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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

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Pull the storage bin back there and take a look.Maybe they always run the cable. Who knows could be in there and you could then run it anywhere you want
What u mean by storage bin, the arm rest or the one in the trunk? If you mean the one that CD Changer is supposed to be, I've detached all plastic covers there behind the bin and no cable...

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Just saw the posts above (next page), it's not behind the glove box neither, few months ago I've fixed my blend doors and didn't saw any cables except the one for the door. Also, when I remove the HU, both C1 & C2 harnesses are typed together with some kind of isolation and go to the instruments panel direction, probably to the BCM module...
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could be you had it and it was removed.
or you might of had another kit installed like sat or xm and it was removed.

what model do you have?
might of been install on all 02 and up like the fog light harness for just in case it get that item

if you tug the cable dose it come out?
the other end can be anywhere in the back passenger side. i have found a few stock cables in my WJ and have just learned to live with them before i break something
It's a 2002 WG, 2.7 CRD Limited.. i think it never had a CD changer before...
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

While looking for a cassette adapter, I found this,


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Just plugs directly into your mp3 player. So I bought one, works perfectly and with a bit of tweaking with the bass levels etc, it sounds even better than the standard stereo! Fantastic peice of kit and at 1.49 you know it makes sense.
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

Aaron, that's what I'm gonna use for the first method this Winter to see how much I'll use it. The CD changer method will give a much cleaner sound though.

Hopefully I can get the cable and connector down to the storage bin easily.


What I'm thinking is mounting an iPod Mini in there, will fit perfetly closed up and I can open the bin to change tracks etc.

Probably get a better iPod for the glove box method although it'll be an old/cheap one.
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

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While looking for a cassette adapter, I found this,


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Just plugs directly into your mp3 player. So I bought one, works perfectly and with a bit of tweaking with the bass levels etc, it sounds even better than the standard stereo! Fantastic peice of kit and at 1.49 you know it makes sense.
Yeah that's what I used Aaron just ran the wire down the center stack and added the double female jack to clean things up a bit cause I'm anal about wires hanging all over Glad it worked out bro.
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Yeah that's what I used Aaron just ran the wire down the center stack and added the double female jack to clean things up a bit cause I'm anal about wires hanging all over Glad it worked out bro.
I'm delighted with it. I'd never have thought about this as an option if it hadn't been for this thread. I'm gonna hide the wire too, when I get a spare ten minutes. But I can honestly say, that it sounds better and I've been around amplifiers and PA systems a lot due to playing the guitar, so I know a good sound when I hear it. Had to tweak with the settings on my mp3 player a little, but very pleased with the results.
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

I really like the jack mounting location, will have to take that into consideration when I figure out where to put mine!

PS to those wondering about the CD changer deal. It runs of the Chrysler J1850 CCD bus protocol, its much more involved than grounding out a pin. When you press the mode button the headunit polls the CD changer and will only switch to CDC mode if it receives a certain hexadecimal response code back from the changer. Easiest thing to do then is get a PIE adaptor and call it a day. Or use the cassette method OP did. Not bad at all but I personally wanted a direct line-in
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I'm delighted with it. I'd never have thought about this as an option if it hadn't been for this thread. I'm gonna hide the wire too, when I get a spare ten minutes. But I can honestly say, that it sounds better and I've been around amplifiers and PA systems a lot due to playing the guitar, so I know a good sound when I hear it. Had to tweak with the settings on my mp3 player a little, but very pleased with the results.
Next I'll teach you my easy(well not quite so easy) subwoofer install but that's another day! And thanks Comp for the changer info now we know for sure.
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

I did something sorta like this today. I just took the head unit, HVAC and ashtray out and ran the cassette adapter cord through. none of the adapters or drilling or anything. but it's still much cleaner looking than having the cord just dangling. thanks for the inspiration.
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Here is some info about cd changer protocols and commands:
http://www.mictronics.de/projects/cdc-protocols/
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

Does this mod need to have a CD playing in the changer? Or will the AUX in mod work with an empty changer?

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Does this mod need to have a CD playing in the changer? Or will the AUX in mod work with an empty changer?

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I believe it will work without a CD.
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