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2008 I pod hook up

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Bobby Blaze, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. Bobby Blaze

    Bobby Blaze Member
    Messages: 92

    I just got an i pod for xmas and i'm trying to figure out how to hook it up in my 08 3/4 ton laramie I got the 6 disk in dash cd player, only thing missing is the i pod jack in the lower left corner of the radio i'm guessing that dodge had some problems somewhere along the line and stopped using them. I want a nice clean install without having to drill any holes or have wires all over. anybody got any ideas ?
     
  2. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    You need what they call a wireless FM Tramsmitter. Got one for the wife for X-mas. Its mostly a 12 volt lighter jack with a wire that plugs into your IPOD headphone jack. Then tune your radio to whatever FM preset is empty in your area, like 87.9 or something like that.

    Then you rock out!xysport

    Oops! forgot to add only $29.99 at a Love's truck stop.
     
  3. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    You'll need the Mopar Ipod integration kit, as far as I know nothing but the base model radio came with the AUX jack on the front.
     
  4. niederhauser la

    niederhauser la Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 79

    I ordered my truck with a single disc just for that reason...they come with the aux jack, the six disc and navigation do not.
     
  5. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Go to www.crutchfield.com

    It will tell you all your options...

    Go to car audio and then ipod search.
     
  6. Bobby Blaze

    Bobby Blaze Member
    Messages: 92

    how well does that work? i've thought about getting one of those but i heard that if your close to someone else thats got one it picks up on the other sometimes.
     
  7. Bobby Blaze

    Bobby Blaze Member
    Messages: 92

    I was at the dealer today and they got one for 139.00, I'm really not that thrilled about the price but what r u gonna do, I got an idea as to how it hooks up but like I said I want to keep the drilling to a minimum do you have one of these installed on your truck and if so where did u install the half dollar sized jack ?
     
  8. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Yeah! Your'e right, it does. But I only pick up when a radio station is broadcasting on a preset I'm using, then I jump to another one. I have'nt heard another car alongside mine.....YET.
     
  9. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I don't have one, but I'm sure that somebody over at DTO could answer that for you.
     
  10. Rgory

    Rgory Member
    Messages: 64

    Bobby,

    Be careful that Dodge isnt just selling you the fancy FM tranmitter. Mopar offers to I-pod integration kits. One is just a glorified fm tranmitter and the other is an actual integrated control. An easy way to tell is look over the info about the product if it says maintains control via i-pod its just a glorified fm transmitter. I have the true integration kit charges my I-pod and displays a Dodge logo on the I-pod screen while plugged in. All control is via the radio and I enjoy it well. I personally chose to install the connector in my center console as I think it is stupid to have to plug/unplug the ipod from the glove box as the directions suggest. It is all plug and play and if you go glove box route its no big thing. If you go via the center console that is no big deal either just a little more work routing the wires. P.S. this was in my 06 3/4 ton.


    Ryan
     
  11. Bobby Blaze

    Bobby Blaze Member
    Messages: 92

    your right, I just can't believe the price on the better one 215.00 :eek: from the dealer