Thread: iPod in Car
08-12-2003, 03:26 PM #1jasihnGuestiPod in Car
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?
08-12-2003, 04:13 PM #2
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you could get a cassette adapter but the FM transmitters work great for me....i use the iTrip
08-12-2003, 06:20 PM #3
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.
08-13-2003, 09:43 AM #4jasihnGuest
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?
08-14-2003, 08:01 AM #5
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....
08-19-2003, 10:52 AM #6retepGuest
i used to use a tape deck adapter, but my new car doesn't have a tape player. help
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