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Subwoofer doesn't play through ipod, only radio and cd's

I have a 2002 jeep wrangler that has a factory sub under the center console. Everything works great with the Alpine head unit but when playing songs off the ipod the sub does not play. It is hooked up correctly b/c it will play when the radio or a cd is playing. Is this an ipod setting or something wrong with cd player? How do i fix this problem? i have the same problem with my aftermarket subwoofer in my celica. the guy at best buy said something about the wire going from my amp being solid blue needing to be blue with a white stripe or something... i couldn't really follow tho... where would u buy a new wire for that?

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  • Kate5686 Feb 16, 2009

    I had the same problem. What was wrong with mine was i had a thin blue wire coming out of my sub that needed to be connected to the wire harness. I had it connected to the solid blue wire in the wire harness (which seemed logical at the time) but it actually has to be connected to the blue w/ white stripe wire in the harness. Now my sub works great with both the ipod and radio.

  • mshullen Mar 30, 2009

    I have a jensen VM9412 touchscreen, my sub works fine when the radio is on but when i put a CD in the subwoofer stops working, does anyone have any suggestions?



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Hook up the remote wire from the head unit (grey w/ orange stripe) to the power antenna wire (blue) on the wiring harness adapter.

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  • Blue Rubi Apr 17, 2009

    Its not the MP3 quality or the source tone feature or the eq.

  • Blue Rubi Apr 17, 2009

    I take that back, the wire color on the harness is blue and like me, you probably hooked it up to the blue wire from the head unit whereas it should be connected to the blue and white wire (remote / power antenna).


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Hi,is the subwoofer works with radio then it must be the quality of your mp3's that is poor, diffrent sources do not change the subwoofer output....
also it could be the source tone feature, the unit will remember diffrent bass&treble and sublevel settings for diffrent sources, maybe the bass is turned down, also check the EQ on the i-pod, that may be affecting to sound?

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