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Connecting ipod to stock bose stereo for gmc

Im having a problem finding which wires are the ones to disconnect to connect my rca jacks to the back of my radio on my gmc. my manual does not give me a picture of the wires behind my stereo and telling me what they are for i just want to connect my ipod to my stereo

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You can find a vehicle wiring database on this site; You have to register to view them, but its free. FYI, if you are just adding RCA jacks, you will need to amplify the signal from your ipod as the "line out" would not be enough to hear very loud on a stock stereo. Best of Luck.

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