I have a 2003 VW Passat with no aux in jack. I have been using a cassette adapter to get audio from my phone, but the tape deck has stopped working. (It beeps and says Tape error.) I have tried replacing the cassette adapter but the same thing happens, so I know it is the player. [more inside]
My beloved car stereo is becoming obsolete, help me find a replacement! [more inside]
When I burn a CD, some songs that sound fine in iTunes on my computer will inexplicably have between 3-20 seconds of 'silence' at the beginning, thus causing my car's CD player to skip them if I don't fast forward to the actual music...WTF? (do my best to give some Tech Specs inside!) [more inside]
I want to buy a new car stereo, but have no idea how to google for the features I'm looking for. What I really want is a double din stereo that has a usb port on the front where I can plug in my iphone 5 and play it through the stereo. Now comes the hard part, I want to control the iphone from the iphone. Not through the stereo interface. In otherwords, I want to use the USB port as an Aux out. [more inside]
How can I find a decent replacement stereo for my 2005 Audi TT roadster? One with real knobs and no laser light show? [more inside]
Car Stereo Filter: Am I better off with a whole new head unit, or just an adapter? [more inside]
Surpriseish birthday gift filter: Shirley, the hive mind knows more than me for radios, and can pull together a Sirius XM radio recs/kit recs for installation in a 2006 Toyota Prius (currently has factory radio)? [more inside]
Help me pimp my hybrid. [more inside]
The science behind FM transmitter behaviour... how does it really work and what's going on? [more inside]
My original iPod Mini, circa 2004, has finally died. I need to replace it with another mp3 player with an FM transmitter. What would you fine folks out there recommend? [more inside]
I feel stupid for wasting a question on this, but what's the best way to get my iPod to connect to the speakers in my 2005 Toyota Corolla? [more inside]
Today I had a wired fm modulator installed in my 2003 Lexus ES300. The one used was the "Farenheit Phase Lock Loop FM Modulator (EFM-01 / EFM01)." My issue seems to be that when the music is quiet/not busy, it comes through clear, but when the sounds pick up I get some seriously bad buzzing/distortion. [more inside]
My older panasonic car stereo/cd player has rca cd-changer inputs but no aux in, is there some way to trick it to use the cd-changer input for an ipod? [more inside]
Anyone know of an aftermaket car stereo head unit that will play nicely with the iPhone 3gs? I looked at the previous question related to this, but didn't see any specific model recs...various google searches and Crutchfield have led me to believe that the 3rd gen iPhones are having charging issues with some (or all?) models of aftermarket stereos. I'd love to hear if anyone has any first hand experience lately with buying a new stereo for use with a newer iPhone. I probably would spend up to $400 for something cool. Thanks in advance.
Looking for some audio whiz that can confirm that this particular iPod adapter and car stereo will work. Dazzle me with your knowledge and experience! [more inside]
How can I retrieve my CDs from my broken car stereo? Better yet, how can I make it work? [more inside]
My PT Cruiser has a satellite radio receiver installed. I don't care for it. Can I make the antenna more useful? [more inside]
I want to plug my iPhone 3G into my car stereo using the data port, not the headphone jack. I would also like it to charge the device. [more inside]
Seeking recommendations for high-end component car stereo upgrade for 2003 Passat for <$1800 (w/ iPod & keep steering wheel controls?) [more inside]
Car stereo solution for someone non-technical. [more inside]
Anyone know of honest car audio shops in or around Philadelphia?
How do I set the memory on a 70's mechanical tuner car radio? [more inside]
Car Audio Filter: I have a 2003 Ford F-150 with audio that drops out completely. The receiver still works when the audio goes out, just no audio from any of the speakers. The audio does return (so I don't think its a faulty speaker). [more inside]
I hook my Ipod to my car stereo using an FM transmitter. Before setting out I'd like to choose a frequency that's not going to compete with local radio stations en-route. Is there a simple list of frequencies likely to be safe from interference? Alternatively has anybody done yet built some kind mash-up website that would give me a frequency for a given journey? I am in the UK but would be interested if this has been done anywhere. [more inside]
I'd like to buy another iPod, but only if I could get it work with my '99 VW Beetle. Has anyone had any experience fitting the iPod into a car that has no auxillary stereo option? [more inside]
I'm looking for a cable that has the ipod connector on one end and both a cigarette lighter adapter and two male RCA's on the other end. Does such a thing exist?
Are there really no in-dash hard-drive based car MP3 players (er, under $2000) or single-DIN 6-disc changers on the market anymore? Help me with my broken changer. [more inside]
Where should I go in Toronto for car audio purchase/installation? [more inside]
Which car stereo model + ipod adapter best integrates an ipod? Or should i just keep it simple and go for a car stereo w/a front aux input? [more inside]
What's the best widget to buy to hook my Creative mp3 player up to my car's stereo? [more inside]
Where can I find a good CD head unit for my new car? I'm having trouble finding good reviews for current products online. I'm looking for sites with reviews or recommendations of actual head units. [more inside]
Repair or replace the car stereo? [more inside]
Help a girl listen to Jenny Lewis in her car. [more inside]
My car stereo is probably as bad as it can possibly be and still produce sound. But…I think you guys can help me. [more inside]
The factory-installed stereo in my car has stopped playing CDs, and my commute is fairly long, so this is essentially unacceptable. I've looked into getting it repaired, but the whole stereo'll have to be sent away for weeks, and it'll end up costing a bunch. But I've yet to find an add-on in-dash stereo for $200 or less that isn't terribly ugly. [more inside]
i innocently inserted a CD Laser-Lens Cleaner-type thing into the slot-loading CD player of my '99.5 VW Jetta. It was playing ~60% of CDs inserted into it, but now plays 0%. Is there a remedy, or is iPod my only hope?
Why are the iPod adapters for broadcasting my iPod through a signal on the radio so crappy? Is it a law that the broadcasting signal can't be strong at all? And more importantly, does anyone have a recommendation for a good broadcaster for my iPod (For use in my car.) [more inside]
I need to get my car stereo fixed in SF, looking for advice. [more inside]
Any recommendations for car stereos with an "audio in" 3.5mm mini jack for my iPod? .....The iTrip just sucks in the LA area and listen to podcasts during my commute...
Does anyone know how to program the Mercedes audio (COMMAND) system so that the radio volume does not automatically adjust itself according to (the car's perceived sense of) background noise. I expect it is a series of codes that can be input through the radio.
What's a good tape adapter for use in my car? I'm using it to listen to my Rio Karma MP3 player. My second adapter is dying, and I need a new one. Both times, the cable seemed to wear out where it meets the plug into the MP3 player. How can I avoid that?