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Chrysler Pacifica Audio & Entertainment Questions

qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,640
huh. Ya know, all this time we've had the car, I just ASSUMED the DVD changer would play MP3 discs just like all the DVD players in my house. Man, was I disappointed yesterday when we finally popped one in and it errored out.

I just want to confirm this is true and not just a disc problem. Is this what everyone else here has found? No MP3 capability?

'17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!



  • Hi Everyone,


    I must say that I am a proud new owner of a 2005 Pacifica Limited AWD, completely loaded with no options missed. So far, 600 trouble-free miles on Goldie (Linen Color).


    I do have a serious question for those who have the SIRIUS radio option on the Pacifica. For some reason, the radio equipped with my model does not display the actual NAME of the song playing on the Sirius music channel? I have seen other radios (including my previous XM radio) display the station ID in addition to scrolling the current song being played across the screen?


    Thus far the dealer has no clue as to why this model will not display more than the station ID. However, whenever listening to plain ole FM radio, for those stations that broadcast RDS signal, my tuner will display all of the station ID information in addition to the song title being played at that time?


    My radio code is: RBP and has the 6 disc cd changer below, in addition to the rear entertainment system.


    If anyone could shed some light on this, it would be greatly appreciated!




  • Thanks for the infornation privetotruski! Unfortunately being able to see the displayed name of the song playing is a very good selling point for me on the Sirius radio. Now I just don't see any value in it, especially for those of us who quite often say, "Wow.. I like that song, but I forgot who made that?" :-(


    Wonder if Chrysler will come out with an update to remedy that soon?




  • Hey did you find an answer to this? I am going to install the sirius radio and have the same radio code as you.
  • jsyarussjsyaruss Posts: 50
    greetings all -- another great forum from edmunds - thanks to all who make this happen! i just leased a new Pacifica Touring with lots of goodies - I'm thrilled. It replaces a T&C that served us very well, but this time we wanted something a little different....

    I have a Q about the stereo system that I'm hoping somebody here can help with...We selected the Intermezzo stereo upgrade because the standard stereo on the T&C just wasn't up to the task of powering that whole huge cabin. Plus, with the Rear DVD and all, it seemed like it would be fun and, well, that's kind of the purpose of the car ;-)

    Here's my question: the face of the stereo system is exactly the same as what we had in the T&C, and that one didn't have the upgraded stereo. How can I tell if this is the 5.1 ch stereo unit, then, from looking at the dash. I see no markings about Dolby (other than the standard NR button), no trademark for infinity intermezzo, nothing about setting the surround sound options (my Volvo gives me the choice of 3 channel and prologic II) just looks like the regular stereo... (i know, it lists it on the sticker, but I'd like to learn about whatever different features there might be, if there are any, and I can't find them...)

    Now, I can count the speakers easily enough, and they're all there. But, should I be seeing any different functionality with the CD/Tape/AM/FM unit itself? Thanks much for any input. I tried to find photos on the web, but came up with nothing conclusive.

    Thanks much!
  • nelson33nelson33 Posts: 100
    My 05 Pac has the 6 disk CD/DVD changer. I'm looking for a TV monitor to install behind the head rest (2 for each headrest) that would allow me to playback and view DVD movies utilizing the factory DVD changer. Has anyone purchased one and, if so, happy w. their purchase (ie quality, reliability, etc.)? There are quite a few websites that carry different brands so it's a tough choice. Retail stores like Circuit City carry very few options.
  • I have just installed a pair of Vizualogic 7" headrest LCD's ( very nice BTW ) in my Chrysler Pacifica and connected them to the OEM 6 disc / DVD player. My problem is that the oicture is plagued with spots - not snow but white pixels all over the screen. This doesn't happen when I connect my portable DVD player to the AV box input. This leads me to believe there may be a compatability issue between the screens and the OEM DVD player. Can anyone offer any suggestions??
  • duritterduritter Posts: 3
    Is the wiring for a ceiling mount screen factory installed or will wires have to be run to the DVD changer. I'm looking to install a flip down screen. Please help!
  • my3rdrxmy3rdrx Posts: 167
    I don't have any problem with playing my MP3s on my DVD changer (even with the regular CD player that comes with the radio). Maybe the problem is with the way you burn your CDs?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,640
    A-hah. ok. i was hoping someone might say that.

    so how is it you set yours up? like i said, the one i tried worked fine in my dvd players in the house. The disk has no folders or anything. Its just a whole mess of mp3s in one big list.

    so it should work in the single-cd, too? i'll have to try that and see if i get any different results.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • kenukskenuks Posts: 2
    I am looking to do a similar as well. I took apart the dash and removed the 6 Disc DVD. It has two connectors on the back, a 12 pin and a 16 pin. Am I understanding correctly from some of the previous posts that I still need another connector/harness from Chrysler.
    I purchased a Visor Screen and it only has 4 wires.
    Two for power and a V1 and V2 video input. The video cable are white and yellow, not sure what the deal is on them either. I do not have much experience connecting radios, etc........... What Pins on my 2004 PAC should I connect to? Can I just splice in to the existing wires.

