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Hi Folks! What a great forum you have here!! I am still in the "research" mode, but will be buying my Ody (is that pronounced Oh-dee or Odd-ee?) very soon.
One glaring deficiency IMO is the lack of rear headphone jacks for the kids. My '96 Windstar has two headphone jacks in the middle seat position which was a real sanity-saver on a couple of long trips (you can turn off all the speakers). The kids can listen to their favorite tape for the zillionth time w/o driving Mom and Dad nuts

Anyone know of a mod like this for the Ody?
 

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(is that pronounced Oh-dee or Odd-ee?)

Hey Ody, welcome to the forum. Hmm ... haven't thought about it much. I pronounce it Oh-dee because of the way "Ody" is spelled.

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Peripheral makes an unit.

It is model PHP2. What it has is 2 headphone jacks and an ON off switch. It is a complete switch assembly, cut a hole just smaller than the template and secure with 2 screws. The surrounding trim is large enough to cover any mistakes you make making this hole.

Unfortunately, this piece works off a COMMON GROUND system. + on left, + on right and a common ground for both sides. This is COMMON for in car video systems. You can hook it up to your car stereo system (which uses a FLOATING ground system) using a commong ground to floating ground converter. Both of these parts should cost you under $100.00 and you can tap the rear speaker wires and put the jacks in the back.

A word of caution, using this system may introduce a little noise into your factory system (it MAY NOT, but this is just a warning)

Both units are made by peripheral. If you cannot find it at your local retailer, you can buy it at autotoys.com (in stock), search under PHP2 --

You will also need about 14 feet of speaker wire to get the input from the left side over to the right. I suspect if you do not want stereo, you can do away with hooking up one side.


Good luck with your project.

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Or you could do what I did "back in the day" when I carted my little ones on long trips - bought 'em each their very own Walkman with their own headphones. That way they could listen to tapes or radio in the car, then bring their tunes with them when we got to our destination. Worked great for me. I also bought a one-into-two headphone jack from Radio Shack for a few bucks so they could both listen to one tape or radio station in the back seat (for those *rare* times when we had sibling peace).

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Thanks for the input guys.
I did think about the individual Walkman set up, that is still an option. Better stock up on AA batteries I guess if I do that!
toyman-thanks for the tip, I will definately look into that too.
 

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Rechargables usually do well in these instances. You will learn that rechargable batteries are a god send - especially if you have children toys which never have any ac plug outlet.



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