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Making my Ipod work in my car

EndomaticEndomatic Registered User
Alright, so I've never owned an Ipod before and I borrowed a family members.

I'm going on a long trip tomorrow and I need a way to hear music. Apparently you can't transmit shortband or whatever the fuck the 1st gen did anymore, which I learned just today!

So what do I do?

I went to look for a transmitter and they're 80 dollars. They can go FUCK themselves, no thumbsized FM transmitter is worth that.

So how do I do it?

Assume my car wasn't built in the last 3 years, and has no USB.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
  • capable heartcapable heart Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
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  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited October 2008

    Seriously the best solution. You can find these for around 3 bucks.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I've seen FM transmitters in TJ Max.

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  • ToyDToyD Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I actually was looking for a solution and here's what I found. I found a nice car radio that has an aux input that's basically a headphone jack. Then I bought a $1 end-to-end minijack cable that I hook up and listen with. I didn't have a casette deck to start with, so that option was immediately out and FM transmitters are shit anyway.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »

    Bingo. Since you're leaving tomorrow, go to a store and start hunting for these. Should be comparably priced.

    Yes, there are better alternatives, but for a "leaving tomorrow" situation, I can't really start suggesting he install a new HU, now can I?

    Tape deck solution would work too, just get a car adaptor for iPower on the go. :P

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  • exisexis Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I had a Griffin FM transmitter for my 4th gen ipod, but found depending on where I was around town, I would occasionally get interference. Bought a cassette adapter for five bucks with my new ipod and it works fine. If you can play cassettes in your car I'd go with that.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    go for a better quality one, i once bought a $15 fm transmitter, thing ran on one AAA battery.

    fuck circuit city...

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