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Old 10-20-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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AUX cable for iphone?

Hello everyone. I'm a newbiie to this forum, just got my first Jeep Wrangler Sahara. '99 very clean and it looks to have all of the original components in place. I was thinking of changing the radio, but then I though I didn't really need to, I don't play cd's I just play either the radio or playlists from my iphone. Can someone instruct me as to how I can add a aux cable from the radio to play the iphone through the speakers? Thanks!

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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Your radio needs to have a hole on the front of it the same size as the one on the iphone earphone. You would then use a stereo cable(two black stripes on the 1/8" plug), although some aftermarket radios might allow a three way cable(three black stripes extra stripe is for mic). Stock radios from the early years didn't normally have it. When you do get a aftermarket one make sure it has bluetooth too. SDcard and USB are good options to have also. Here's a picture of a 2012 Wrangler stereo with AUX. I have seen them as early as 2007 on stock radios. It will normally say AUX in small writing near the hole.

USB is good to have because it will charge your phone. And some radios don't need AUX when they have USB for iphones. Although, normally they have both if they have USB.
It's the same USB as on the computer.


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Old 10-20-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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It's typically cheaper to just buy a new aftermarket radio, with all the bells and whistles, than it is to install an aux interface to a stock radio. Usually the ones I've seen for the TJ are in the $100 range.

My Kenwood head unit has aux input, USB, and HD radio. It was something like $110.
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Picked up my head unit for ~$50, 30 with the gift certificate I had. Just gotta splice up the harness (less than 10 wires) and get the adaptor plate for a single DIN unit (walmart or auto store). Very easy to do.
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Sounds good. I'll check out these radios.Thanks!
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Here's one> A guy on another thread is talking about it. It is a Jensen with Bluetooth, USB, removable face, remote control, AUX, and it is only $100 dollars. If you get it at Crutchfield, they sell you the installation kit for only $15 dollars and they give you the aftermarket wiring harness kit for free. You need the installation kit because your Jeep is a 1.5 din standard and most aftermarkets are single din. You need the wiring harness kit so you don't destroy your existing harness. The aftermarket wiring harness kit just plugs into your existing radio harnesses, and wires into the stereo.

Jensen MP1516BT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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Lol, thank you! For the info on the radio - sounds great! - and the courtesy!
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #8
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If you are going to get an after market head unit make sure you get a good one. Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer. Stay away from cheapo's. You'll get better sound quality and you'll be happier in the end. I got a nice Kenwood in my YJ a while back and I love it.
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Lol, thank you! For the info on the radio - sounds great! - and the courtesy!
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