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Simple Mini-plug input—impossible?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Markus, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Apr 15, 2008 at 11:38 AM
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    Markus

    Markus [OP] New Member

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    I have a new 2008 Taco and iPod, and one of the few things I don't like about the truck is that they left out an Aux jack on front of the stereo.

    For the iPod, I already have a cig lighter charger, so all I want is to run a single wire from the back for a plug into the iPod's headphone jack. I've done quite a bit of searching, and all I find are fancy plugs that interface with the iPod. But all I want is to create a simple jack. $50 for some wire is a bit much, don't you think? Am I sore out of luck?

    Markus
     
  2. Apr 15, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    Check out on www.crutchfield.com they have an ippod adapter that conects directly to your head unit, and you can even control the ipod from the factory stereo, good luck.

    Btw Welcome to the site, post some pics of your truck!
     
  3. Apr 15, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    camsbored

    camsbored Well-Known Member

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    Markus,
    There is no simple aux input on the back of the head unit, only a more complex aux for things like bluetooth adapters, ipod connectors, and satellite radio receivers. You will need to purchase either one specifically for an ipod or one with a generic line-in for use with a headphone jack. Either way, the adapter does more than just connect a few wires.

    Hope that helps. I recommend the devices from USA-Spec found on Crutchfield.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Before I traded in my '06, I forgot to take it out, but I had something that plugged in to the extra CD changer port on the stereo and gave me a simple left/right RCA input. It worked perfectly and didn't remove my in-dash CD player functionality. And you still controlled everything on the ipod, this just gave you an input.

    Down side was that it was about $80...
     
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