What if you don't have an aux input in your car radio?
I just got the Motorola car dock and it works great, but my car radio doesn't have an aux input to play the Droid X stuff throught the car speakers. Has anyone done a workaround, maybe like hooking it up through an FM transmitter? If an FM transmitter is the only way to go, any suggestions? Thanks!
- 07-27-2010, 11:48 AM #2
- 07-27-2010, 12:27 PM #3
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IMO all the options sucks.
at least in my cars. when you plug into the aux port. you are also powering off the car and you get a feedback loop through your radio.
even if you get a suppressor, it still doesn't go away 100% and the "loudness' of your audio is lowered allot..
If you go FM transmitter. then you are still losing allot of power.
If of course you don't listen to your music very loud then none of this is really an issue (or you can unplug the power source while listening to music)
but for me I like to crank it up and the feedback loops make it intolerable.
- 07-27-2010, 01:22 PM #4
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I recommend you install a radio with an input jack.
Here's a nice head unit for $40.00, with Aux input, SD Card, and a USB Port. (Perhaps you could bogart the power off the USB Port to charge the phone?)
Dual - 15W x 4 In-Dash Deck with MP3 Playback and AM/FM Tuner - XR4110
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FYI, not all cassette adapters are created equal. Some of the really cheap ones do not work well at all. I found one for $15 at Walmart that works well for the money in all my vehicles. BTW, some FM transmitter options for playing music are just as bad as the cheap cassette adapters. Difference being the FM transmitters are not cheap.
- 08-01-2010, 08:53 PM #15
DIY for Subaru Impreza with cheapie radio
I found this article a while back and followed it. Super easy check it out. I did this on my 2009 Impreza, but if you could figure out the pin assignments on your stock radio, the same method could be applied.
DIY Aux Input Kit for $1.99 - NASIOC
FM mods stink... The only way to get decent fidelity is to have the Aux input. Sounds fantastic with my DX.
One note... don't cheap out on the cable. Get a good gold plated one. Whole project will cost you 12 bucks.
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I use a bluetooth visor speaker that can beam to fm radio. Although I think the best setup to have is a car stereo with bluetooth built in it. When I had a blackberry I didnt even have to take it out of my pocket. As soon as I turned the car on it would all start up. Unfortunately with android I have to turn the music on thru the phone manually. Hopefully this changes.
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- 11-07-2011, 03:16 AM #23
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Re: What if you don't have an aux input in your car radio?
The bluetooth set is currently on the way, and I have also bought this off ebay, eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d
do you guys think it'll work? i really hope so cos I am not willing to spend anymore money for a new radio set!
- 04-02-2015, 12:31 PM #24