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    So who all here has a iphone? I'm wanting to get a FM transmitter and if you have one which one do you have and do you recommend it? I was thinking this one [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Technology-9559-AUTOPLTB-AutoPilot-iPod/dp/B000WKW6HS/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1257803669&s r=1-13[/ame] but it says I need a aux in port??? I fail at my knowledge on stereos so I assume this means we can't do this with our stock system (I have a 95') so would I need to buy a new stereo? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird Phoenix View Post
    So who all here has a iphone? I'm wanting to get a FM transmitter and if you have one which one do you have and do you recommend it? I was thinking this one http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Techno...803669&sr=1-13 but it says I need a aux in port??? I fail at my knowledge on stereos so I assume this means we can't do this with our stock system (I have a 95') so would I need to buy a new stereo? Thanks
    Yes that one needs a stereo with the AUX input and will not work with the stock stereo.

    Do a search, there is an adapter for the back of the stock radios that lets you hook up to your iPhone.

    I ended up hard wiring an AUX port to my stock radio. DO NOT buy an FM transmitter, they all suck no matter what the company says.
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    OR if you want to do what I did...

    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...t-adapter.html

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    I have a FM Transmitter, I can use it for a normal ipod but my Iphone doesn't work with it. well its a cheap ebay one so that could explain that. (BTW its the 35 (or something?) pin conection at the bottom, not the headphone jack output)

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    I have an FM transmitter type one. Belkin? ... doesn't work that well 'cos I guess my radio is either crappy or toooooo sensitive, I can't find an open frequency that has no disturbance or some sort of slight channel mixup. I guess the Belkin doesn't have a strong enough signal to overcome that. I just did the Novak mod and use a charger.

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    Jabra has a nice one...works well.

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    if you do have an iphone, a must-have app is pandora internet radio...its freea and its pretty damn awesome. check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needls1again View Post
    if you do have an iphone, a must-have app is pandora internet radio...its freea and its pretty damn awesome. check it out.
    yes pandora is great!


    I have a hard wired jack for my iphone in my truck the fm trans SUCK

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    Here's my write up on my iSimple install:

    How to install the "Simple iphone car kit" *PICS*

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    If you want simplicity, I use something called an FM interupter. It falls somewhere between an FM transmitter and the CD player tap in quality. I payed $40 from ABC warehouse. Not perfect, but cost effective.

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    But don't buy a transmitter, as previously stated, between me and my friends, we've been through them all.

    It's a law: FM Transmitter = Garbage = Waste of money = Frustration = Crap music quailty

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    i bought something for $80 bucks, just plugs into my ciggy...


    works fine for me, as long as you tune it to the right radio station..


    I wish it could just plug directly to the car like some people have hooked up, like what lupe suggested....i know id fudge it up if i did it myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by toityme View Post
    i bought something for $80 bucks, just plugs into my ciggy...


    works fine for me, as long as you tune it to the right radio station..


    I wish it could just plug directly to the car like some people have hooked up, like what lupe suggested....i know id fudge it up if i did it myself
    Yeah I almost fudged mine up

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanWs7 View Post
    Yeah I almost fudged mine up
    haha my friend did his TA and offered to do mine, but hes not allowed to talk to me anymore apparently... lame jealous gfs.. and she was MY friend, and i didnt do shit to her, but she was jealous of our car talks/meets

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    Here's an after thought, has anyone tried unplugging the antenna, see if the interference drops? It should, in theory.

    But that all depends on how much you like the radio, I hate it, all pop/bubble gum music around here, in between the commercials.

    (I don't know why I'm promoting the idea of a transmitter.... so please excuse the temporary brain fart.)
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    my xm has a magnet antenna that the radio picks up ..no wires necessary to be ran to the radio. maybe something like this would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needls1again View Post
    my xm has a magnet antenna that the radio picks up ..no wires necessary to be ran to the radio. maybe something like this would work.
    The magnet antenna is for picking up the XM signal. If you had your XM installed after you purchased your car, your XM HU has a FM transmitter. If it came factory, obviously not on an f-body, then its wired into the HU.

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