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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 07, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Adding a I-Pod/MP3 player

Anyone know the best way and product to hardwire a I-Pos adapter to an old radio. I have a Kenwood KRC-2007 am/fm cassette player and want to be able to play my I-Pod from it using a hidden wire or jack.

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Re: Adding a I-Pod/MP3 player

wrong forum, sorry!

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It can't be done on a radio that has the two shaft with the two knobs. That is the type of radio you have, right? The radio needs an auxilary input wire/feature and the old radios don't offer that feature. You would need a unit that is what is called a DIN style. That is the type that does not have the two shafts. You have to cut out the area of the dash that the two shafts slide through in order to open up the area so the unit can slide in. Some radios have a port right on the front of the unit where you can plug in the wire from the I-pod. Also, you would need the car kit for the I-pod. Call any REPUTABLE car audio business and they can tell you everything you need to do the swap and installation. The most important thing is are you willing to cut into the dash? If not, then you will have to mount it in the glove box, but IMO, if you find someone that is WELL KNOWN they will do a very nice job on the installation. Plus, later on if you decide to go back to the original style, you can always weld in pieces to the dash to return it back to original.

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Re: Adding a I-Pod/MP3 player

Mark, there have been a bunch of discussions on IPODs in 1st gens, try a search.

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FM Modulator...

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Re: Adding a I-Pod/MP3 player

Do they all suck? That is the way I was thinking of going. The radio has amp inputs (red & white) can anyhting be done with those?

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I fabricated a box between the console and the dash and installed a cd den style in the box i made. I textured it with a product called SkS then painted it satin black. The CD player {sony} has a jack in the front so you can just plug in to it with your i-pod. This will work as long as you dont have the factory console gauges. Unless you look real real close you can't tell it's not meant to be that way. I did all this so i didn't have to cut my dash. My buddy wired it so both the factory and new cd player will work with the same speakers. He used some diodes to keep the music from feeding back to the other unit but i can't tell you how he did it with out asking but i do know it worked out great without cutting my dash. I hope this helps
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Do they all suck? That is the way I was thinking of going. The radio has amp inputs (red & white) can anyhting be done with those?
Mark, finding a hole in the bands can be a challenge and they still drift. The RCA jacks from your radio are preamp OUTS, not in's. They are meant to take the line level outputs from the stereo to the amp. You could add an IPOD RCA adapter to your amp and play it there. But to play it thru your radio, you need aux inputs.

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Mark, finding a hole in the bands can be a challenge and they still drift. The RCA jacks from your radio are preamp OUTS, not in's. They are meant to take the line level outputs from the stereo to the amp. You could add an IPOD RCA adapter to your amp and play it there. But to play it thru your radio, you need aux inputs.
That is the way to go then. I was thinking of getting an amp anyway to get a little more power. So I should be able to find an amp with rca's in for the IPod. I guess then all I would need is a wire with 2 rca's and a mini jack.
Question when I want to use the Ipod all I would have to do is shut the radio off?

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Re: Adding a I-Pod/MP3 player

If your radio has cd changer controls you can get a aux2car from www.discountcarstereo.com and that way you can hook up a Ipod, MP3 player, etc.

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Re: Adding a I-Pod/MP3 player

Classic Industries has Shaft Based Radios that offer AUX INPUT for $169
Monster makes a good FM Modulator, it works pretty darn well in my wife's Buick.

Monster Cable iCarPlay wireless FM mini transmitter/battery charger
Monster iCarPlay plugs into your cigarette lighter and attaches to the dock connector on the bottom of the iPod. It's actually two accessories in one — a battery charger and an FM transmitter. It lets you toggle through eight different FM frequencies, so you're sure to find one that isn't occupied by a broadcast station.

$39 here http://www.techmicro.com/product_p/130409.htm

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Get a stock radio and then, have it converted by http://www.turnswitch.com/radio1.htm

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That is the way to go then. I was thinking of getting an amp anyway to get a little more power. So I should be able to find an amp with rca's in for the IPod. I guess then all I would need is a wire with 2 rca's and a mini jack.
Question when I want to use the Ipod all I would have to do is shut the radio off?
Correct, mini jack to amp rca line level inputs. As to powering the amp, you would need and on/off switch for just the amp, not tied to the radio to do this. To use the radio, you would have to turn both on seperately.

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Re: Adding a I-Pod/MP3 player

I have heard good things about this modulator
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Audio...oductDetail.do

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