10 disk CD changer doesn't work. Can I rip it out and splice in an AUX cable? - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 15 Old 02-11-2020, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb 10 disk CD changer doesn't work. Can I rip it out and splice in an AUX cable?

I don't care for using CDs anymore. And the 10 disk changer never worked for me anyways. I want to use the space for recovery gear on a trip this weekend. Does anyone know if I can use the remaining harness to splice in an AUX cable?

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-11-2020, 04:15 PM
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Don't know for sure but I'm going to say no. I guess you got splice into 1 and see

Worst case you fry it and just get a new deck that has bluetooth.

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I seem to recall that the CD player needs to be on (via the PCI bus), with a CD "playing" recorded silence for the AUX in to work.
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I seem to recall that the CD player needs to be on (via the PCI bus), with a CD "playing" recorded silence for the AUX in to work.
Yes. The head unit needs to sense the changer is there. I ran that configuration for a year before the changer crapped out on me. Then it didn't work any longer.

Get yourself an integration kit from iSimple and call it a day. The one I have utilizes the FM radio antenna and works great. Connects to the phone via Bluetooth.

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it wont hurt to try the l.r inputs
the bus is for control.

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it wont hurt to try the l.r inputs
the bus is for control.
This subject has been hammered to death in the past.

Look up some older threads.. the Aux mod requires the disc changer to work and the disc to spin.

Buy yourself one of these, don't give yourself a headache, install it and forget about it.

iSimple ISFM23 TranzIt Universal Bluetooh Enabled FM Transmitter Car Kit, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHQ6K7Q..._vO1qEbD118X02

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it wont hurt to try the l.r inputs
the bus is for control.
It's a waste of time and effort. Chrysler designed the radio head unit in such a way that it won't enable the CD changer input until it gets a signal from the changer to let it know that a CD is actually playing.
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Man, donít waste time or money. Get this, program it, & be done:


IMDEN Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, QC3.0 Wireless Bluetooth FM Radio Adapter Music Player FM Transmitter / Car Kit with Hands-Free Calling and 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2RTN5Z..._J8rZ9sPvwAoAn


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I have a little experience with this but with older radios from XJ's and ZJ's that are different then your radio.
My first question is how is the CD Changer plugged in up front?
Is plugged into the radio directly or is it using the Factory FM Modulator that Mopar used when they installed them
older Jeeps like my '00 XJ?
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What you need is a GROM Bluetooth Audio adapter. They're a bit pricey, but this is the easiest way to achieve what you're trying to do.


https://gromaudio.com/store/usb_adap...h_adapter.html
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I have a little experience with this but with older radios from XJ's and ZJ's that are different then your radio.

My first question is how is the CD Changer plugged in up front?

Is plugged into the radio directly or is it using the Factory FM Modulator that Mopar used when they installed them

older Jeeps like my '00 XJ?
It's not like the old Jeeps. Completely different.

It's a BUS system.. there is no FM modulator there. The head unit looks for a communication that the CD is spinning and it's on the right index. The presence of an audio signal alone will not allow the audio to come through the speakers.

This has been hashed around so many times.. I spent probably 3 months researching this prior to just going the aftermarket FM modulator car kit route.

Many good ones out there.

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Well folks... I'm using a tape-aux adapter for the weekend and called it good for now, its cheap and works.
I also found some other old threads that mentioned the complexity of splicing in an AUX. I'd rather just put my effort into a new head unit to be honest.
Thanks for the replies.
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I used a cassette adapter for the longest time. I eventually got sick of the poor sound quality, & switched to the FM transmitter I posted earlier in the thread.


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This is what I used to add AUX to my grand. It works great, no need to keep a CD in the stereo. I removed the disc changer and turned it into a little tool box.
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I did this one works great.

https://www.amazon.com/VicTsing-Blue...1695432&sr=8-2
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