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Old 03-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Ipod Connection to 2005 ZX5 existing stereo question

The existing factory installed stereo w/ CD player in my 2005 Focus ZX5 doesn't have a AUX jack.
Is there perhaps, a jack that can be utilized on the back of this receiver/CD player unit for playing an IPOD thru it, via an easily assessable cable and jack installation?
I want to be able to use the IPOD via a wired connection, and not with one of the FM transmitter units that connects to the IPOD and "transmits" via an unused FM frequency.
Is the use of a USA spec IPOD interface the only option?
If it is; would buying a new replacement stereo receiver with an easy access AUX jack on the face, be a better choice, considering that the IPOD Interface unit sells for $150?
(I rarely use the stock CD player, so that feature is a non factor.
I suspect that almost any replacement stereo receiver unit that sell for up to $150 is at least equal to, and likely even better quality, than the factory installed unit.
Is this a correct assumption?
Any input, suggestions, solution, to my question would be sincerely appreciated.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #2
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There is No hidden aux jack, your only option is to add an ipod interface.

It is best to just do some shopping for a new headunit. for $150 you can get a headunit that will have an ipod interface, possible bluetooth for hands free calling, and will sound much better over stock.
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Thanks Sky Pilot; for your rapid reply, and answer to my question.
While I was hoping for an easy fix solution; I suspected that might be case.
Time start shopping for a new stereo receiver unit with IPOD capability. (I have no use for bluetooth capability.)
Do you have any recommendations relative to a reasonably priced, head unit that would be an easy to install replacement unit?
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Look up Crutchfield.com and Sonic Electronics, they will have what your looking for and at a decent price. Advantage of using Crutchfield will be all the accessories to get you up and running are FREE!!!
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Thanks very much for the info about Crutchfields.
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