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Old 06-23-2010, 04:32 PM
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Hey guys i just have a simple question. Im looking for a way to play my ipod in my 06. its got am,fm,and cd but no aux input. I dont want to get another reciever, I just want to know if theres a way to get something to hook to the back or run some wiring to a seperate aux input that I put in myself. I know all my other vehicles worked this way but I just went to best buy and they did it all so im just curious if the same can be done with keeping my stock factory radio? thanks, Zach.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:35 PM
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Nope. If the stock head unit doesn't have an aux input then there is no way to modify one into it. The capability is not there.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:52 PM
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Actually you can modify your stock radio but it is not simple

http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-...-your-cars-st/

Or there is this which is 89 dollars

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-...fAudioQ5fVideo


This person on ebay is selling factory radios already modified with the AUX

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...fAudioQ5fVideo

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Old 06-23-2010, 04:57 PM
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That requires your stock unit to have CD changer inputs which it doesn't have.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:02 PM
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That requires your stock unit to have CD changer inputs which it doesn't have.
Missed that part

Well looks like your only option then is to buy the ebay radio already modified
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:22 PM
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unfortunately its not that simple of a question. We are SOL I feel your pain
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:29 PM
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look up the "isimple IS77" kit made by isimple... should be right up your alley.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:03 PM
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actually there is an option... i kinda lucked out on my truck cause there was suposed to be a 6 cd changer on the back floor and since my truck used to be a truck for some company they didn't get that option so it left the stereo with the empty plug in for a cd changer but no changer so i looked around and on ebay someone was selling an ipod integration for like 20$ basically its plug and play. the stereo doesn't control the ipod though you have to manual witch isn't too bad.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:50 PM
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Go to this thread and see if this helps any

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Old 09-27-2011, 10:38 AM
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real quick question. again i have the base 06 radio wit just am,fm, cd and im wanting to know if you still can modify it for aux port. Im about to buy clintons 08 thats 6 cd n mp3 if i cant modify mine. I know you can modify his because it has the mp3 feature built into his, but i thought that because mine doesnt have the mp3 on theradio t couldnt? anyone know?
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:07 AM
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The way I modded mine the radio only needed a cd player so you should be able to although the solder points will be different
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:46 AM
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While my 09 B2300 has an Aux input, I did use the following with great results in a previous vehicle:

First create an aux input to your radio:
http://www.installer.com/item/displa...php?it=FMM-100

This is an "IN-LINE" fm transmitter, meaning your radio antenna plugs into it, and then it plugs into your radio. The sound quality is as good as a strong FM radio signal.


Second, make that Aux input a dash mounted 3.5 MM stereo jack.
http://www.installer.com/item/display_item.php?it=AUX35

The FM Transmitter provides you RCA input jacks. This accessory lets you convert those RCA lacks to a dash mounted 3.5mm stereo jack. Just requires drilling one small hole for the jack.

Next you need power for the iPod and a line-out signal for your new Aux input:
http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Ultra-Low-iCharger-AICHG2-IP/dp/B00015GYTU/ref=sr_1_33?ie=UTF8&qid=1317219905&sr=8-33This is the Monster Cable Ultra-Low Profile iPod iCharger (AICHG2 IP). It does two things:
1) Provides a line-out to plug into your new AUX input
2) Provides power to the iPod with a neat trick. When power is cut to the Monster Cable Ultra-Low Profile iPod iCharger (AICHG2 IP), it send a pause signal to the iPod. So if you wire it up to only get power when the radio is on, when you stop and turn off the truck the iPod is paused so you can start the music where you left off.

While my 2009 B2300 came with an Aux, I use the Monster Cable Ultra-Low Profile iPod iCharger (AICHG2 IP) to power my 32GB iPod Mini. The iPod is mounted between the radio and the instrument cluster. I just need to run the cables behind the dash as soon as I get a chance.

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Old 10-18-2011, 07:39 PM
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While my 09 B2300 has an Aux input, I did use the following with great results in a previous vehicle:

First create an aux input to your radio:
http://www.installer.com/item/displa...php?it=FMM-100

This is an "IN-LINE" fm transmitter, meaning your radio antenna plugs into it, and then it plugs into your radio. The sound quality is as good as a strong FM radio signal.


Second, make that Aux input a dash mounted 3.5 MM stereo jack.
http://www.installer.com/item/display_item.php?it=AUX35

The FM Transmitter provides you RCA input jacks. This accessory lets you convert those RCA lacks to a dash mounted 3.5mm stereo jack. Just requires drilling one small hole for the jack.

Next you need power for the iPod and a line-out signal for your new Aux input:
Amazon.com: Monster Cable Ultra-Low Profile iPod iCharger (AICHG2 IP): Electronics
This is the Monster Cable Ultra-Low Profile iPod iCharger (AICHG2 IP). It does two things:
1) Provides a line-out to plug into your new AUX input
2) Provides power to the iPod with a neat trick. When power is cut to the Monster Cable Ultra-Low Profile iPod iCharger (AICHG2 IP), it send a pause signal to the iPod. So if you wire it up to only get power when the radio is on, when you stop and turn off the truck the iPod is paused so you can start the music where you left off.

While my 2009 B2300 came with an Aux, I use the Monster Cable Ultra-Low Profile iPod iCharger (AICHG2 IP) to power my 32GB iPod Mini. The iPod is mounted between the radio and the instrument cluster. I just need to run the cables behind the dash as soon as I get a chance.

Good Luck.
Will this eliminate the fm radio?
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:58 AM
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No it shouldn't it cuts out the fm when you are using the aux part but allows the fm signal through when you want to listen to the radio
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:32 PM
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Will this eliminate the fm radio?
No. You have seen iPod adapters that transmit the iPod on a FM frequency, and to listen to the iPod you just tune the radio to the right frequency? Well this is the same thing but the FM transmission is injected directly into the cable that connects the radio to the antenna. The result is a signal that is always strong and not subject to interference. You get two frequencies to choose from. I have never had interference from an outside radio station. Since the signal is injected directly into the antenna coax, it over comes all interference from outside sources. Like I said, the sound quality is as good as a strong FM radio station.
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