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    Question Connecting iPhone to car
    I am looking to find a way to connect my iPhone to my car.

    I don't have an aux jack, so I would rather spend a couple extra bucks and connect my iPhone directly to my radio; that way I could change the songs using my radio and not my phone.

    I didn't find anything on the forums, so I was hoping someone could maybe help me out.

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    What kind of car do you have (year, make and model)? There are many factory integration kits that hook up to the CD changer port at the back of the stereo (providing that your car has one) and allow you to use the iPod as though it were a factory CD changer (and in some cases, a factory XM radio).

    Personally, I use a DICE I-HONDA-R3, which is absolutely awesome (albeit pricey).
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    I have a 2006 Honda Civic.

    The DICE I-HONDA-R3 looks quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJudgeYou View Post
    I have a 2006 Honda Civic.

    The DICE I-HONDA-R3 looks quite good.
    I think that will work for you. Another, less expensive option would be to try the USA spec iPod interface. The big difference (at least on my Accord) is that the song title/track information is not displayed on the radio's screen. I like to have this option because I tend to hide my iPod within a pocked in my dashboard to keep it safe from prying eyes.

    You can see the USA Spec unit here:

    http://www.handaccessories.com/civelec06.html
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    It says it's not compatible with the iPhone or Touch, are they referring to controlling them via the radio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    It says it's not compatible with the iPhone or Touch, are they referring to controlling them via the radio?
    I think they're referring to connectivity to the device altogether. I forgot that we were talking about an iPhone! I use mine with a 5.5G iPod.
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    I had the same prob, but I am an audio guy so I bought an Alpine headunit that was iPod ready. Bought the $20 cord that connects to the back of the receiver and then plugs into my iPhone.

    I can control everything from my receiver. I get the "This accessory was not created for the iPhone...do you want to switch to airplane mode etc." and I just hit no and it works great. Control through receiver and charges at the same time.

    Might be your only option, but IMO its worth it. I listen to the most music in my car. So, to me, its worth it.
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    Which phone do you have? Some things that worked with my 8GB 2G don't work with the new 3G. Even the car charger/FM transmitter doesn't work.

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    I have this. Just picked it up from best(worst)buy, because my old ipod car charger that used to work with my 2G iPhone doesnt work with my 3G and i needed a transmitter. It works great with both iPhones, and charges both of them, as well as great transmitting power. The clear scan thing is cool too, and it has 2 programable memory buttons for stations.

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    http://www.pdostore.com/index.cfm?fu...product_ID=471

    Best purchase I have ever made, besides my Macbook Pro and iPhone 3G of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich6490 View Post
    http://www.pdostore.com/index.cfm?fu...product_ID=471

    Best purchase I have ever made, besides my Macbook Pro and iPhone 3G of course.

    Zach
    Ditto

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    Whatever you buy, make sure it is compatable with the 3G specifically. I got one for my Mazda a few months ago which worked fine with my first gen, but for some reason it won't charge my 3G. At least it'll play music but I wish it would charge also.
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

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    Yeah, since Apple finally nixed the firewire charging pin, a number of chargers no longer work, so be careful.
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    I use an alpine CDA-9883 deck. I bought this deck for my ipod classic and it work great. I am able to browse my selection through the actual deck. There is a cable that is sold separate that connects to the bottom of the ipod or iphone. It also comes satellite and bluetooth ready (bluetooth requires an additional purchase.) The screen is also crystal clear and is very easy to read while driving. I have tested it on my iphone 3g and it plays the music without a problem. It does give an error message and offers to put the iphone in airplane mode, all you have to do is push no and it starts playing your music. If the phone rings the music stops and the ringer starts to play on your speakers. The only set back is it does not charge the phone like it does my ipod classic. If this is a problem, I would look into a new alpine deck that will charge the 3g. I was told that alpine works with apple to produce these products. I don't care much for fm transmitters because the music fades in and out.
    best of luck!
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    I also use an Alpine deck, the iDA-X100. Works perfectly and connects via a USB cable (included). I don't have an iPhone, but my friend does, and he has connected his iPhone to my deck a couple times and it worked (and charged) perfectly.
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