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Old 07-09-2009, 03:19 PM
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Question Aux In and Chevy Trailblazer 2002?

So I just bought my first car --a Chevy Trailblazer 2002 LT EXT. It has no DVD player, has the 5 disk CD changer, and no SAT. radio.--factory stock radio

I have been searching for months for an AUX in solution for this stereo so I can hook up my iPod, but haven't been able to find anything... Only FM transmitters...

I don't want to buy a new radio because my dad just replaced the radio in the Trailblazer.

I'll settle for an FM transmitter, if there is no other way. But would like and Aux in Cable.

Any help is very appreciated!!
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Does your car's stereo actually have an auxiliary input?



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Does your car's stereo actually have an auxiliary input?
unfortunately no...
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Well, then you can't use an auxiliary solution. You need an AUX port to actually work with accessories that output audio through an AUX connection. You can't install an auxiliary port, these need to come factory installed (or be part of an aftermarket stereo system).

Your best bet would be to do one of two things:
1. Purchase a cassette adapter (if your car's stereo has a tape deck) along with a charger+AUX unit. This will provide higher quality than ANY FM solution out there.

2. Go to Best Buy and purchase an iPod installation kit. These kits allow you to use your car's factory standard deck to control your iPod. They are a little pricey but they offer better audio quality than even a cassette adapter. Best Buy will even install it for you. Sometimes they charge for installation, sometimes they don't. I have always managed to purchase car audio accessories whenever they had free installation programs.

3. Purchase an FM unit. This is the lowest quality option and decent units tend to cost a lot of money.



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Well, then you can't use an auxiliary solution. You need an AUX port to actually work with accessories that output audio through an AUX connection. You can't install an auxiliary port, these need to come factory installed (or be part of an aftermarket stereo system).
Yeah... I'm trying to find a way that I can have a aux input...

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Your best bet would be to do one of two things:
1. Purchase a cassette adapter (if your car's stereo has a tape deck) along with a charger+AUX unit. This will provide higher quality than ANY FM solution out there.
Again... no cassette adapter, or else that is what I'd use...

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3. Purchase an FM unit. This is the lowest quality option and decent units
tend to cost a lot of money.
Unfortunately, that looks like what I'm going to have to use....
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2. Go to Best Buy and purchase an iPod installation kit. These kits allow you to use your car's factory standard deck to control your iPod. They are a little pricey but they offer better audio quality than even a cassette adapter. Best Buy will even install it for you. Sometimes they charge for installation, sometimes they don't. I have always managed to purchase car audio accessories whenever they had free installation programs.
I'd suggest this approach. Not necessarily Best Buy but an iPod interface kit for your factory radio.
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Yeah... I'm trying to find a way that I can have a aux input...
As I said, you can't install an auxiliary input. The only way to actually use an aux connection would be to purchase a CD deck that has an aux input. No aux input, no aux at all.

Either buy a new deck, use an FM transmitter, or buy an iPod installation kit. ANYTHING would be better than an FM transmitter. In fact, a good FM transmitter costs $100. You can purchase an iPod installation kit or a new deck (with at least an aux input) for that price.



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I work on a 2002 trailblazer today and i saw the CD/AUX button, you don't have one ?
near the band or am/fm button
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Even if they did have a CD/AUX button, it wouldn't necessarily mean that their deck has an auxiliary input. Car manufacturers (actually, the deck makers) tend to cut costs by using the same buttons for their decks. Case in point, my older Ford Escort's factory deck had a couple of buttons that implied it had CD playback yet it only had a cassette deck. Also, my 2008 Honda Civic's deck has some buttons that can be used for switching between tracks on a CD and for switching to different CDs. It has the same buttons as the sic disc decks yet mine works with only one CD.



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... has the 5 disk CD changer
Is that CD changer built into the deck, or is this an external changer? If it's external then you can probably find a kit to plug into the deck's CD input to give you an aux input (replacing the CD changer). If the changer's built into the deck, then your only option is FM or a new head unit (deck).
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Is that CD changer built into the deck, or is this an external changer? If it's external then you can probably find a kit to plug into the deck's CD input to give you an aux input (replacing the CD changer). If the changer's built into the deck, then your only option is FM or a new head unit (deck).
nah... it's built in...

yeah I guess I'm just going to have to settle for a FM transmitter...

Any recommendations?
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Auxiliary interface

works with built in cd changers radio must have a band, or cd/aux
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Auxiliary interface

works with built in cd changers radio must have a band, or cd/aux

it also says you need the xm radio built in... which I don't have...
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The radio needs to be XM ready or have external cd changer controls
radios with AM/FM button have cd changer controls
radios with BAND button have the xm controls, ( aux interface works with or without xm tuner )
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