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Just got my new 2012 ram and am new to the forums so hello! When I was at the dealership I noticed some trucks had a usb port to connect an ipod or iphone to for playing music through the truck. My truck just has the aux in port in the front so am wandering if you can buy just the usb connection later on down the road.

I have been looking online and have not yet found anything that does not involve a aftermarket radio install. Help would be great!
 

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The usb connection is usually built into the radio to where you can play your videos and other on the ipod. I havnt seen a kit to add just the usb port, the kits usually use the 30 pin connector that works the same way I just put one in my 07 2 days ago and with 30 pin connector and it works just like hooking the usb cable in. Keep looking they are coming out with new stuff every day if it isnt already out.
 

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You can sync the Iphone and Ipod as Bluetooth Audio. No ned for usb cable, but then you ARE using a 12v plug for power. I prefer BT link myself though. Phone can stay in pocket if I am on short trip.
 

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USB port

I bought a 2012 3500 ST and later saw a USB port in a cab at the wrecking yard while looking to get parts to install an upper glove box. I pulled out my upper pocket and the USB port was already there taped in behind the dash support cross bar. I plugged in the Ipod and heard a ding through the speakers but it won't play. I don't know if the USB is hooked to the radio. I have the Media Center 130 (RES) and Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth. Hopefully someone can help me out. Pull your lower glove box then remove the upper and see if your have a USB already.

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The usb cable doesn't go to the radio. It plugs into the external Uconnect module which is located on the main dash structure. If you remove the glove box and look to the right you should see it there at the end of thee dash. This is for the REQ, RES,RHB & RBZ radios.



I bought a 2012 3500 ST and later saw a USB port in a cab at the wrecking yard while looking to get parts to install an upper glove box. I pulled out my upper pocket and the USB port was already there taped in behind the dash support cross bar. I plugged in the Ipod and heard a ding through the speakers but it won't play. I don't know if the USB is hooked to the radio. I have the Media Center 130 (RES) and Uconnect Voice Command w/Bluetooth. Hopefully someone can help me out. Pull your lower glove box then remove the upper and see if your have a USB already.

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The usb cable doesn't go to the radio. It plugs into the external Uconnect module which is located on the main dash structure. If you remove the glove box and look to the right you should see it there at the end of thee dash. This is for the REQ, RES,RHB & RBZ radios.

In a round about way it goes to the radio. I have the cable and know it goes to the Uconnect then to the radio. Do you know how i can get it to shuffle songs and not play them by artist in alphabetical order. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Our radios don't like the APPLE formats
they do like MP3 & i believe WMA

i won't go into memory sticks, reformatting, etc

first off make sure your Ram radio has the LATEST software Version
then upgrade your Smartphones latest software

our radios may have been built by Mitsubishi, Pioneer, or Harmon Becker & maybe others
check out www://mofo.com/mygig
 

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Well, really in a round about way, it doesn't go to the radio. The iPod plugs into the cable which plugs into the Uconnect module. The iPod downloads the Meta Data and content information to the Uconnect which stores it in it's memory. The Meta Data files are sent across the High Speed CAN BUS network and the audio is sent as a mili volt output to basically an AUX input on the radio which then amplifies the output.
Have you tried turning Shuffle on the iPod itself before plugging oit into the cable?
As for playing artist in alphabetical order. The way Uconnect works is:
When you select an artist that you want to listen to:
1) If you select "Play All", then the tracks will be played in alphabetical order and not the way the are on the CD.
2) If you select (1) of the artists CD's and play, then the tracks will be played the way htey are listed on the CD.
Anytime that you select "play all" the music will be played in alphabetical order.



In a round about way it goes to the radio. I have the cable and know it goes to the Uconnect then to the radio. Do you know how i can get it to shuffle songs and not play them by artist in alphabetical order. Thanks in advance for the help.

Guy
 

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You will find this to be true of most of the RAM radios, called Media Centers

Media Center 130 (RES), by the way there are 2 different RES radios, one of them doesn't even have the phone symbol, the other does

NOTE: Uconnect™ Phone and Voice Command are vehicle options which must be ordered separately. The buttons on the radio will only be active if the vehicle has been equipped with the option.

* The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of the radio faceplate.
* Unless otherwise noted, the information provided on the operation and functionality of the radios in this section is common to all non-touch-screen radios.

Here are the different Media Centers (Radios)

http://www.chrysler.com/en/owners/quality/res/
 

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Took out my glove box and sure enough - there was the USB cable taped in place. Plugged i my Iphone 4 and BAM it works.

F'in charge people 300 bucks for nothing. Why not just install the USB mount glove box in all vehicles? What a SCAM!

I will note that because the interface isn't very fast I'll just use the cable for charging, and the BT function for audio so I can scroll itunes and pandora faster.
 

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