    I found this wiring info from other posts.

    1 Grey/Tan Fused B(+) (didn't use, used power from 2nd row power outlet instead)
    2 Yellow/Grey Igition/ACC signal
    3 No connection
    4 No connection
    5 Grey/Lt Blue Video Control(didn't use)
    6 Grey/Orange Video Signal(This is center for RCA connector)
    7 Grey/Dark Blue Video Return(didn't use
    8 No connection
    9 Violet/Orange Video Play Signal (didn't use)
    10 No connection
    11 No connection
    12 Shield (This is outside of RCA connector)

    In case anyone is wondering, here are the various pin descriptions from the OEM CD/DVD Changer (p/n: P05094031AA). There are two connectors, a 12 pin and 16 pin. This is the labeling off the unit (I’ll do my best to interpret it).

    12 Pin Connector:
    1) VSM Batt (Video monitor constant battery lead +12v)
    2) VSM Ignition (Video monitor ignition battery source)
    3) I/R Transmitter enable (infrared transmitter enable)
    4) Audio Lch (Audio left channel)
    5) Video Common (Video common source)
    6) Video Signal
    7) VSM Ground (Video monitor ground)
    8 ) N.C. (No connection)
    9) DVD Play
    10) Audio Rch (Audio right channel)
    11) Audio GND (Audio ground source)
    12) Video Shield

    Based on these labels, one would have to imagine that these wires are run directly to the OEM LCD panel in the headliner and it also supports the audio signal (via infrared) to the OEM wireless headphones.

    16 Pin Connector:
    1) Batt (Constant battery lead +12v)
    2) N.C. (No connection)
    3) Ill – PVDM (Illumination source)
    4) N.C. (No connection)
    5) N.C. (No connection)
    6) N.C. (No connection)
    7) N.C. (No connection)
    8 ) Audio Rch (Audio right channel)
    9) GND (Unit common ground source)
    10) N.C. (No connection)
    11) IGN (Ignition battery source)
    12) J1850 (?? Must be some kind of control wire to the head unit)
    13) N.C. (No connection)
    14) N.C. (No connection)
    15) Audio Gnd (Audio ground source)
    16) Audio Lch (Audio left channel)
  • reginald1reginald1 Posts: 3
    I wired my clarion 10" screen to the video out on the Pac DVD player. The power I grabbed from the second row keyed source. My problem is the DVD plays only when the car is not running. Once it's turned on the Overhead screen still has power but no signal seems to be getting to it.

    Do I need to get the overhead power from the DVD player in order to send the video signal to the screen when the car is on. Please reply to my email if possible


