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Docking car stereos - do they exist?

My beloved car stereo is becoming obsolete, help me find a replacement! [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Sep 17, 2014 - 2 answers

CD's not playing properly in my car?

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]
posted by PeppahCat on Nov 25, 2013 - 11 answers

I don't know how to google for the car stereo features I'm looking for

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]
posted by bswinburn on Oct 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Are there still car stereos with decent knobs?

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]
posted by YoungAmerican on Jun 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Car Stereo Filter: Am I better off with a whole new head unit, or just an adapter?

Car Stereo Filter: Am I better off with a whole new head unit, or just an adapter? [more inside]
posted by bleachandink on Sep 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Yes I'm Sirius, and don't call me Shirley.

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]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2012 - 4 answers

No touchscreens in the ashtray, please.

Help me pimp my hybrid. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Sep 26, 2011 - 13 answers

The Spirit of Radio

The science behind FM transmitter behaviour... how does it really work and what's going on? [more inside]
posted by rich on May 11, 2011 - 8 answers

iPod replacement halp

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]
posted by Mountain Goatse on Oct 30, 2010 - 12 answers

iPod + ?? = :)

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]
posted by pecknpah on May 13, 2010 - 20 answers

How to improve sound on a wired fm modulator?

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]
posted by rbf1138 on Apr 20, 2010 - 7 answers

cdchanger + adapter = auxin?

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]
posted by ennui.bz on Mar 8, 2010 - 13 answers

iPhone 3gs car stereo recommendation?

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.
posted by katocolon on Sep 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Geez, is the example title really "How to get an iPod to work in my car?"

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]
posted by Overzealous on Mar 17, 2009 - 5 answers

How to retrieve CDs from a broken car stereo?

How can I retrieve my CDs from my broken car stereo? Better yet, how can I make it work? [more inside]
posted by junipero on Dec 2, 2008 - 7 answers

GPS Connection + Car Stereo

My PT Cruiser has a satellite radio receiver installed. I don't care for it. Can I make the antenna more useful? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Nov 5, 2008 - 3 answers

I'm looking for a cable that will both charge and play audio in my car for my iPhone 3G.

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]
posted by DrDreidel on Sep 10, 2008 - 8 answers

Recommendations for high-end car stereo upgrade <$1800 (no boom/sizzle)

Seeking recommendations for high-end component car stereo upgrade for 2003 Passat for <$1800 (w/ iPod & keep steering wheel controls?) [more inside]
posted by bmilner on Sep 10, 2008 - 3 answers

New car stereo solution?

Car stereo solution for someone non-technical. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Jun 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Honest car audio shops in or around Philadelphia?

Anyone know of honest car audio shops in or around Philadelphia?
posted by hcastro on May 20, 2008 - 1 answer

How to set a 70s car radio

How do I set the memory on a 70's mechanical tuner car radio? [more inside]
posted by yetanother on Apr 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Lights come on, Audio goes out

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]
posted by unceman on Mar 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me find a clear frequency for my Ipod.

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]
posted by rongorongo on Feb 20, 2007 - 19 answers

How to get an iPod to work in my car?

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]
posted by dearest on Jan 8, 2007 - 17 answers

Awesome ipod -> car connector cable?

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?
posted by joshuaconner on Dec 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Just like the tag examples... but with a twist.

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]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Dec 20, 2006 - 11 answers

Car Audio in Toronto?

Where should I go in Toronto for car audio purchase/installation? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Nov 2, 2006 - 5 answers

Which car stereo + ipod adapter best integrates an ipod?

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]
posted by purplestarz on Oct 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Creative Zen on Car Stereo

What's the best widget to buy to hook my Creative mp3 player up to my car's stereo? [more inside]
posted by kafziel on Feb 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Where can I find a good CD head unit for my new car?

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]
posted by raddevon on Feb 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Prudent repair or giddy consumerism?

Repair or replace the car stereo? [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Dec 16, 2005 - 6 answers

How to get an iPod to work in my car?

Help a girl listen to Jenny Lewis in her car. [more inside]
posted by sonnet on Nov 18, 2005 - 5 answers

Spectacularly terrible car stereo...

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]
posted by Ian A.T. on Nov 18, 2005 - 15 answers

Looking for a car stereo with a good UI.

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]
posted by Plutor on Oct 17, 2005 - 15 answers

Broken Jetta CD Player

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?
posted by brock on Oct 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Good iPod car stereo adapter?

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]
posted by aacheson on Aug 24, 2005 - 31 answers

How to get a car stereo fixed cheaply in SF?

I need to get my car stereo fixed in SF, looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jun 23, 2005 - 4 answers

Looking for Car Stereo

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...
posted by stevyb on Apr 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Mercedes Audio

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.
posted by Carsey on Mar 7, 2005 - 2 answers

What's a good tape adapter for use in my car?

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?
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 9, 2004 - 8 answers

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