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Old 09-04-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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Cool How To: Play iPod/iPhone thru stock Monsoon system

I saw this thread on another forum the other day and decided to try it. Pretty much you can play any MP3 player thru the stock system as long as you have XM. Its really a simple install that doesnt take very long and is pretty cheap. Now you cant see the title of the song on the radio display or use your steering wheel controls but it only costs $3 instead of the $180 to get all that.
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Stereo Phone Jack from RadioShack http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...51&tab=summary
Very high gauge wire due to the small holes on the phone jack. I personally used an extra Ethernet cable I had lying around, this way it keeps all the wires together.

Ok so first you need to get the radio out to get to the two plugs in the back. Your looking for the smaller of the two. Should be black with three wires coming from it (BLK/WHT, BRN/WHT, GRN/WHT).

You want to CUT the GRN/WHT and BRN/WHT wires but only Splice into the BLK/WHT wire. [IMG][/IMG]

Now follow this diagram to connect the wires to the stereo phone jack.
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Once your done with that your ready to find a spot to drill a hole and install the jack. I put mine in the back of the cubby below the Radio/HVAC controls.


To get it to work just turn to any XM channel (no you dont have to have a subscription, it works with the preview channel also) and plug in your iPod.

Now you have the ability to play your iPod thru your stereo with clear sound and without an FM transmitter that makes it sound like crap. And all for only $3....

Go out and try it and let me know how it goes, post some pics too

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Old 09-04-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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Pretty cool. Good job on the how-to, even though I don't have an i-Phone...

Did you put connectors on the wires later to make the install more clean?
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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You don't have to have an iPhone... Although it is the best phone out there. You can use any mp3 player really.

No I didn't have any connectors that small but that would be a good idea. I just soldered the wires.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:14 PM   #4
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Hmmm. That would be great to do then for my MP3 player. I'm tired of having to use the cassette adapter that I have...
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:40 PM   #5
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Yeah...plus it sounds way better
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:32 AM   #6
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:21 AM   #7
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Another alternative (if you want to spend the money) is this item: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product. I got one of these so that I could still use the controls on the steering wheel to skip to the next song. The key to remember with this thing though is to disconnect the XM antenna from the wiring harness it gives you otherwise your iPod volume will be cut in half and you may notice an electrical hum in the background. With it disconnected everything sounds great. No splicing of wires and things can be returned to stock anytime without any traces.
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Hmmm $3....or $102??? $99 just to be able to turn the song with your steering wheel button!!
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is there a part similar to that jack, but instead of having wire terminals off it, it is a female plug? like female/female that can mount in that same spot??
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Not really sure what your meaning but the one I used was the only one I saw at radio shack that was a 1/8 stereo jack.

What are you trying to do?
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Are all monsoon radios XM compatible or just specific later model years?
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Not really sure what your meaning but the one I used was the only one I saw at radio shack that was a 1/8 stereo jack.

What are you trying to do?
Trying to run a stereo cable from the aux plug in my stereo to a thing that I could mount somewhere. So in essence, just moving the rear aux plug on my headunit to somewhere more accesible.
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Trying to run a stereo cable from the aux plug in my stereo to a thing that I could mount somewhere. So in essence, just moving the rear aux plug on my headunit to somewhere more accesible.
Do you have a after market stereo with aux in rca's you want to go to something like an ipod?
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Or do you have an actual mini plug and just want an extension cable like

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I want something like that extension cable except instead of being floppy on the female end, I want to be able to drill a hole somewhere and mount it.
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that should be no problem try radio shack.
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Trying to run a stereo cable from the aux plug in my stereo to a thing that I could mount somewhere. So in essence, just moving the rear aux plug on my headunit to somewhere more accesible.
Gotya, I thought for some reason you still had the stock headunit. Yeah that should be no problem at all.
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I want something like that extension cable except instead of being floppy on the female end, I want to be able to drill a hole somewhere and mount it.
thats what she said
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Are all monsoon radios XM compatible or just specific later model years?
x2 on this i have an 02 will it work?
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