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Old 01-30-2013, 08:06 PM   #7
Milton
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Adding an Aux Input

Here are two methods:

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So I have a 2007 Ford Focus 4 door. Stock radio with buttons for satellite radio. I went to http://www.installer.com/ and installed:
* USASPEC PATFORD1
--- DISPLAYS TEXT, ARTIST, PLAYLIST, ALBUM and SONG TITLE INFORMATION
--- Charges your ipod
--- hide the ipod in your glove box, control it from your stock head
--- provides a aux input in addition to the ipod interface
* IS335 Isimple dash panel mount audio input kit
--- Drill a small hole in the stock radio bezel
--- female connector slides into the hole and the attached cable connects to the aux input jack on the PATFORD1

The result is the radio looks completely stock except for the AUX input jack.
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This method works with just about any radio, any car:

First create an aux input to your radio:

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. It does not interfere with your FM reception, it just "adds" a new station. The frequency of the new station has two options. I got mine from www.installer.com

Second, make that Aux input a dash mounted 3.5 MM stereo jack. Use an IS335 Isimple aux input dash panel kit:

The FM Transmitter provides you RCA input jacks. This accessory lets you convert those RCA jacks to a dash mounted 3.5mm stereo jack. Just requires drilling one small hole for the jack. I got this from www.installer.com

At this point you have an aux input, but you want to connect up that IPOD. Just add a Monster Cable Ultra-Low Profile iPod iCharger (AICHG2 IP)

* Add a 12volt cigarette lighter socket that is powered only when your radio is powered.
* Plug this charger into the above socket
* This charger provides a true "Line Out" that you connect to the Isimple Aux Input you installed above.
* What's neat about this charger is not only does it charge the iPod and provide a line out for the aux input, but when you turn off the ignition the radio and the iCharger loses power, the iCharger signals the iPod to go to pause. You go into the store, come back out, start the car and then press the play on the iPod. The iPod picks up right where you left off. I got this from Amazon.

And no, I do not work for www.installer.com, just a very satisfied customer. I have used them for 4 different installs and never been steered wrong.
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