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Old 01-24-2015, 11:42 PM   #1
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Connected MP3 and Sirius to Jensen VR 185

I know WRV used different radios over the years. Mine was Jensen VR 185. I know it is a Sirius ready radio, but I did not want to pay another subscription charge. I do have a Sirius receiver that I was using on my FM radio on 88.5 whatever. Not the greatest when you pick up other stations.

I thought about replacing the radio new one with SD or USB, but pulled it out to take a look first. I have tool for removing the radio that I could not find. I took some super small screwdrivers and inserted on each side and came right out. You could also take off the cover panel right side of the dash to access it.

On the back out the radio, there is a pair red/white RCA Aux inputs. I had a Y adapter with audio plug on the other end. There is an AUX button on the front of radio. Ran the audio cable through the side of the dash and connected to MP3 and it works great. Or I can plug the cable into my portable Sirius. WRV installed the antenna on the roof.

This is simple to hook up and I don't have to use single CD anymore. This didn't cost me anything to hook up.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:42 AM   #2
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Talk about simple!! Nice find Kraig!

I have a Sony MP3, but the "shuffle" feature doesn't realyy shuffle, it sorts numero-alphabetically, so songs always play in same order. anybody know an MP3 that has a proper shuffle feature?

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Old 01-28-2015, 12:08 AM   #3
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Mike, I had an older MP3 player in the picture. I found one at Staples, so that way it is an easy return to a retail store if I did not like it. You could probably cheaper.

In the menu it has 4 shuffle choices: by artist, by album, by songs or playlist.

It is SanDisk Sport with either 4 or 8 GB. They also have a slot for Micro SDHC
Battery supposed to last 25 hours.

SDMX24-004G-A46K (4 GB)or SDK008GA46 B (8GB0
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You found the "tool" to remove the radio, (I used finish nails), you might look at how the radio is supported. On mine, those side locking clips put pressure on the faux wood panel and carried all the weight, cracking it at the bottom corner. I used a small screw on the back side of the radio, attached a small angled bracket, and screwed to a wood block sized properly, which had been screwed to the plywood under the dash (cautiously). This carries the weight of the back of the radio to relieve the pressure at the front plate.
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:22 AM   #5
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Good idea, Mine has not cracked yet.
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