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Unread 04-05-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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I have a Double DIN CD player in my car and I'd like to have an aux port. I really like the radio in there so I'd rather not replace it. This car also has a non-standard DIN pocket, so I wouldn't be able to install a single din unit in any easy manner, and a pocket wouldn't fit under it. I'd have to put just a plastic plate to cover up the whole, which seems pointless in my opinion.

Is there any way I could wire in an AUX cable somehow? I cannot stand to use an FM transmitter.
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I have a Double DIN CD player in my car and I'd like to have an aux port. I really like the radio in there so I'd rather not replace it. This car also has a non-standard DIN pocket, so I wouldn't be able to install a single din unit in any easy manner, and a pocket wouldn't fit under it. I'd have to put just a plastic plate to cover up the whole, which seems pointless in my opinion.

Is there any way I could wire in an AUX cable somehow? I cannot stand to use an FM transmitter.
How confident are you in your circuit analysis abilities? You can always solder directly to the inputs that the cd player uses inside the unit.

Of course you could always go for a double din unit --> http://www.crutchfield.com/p_020CX40...0.html?tp=5684
But I assume you are avoiding them because of the price.
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Yeah, I can't spend that much. I have a single DIN player bought already for my last car before it crapped out on me, but I'm planning on returning it.

If it were possible to install a little shelf in the other DIN spot, I'd do that. But if that were possible, crutchfield would suggest I buy it when I input my car info. All they have is a little plastic shield plate to cover up the empty hole. :/
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Yeah, I can't spend that much. I have a single DIN player bought already for my last car before it crapped out on me, but I'm planning on returning it.

If it were possible to install a little shelf in the other DIN spot, I'd do that. But if that were possible, crutchfield would suggest I buy it when I input my car info. All they have is a little plastic shield plate to cover up the empty hole. :/
I saw that plate which is pretty lame. You can try tapping into the cd player's input headers though like I suggested. I don't blame you about those radio things. I had an expensive one and it still sucked.
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You'll need sometype of adapter that prodcast on a radio frequency like a HD addition or CB addition buit it's possible i'll do some rresearch when I get a sec.
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Ok check this out it's FM transmitters that allow different types of input for Ipods, portal devices, and other.
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i...odulators.html
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I want to stay away from FM transmitters. I've used them before and they tend to be really, really terrible quality.
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Then it's time to save for a new HU
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A friend of mine found an item on ebay that will help me out. It's a dash kit that actually has the pocket on the bottom of it. I couldn't stand the plastic plate, but the shelf actually comes in use sometimes.

I'll just install my aftermarket deck.
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I want to stay away from FM transmitters. I've used them before and they tend to be really, really terrible quality.
We have one from walmart, and it works perfect. The error is your signal or HU. Unless you wanna try again. Get one at walmart:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Belkin-F8M...itter/13259412
Program it to FM3 preset 1 or whatever, so it's easy to get to. If the FM transmitter doesn't work, return it, and save up for a new HU. That's my opinion on this matter.
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