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post #1 of 2 Old 07-11-2019, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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swap 10 cd changer into my wj

my 99 wj has great factory audio but one cd up front. i wanted more. my 04 spec edition had the 10 cd box and i love everything about it but for the 4.7 v8 so i "stole " the changer and im selling the 04.
keeping long story short i had to make an 8 wire cable to run to the back. didnt try to pull the original from 04.
but i cut the ends off the cable and soldered new wires at each end, lots of work there.
one catch was the bus wire from the back exited the orig cable ?somewhere and went to the computer bus in the 04.
with all other systems in the jeep. what to do?
i didnt know where in my 99.

i ran that wire to the bus pin on the obd2 connector and it works fine!!
all the control signals for the changer go over the same bus as engine power controls!!. also the steering wheel audio, same bus. neat...
this setup now has radio,TAPE ,cd up front, and the 10 cd in back. kind of old fashioned but i like cd sound,and the tape actually sounds really good. hadnt heard that in years.
btw ,to twist up a bunch of wires like this cable,or to straighten a kinked solid wire,just chuck them in your drill, stretch them tight and twist away!!!

99wj,143,000 miles
00xj,177,000 miles
10hummer3,74,000 miles
98xj,130,000 miles
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post #2 of 2 Old 07-12-2019, 12:16 AM
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That's pretty neat. Love CD too. Good work!
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