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I want an iPod jack for my stock radio. Do they make one?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by NumNutz, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Jul 18, 2008 at 9:39 PM
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    NumNutz

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  2. Jul 18, 2008 at 11:08 PM
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    rhoppas

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    Do a search for USA-SPEC or Metra, you will find plenty of info on this topic. Those are the 2 main ones. There are a few others too. If you have an actual iPod the USA-SPEC has more features but it costs more. The Metra is only $50 but it has fewer features.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2008 at 12:02 AM
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    chris4x4

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  4. Jul 19, 2008 at 3:57 AM
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  5. Jul 19, 2008 at 9:35 AM
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    Coreyjon

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    I vote for the pa15 as well. I ordered mine from Crutchfield and I have to say the price was good and shipping was fast. If you order from Crutchfield make sure to use coupon code 3A825, or 3A183 if the first dosn't work to get 20 bucks off, and shipping should be free (or at least it was).

    Installing it takes about 30 minutes, and is very easy.

    All you'll need is a ratchet, a 6 inch extension, and a 10mm socket. Also a plastic small putty knife and I used Velcro but double sides tape would work as well to mount the control unit.

    To install the way I did, which is to put the iPod connector in the center console, all you need to do is pull out your cupholder in the center console, its only held in with four clips. Then open the center console and take the plastic carpeted bottom which will reveal a few holes. You will need to drill one hole in the plastic bottom about 1/2 inch in size to pass the connector through but with the carpet on top, the hole disappears. I mounted the control unit under the cup holders up against the side near the pasenger seat and as far back as possible so that the cup holder wouldn't hit it when it was re installed. When it comes to fishing the wire up to the radio (with the radio out) I used a wire coat hanger. The wire route is from the control unit to the lower part of the center console on the drivers side, and then from there up. When the radio is out stick your head down into the drivers side foot well and look behind the center console and up, you should see daylight from the radio hole, just fish the wire coat hanger up and then pull the wire back down and through. Then just pull the center console away from the floor and push the wire through and back to the control unit. I wish I took pictures, but once you get in there you should see what I'm talking about. Or, the easy route is to put it in the glove box, but I dont want to have to reach, but I wanted it out of site.


    wow - I just reread my post a second after posting, if there are any questions I will explain better, I was typing a bit quick.
     
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