I noticed that on the 2007 Expeditions, they added a "Line In" to the factory radio - YEAH! However, I bought a 2006
I would love to add some type of "Line In" connection to my 2006 to connect my iPod. I noticed that the in-dash 6-disc radio has both an SAT button and an AUX button. Currently, I have the satellite radio hooked up and working great. I don't have the factory installed DVD flip down screen and player, which is what I assume you would use the AUX button on the radio for. Is there a way to hook up a "Line In" to the AUX input of the radio?
I checked online and found a couple of solutions, that I think will not work the way I want. The first is from Ford and is called the Trip Tunes (part: 6R3Z-19A464-AA). It looks like it connects through the radio antennae and uses a couple of radio stations to get the audio to the stereo through FM modulation.
There is another solution called PIE: http://www.pie.net/store/index.cfm?action=ViewDetails&ItemID=206
This connects to the iPod through the USB connection and uses the SAT features of the radio to actually control the iPod and display the iPod information on the radio. This is cool, but then I loose the satellite features. All I REALLY want is a "Line In"!
Is there a way to tap into the AUX feature of the radio to give me a line-in? I haven't found anyone who can give me a straight answer.