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    New headunit installed along with ipod

    Well, so I didnt feel like trying to figure out a new way to connect my ipod (didnt want the transmitter or a modulator) so I just decided to buy a headunit. I ended up getting a Pioneer DEH-4800MP from crutchfield for 169 (came with harness and din pocket so its pretty much the same price if I would have purchased everything seperate). Also, the install was really easy since I originally had 2 amps and upgraded speakers installed off my headunits, so the RCA's were already there.

    The ipod is plugged in to the back of the headunit via an aux 3.5mm cable. I purchased a belkin auto ipod charger that plugs into the ipod and also has a built in volume control (which I dont need or wont use sicne I hid it out of sight) but it also has a line out which is great.

    Only thing that I still cant figure out, I cant get any radio reception with the new headunit. I did plug in the antenna. Weird thing is that when I pull out the radio, I get more reception, but when I push it in all the way back the reception dies, I am assuming there is something that is causing some interference but I have no clue, any suggestions? I think I just might go to a audio shop see if they can help me out (hopefully wihout having to charge me) if I cant figure it out, but any suggestions are greatly welcomed.

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    Nice, does this set up charge your Ipod?

    I tried to do something like this and charge the ipod...and fried the charging mechanisum on the ipod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage
    Nice, does this set up charge your Ipod?

    I tried to do something like this and charge the ipod...and fried the charging mechanisum on the ipod

    yea it charges the ipod, hopefully it wont fry it since that is waht it is intended for. This is the one I purchased.



    Also, I have it plugged into a another cigarette lighter that isntalled by tapping into the stock one.

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    ok, fixed the reception problem. I origanlly forgot to splice in the powered antenna booster into the harness. Works perfect now

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    this makes me want to get a new HU but i wouldnt be abile to use my factory sub would i?
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    I will definetely be doing this. I hate the cig lighter transmitter, its the worst.
    How much did all this cost you if you dont mind me asking?
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    well, originally I had the the 2 amps, speakers and the sub installed all off the stock headunit, and that cost me about 300 (I paid 500, but taht was because I got new speakrs too) a bit steep, but at the time I didnt feel like running any wires nor did I knwo where to start splicing into the stock harness. The new headunit cost me 169, but I installed it myself since everything I needed to install it was already there (mainly the rca's).

    Kinda regret not installing it from the beginning and possibly saving some money, but I dont think I would have ran any wires by myself in the first place, but I am glad I finalyl spent the extra money to unit so that I can finalyl use my ipod in car. My only gripe thus far, and most likely its due to the fact that its not the best of headunits, is taht I do get a slight hissing sound with the aux or cd modes (not so when I play music, but on songs that music srtss off low).
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    Quote Originally Posted by felo3769
    well, originally I had the the 2 amps, speakers and the sub installed all off the stock headunit, and that cost me about 300 (I paid 500, but taht was because I got new speakrs too) a bit steep, but at the time I didnt feel like running any wires nor did I knwo where to start splicing into the stock harness. The new headunit cost me 169, but I installed it myself since everything I needed to install it was already there (mainly the rca's).

    Kinda regret not installing it from the beginning and possibly saving some money, but I dont think I would have ran any wires by myself in the first place, but I am glad I finalyl spent the extra money to unit so that I can finalyl use my ipod in car. My only gripe thus far, and most likely its due to the fact that its not the best of headunits, is taht I do get a slight hissing sound with the aux or cd modes (not so when I play music, but on songs that music srtss off low).
    Thanks for the info. What two wires do I need to get the Ipod in the back of the headunit and to charge it???
    Sorry I am a big electrical n00b on stereo equip.
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    What lighter socket did you use?
    How are you powering it, sorry, I know you mentioned it but I'm looking for more.
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    Ill try to get some pics of it, but basically its just another lighter socket that is tapped into the wires from the stock one. You can pick one up at radio shack for about 6 dollars and it comes with a vampire tap, it only comes with one though so if you do not want to run a ground purchase a set of more so you can tap into the stock ground wire as well.

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