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I thought Ford had a plan for the 'AUX' button, but it seems NOT. So what is the best solution for iPod connection, is this the real deal?
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12203 - Aux Adapter
Ford: Mustang : 2005 - 2006
Directly connect ANY audio source to your vehicles factory stereo and experience crystal clear, high quality audio! Connect an MP3 player, satellite radio, laptop or anything you can imagine! $99.99 USD
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more info can be found on : http://www.mp3yourcar.com/search.asp


http://www.mp3yourcar.com/productdetails.asp?productID=641

or is there a new year's resolution, quoted from Dr.Phil :tongue

please post pics of your iPod car solutions!
 
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Use a AUX adapter

You should use a Aux adaptor, not an FM mod. I use a P.I.E. FRD04-AUX that connects to a Harmen Karden Drive and Play Ipod contoller. You can get them both from Crutchfield.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-G3zy0NlVPxE/cgi-bin/ProdGroup.asp?g=227450&avf=Y

You can install it yourself fairly easily. You need the PIE to utilize the AUX button and the Drive and Play installs into the Red and White connectors of the PIE.

I like it. It controls the ipod well without having to hold the ipod and looking at the screen. For 5G Ipods, it works flawlessly. For a 3G Ipod, it had a small delay when it switches playlists, but works fine otherwise.

Otherwise, just get the PIE and hook the Ipod up to the red white audio inputs.
 

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jerkstore said:
You should use a Aux adaptor, not an FM mod. I use a P.I.E. FRD04-AUX that connects to a Harmen Karden Drive and Play Ipod contoller. You can get them both from Crutchfield.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-G3zy0NlVPxE/cgi-bin/ProdGroup.asp?g=227450&avf=Y

You can install it yourself fairly easily. You need the PIE to utilize the AUX button and the Drive and Play installs into the Red and White connectors of the PIE.

I like it. It controls the ipod well without having to hold the ipod and looking at the screen. For 5G Ipods, it works flawlessly. For a 3G Ipod, it had a small delay when it switches playlists, but works fine otherwise.

Otherwise, just get the PIE and hook the Ipod up to the red white audio inputs.
i gotta say jerkstone, it's like you got into my brain, I was actually planning to get the 'drive + play' from karman/kardon but they don't sell it in the middle east, bumber! Please post some pics of your installation in your mustang, I'm drulling!:drool:

Is the sound quality superb with the PIE?
 

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thanks man, that's better than I thought it'd look. Are you satisfied with it? Causing ya any problems? Hope not. thanks for the pics, drulling over. hheh
 

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MetalTear said:
I thought Ford had a plan for the 'AUX' button, but it seems NOT. So what is the best solution for iPod connection, is this the real deal?
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12203 - Aux Adapter
Ford: Mustang : 2005 - 2006
Directly connect ANY audio source to your vehicles factory stereo and experience crystal clear, high quality audio! Connect an MP3 player, satellite radio, laptop or anything you can imagine! $99.99 USD
---------------------------------
more info can be found on : http://www.mp3yourcar.com/search.asp


http://www.mp3yourcar.com/productdetails.asp?productID=641

or is there a new year's resolution, quoted from Dr.Phil :tongue

please post pics of your iPod car solutions!
Actually, Ford has a plan for the Aux button, it just doesn't include the mustang. The same head unit is used in a whole bunch of ford vehicles, including the F-series trucks, the 500/freestyle, the freestar, focus, fusion and their lincoln and mercury equivelants. In the crossovers, vans and trucks they offer rear seat entertainment systems. These all connect to the aux input which is actually a digital input that is a CAN bus port. There is no analog auxiliary input. Devices like the PIE adapter convert the aux input to a can signal that the head unit can understand. I have PIE adapter and it works much better than any of the fm transmitters I have tried.
 

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Thanks for linking my post. I wasn't sure I had posted it in the right place and was about to post a link to it right here when I saw your post!
I plan to put it all together with the pictures on my web site soon so you don't have to download the picture package. It was necessary since this forum has a 5 file, 1 meg limit for attachments.
It worked perfectly - I'm astonished! I hope the guide is helpful for someone. It looks harder than it really is; I just wanted to make it super clear for anyone that had never attempted such a thing.
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