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Anybody have the pinouts for the stock radio/cassette or radio/CD units?

Specifically, I am looking to locate the line-level inputs in an attempt to
feed an audio signal in to the unit. I am hoping that the factory CD changer
option allows for this type of input.

I'd like to just substitute a different line-level input where the factory CD
changer's input would be fed in.

Hopefully, I can then use the buttons on the head unit to select my alternate
line-level audio source, like a portable .mp3 player, etc...

Anybody done this, or have any helpful information on how to do it?
 

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I don't see anything in the FSM describing even how to install a factory CD player. I gave away my radio too so I couldn't even look on the back. However, I do remember that there is a second connector at the back of the radio that was probably for the CD changer. I have looked in the FSM for the pin out description for it and it is nowhere to be found.

Sorry.
 

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sl0th,

I think Oman Jeep on JU has a setup that will let MP3's play through a PDA through the stock Radio. I'm eventually going to look into this and hook my Dell Axiom up in there to play my music.

I did a little research and fond that she used a FM-Transmitter. I found some on E-Bay

James
 

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triver525 said:
I don't really understand why you would go through all the trouble to play MP3s when there are so many mp3 players available.
Jeeps are open, just like my motorcycle. People think, that if there isn't
a 12-guage shotgun crammed in their mouth, that they can take what
they want.

If I go in thru the aux-in on the back of my stock (essentially worthless)
head unit, I can play 700MB of .mp3's per CDR, and no one is the wiser.

Nice unit you just bought, and no doubt, there are some sweet systems
available for .mp3's. But not in an open Jeep, at least for me. Carrying
a faceplate every time I exit the vehicle isn't an option for me either. I
just want to push a button, and hear my tunes. 8)
 
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James said:
Does the CD changer plug in via a RCA type plug? or is this what your trying to figure out?
James--

I ordered the cassette unit as I wanted to use the tape player with one
of those cheesy adapters for use as an input from an external device
such as a CD mp3 player.

But in the back of my mind, I was hoping that I could find a more permanent
wiring method, and was planning on (and hoping I could) locating the
CD-changer inputs (line-level, same as CD mp3 player output) and
routing the signal in that way.

My mp3 player is just your basic garden-variety Sony CD unit (alos have
a TDK Mojo, but it whazzes out my GPS signal when on) that I might use.

For the stock head unit, I was hoping to just locate the +R, +L, and ground
pins to make my own connection for free. But the available CD Changer
adapters will also do the trick, and I am thinking that they play a part in
getting the head unit's MODE button to switch to the alternate audio source,
just like if I had a CD Changer hooked up.

Seems that the CD Changer (or one of the CD Changer adapter cables)
plugs into the back of the 2003 units via a modular (MOLEX?) 10-pin connector.
The earlier units used 5 or maybe 8-pin DIN connectors.

RCA or mini-stereo phono would be too easy (but nice for me!) :lol:

Clear as mud? :shock: :lol:
 

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AHHH!!!! I see said the blind man to his deaf wife on the phone. :shock:

Hum... I think I might just go with the FM Transmitter when I do mine. :idea: Then with one of those 1Gig Compact Flash card's I could have movies in my Rubi :lol: :roll:
 

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sl0th said:
Jeeps are open, just like my motorcycle. People think, that if there isn't
a 12-guage shotgun crammed in their mouth, that they can take what
they want.
That's priceless. I never actually gave much thought to that. I guess I am just overly trusting. I park in a secure garage and I don't drive to work so that was never much of a concern. I see your point now. The other reason I bought a new deck was that I wanted preouts for amplifiers.
 
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