New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPod Hardware and Accessories All iPod hardware discussions.

iPod in Car


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
jasihn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I have an older CD player in my car without inputs. Do I have any options, besides a new system and an FM Transmitter, to play the iPod in the car?
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
you could get a cassette adapter but the FM transmitters work great for me....i use the iTrip
QUOTE Thanks
Emrys

 
Emrys's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,345
Emrys is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17" iMac G4 800MHz 1GB RAM

Emrys is offline
What kind of deck do you have? Is it stock? How old. You might be able to get a CD changer adapter that will allow you to add AUX inputs to your deck.

Emrys
Community Administrator / Moderator
MAC-FORUMS.COM - The Ultimate Source For Your Mac!
QUOTE Thanks
jasihn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Hi Emrys! The brand name has slipped my mind but it is not stock. It is a low end deck that I bought at Best Buy for less than $200. Can you explain more about the adding AUX inputs?
QUOTE Thanks
Emrys

 
Emrys's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Vermont
Posts: 1,345
Emrys is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17" iMac G4 800MHz 1GB RAM

Emrys is offline
Sure...

I have a '02 Jimmy. My stock deck is a Delco. The deck was designed to be able to control a CD changer. But I don't have a CD changer. So what I did, was buy a cable that "emulates" the CD changer interface, but actually has 2 RCA jacks at the other end, so you can hook up basically anything in the world that has RCA outputs. Does that make sense?

Check out this site : http://www.installer.com/adapt.html

They have tons of adapters. But being as your deck is aftermarket, you probably won't see anything there.

What is the make/model of your deck? Try calling a local car stereo place and see if they know what they are talking about. If so, ask them to look for one for you.

The price might be a little steep for you. Seeing as you already spent $200 on an aftermarket deck, you might not want to spend another $80 on an adapter. Maybe buy a new deck? For me, it was worth it, because I converted my stock CD deck that works great otherwise. I haven't looked at any decks lately, but you cold probably get a brand new deck for little more than $80 that will have an AUX input, proabably in the front of it for easy accessability. I had to extract my deck, run wires through the dash, and I have 2 RCA jacks hanging out the bottom of my dash. I will try to take a picture and get it up here to show you.

Hope that helps a little....

Emrys
Community Administrator / Moderator
MAC-FORUMS.COM - The Ultimate Source For Your Mac!
QUOTE Thanks
retep
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

i used to use a tape deck adapter, but my new car doesn't have a tape player. help
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Looking for Backlit LCD Remote | PodMaster updates? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Ipod Car Connection superpimp12 iPod Hardware and Accessories 1 12-13-2004 07:54 PM
iPod to car AUX input? mode7girl iPod Hardware and Accessories 3 08-09-2004 07:43 PM
Smart unveils i-move car with integrated iPod Murlyn iPod Hardware and Accessories 5 09-15-2003 08:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?