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reconjb 08-04-2010 07:38 PM

How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
This is a how to put a Auxiliary Jack in your truck with a stock radio so you can listen to your I-pod on the go.

What you will need:solder, soldering iron, speaker wire, Able to disassemble your radio, CD, Aux port or plug, Voltmeter.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...8902-radio.jpg

1: Take your radio out of the dash and take it somewhere where you can disassemble it and not lose everything.

2:Disassemble radio until you can get underneath the CD player and where the CD player hooks up to the radio.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...dio-inside.jpg

3:After disassembling look on the CD player where the connection between the CD player and the radio is made.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...radio-over.jpg
You should be able to see something marking to connections as R.out and L.out.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...8900-radio.jpg
These are the spots you are going to want to connect your wire to.
(if you cannot solder to this location take the voltmeter and ohm out between the CD player and the Radio sides of the connection until you find the two spots on the other side.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...r-location.jpg
Solder to these locations if you cannot solder to the other locations
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...dio-solder.jpg

4: Run you wire out of the radio through one of the many holes available no need to make another.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...radio-wire.jpg

5: Hook up either a aux plug or port (I only had a plug so that is what i put on)

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...dio-almost.jpg

6: Go inside and burn you a silent disc you should be able to find a silent song file pretty easy or you can email me and I can you send you one either way.(pcbrat9@yahoo.com)

7: Hook your radio back up. Run your new aux cord wherever you want insert the silent disc into your CD player hook up your I-Pod to the Aux jack and if you did everything right you should have crisp clean sound coming from your I-Pod through the radio available to your ears.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...o-finished.jpg

FireRanger 08-04-2010 07:42 PM

re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
Radical and reckless, yet brilliant. I might have to do this and ditch the bluetooth-to-FM-to-Stereo link. I love it.

STL 08-05-2010 08:46 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
U got some bigger pictures

reconjb 08-05-2010 10:24 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
Unfortunately all i had at the time was my phone and they were really just helping me keep track of stuff. Then I decided to make this how to and these are all i got.

reconjb 08-05-2010 11:19 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
If you have a question about the setup feel free to ask and I will do my best to give an accurate reply

reconjb 08-08-2010 06:47 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
Finally finished the full project

added aux jack
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...-aux-added.jpg

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...1-aux-cord.jpg

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...2-aux-ipod.jpg

After finally finishing everything Hooked everything back up and it sounded great no disruptions or anything. Definitely better than say a FM transmitter. or that cheap cassette deck I was using

reconjb 08-08-2010 06:51 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
Someone said i should get bigger pics would it help if i did
let me know

05RangerEdge 08-08-2010 07:53 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by reconjb (Post 169803)
Someone said i should get bigger pics would it help if i did
let me know

YES please

reconjb 08-08-2010 11:23 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
radio
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...icture-009.jpg

R.out and L.out locations
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...icture-008.jpg

solder location
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...icture-005.jpg

reconjb 08-08-2010 11:24 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
Sorry about photo clarity not a very good camera

05RangerEdge 08-08-2010 11:45 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
There are no pics showing up ....

camodown 08-08-2010 11:56 AM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
^^I was about to say, am I missing something.

reconjb 08-08-2010 01:07 PM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
Seen if i could see anything wrong in the post by editing I can't tell if what i do fixes them or not because from what i see they are working. Sorry for the trouble

reconjb 08-08-2010 02:40 PM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
Here is a video i did proving it works in case you doubt it

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIP6VOb02n8[/YT]

camodown 08-08-2010 02:56 PM

Re: How To: Add aux jack to stock radio
 
that's sweet man, but I took the easy way out when my 6 disc went out and bought a new headunit with aux and usb ports cause I got tired of the fm transmitter


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