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How do I access the auxiliary audio input on my 2006 Jeep Liberty?

Asked by TexasDude (25274points) February 15th, 2011

I went ahead and followed some folks’ advice from this previous question I asked and bought an ipod adapter that hooks up to the auxiliary input as opposed to working as a transmitter.

I know my Jeep has an auxiliary audio input somewhere behind the radio because my manual says there’s one. .

Problem is, I don’t know how to access it. My manual doesn’t say, and I’ve tried searching all the Jeep forums, but all anyone seems to say is “hurr durr, there’s not one,” or “derp herp, just buy a fm transmitter.” Not very helpful.

Can any of you lovely folks help?

Thanks in advance.



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cockswain's avatar

hurr durr is there a jack on the front of the radio

TexasDude's avatar

@cockswain, nope. The manual says it’s on the back of the radio, but I don’t know how to get to it. Some of the forums I’ve seen suggest that I am supposed to fish the cable back through my open glove box, but the clearance is really tight and I can’t even reach a finger back there. I can’t figure out how to remove the glove box, either. I was hoping someone who knows more about automotive/audio stuff could help me.

cockswain's avatar

Good God that sounds like a stupid design. It was built in 2006. Why the hell wouldn’t they put the jack on the front of the radio so people can easily connect an iPod? So lame. Honestly, the only advice I can actually offer (and you’re probably realizing this is the only way you’ll get this to work) is to get a Haynes or Chilton manual and see how to get the radio out stepwise with photos.

So dumb. And I was kidding with my first comment, I just wanted to say hurr durr.

lillycoyote's avatar

For that year and model, it’s probably in the back of the radio or on the underside. You’ll have to take the radio out of the car and will have to buy an adapter, cables or an integration kit. Newer cars have that nice little aux input on the front.

Check out these these links:

This one, if you scroll down has an image of where the input is on another Jeep model plus some addition info, kits cables.

And this one has directions for a kind of rough fix for the 2006 Liberty.

I have the same problem with my 2005 Subaru Outback. I’m still trying to decide whether or not to just by a new radio/cd player that is iPod ready, keeping the factory speakers to keep the cost down or going some other way. Right now I have portable computer speakers velcroed to the dashboard because the two fm transmitters I tried suck, except when I go through tunnels, then they work fine. Not enough tunnels in the U.S. to really make it worth the bother with those things.

TexasDude's avatar

@cockswain, yeah, I was thinking exactly the same thing…

@damn… the pictures in that link make it look like the cable I bought won’t even work :-/
Thanks for the info, though. I appreciate it.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard When you wrote @damn, were you speaking to me, dear? :-)

TexasDude's avatar

@lillycoyote, lololol, yeah. I meant to say @lillycoyote, damn…. etc. Lack of sleep is making me crazy.

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