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my name is Jacob and i am from upstate ny.My mother owns a 2008 Kia sportage lx 4 cylinder.

For her birthday,i want to figure out the least expensive way to get her ipod to work in her car.She wants this so badly..

Im sure you get lots of people here asking about ipod connections for these,but this is different...

There is a junkyard nearby my house with quite a few different Kia models,and like 5 or 6 sportages from different years too..

Since the 08 doesnt have an aux adaptor,or even the ability to hook one to the back,i am trying to find any year kia radio that is aux-able,that will fit...Or maybe there is a radio from a different model Kia that will fit too,to increase my chances...

My last option,which i dont want to,but will if i have to,is get one with a tape deck,and use the tape deck to 3.5mm adaptor.

Im hoping to find someone here who is like a supergeek/expert on kia's stereo's so that he might give me a list of compatible oem stereos,that hopefully have an aux and/or a tape deck..Then i could go to the junkyard and get one SUPER CHEAP!!!!

Is anyone an expert here?

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If you buy one at the boneyard be sure to get the wiring harness ends that plug into the new radio. Check with the owner of the yard BEFORE you chop them out. The Sportage should have a standard "double DIN" opening. Also check the prices BEFORE pulling one. Most yards have the radios all ready "pulled"
The connectors (sockets) on the new radio will probably not match that's why you will need the matching ends.
Also be sure there isn't a secondary power amplifier attached to either the old or new radios. (deluxe/premium radios). will have the color codes for both the old and the new radio wirings and the colors may look the same (radio to radio) but they will have different functions.
check each one and pair the matching wires by function.
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