How to Hook an iPod to a Jeep Radio

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It has never been easier to bring along your entire music collection while driving your Jeep SUV. With the help of a couple of cords that allow you to use you car radio and stereo system, you can listen to the music on your iPod instead of waiting for some radio DJ to play your favorite song.

Things You'll Need

  • iCable 800
  • (or) iTrip Auto FM transmitter

Using an Auxiliary Jack

  • The iCable 800 lets you play your iPod through your Jeep stereo, using a 1/8-inch auxiliary jack on your audio system and the iPod headphone jack. The iCable 800 is available online at many electronics outlets and also in brick-and-mortar electronics stores.

  • Switch your Jeep stereo to auxiliary play. This is usually done by pressing the “aux” button located near the same buttons that allow you to switch from radio to CD playback.

  • Plug the 1/8-inch auxiliary jack end of the iCable into the auxiliary jack of your stereo system, and plug the other end into your iPod headphone jack. Turn on your iPod and operate it as normal through your car stereo.

Using Your Radio

  • The iTrip Auto FM Transmitter plays your iPod over your Jeep stereo by transmitting a signal to an empty radio frequency in your area.

  • Scan your FM radio for an empty radio frequency, one that has no sound other than maybe a little static. These will usually be found at the higher or lower end of the radio dial.

  • Insert the power end of the iTrip into your Jeep power jack (cigarette lighter) and the other end into the iPod dock connector jack on the bottom of the iPod (where you plug it in to charge the battery).

  • Turn on the iTrip power buttom and use the "+" and "-" buttons to set the iTrip to the same empty frequency you found on your radio.

  • Turn on your iPod and operate it as normal through your car stereo.

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