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Old 11-05-2010, 01:48 PM
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Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

Figured I'd post this here to get the most exposure to WJ owners. Mods feel free to move it if needed. If you have this head unit this is really easy.



First off you will need 3 things:
1. Cassette adapter You all know what that is.
2. Male to female 90 degree 3.5mm adapter.



3.Double female straight 3.5mm adapter. You could eliminate no 2 above if you could find this in a 90. I couldn't.



Next pop off radio bezel,remove storage bin liner and storage bin by removing 2 screws under liner.





Next insert cassette adapter and run wire down through center stack and into bin opening in console.





Now the next step is up to you. Hole placement is a matter of preference. I chose this location because it's out of the way and so I don't have to worry about stuff getting into the jack. Also it's close to the aux 12v. Wherever you drill start out small and work your way up until your hole is just a fraction smaller than the female side of the 90 degree adapter then force it in. A little WD 40 or equivalent does wonders here. Mine hasn't moved in 2 years no glue at all. If you drill too big you can always glue it.





If you use my location hole placement is important cause you have to drill it just above where the liner will sit and low enough where it won't interfere with the shifter assy under the console. Check twice before you drill!



Next connect your double female to cassette adapter male & 90 degree male on bottom of bin. Reinstall bin,liner and bezel,switch to tape,plug in your player and rock on!





In the first picture in this post you can see I wedged the adapter wire between the disc & dolby buttons you really have to look for it to see it in the Jeep. Also you can leave the cassette adapter in full time as the cassette doesn't run unless selected. I also use the dolby function cause it makes this mod almost totally noise free.

Hope this writeup is clear enough cause now that I'm done I'm confused
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:41 PM
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

Excellent!

I've been trying to find an easy way of getting an input for my mp3 player for ages.
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

i add a aux input a bit different but need the cd changer.

i spliced a 3.5mm aux female jack into the line in and line out on the CD changer and when you select the CD changed and plug into the line will play off the 3.5mm jack otherwise the cd changer.

cost me $3 at radio shack, had cables and a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable around the house.

will post wiring diagram and links if anyone wants
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nice work
Except for the epic FAIL on some of the pics and I just realized
my interior REALLY needs a good cleaning
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Except for the epic FAIL on some of the pics and I just realized
my interior REALLY needs a good cleaning
Happens to us all.
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

I wouldn't mind seeing what you did straty1987
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

hears what i did

-need a CD changer with cable, if not can mod something up to use the connection on the back of the head unit were the cd cable goes. part outs and junk yards should be able to provide the cable if not on the 02-04 model might be able to use a computer motherboard jumper 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
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god that seems like another language....
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hears what i did

-need a CD changer with cable, if not can mod something up to use the connection on the back of the head unit were the cd cable goes. part outs and junk yards should be able to provide the cable if not on the 02-04 model might be able to use a computer motherboard jumper 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
DUDE!!! You are my hero! I wanted to buy the AUX input (one side plugs into the CD changer on the HU and the other end is a male 1/8" jack) for my Jeep but didn't want to spend $80 on the cable. I was going to look into doing this but haven't found the time to figure it out. Now I have all the connections and don't have to work it out myself. I don't have a CD changer so there will be some MINOR changes but it'll work. Thanks a TON!!
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Re: Easy aux in for WJ factory stereo

Hi all, will it work on a missing CD changer, I mean that if no payload on the Changer harness will it be possible to select the CD changer mode from the radio?
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Hi all, will it work on a missing CD changer, I mean that if no payload on the Changer harness will it be possible to select the CD changer mode from the radio?
I think you have to have the changer for it to see this mode because when you do this mod the changer still runs and plays discs in the background just no audio from it.
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