48 PM   #5
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Actually there is a better way. Get one of these.


It's made by Peripheral and provides 2 RCA auxillary inputs. It connects directly to the back of the REC unit; no cutting or soldering. It's plug and play. Works great. I used one on my '05 without issue. Just 2 requirements.

1. Plugs in and emulates SAT or VES input in rear of radio. Thus must sacrifice one.

2. Must still use ipod directly to select music. A nice mount can keep this still in easy access while driving. I used a Proclip mount. You can use the steering wheel controls to control volume and input selection. Remember I mentioned it provides 2 thus 1 can be for Ipod and other anything else.
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Unread 07-18-2008, 10:52 PM   #6
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ok thanks guys i will look into the ideas
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Unread 07-21-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
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Don't waste your money on the Ipod integration kit. I bought one and it sucks to use. It won't display the song or artist info, nor the track number.
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Unread 07-22-2008, 01:18 PM   #8
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which kit did you buy?
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The Mopar iPod kit works great if you have an REC (sat nav) or RAQ (6-disc) radio (shows artist/track, etc.) The only problem is that they have some issues with newer iPods (Classic and iTouch) and iPhones (due to Apple updating firmware). Even Peripheral brand has some issues. I had the Mopar kit but took it out because it quit working with my iPhone when I updated to 1.1.4. Now, with 2.0 it may work; I don't know.

From what I understand, a company called 'USA-Spec' makes some kits that work fine with all the new iPods/iPhones. But I couldn't tell you for sure...that's what a buddy of mine who has a Peripheral one told me (since his isn't working 100% with his 80gb Classic).

Of course, if you have the rear DVd system, you could just get an RCA adapter and use the inputs on it...
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Unread 07-23-2008, 05:31 PM   #10
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I have the RER system. Since the 2009 GC will have the full IPOD intergration, I wonder if there will be a software or hardware upgrade for the 2008 RER systems to make if fully intergrated. Has anyone heard about this? If not, does anyone have a solution?

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Unread 07-24-2008, 12:26 AM   #11
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That would be nice if Jeep will have full Ipod intergration in 2009 for the people who bought a 2008 GC. They certainly dropped the ball and left the 08 people in the cold.
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