  • kenukskenuks Posts: 2
    I finished wiring in my visor screen today and it seems to be working well.
    I pulled ACC/Power from the keyed plug-in outlet. I spliced in to the wires and connected the new screen.
    I also spliced in to the shield and the grey/orange video wire and connected to an RCA plug for the video signal.
    So far so good. The only problem now is that I have no remote control for the 6 Disc CD/DVD changer.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
  • reginald1reginald1 Posts: 3
    Best place to get the remote is on Ebay.
  • moeohmoeoh Posts: 13
    just wired my jensen up according tho the pin set above.
    got a 12 pin connector kt from a dodge dealer and just used the pins since the connector did not fit.
    I cannot figure what to do witht he dvd play. without it the dvd sits at the menu waiting for me to press play.
    other tha that it works great!
  • thewall31thewall31 Posts: 11
    Hi all , I got my wife a 2006 touring and it has the in dash 6 disk cd/dvd changer system but no monitor ,wanted to know if anyone has added a monitor to there system using only the front AV jacks on the front of the stereo?
    I would like to find a monitor that does not have to be hard wired or hard mounted in the car. just be able to plug it in to the 12v outlet for power , i saw a few like this online but was curious if anyone has done this thanks
  • aviateaviate Posts: 31
    The front jacks are for input only. You can use for MP3 player, game system, external dvd/cd changer, etc. You can not add a monitor without hard wiring. Check on the accesories/modifactions discussion for details on how to do this.
  • yakutatyakutat Posts: 1
    Okay I've got the wireing figured out, Pac came pre wired upto the A piller, what I am looking for is a screen that supports all the input and output of the DVD system, such as Video play signal, head phone I/R xmtr enable, video control, video return, headphone R/L signal, headphone return. I have searched endlessly but cannot seem to find a screen to match the inputs of the oem screen. There must be a screen out there that matches the controls of the oem. I'm looking for something in the 10" range. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  • mill0866mill0866 Posts: 1
    Ah, i have the same problem! I've tried seemingly everything. The Pacifica manual states to use CD-R media with a Type 1 or Type 2 file structure - that's file names less than 31 characters with the ".mp3" ending. Also you have to use the Mpeg1 layer 3 format, and use MP3's with a compatable bit rate, such as 128 with a 44.1khz sampling rate. I've done ALL of this, and still all i get is an "ERROR" when i insert any of the six test disks i've made. I've burned using Nero and iTunes. Anyone get thiers to work using a different approach?
  • I just bought an 05 Touring yesterday and my wife and I are contemplating having the dealer install a factory DVD system. About how much will this cost and is it worth it or should we look at aftermarket systems? :confuse:
  • rasldaslrasldasl Posts: 74
    Save your money and get each kid their own portable DVD player. It will be cheaper!
  • moeohmoeoh Posts: 13
    I have had both.
    Bottom line is dealer system is over 1000$ and you lose it with the van.But it is neater and more finished.
    Aftermarket or portable is 3-500$ and it is yours. Granted that the technology changes fast. The portable one has worked well outside teh car for camping, cottages and parties.
  • Thanks for the input moeoh, We went out yesterday and had a nice Jensen unit installed. Works and looks great. Even had the in-dash DVD player installed, just like the factory and it looks every bit as good as the factory unit but it cost 3/4 as much. Makes us even happier we decided to buy a Pacifica. :D
  • samuelbsamuelb Posts: 4
    We bought a new '06 Pacifica Touring about three weeks ago and we just love the car. So far the only problem we've had is with the optional 6 disc CD/DVD changer. I have an MP3 disc in disc slot #1 with about 250 tracks on it and for highway driving I just hit the RND button (random) on the deck and let it play what it wants in whatever order it wants. Quite often the track number display will not change (for example, display shows track 50 being played when in reality it's playing track 134) and it will stay that way for 3 to 5 tracks before it starts changing like it should. I realize it's just a slight annoyance but on a $33,000 vehicle you expect everything to work as it should. I assume the fix is a direct swap for another unit at the dealer and I'll mention it when I go in for my 3000 mile service but I was wondering if anyone else out there had this problem.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,640
    can you please tell me how you recorded your disc. i have not been able to get our mp3 discs to work in our changer, although they have worked in other mp3-capable CD-players.

    To create ours, I simply dump the Mp3 files right on the disc.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • jaykaponejaykapone Posts: 1
    I need the diagram to wire an aftermarket overhead to my 2005 pacifica 6 disc dvd changer thx
  • rschoutenrschouten Posts: 2
    I have got a Pac 2004. I am in Europe and the DVD-6 palyer only plays region1 DVD. Does anybody know how to make the DVD player region free (or region 2 compatible)?

    Next to that, the FM radio only recognized unequal frequencies like 102.7
    So it can not find 96.8 (equal number). This is neccasarry in Europe. Does anybody know how to change this?
  • probosisprobosis Posts: 1
    Hi. I am a new PAC owner (06 Touring) and have a question on the video/audio inputs on the 6 cd/dvd stereo system. How can I get the inputs to play on my stereo? I checked the manual and ddidn't see any way to change the audio selection.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,640

    ya know, i'm beginning to think PACs are just inconsistent across the board. I can't play MP3s, yet others say they can. I can't shift my tranny at low rpms, but you say you can. Then there is the guy on the other pac board who says his seat won't go fully upright. Oh, and then there is the memory position on the mirrors. Some say it works well, some don't (mine refuse to go where I set them).

    its all very strange.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • bapriebebapriebe Posts: 25
    Apparently only certain radio units can play MP3's and my Intermezzo 5.1 unit isn't one of them. My seat goes as upright as I ask for. And the memory mirrors don't work properly on any 2004 or 2005 I've driven (5 of them in total). My mirrors even have an interesting feechur where once a year they forget completely where they are supposed to go and spend 15sec trying to position themselves past the outermost position (and snap back several times) before they give up trying.
  • My dealer recently replaced the 6 dvd changer that went bad. They accidently replaced it with the version that has a built-in RF transmitter for RF headphones. My system uses IR headphones. After some searching on the net, I discovered that the RF version is older and does NOT support MP3. I tried the same MP3 discs that worked in my original system and it just ejected the disc and displayed an "ERROR" msg. I'm hoping that once the dealer orders the correct unit, my mp3 discs will play again. Now I understand why there are people out there claiming their dvd players do not play mp3s
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