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    Help!! Aduio 05 Wrx

    I just bought my WRX and was bummed when I realized putting an AUX port in it might be a huge pain in the ass. I have the 6CD changer stock currently. How have you delt with this? What are my options, and of them which is the best? In a percfect world I would get a new unit which was HD radio ready (i dont need nav unit), and have an aux port.

    Also side note what is involved with getting the plate behind the Tac/odomiter/gas guage swapped for a diffrent color set? cost, and process? Thanks for you help.

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    oh yea

    and I would like it to be reasonably affordable. I am not crazy into having a home stereo in the car and the upgraded speakers it came with work fine for me

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    Welcome, there are ways to install it, im not sure, ill dig around. IMO your best off to get an upgrades head unit and utilize the AUX on it. Also you cannot change the color plates on our year of car, you can take the cluster apart and remove layers of film with acetone and color it in with marker. May not look very well, but it has been done and it is a very tedious process.
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    I picked up the iPod pro kit from Jazzy Engineering (http://www.jazzyengineering.com/) a couple months back and installed it. It's a custom PCB that installs inside the factory 6 cd changer, and has an input for an aux-in port.

    The one I got interfaces with an iPod, but there is a 3.5 mm jack type too I believe. Excellent product, easy install, good directions, sounds great. I would highly recommend going this route.

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    I just got an 05 WRX and am looking for a good way to hook up my iPod. The three options Jazzy Engineering offers look good but what benefit do you gain by the aux-in port feature the top two models have? I'm pretty clueless about most electronics. I only plan on listening to it through the car's stereos so would the $30 iPod Audio/Charge adapter cable be sufficient?

    I'd be willing to buy the more expensive ones though if they produce better sound quality.

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    Are you talking about the ones that transmit on low freq. FM radio waves? If so, don't get that, it produces mediocre at best sound quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treborcd View Post
    I just got an 05 WRX and am looking for a good way to hook up my iPod. The three options Jazzy Engineering offers look good but what benefit do you gain by the aux-in port feature the top two models have? I'm pretty clueless about most electronics. I only plan on listening to it through the car's stereos so would the $30 iPod Audio/Charge adapter cable be sufficient?

    I'd be willing to buy the more expensive ones though if they produce better sound quality.
    The cable itself is not sufficient, as there are no inputs on the stock headunit. That's what the circuit board is for. It installs in-line between the CD changer and the audio board in the headunit, and provides a place to connect an input.

    Cheapest way to get an aux-in with an iPod cable is to get the iPod Pro Kit. That's what I picked up, and it works very well.
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    I am glad people are still posting replies to this thread but just so you all know I wound up getting a head unit for free from the awesome people at JVC. They also outfit me with new speakers, subs, and a touch display. So in other words.... JVC is amazing. I do however want everyones feed back on the difference between the various sound companies. Does anyone have a preference?
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    No, I'm not talking about the FM transmitter ones, I'm through with those. Good to know there are no inputs, thanks for pointing that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PdP
    I am glad people are still posting replies to this thread but just so you all know I wound up getting a head unit for free from the awesome people at JVC. They also outfit me with new speakers, subs, and a touch display. So in other words.... JVC is amazing. I do however want everyones feed back on the difference between the various sound companies. Does anyone have a preference?
    I ran a JVC KD-G510 in my last car. JVC offered an iPod adapter, which was $100. Instead, I bought a $5 mini-mini cable from RadioShack to connect to my iPod to the front AUX input jack, a $10 DC-adapter charger from Amazon, and ran that setup for about a year. The only downside was that instead of displaying the artist/track information on the HU face, it said "Aux In". Was that really worth the extra $85 it would've cost me for the adapter? No.
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