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Old 10-07-2009, 08:48 PM
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I have a 2006 Dodge Dakota and the stock unit didn't come with an ipod adapter. So I was wondering if anyone has any info on how to get an adapter for the stock stereo or if anyone has any pictures of the back of the head unit? Any help would be appreciated. Also sorry if this is in the wrong section, I'm new.

Edit: Another question is if the stock stereo has RCA cables in the back of the stereo
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I got a peripheral brand Ipod apapter for my factory RAQ Headunit,I'm not sure if the Daks have the same headunits as us Ram owners but I'm sure peripheral will offer something,just google "peripheral Ipod adapter dodge dakota" or something like that.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:31 AM
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This post will do better in the 3rd Gen. sub forum. I will move it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:52 PM
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Why not just use the AUX jack? That's what I use for my MP3 player and Sirius radio...works fine.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:28 PM
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Stock one may not have come with the aux in the front. Mine didn't
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:40 AM
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Good point, I didn't realize the '05 and '06 models didn't have them. My 07 has zero options, even the base single CD headunit has an AUX adapter. My bad.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:46 AM
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My 06 came with the aux jack, but it also had sat radio...

There are not any RCA outs on the back of the stock head units... for the cost of the ipod adapters, you cant really go wrong.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:47 AM
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Pac makes an adapter too, but IIRc its like $80+ the later model RAQ radios had the aux input on the front. You can pick up a newer version RAQ radio on ebay for about 50 bucks.
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the 2006 models had the AUX input as well (even w/o sat radio). I had one on my other 2006 Dak. My 'new' 2006 Dak has the 6 disc changer w/ SAT and does not have the AUX input.

The back of the unit does not have RCA plugs for an input.

May just want to upgrade your deck to something that works for you. They are pretty cheap these days. Or go with one of those adapters.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:46 PM
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Yes I do have an RAQ stock head unit but it does not have an aux port on it. But After reading some of the responses I called around and ask for an Ipod adapter. Best Buy said they stopped doing Interface cables for ipod on stock units but they do FM modulators for around 100 dollars. I was plan on getting that done till I called an auto audio specialists in my town and they are amazing at this stuff. He said that he can order a cord for my stereo and he can hook it up for around 200. He said with this cord I can run it to my glove box and I can control the ipod through my stock head unit. I asked him about the FM modulator and he said that they have bad reception and don't last that long. So i'm going in on tuesday to get the interface cable installed. I am really good with car audio but I didn't want to take apart my dash because in my old 95 camry i did that and the dash fell apart. So i'm going to leave it to the professionals. Thanks for the help though guys. You got me on the right track.
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Let us know what the brand name, part number and pictures of it are if possible

Glad you found the help and what you were looking for
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FM Modulators are crap steer clear for sure, The peripheral unit I put in lets you use the steering wheel controls for limited control of your ipod,this sounds like what he's doing for you,for $200 IDK I guess thats fair but you could do an aftermarket head unit with Ipod compatability for not much more I would think,assuming you did the work yourself(You can do it,everything is a cinch done inch by inch as my Granny says)
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Mine is an 07' and didn't came with the aux port for the mp3 in the front!!!
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Is that because you have the 6 disc changer?
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Is that because you have the 6 disc changer?
Yes! I got the 6 disc changer!!
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I am wondering what adapter he is installing for 200, that seems a bit steep to me. also, how is it going to control the ipod through the radio? I installed for a long time, and I dont recall ever seeing an adapter that integrated ipod controls into the factory head unit.

Not saying hes ripping you off or anything, just that I havent seen a unit with the feature set described... Pretty interested.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:03 PM
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Idk i'm interested in what he is installing to. I found some interface cables that connect your ipod to the factory stereo. But i don't remember seeing anything about controlling it through the head unit. I'm defiantly going to ask a lot of questions. They have been in business for about 15 years and they did a good job on my last car. I will take pics of it afterwards and post them here.

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:34 PM
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awesome, keep us posted!


The "best" oem interface I have seen charge and control the ipod from a little "remote" looking thing. I cant remember the brand for the life of me right now.
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The Peripheral unit I have cost $80-90 and it lets me scroll through tracks using the left side steering wheel buttons,it also automatically pauses and starts the ipod playing when you shut the truck off or start it up. IE the limited functions I mentioned in my earlier post. I'll bet that's what he is installing for you $90 for part and $110 for labor.
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Honestly for $200 I would go with an aftermarket head unit that supports ipod control. Decent ones will also be able to put out higher quality sound, the stock radios other than the MyGigs are generally lacking in that area.

If you don't care about CD's this would make an excellent head unit for you, one of the better ones to go with an ipod: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...+iDA-X303.html
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