99 Silverado, anyone have iPod working with your factory stereo

Asked my dealer if they can connect to the back of the factory CD player, maybe the cd changer input, and he said no. Apparently, the CD changer input will get confused with ipod input. So now, only solution
appears to be one of those silly FM modulator deals. Any other suggestions?
thanks.
chris
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There are several aftermarket wiring harnesses that plug inline into the back of your stock radio and add a set of RCA connectors for you to plug your iPod into. There is also a generic connector box that uses vehicle specific plugs to add RCA connectors - one is called "Auxtocar" and the other is called "Ipodtocar". Search for one or both of those terms on the internet and you should find several car stereo installation equipment companies more than willing to sell you one.
The vehicle specific adapter for my '04 Chevy 2500HD is called the PXGM24 made by Peripherial. It is for the 24-pin connectors. There is also a PXGM9 for the 9-pin connectors depending on your radio and year. Search for either of these or the company and you will find it easily on the net. They are also readily available on eBay for the same price.
One word of warning about buying one of these connectors (depending on your model and year), some earlier versions could cause a communications link failure if your dealer ever tried to reflash (install new programming) into your vehicle's brain. The only fix was to replace the brain, but only the very early adapters had this issue several years ago and not the new ones. The moral of this story is beware of buying an older or used adapter on eBay.
Cheers - Jonathan

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Per c:

At CompUSA I saw a (Monster Cable?) implementation that looked pretty much like what Alpine offers for their ("M" series?) units.
You purchase the unit plus a cable that's specific to your vehicle and, optionally, a little LCD readout to stick on the dash that seems to approximate part of what you see on the iPod screen.
Anybody know if this (Monster Cable) device is the same one that Alpine offers?
If so, I might even give it a try on my '98 burb until I can bring myself to purchase a new Alpine tuner/player.
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Per (PeteCresswell):

Actually {2004 Alpine Ai-Net receivers" per Crutchfield.
http://www.alpine-usa.com/company_info/press_release/010804_ipad.html
http://tinyurl.com/9jtlk
http://tinyurl.com/8rc4f
http://tinyurl.com/dg7r3
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