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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:24 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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mk1Matt wrote:
Next best solution would be a wired FM modulator. It actually plugs inbetween the aerial and the aerial socket on your existing stereo. Plug the iPod in, tune the radio in. Job done.

Something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Revo-Universal-Wired-FM-Modulator-Car-MP3-IPOD-DAB_W0QQitemZ300296736862QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_AudioVideoElectronics_PortableAudio_MP3PlayerCarKits?hash=item300296736862&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Alternatively, whip the CD player and fit a cheap tape deck, along with a 3.5mm headphone plug - tape adaptor.

Both methods work with reasonable success. Ultimately depends on how you feel about sound quality!



If you're not bothered by sound quality go for the above - These are good ideas but tape adaptors are awful and FM modulators/ transmitters are limited to the bandwidth of FM - you iPod will sound like its playing through a wooly sock.

If you want CD quality - look at the headunit and match up an adaptor from here:

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ipod-fr ... 1_697.html

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ipod-fr ... =5a&page=1

cheapies:
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/ksif200 ... -5861.html


(I used to fit this stuff for a living)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:19 pm 
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I use a Dension Ice Link.

I think they've been replaced now, but it basically plugs in where a multichanger would go and you have a cradle on the dash which the ipod fits in.
You can control the ipod from the stereo (only basic stuff on my early one but it is more comprehensive now).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:26 pm 
Mr Benn
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all good ideas....


er...steve... help... :lol:


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perry wrote:
my mate had one back in 2005 or earlier , worked great in his golf ( maybe its only german cars :lol: ) the frequency was next to radio 1 and when early morning back road thrashing mates in other cars could listen too :lol:


Affraid not, my experiences were in a Bora (essentially a booted golf) and a Passat.

If Jez's works well enough it would be cool, but the price is pushing it up toards the realms of a wired kit with interfacing via the stereo controls...which is cooler.


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