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    Connecting MP3 player to the standard soundsystem

    Hi,
    just bought my 2006 Chrysler Voyager, 2.8 CRD and now I am gonna do a few modifications and updates. One is to the stereo, but before adding speakers or doing other stuff I would like to know what it the easiest way to connect MP3/iphone to the stereo ?
    Cant seem to find an aux plug-in( or USP).

    Any thought on how to plug in with minijack or maybe even with USP?

    Thanks

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    As far as I know, there is NO way to connect either via the minijack or USB to the base stereo. The only way I know to connect to the base stereo is via an FM transmitter. Plug into the cigarette lighter for power, tune to an unused FM station, connect your choice of music player to it and enjoy.
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    Go to eBay and search for "chrysler ipod". All kinds of stuff. Just my $0.02.

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    FM iPod transmitter is the WORST! - I've tried it and a better solution is the iPod/MP3 player that plays through a Tape Head. Got mine 2 years ago at Best Buy. No FM static or poor reception problems! I have audio / video input on the dvd player of my 2005 SXT, but it'll automatically play video & sound when it gets video on the video input, - just inputting sound from my iPod to audio input didn't work.
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    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    You could try one of these. Claims to fit your 2006, but then again, it looks fairly universal...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-Radi...sories&vxp=mtr
    What's parked in my driveway? Well, Technically only 2 of them are, one is not actually in the driveway...

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    1994 Eagle Vision ESi - 3.3L V6 (Mounted like a REAL engine should be, facing forward!) - 206,000
    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport - 3.3L V6 - 160,000

    What's NO LONGER parked in my driveway?

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    Thanks for the different solutions. My Old Nokia N8 have an FM transmitter - now thats kind of funny in a gadget kind of way but no way a sustainable solution for music listening.

    I think the "FM antenna plug in" might be OK, but too bad Chrysler havent made ANY sort of logical way to plug in other devices - the technology is not THAT new....

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    Hi,
    I have this installed in my 07 town & country and it connects my ipod directly to my radio and it also has another plug for mp3 player (looks like a head phone jack). it plugs directly into the radio and it works great in my van.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/270882046790...84.m1423.l2649
    2007 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L V6 165K miles (mine)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeMaster View Post
    You could try one of these. Claims to fit your 2006, but then again, it looks fairly universal...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-Radi...sories&vxp=mtr
    I didn't know these existed in a standalone configuration.. Thanks FeMaster. I had a similar setup for an old 10 disc CD player that mounted in the trunk. It worked very well for that purpose, don't see why it won't work for this purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 07 Town & Country View Post
    Hi,
    I have this installed in my 07 town & country and it connects my ipod directly to my radio and it also has another plug for mp3 player (looks like a head phone jack). it plugs directly into the radio and it works great in my van.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/270882046790...84.m1423.l2649
    Ouch, for $265 I'd just buy an aftermarket radio...
    What's parked in my driveway? Well, Technically only 2 of them are, one is not actually in the driveway...

    1986 Dodge Lanser - 2.2L W/ rare 5-speed manual trans - 198,000
    1994 Eagle Vision ESi - 3.3L V6 (Mounted like a REAL engine should be, facing forward!) - 206,000
    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport - 3.3L V6 - 160,000

    What's NO LONGER parked in my driveway?

    1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE - 3.3L V6 - 217,809 - SOLD - Drove off into the sunset on July 3, 2012 (Just got word that the new owners finally had to retire it at about 326,000!)

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    Yeah $265 is a bit much, I put the factory in-dash navigation in my van a while back so I figured I mine as well just put it in and I use it daily. I works great
    2007 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L V6 165K miles (mine)
    2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L V6 38K miles (moms new wheels)

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