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iPod Adapter for '08 Ranger

Hi, I'm about to buy a 2008 Ranger. It has the regular factory stereo with no CD player or anything - pretty basic stuff here. I'm really wanting to play my iPod and I'm trying to figure a good balance between price, ease of installation and sound quality. I'm curious if the adapter I found (see link below) will work with my Ranger's stereo. Also, below is a link to the actual truck that I'm buying in case reading the specs will help...it has a picture of the actual radio. The listing says 2009 but I am pretty sure it's a 2008.

I appreciate any help or advice!


iPod Adapter:
http://www.amazon.com/Peripheral-Ada...ies/B000KB22LY

Truck that I'm buying:
http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/dd...D&cardist=6605
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I think your better off saving a little more coin and buying a aftermarket deck with usb and aux inputs. Just my opinion.
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Well, considering that I'd be getting a CD player and aux input for the same price, I think you're absolutely right! Now just the question of installation because I've never done this before. I can see that the factory radio in the Ranger is quite a bit larger than this CD player would be. What would fill the extra space?

I really appreciate your input!
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You can buy dash kits from crutchfield as well that will "fill" the extra space. This is what the electronics shops do when they install a deck.
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2008 should have an aux jack next to the cubbyhole. Just buy a male to male connection wire and you should have an aux button on your head unit. Turn up the volume on the pod and adust w/ the HU volume. It's all I do w/ my iphone
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2008 should have an aux jack next to the cubbyhole. Just buy a male to male connection wire and you should have an aux button on your head unit. Turn up the volume on the pod and adust w/ the HU volume. It's all I do w/ my iphone
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Best part, cable costs like $10
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I highly doubt it has the AUX in it because its not an xlt, its an xl fleet truck...
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You are right, it doesn't look like there is one there
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i got this Pioneer DEH-4300 unit for my truck a few weeks ago to replace the AM/FM/CD stock unit in my '03. I dont really own any CDs anymore and this has an AUX headphone jack style port and a USB port on the front that works with my Iphone and a flashstick...I'm liking it. Also has RDS for regular radio and a ton of screen colors to choose from. It was only $119 from Crutchfield when I bought it a few weeks ago...

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i got this Pioneer DEH-4300 unit for my truck a few weeks ago to replace the AM/FM/CD stock unit in my '03. I dont really own any CDs anymore and this has an AUX headphone jack style port and a USB port on the front that works with my and a flashstick...I'm liking it. Also has RDS for regular radio and a ton of screen colors to choose from. It was only $119 from Crutchfield when I bought it a few weeks ago...

Hey that USB sticking out of your stereo, does that hold mp3s that are played on your radio?
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Yep...

And it works with my Iphone also. The current Iphone OS is kinda problematic though with this head unit so I just converted them all to MP3 and threw them on that stick. Couldn't beat the price
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