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Old 02-04-2005, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default JVC KT-SR2000 Install Into 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hi, this is my first post to this message forum. I appreciate all of the info posted here. You folks definetely have some Sirius Knowledge!

As a newbie to Sirius radio, I wanted to get some help on a future install of the JVC KT-SR2000.

I have gathered alot of help and links here and so far this is what I came up with:

First 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee has the Infiniti upgraded sound receiver. It has a 1 CD in dash, cassette, and a 10 CD Changer in rear of SUV. The factory head unit control switching from AM to FM to CD to Factory 10 CD Changer by pressing the MODE button. There is NO navigation system on this head unit.

My first agenda was to study how to best install the JVC KT-SR2000. With the JVC KT-SR2000, my wife also bought me the JVC car kit. This particular kit includes the car dock, the cigarette lighter power, 21 foot antenna. Using a wireless connection (FM Transmitter), obviously I was able to control this using a FM pre-set. But reading the boards, the feedback is that there is alot of static and poor sound with this type of setup.

My next choice was a "wired FM Modulator". This seemed like an easy install using a factory JVC modulator kit. (pull out radio, pull out car antenna, plug in JVC male antenna to HU, plug in car antenna into modulator, plug in RCA to mini adapted). This woulda enabled me to be hard wired right to the FM band. Once again, reading the forums, I am under impression that this was an upgragee from wireless FM trasmitter, but still lacked the quality of the JVC KT-SR2000 wired DIRECTLY to the Head Unit.

Before I get into what I need help with, I found this pretty kewl bracket from Panavase :<br /> <br />

Here is a picture of where the JVC KT-SR2000 will be sitting. I totally dig this location since the auxillary cig lighter power is right underneath! (and it shuts down when car is turned there is power 12 volt to the right of that which is for my cell phone , etc. which stays ON when the car is off....PERFECT!)

Ok back to the hard install......

Basically I want to use the 10 disc CD changer input on the HU as the place to install the JVC KT-SR2000 to the HU. If i can AVOID losing access to the Factory 10 DISC changer since the JVC KT-SR2000 will be in its place, it wouldnt be end of the world....but my ultimate goal is to have the 10 CD changer AND the Sirius to work off the one feed.

I have looked @ PIE and SoundGate......

I think with PIE, I can do the SIRIUS only install and be left with no CD changer.....

But with the Soundgate or maybe even another device....I see you can have it where you have 3 Aux Inputs that are switchable (somehow)

So that is my dillema.....if anyone can point me in the right direction to which product(s) to purchase for my self would be greatly appreciated!

Once I get up and running I will post pics as I go through the process
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Old 02-04-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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Default Pic of Head Unit

Back of unit (C2) is used for the factory 10 disc CD unit that I have

I found this link for the PIE....reading it shows that if I install it, I will take the 10 pin CD changer plug out, put the PIE 10 pin in its place and have RCA inputs (then get Monster cable RCA to Mini and connect to JVC unit)

If this is the case, I would only have the JVC working and no CD changer ? Also, do I have to hard wire the PIE into the Jeeps electrical system?
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:24 AM   #3
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Default Ok, after further research....

I think I may have found the solution to keep my factory 10 disc CD changer.....and from what I am reading...I can have the JVC sirius unit, 10 Disc changer and even a 3rd device if I wanted one connected to the HU......maybe an IPOD will be the next toy!

Soundgate SDS1V2 Docking Station for Auxiliary Input Adapters

Soundgate DOCKCHRY2Sv2 Chrysler Docking Interface Cable

Now, I am wondering if I need the PIE unit also with the Soundgate.......because the description for the soundgate says "For Auxiliary Input Adapters" which is the PIE....

If anyone knows the answer....please reply...thanx!
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:52 AM   #4
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keep us posted!
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:58 AM   #5
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keep us posted!
He's doing a good job of it now!
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Old 02-05-2005, 03:00 PM   #6
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Default Ok, new data I found....

P.I.E. has a device called the X-3....

An excerpt from "" -

The new PIE X-3 Auxiliary Input Converter system allows the user to add up to three auxiliary input sources and have them connected directly between the CD changer and factory radio. You can connect your MP3 portable player, an XM radio, an iPod, or any combination of three separate audio sources, all at the same time AND still use your OEM or aftermarket CD Changer! The X-3 system interrupts the audio of the CD changer, switching between the three user-selectable RCA level auxiliary audio sources, and defaults back to the CD changer if desired. The X-3 system consists of two parts, the Selector Brain Module or X-3, and the vehicle-specific T-harness sold separately.

Basically I think this setup will be the SOLUTION for most 2002-2004 Chrysler / Jeep / Plymouth vehicles with the 10 pin connection!

Here is the link for the P.I.E. install -

Here is a link to purchase the P.I.E. X-3 -

Also, if you want this setup, you must buy the "vehicle specific" cable - In my case I will buy the CHRY02-X-3 T harness found at this link -

So now I have found the hardware I need, the installation next step is to purchase the stuff....and oh, I almost forget, I must wait to get my JVC sirius unit for Valentine's Day from the wifey.....(it is supposed to be a suprise...hehe
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