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Old 02-28-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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Anyone ever use this....?

Does it work and how hard it is to install? (that's what she said)

iPod to 2000-2005 Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Factory Radio Interface w/ Auxiliary Audio input

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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it might be easier to buy a whole new head unit that has a AUX imput/ usb input.
is a pretty expensive cord and a decent headunit will cost maybe $30 more.

if it were me i would not buy it.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:29 PM   #3
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I'm not that technically inclined, but not an idiot. I figured I'd have to get a "plug n' play" from Quadratech and those are at minimum $129.99. I don't really need a cd player, just usb or aux.

Is there anything else out there?
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well ya have to get the aftermarket instillation kit which is about 30 at quadratec, but than you can get any aftermarket stereo form anywhere once you have that, not just limited to those on the Quad'.
you can get one of those fm radio transmitters that hook up to your ipod and it sends out a radio signal that any radio can pick up.
those are about 50 bucks for a nice one
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:05 PM   #5
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I agree with the above... for the price of that adapter...you can spend a little extra and get a pretty nice headunit with an adapter built right in. You actually may be able to find something for less... but I prefer to go with a reliable brand like Pioneer.

What you're looking at would be... about $10 for the wire harness, <$20 for the mounting kit, and then whatever the price for the headunit you buy. If you buy from Crutchfield.com, I believe they include the wire harnesses with the headunit.

Also, you can buy everything you need at most Walmarts.

Edit: I just checked on Crutchfield...you can get some pretty decent headunits with front auxiliary inputs starting at around $80 + shipping (cheap, crappy units with no balls start at $50). I'm not sure if they come with the wire harness or not, but regardless you're looking at a total price of about the same as that adapter even if you have to buy all the components separately.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:32 PM   #6
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I agree as well. Go to crutchfield.com and find a headunit that has a USB/iPod port. You'll be getting a better stereo as well. Plus crutchfield will send you and install kit and wiring harness to get it all hooked up properly. Installing a stereo in a TJ is SUPER EASY.
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I agree as well. Go to crutchfield.com and find a headunit that has a USB/iPod port. You'll be getting a better stereo as well. Plus crutchfield will send you and install kit and wiring harness to get it all hooked up properly. Installing a stereo in a TJ is SUPER EASY.
Yep...hardest part is getting the damn bolt free that goes into the back of the radio. And it's not difficult in the sense that you have to be mechanically inclined...but you have to get the wrench on there based on feel and not by sight. lol
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:15 AM   #8
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if your wanting to listen to an ipod or iphone or mp3 player just get an fm transmitter/reciecver you can get one from ebay pretty cheap and they sound good also. i had one in my old car for my iphone it was great, it would charge my phone at the same time
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:44 AM   #9
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I'm gonna check out Crutchfield since it's been widely suggested. My other positive about the iPod transmitter over the new head unit would be less chance of my factory head unit getting stolen or ruined by rain. I'd much have my factory unit rained on. We'll see, I need to get my stereo situation under control before it becomes top down weather.
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I'm gonna check out Crutchfield since it's been widely suggested. My other positive about the iPod transmitter over the new head unit would be less chance of my factory head unit getting stolen or ruined by rain. I'd much have my factory unit rained on. We'll see, I need to get my stereo situation under control before it becomes top down weather.
This might interest you...you could go with a new headunit, plus this. It'll help deter thieves and would probably also help protect it from the elements. Will only work with an aftermarket headunit I believe.

This is what I have on my "to buy" list as well. lol
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:23 AM   #11
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I have similar adapter in my Expedition. To change out the OEM AM/FM/CD/DVD and rear system would have been costly. I got the adapter which connect three devices......a USB/Ipod/and one open spot for something else someday. However, for my TJ I went got the new Sony HU ($159) from ebay, new speakers Kenwoods from Crutchfields and the Pre-made connector qnd trim for the single DIN from Quadratech. Much better sound first off......the pre made connector took maybe 5 seconds to install. The whole project took an hour. Now I have AM/FM/CD/USB/IPOD/iphone. The usb connection allows you to use a memory stick....I have an 8 gig with 2275 songs and still have 5 gigs to go. The ipod can be connected so you can run it from the HU or the from the ipod/iphone. What's nice is while the ipod/iphone is connected it's also charging it.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:24 PM   #12
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I have similar adapter in my Expedition. To change out the OEM AM/FM/CD/DVD and rear system would have been costly. I got the adapter which connect three devices......a USB/Ipod/and one open spot for something else someday. However, for my TJ I went got the new Sony HU ($159) from ebay, new speakers Kenwoods from Crutchfields and the Pre-made connector qnd trim for the single DIN from Quadratech. Much better sound first off......the pre made connector took maybe 5 seconds to install. The whole project took an hour. Now I have AM/FM/CD/USB/IPOD/iphone. The usb connection allows you to use a memory stick....I have an 8 gig with 2275 songs and still have 5 gigs to go. The ipod can be connected so you can run it from the HU or the from the ipod/iphone. What's nice is while the ipod/iphone is connected it's also charging it.
Is the connector from Quadratech easier than the one from Crutchfield for both the speakers and the head unit?
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:42 PM   #13
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The speaker connect from Crutchfield fits just about any speaker and has the stock jeep connector on the other end....fits perfect. I didn't see the HU connector at Crutchfield but the one I got from Quadratech also came with the mounting frame for the dash single DIN.....the wire harness is sweet plug it in the deck (SONY) and plug the end inthe jeep no cutting no soldering no heat shrink......real clean....and the dash ligth dimmer dims the HU lights also.........sweeeeeet.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:00 PM   #14
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So it looks like I should order my cd player with the plug n play from Quadratech and my speakers from anywhere basically. Quadratech has a limited array of speakers but we'll see...
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I have one of those for my Trans Am it plugs into the 6 disc changer port. it works good. But in my Jeep I bought a Jensen HD Radio/CD Player for my Jeep from walmart It came with a wire coming out of the rear of the Head unit for my I Pod. I drilled into the rear of my glove box and ran it there. So i can keep my I Pod locked in the glove box and control it from the head unit.

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