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      09-12-2012 12:53 PM #1
      Is there anyway you can put in an aux cord to play the ipod etc without buying some sort of kit? I am tired of using the cassette to ipod adapter as my cassette player is out of alignment or something.

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      09-12-2012 12:56 PM #2
      Time for a new head unit
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      09-12-2012 01:04 PM #3
      Short answer, no.

      Kits are available fairly cheap. They plug in where the usual 6 disk CD changer would plug in on the back of the head unit. Some even charge iPods.

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      09-12-2012 01:28 PM #4
      I have a Kenwood unit that replaced stock that has a CD player and AUX port, cost around 80 bucks and it just snaps in.

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      09-12-2012 01:50 PM #5
      Can you get a kit that will still allow you to change the songs on the ipod itself though? The ones I saw you have to control it through the cd thing

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      09-12-2012 01:53 PM #6
      I wish mine did that. Good thing I can do 1 hand driving.

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      09-12-2012 02:34 PM #7
      I spent $450 on a double din headunit (I care way too much about SQ ). But you could easily buy a single din HU for under $100 that sounds decent. vAnd nowadays aux is pretty much a standard. Mine has a USB port and all that jazz too.
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      09-12-2012 02:47 PM #8
      I ended up disassembling the whole headunit to find some conveniently labeled points where I could solder a 20ft headphone cord and extend it all the way under the center console and up into the armrest. Not sure if this applies to all headunits, I just had the standard unit from a 2001 GLS.
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      09-12-2012 03:05 PM #9
      Yes there is a way to do it

      Buy this from ebay:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5MM-AUX-IN...item53e2618eb1



      or this one:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VOLKSWAGEN-V...item5d2ea129da



      Pull the radio and replace the cd changer plug with the one in the picture above.

      Route the cable however you want to.

      I chose to get one of these (3.5mm bulkhead female-to-female adapters and run that 3.5mm plug into the back and have a shorter cable plug in and out of the front)and mount to mount it on my dash somewhere but never got around to it:

      http://www.made-in-china.com/showroo...d-Adaptor.html



      I also got myself a panavise dash mount and iPod/iPhone holder:

      http://www.panavise.com/pdf_indash/75138-404.pdf



      http://www.panavise.com/index.html?p...qskudatarq=172

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      09-12-2012 04:15 PM #10
      go to walmart and buy a casset tape with a aux cord on it, i used that for 2 years had no problems

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      09-12-2012 04:18 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by thtninjather View Post
      go to walmart and buy a casset tape with a aux cord on it, i used that for 2 years had no problems
      He's already tried that. Tape deck doesn't work on his HU.
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      What is Vag com it? Some sort of website?

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      09-12-2012 04:32 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by cosman25 View Post
      He's already tried that. Tape deck doesn't work on his HU.
      opps

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      09-12-2012 04:39 PM #13
      on mine the tape aux. only plays on passenger and rear passenger door

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      09-12-2012 04:47 PM #14
      I have a USA-Spec. I select playlists from my iPod and can change songs from the headunit. It can also be set up to act like a CD changer where you have 5 or 6 playlists you can select as if they were CD's in your CD changer. It's kinda pricey though.
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      09-12-2012 05:39 PM #15
      Go to the pawn shop and buy a head unit. Cheap ass.

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      09-12-2012 06:18 PM #16
      I'm not a big fan of aftermarket head units. After 16 years of big stereos I found that I usually just ended up with a broken window and no radio. After losing thousands of dollars in stereo equipment I started sticking with OEM. I do want a Kenwood touch screen navi unit though.
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      09-12-2012 09:15 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by mike4-vr6 View Post
      Go to the pawn shop and buy a head unit. Cheap ass.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jazzydub View Post
      I'm not a big fan of aftermarket head units. After 16 years of big stereos I found that I usually just ended up with a broken window and no radio. After losing thousands of dollars in stereo equipment I started sticking with OEM. I do want a Kenwood touch screen navi unit though.
      Quote Originally Posted by dubvinci View Post
      liking/appreciating static is one thing, but to think its better that airride is a whole nuther story....better ride and handling while driving, more drivability, and looks better when parked....you might as well say its better to always have a hard on...id rather deflate it when im not using it and then pump it up when its time to go....lol...

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      09-13-2012 12:17 AM #18
      The cassette thing works it just doesn't sound right unless you pull the cord coming out of it a little bit...if I could fix the cassette deck I would love to just use that....That one from ebay looks good! Maybe I will have to try that!

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      09-13-2012 09:18 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Jazzydub View Post
      I'm not a big fan of aftermarket head units. After 16 years of big stereos I found that I usually just ended up with a broken window and no radio. After losing thousands of dollars in stereo equipment I started sticking with OEM. I do want a Kenwood touch screen navi unit though.
      Makes sense.

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      09-13-2012 10:20 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8tguy94 View Post
      That one from ebay looks good! Maybe I will have to try that!
      The sound will be better than a cassette adapter
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      Quote Originally Posted by dubvinci View Post
      liking/appreciating static is one thing, but to think its better that airride is a whole nuther story....better ride and handling while driving, more drivability, and looks better when parked....you might as well say its better to always have a hard on...id rather deflate it when im not using it and then pump it up when its time to go....lol...

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      09-13-2012 12:04 PM #21
      haha, I bet it will!

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