Maroon tiger,Maroon_tiger said:I just got back from bestbuy... they installed it in like 10mins.. for only $15..... I didnt care cus i wanted to make sure that nothing went wrong.... they slid the stereo cord under the cig liter and it plugs right into the line/out socket on my iMount...
There IS A CLEAR DIFFERENCE B/W THE SOUND QUALITY OF A CASSETTE ADAPTER/FM TRANS.. AND THE AUXILIRARY INPUT CONVERTER....
the auxilary input converter is worth the $$$.... i hated the cassette adapter with a passion...so this was really easy
1. order the correct auxilirary input converter (that corresponds with your car)
2. purchase the stereo cable from Radioshack..
3. follow the directions to install and or bring it to bestbuy... and pay $15
on the 1st page of this thread.. click either link that is about the auxiliary input converter.... then select the auxiliary input converter that corresponds to your care make/model......... and then that should be about $60/+ and then order the stereo cord from the radioshack link that was posted and then either install it yourself or have best buy install ittgower said:Maroon tiger,
this sounds great--I want to do a similar hookup to my 1995 sony 10 cd changer . what kind of auxiliary input converter do you mean, an fm modulator or what; where did you order if from?
Sounds good. I just was curious as to what made you get the converter as opposed to buying a new cd receiver with an aux input on the front. I'm trying to decide the same thing. I drive an 01 ford focus ZX3 with stock everything...so I don't exactly have the best receiver. Would it be better for me to just spend a few extra bucks over a converter and get myself a better receiver with an input on the front? Though I'm also having trouble finding a relatively low priced receiver with the front input that has gotten good reviews. Just not sure what to do. Thanks in advance for advice anyone can offer...and sorry for my lack of knowledge on the subject - I'm doing the best I can!lamofo said:This post led the way for me to get the most amazing sounds in my car. I got the aux input for my 2004 Explorer. I then used the stereo RCA to mini jack to my IPod (make sure it's the stereo RCA to Mini. It has the two black stripes on the mini plug instead of the "mono" one stripe). It sounds amazing. I might get that conector to the line out/cigarette lighter, but I tell ya, it sounds awesome. Makes a 10 disc CD changer seem like a dinosaur compared to driving with thousands of songs on my Ipod. I love it. Oh yeah, the guy at BestBuy connected it for $15.99. They were really cool and stoked to see an Ipod getting installed. They even called over other customers to take a look. Thanks for the info!
Well, this is probably about a month late in coming, but I had the same problem with my cda-9813. The thing is, the default setting for the auxilary input is off. I guess they don't want all the people who don't use that feature having to scroll through it when switching functions. Anyway, I'm sure by now you've probably figured out how to turn the AUX input on (I never would have figured it out without the manual), but if you have lost you user manual or something, just post back/email me and I'll walk you through how to do it.pobzilla said:Thanks for your nice post.
I have an older Alpine cda 7839 headunit in my maxima. I have attached the correct ainet adapter to the back of the stereo, to the radio shack 3' rca converter. I have that wire attached to the SiK auto kit so it connects directly to my 3rd gen ipod.
Anyone have any idea why my car stereo isn't recognizing there's a plug in the back? I hit source and also cd-changer on my remote and it's not changing any mode other than radio and CD.
Please help me figure it out if you have any ideas.
I first went to mobile one (where I got my head unit) and asked them what was the best way to do it. They said the only way I could do it was with a FM Transmitter (they obviously don't have much experience in it) or buying a new, expensive head unit with AUX input. But then i read about the FM Modulator on this board and went up to best buy to investigate. I brought the iPod dock and told the guy in the sound department that I heard an FM Modulator could help me connect my iPod to my stereo. He said "yeah, it should work pretty good. All you would need is the fm modulator and an RCA-to-3.5mm cable. I'm sure we can do it." So they did, and it's great. I probably wouldve done the install myself but I'd probably mess something up in the car and they needed to do some custom work. I wanted the dock to be in the ash tray and that required some skills I don't have. The installation itself ended up costing more than all the parts needed, but it was cheaper than buying a new head unit.Ms_Jewelle said:Hey guys--the ones that got their iPods installed at Best Buy/Circuit City--could you post your city? I went to 5-10 Best Buys/Circuit Cities in three states/six cities and they ALL looked at me silly when I asked them about hardwiring the iPod.
They said IT COULDN'T BE DONE--IMPOSSIBLE...
So perhaps if I could just call a different store. I'm still at a loss here.