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    itunes in the car

    What is the best method for listening to your ipod in your car if it doesn't have an aux plug?

    Radio freq vs plug into your tape player?

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    Re: itunes in the car

    I have a Belkin FM transmitter. plugs into charging port on iPod, you can chose the station you want to use and it uses power from the ipod to run it so there are no cords.


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    Re: itunes in the car

    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    What is the best method for listening to your ipod in your car if it doesn't have an aux plug?

    Radio freq vs plug into your tape player?

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    The fm transmitters are terrible if you're in a city, ie des Moines. Can 't find any open stations.


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    Re: itunes in the car

    I bought one that plugs into the tape player, and it seems to work great. Just have to work out the proper setting for volume on the ipod vs car stereo.



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    Re: itunes in the car

    buy a new car



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    Re: itunes in the car

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I bought one that plugs into the tape player, and it seems to work great. Just have to work out the proper setting for volume on the ipod vs car stereo.
    What cars have tape players?


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    Re: itunes in the car

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    What cars have tape players?
    My 2001 car does. I've used both types and currently use/prefer using the tape so I don't have to change frequencies if one starts to get interference or lose signal. The tape plugs into the headphones jack on the ipod, and I can run an ipod cord to a dual-port USB charger that charges my phone and ipod. All fit neatly in the floor console cupholders so not much clutter to deal with.


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    Re: itunes in the car

    If you can go the tape route, do so.



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    Re: itunes in the car

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    What cars have tape players?
    I have a 2004 truck with a tape player. I use the tape player rather than the FM transmitter to listen to ipod, less hassle with trying to find the right station.



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    Re: itunes in the car

    www.usaspec.com/

    If you dont have a tape deck, this site sells adapters that plug into most factory stereos. Used it for years. The nice thing is that it will use the stereo's controls just like your ipod were a factory CD changer.



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    Re: itunes in the car

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    What cars have tape players?
    Probably ones that don't have MP3 jacks.



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    Re: itunes in the car

    You can add a PIE aux input to many factory and aftermarket radios. There is also a PIE iPod interface.

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    I added an aux input in my F-250 and Jetta, and it works great. I got the PIE iPod interface for my sister's minivan, and it works great as well. You can control with iPod with the radio controls. IMO, the PIE interface is the cleanest approach.

    If you go the PIE route, be sure to shop around, as the prices vary between distributors.

    I also have the FM transmitter, and as was pointed out above, it is horrible in the city, and actually, in the country as well. Between DFW and OKC, even in the country, there seems to be a station on nearly every frequency.


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    Re: itunes in the car

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Probably ones that don't have MP3 jacks.
    There is a window were you might have a CD player, no jack and no cassette player. One of my vehicles falls into this window.


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    Re: itunes in the car

    Depending on the car/radio you could look online. I was able to find instructions on how to solder in an aux jack right into the stereo itself. My radio had a separate function for a car phone that wasn't being used.



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    Re: itunes in the car

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    The fm transmitters are terrible if you're in a city, ie des Moines. Can 't find any open stations.
    I've used one for 6 or 7 years and it works great. I've left it on the same frequency (down on the low end can't remember the exact frequency) and Omaha is the only place I've had any interference. We've used it in Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Houston without any issues.



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