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So, now that I can't listen my collection of CD's with the UConnect 5.0 what is everyone else doing? I don't want to use my phone, so is buying an IPod my only alternative? Maybe a memory stick? Let me know what works best for all of you.

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I have some tunes on a small iPod that I plug into the usb port. Tried putting songs on a memory stick and the car didn't recognize the files. I suspect that was because they were iTunes files, not mp3s. If I could easily put songs on a memory stick I'd much prefer to do that.
 

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If not an ipod, there are a number of small MP3 players out there. Probably a bit cheaper than an ipod too. Another idea; if you have an old phone sitting around, load it up with music and use it as the player.
 

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If not an ipod, there are a number of small MP3 players out there. Probably a bit cheaper than an ipod too. Another idea; if you have an old phone sitting around, load it up with music and use it as the player.
HA! I do have an old phone laying around! Might give that a try, thanks for the idea!

But it doesn't charge....bummer!
 

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The USB flash drive is the way to go. I have a few SanDisk Cruzer Fit drives. They are tiny and are barely noticed in the USB port.

If you get several 16 GB drives, you can put different selections of music on each. Or get a bigger one and put all your music on.
 

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I would definitely suggest a usb drive as previously suggested by others.
My Grand Cherokee has an SD card slot. I purchased two 32GB cards figuring I'd load one up with my music and the other with DW's music. They are huge and hold tons of music so we literally leave one card in at all times. It works just like an iPod with artist/album/playlist, etc. This should be the new standards at the card readers and cards are cheap. We ordered the cd/mp3 player in the GC, and rarely use it now.
For the Renegade you should be able to do the same thing with the usb drive.
 

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Well, bought a IPod shuffle, loaded it up with songs....radio doesn't recognize it! I tried both USB ports also. I erased all the songs on the shuffle and reloaded them and tried to plug it in again....nothing!! I have an option for Blutooth, but the USB option isn't even highlighted so it isn't recognizing the shuffle. I tried the shuffle on 3 other devices and by itself, it works everywhere else.
 

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Talked to UConnect customer service today, IPod shuffle is not compatible with this system even though it states any USB device can be used. Bought a cheap 16GB flash drive and it works perfectly!
 

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The USB flash drive is the way to go. I have a few SanDisk Cruzer Fit drives. They are tiny and are barely noticed in the USB port.

If you get several 16 GB drives, you can put different selections of music on each. Or get a bigger one and put all your music on.
You were correct!! Plus you don't have to mess with charging them all the time...plug and go!
 

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Well, bought a IPod shuffle, loaded it up with songs....radio doesn't recognize it! I tried both USB ports also. I erased all the songs on the shuffle and reloaded them and tried to plug it in again....nothing!! I have an option for Blutooth, but the USB option isn't even highlighted so it isn't recognizing the shuffle. I tried the shuffle on 3 other devices and by itself, it works everywhere else.
My iPod Shuffle works. Maybe it has to be a certain "generation"? Mine's certainly not the newest model ( I think it's a 2nd generation Shuffle, but not positive). Just bought a Nano which will give me more room.

A flash drive would definitely be the less expensive way to go. Not sure why my computers at home have such a tough time transfering songs from CD to flash drive.
 

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. . . Not sure why my computers at home have such a tough time transferring songs from CD to flash drive.
All my iPod/iPhone songs are in one directory on my hard drive (thanks to iTunes). I just copied the entire directory onto a flash drive. It took maybe 15 or 20 minutes (I only have about 600 songs).
 
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All my iPod/iPhone songs are in one directory on my hard drive (thanks to iTunes). I just copied the entire directory onto a flash drive. It took maybe 15 or 20 minutes (I only have about 600 songs).
I will see if I can find a similar directory on my laptop. Thanks!
 

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I use this, tiny wee thing but works a treat.
SanDisk Ultra Fit CZ43 64GB USB 3.0
You know that is a good idea and it led me to think about buying a few of them so I can put different music styles. (Sometimes I feel a little bit Country and other times a little bit rock n roll.)

at first using your purchase as a guide I was thinking of getting the 5 pack. But then I came across this Leef one.

Only thing is it is USB 2.0 and not 3.0 but I it looks cool that I can modify the letters to say Jeep instead.

I figure to hold them all in I'll get a pre-cut foam but I can't find any. But that led me to finding this.


Whats cool is that he makes them in all the colors that the Renegade comes in.
I figure that holder would fit perfectly in the middle console tray.

TS
 
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