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How to connect to car radio by cable

I can connect my iPod or iPod Touch to my home stereo amplifier via a simple cable connection. How can I connect to my car radio in an equally simple way, by cable (I don't like the FM transmitter thing) (I've got an older radio without iPod connectivity)

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ok, since you don't want to use a fm transmitter - then there are not so many possibilities left.

does your radio have an aux in ?

what radio do you have ??

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FM transmitters and cassette adapters are nice, but they have their drawbacks. Depending on your car, you have a few different options.

A good source for car audio information is Crutchfield. You can use the "Outfit My Car" tool to find all equipment that works with your specific vehicle. One of the categories is "iPod/MP3 in my car." You can use this to identify your other options for connecting an iPod to your car stereo.

Hope this helps,

David

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The crutchfield site is an interesting one. thanks

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an audio transmitter would do the job, some radios with a cd changer connector can also be tricked to use an external audio device

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+ ChrisB For the idea with aux in

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Most vehicles have a radio. Most vehicles do not an 1/8th inch headphone jack to connect an audio cable to. Neither do many vehicles have an iPod, iPhone or iPad dock connection. To those who wish to listen to music or spoken word in their cars, trucks or any other motorized equipment I suggest you go to a car audio store with said vehicle. Sales people will detail your options. Understand that nothing expensive is required for this. An audio-in jack will do and a lot of the cheapest CD decks have it built into the face. Maybe a couple hundred dollars with installation?

I agree that FM transmitters are pretty bad if you want quality and reliable music.

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Assuming you car can take tapes, you can use a Cassette Tape to 3.5mm Jack adapter, as seen here: Cassette Tape Adapter - 3.5 mm

and here are some more options: Google Shopping Results: Cassette Tape to 3.5mm Jack

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Ah, yes. Cassette adapters. How I've forgotten about you. There are still some cars out there with tape decks! While not even close to as nice a quality as a directly line, I prefer tapes to FM Transmitters where possible.

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you can always upgrade to a newer stereo head unit with and auxiliary port. You can buy a cheaper one to save some money and they are fairly easy to install yourself. Pioneer makes some great head units.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Car-Audio/Ca...

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