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Old 03-13-2007, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a car setup to play mp3's over the car stereo. If i buy the connector from seidio (3.5 to 2.5) and connect a FM transmitter to that...would it all work fine? Can some people give me examples of how they have done it, if there is a way? Thanks in advance for any insight
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I'm an Install Supervisor for A&B Sound In Calgary, While working on my own vehicle I decided to experiment a bit with the auxillary input on my aftermarket CD/MP3 Deck.
My phone at the time was an LG500, with no bluetooth, but I had the wired headset which was a pain to use. I should mention that my vehicle is a standard, and I get alot of calls when i'm driving.
So what I did was cut the headphones off and soldered a set of rca's on to the jack after the mic part. now all I had to do was plug it in to my Aux input off my deck. When a call came in I'd switch the source to auxillary and I could hear the caller on all my speakers and they could hear me clear as day. When I upgraded to the pearl I guess I lucked out cause it worked flawlessly with it aswell. Also as an added bonus it was also easier to stack my phone up with mp3's and listen to that through my system than carry a bunch of cd's. if any one is interested i will post a tutorial.
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I'm an Install Supervisor for A&B Sound In Calgary, While working on my own vehicle I decided to experiment a bit with the auxillary input on my aftermarket CD/MP3 Deck.
My phone at the time was an LG500, with no bluetooth, but I had the wired headset which was a pain to use. I should mention that my vehicle is a standard, and I get alot of calls when i'm driving.
So what I did was cut the headphones off and soldered a set of rca's on to the jack after the mic part. now all I had to do was plug it in to my Aux input off my deck. When a call came in I'd switch the source to auxillary and I could hear the caller on all my speakers and they could hear me clear as day. When I upgraded to the pearl I guess I lucked out cause it worked flawlessly with it aswell. Also as an added bonus it was also easier to stack my phone up with mp3's and listen to that through my system than carry a bunch of cd's. if any one is interested i will post a tutorial.
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I have accomplished the same thing in the past throught he tape deck with a tape cartridge adapter and a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter with a mike in-line - no soldering and it sounds great. I tried the fm tranmitter route. The sound quality always stunk and there was no good way to mount it in the car...

Hope this helps. Seidio sell all kinds of varients on the adapters. I gotta get a new one since the PPC versions I was using don;t change over.
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FYI, Motorola is about to launch a new Bluetooth unit with a built in FM transmitter. It is similar in design to their other hands free units. Calls for professional installation.

Model is T605. $199.99 thru Unlocked GSM Phones, GSM World Phones, Smart Phones, Cell Phone Accessories at MobileCityOnline.com
Last time I checked with mobilecity and motorola it was not yet available.
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