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Auxiliary input for ipod?? (2000modeljeep)

I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo- radio is factory. I want to hook up my ipod but really don't want to pay 30+dollars on an fm transmitter. Anyone know if there's an aux.input behind the panel?? If I can save 25+ bucks by getting a cord, that'd be awesome.
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Re: Auxiliary input for ipod?? (2000modeljeep)

I have the 2004 and mine didn't have the aux. input, google your model and it will tell you but i don't think it does.
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Re: Auxiliary input for ipod?? (2000modeljeep)

I don't think any of the jeeps have an aux input? Do they?

I know a lot of the newer jeeps you have to buy a fancy ipod cord
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Re: Auxiliary input for ipod?? (2000modeljeep)

I found this online a little to expensive for me so i guess ill stick to the cassette adapter http://www.amazon.com/2000-2005-Chry...0746319&sr=8-1
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Dude the cassette thing is awesome, they actually have really good sound to them.
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Re: Auxiliary input for ipod?? (2000modeljeep)

its not a ipod connection but if you dont have a tape deck hears what i did after i picked up the RB1 and want a 3.5mm jack

-need a CD changer with cable
-from radio shack pick up item # 274-0246 which is A 1/8" Stereo Panel-Mount Phone Jack $2.71 with tax (NY) 1/8" Stereo Panel-Mount Phone Jack - RadioShack.com
1/8 = 3.5MM JACK
- need a 3.5mm male to 3.5mm male cable to connection your device to the jack. i found one at a 99 cent store for $1.08 with tax http://www.topchinashop.com/images/AUD-014.jpg
-Then get seem basic stereo wire or even 18 gauge wire and finger out were you to mount the 3.5mm jack.
-Cut 4 cables the same lengthen that it take to get from were you want the jack to the back of you head unit and leave some play room and one other cable for the ground
- Remove the cover around the head unit and the head unit Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ - Interior trim bezels
- following the schematic http://wjjeeps.com/radio_cdch_cable1.jpg you have to find audio out left and right which is 1 & 5 on 8 pin side and 1 & 6 on the 10 pin side
- since the 10 pin side is going to the head unit we will use that one, so cut wires 1 & 6 left and right audio
- then you wire it up like this

line 1 that goes to head unit connect to pin 2 on the 3.5 mm jack
line 6 that goes to head unit connect to pin 5 on the 3.5 mm jack
line 1 that goes toward CD changer connect to pin 3 on the 3.5 mm jack
line 6 that goes toward CD changer connect to pin 4 on the 3.5 mm jack


- ground the wire going to 1 on the 3.5mm jack to the body or pin 7 on the 10 pin side
-tape it good or shrink wrap

when you select the CD change and plug something to the 3.5mm jack it will play what is connect to the 3.5mm jack. when you unplug the jack it will go back to playing the CD.

- i did this sine i want a 3.5mm jack and did not want to loss my cd changer or pay $200 for the mopar kit.
- since i ran my 3.5mm jack to on the bottom side of my dash to hide it i grounded to a bolt using a ring terminal under the center console

hope it helps
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Re: Auxiliary input for ipod?? (2000modeljeep)

Thanks for the input.. I'm thinking I might just have to buy an ipod adapter or cassette adapter. Worth a try, though!
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Re: Auxiliary input for ipod?? (2000modeljeep)

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Thanks for the input.. I'm thinking I might just have to buy an ipod adapter or cassette adapter. Worth a try, though!
I've researched this a lot. If you do not have the 10 disc changer, your options are limited. The cheapest option is to buy a input via the tape deck. I think these can be found for around $10-$15. The other option is to buy a FM transmitter (WIDE price range). A third option is to buy the aux input that was linked earlier (I found one on eBay for $80). But if you're going to spend that much money, I personally would buy a new head unit that has an aux input.
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