Car audio connector with no AUX outlet?

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by elyshalynn, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. elyshalynn
    Offline

    elyshalynn New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    somewhere between CT and Boston
    I've been looking for this EVERYWHERE and can't seem to figure it out. Maybe I'm just lazy...

    I want to listen to music from my Droid, in my car. I don't think I'm asking too much here. However, I can't seem to find a cable/hook-up that would work with my car stereo? I don't have an AUX outlet, just a CD player. Years ago I had an mp3 player and bought a connector that worked through the FM radio and the charging outlet...anything like this for Droid? Or can someone tell me how the hell I'm supposed to enjoy my music in my car? Thanks.
  2. guidot
    Offline

    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    If you still have the rf modulator that will work. However the only other way is to replace your headunit in your car.
  3. jloya
    Offline

    jloya New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    ^^^ what he said
  4. elyshalynn
    Offline

    elyshalynn New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    somewhere between CT and Boston
    Really?? Am I the only person withOUT an AUX outlet in my car stereo? I can imagine this being an issue for other Droid users...

    I find this irritating.
  5. jloya
    Offline

    jloya New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I used to work in car stereo installation, unfortunately if your stock stereo doesnt have a AUX Input theres not much you can do. You can either us a RF modulator (i had one of these and the sound quality is terrribble) next you can replace your stereo....nowadays you can get a decent car stereo for about 120
  6. nickelocene
    Offline

    nickelocene New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  7. JohnnytheK
    Offline

    JohnnytheK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I've never had a car stereo that had a aux-in I always used tape insert thingie or an FM transmitter. I've tried a couple of different ones and they all work but the radio transmitters pickup a lot of noise, clicks and pops and buzzes.



    Pain or damage or even beatings don't end the world. The world end when you're dead. Until then you have more punishment store. Stand out like a man and give some back. Oh yeah I still use Tapatalk.
  8. Stretch2m
    Offline

    Stretch2m New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    There are FM doohickeys that you can get at Radio Shack, etc., that supposedly hijack an FM station and then you can broadcast from your Droid's headphone jack (or any other device with a headphone jack). And it worked great when I was sitting in a parked car, but as soon as I started to drive around it was almost impossible to find an available frequency from all the radio station interference. I returned it, resigned that I will just have to wait until a new car stereo is in my budget.
  9. elyshalynn
    Offline

    elyshalynn New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    somewhere between CT and Boston
    Well that sucks the big one :/ Maybe I'll try one of those transmitter things. When I used it with my mp3 I remember it being ok? I drive a ****box and honestly can't justify buying a new radio for it at this point.
  10. LtKen
    Offline

    LtKen New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    2,637
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What kind of car do you drive? I recently installed a Grom Audio adapter in my 07 Tacoma, and it works great...

    http://www.gromaudio.com/
  11. guidot
    Offline

    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Everyone that has said "fm thingy" is an rf modulator. Fyi.
  12. JohnnytheK
    Offline

    JohnnytheK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    48
    OK so the FM transmitter is called a FM modulator but what's the cassette tape thingie called?
  13. BayouFlyFisher
    Offline

    BayouFlyFisher Rescue Squad Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,966
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    The FM units suck if you are traveling. You have to keep changing to new un-used frequencies. They seem to have a lot of noise.

    For me, the cassette adapter works much better. I bought one at Best Buy for 24 dollars and it works flawlessly.
  14. takeshi
    Offline

    takeshi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    A modulator is a modulator. You don't need one specifically designed for the Droid.

    I wouldn't assume that. The aftermarket does make aux in adapters for many factory stereos. Im not saying there's definitely one for the OP but there's the possibility.

    I use an iPod. There's just nowhere near enough room on the SD card and my car's head unit has an iPod interface so the device itself can remain hidden and in the car all the time.

    ...or if you live in a major city with a lot of radio stations. Or if you care about sound quality. They're best left as a last resort.

    Another problem is that they vary so much in performance. Price doesn't mean a thing either. I had a cheap Scosche that worked really well but it was discontinued long, long ago.

    It's just a cassette adapter.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  15. fdkatz
    Offline

    fdkatz New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Mexico
    I got a Monster 300 from Radio Shack that works pretty well. If you are between Conn and Boston, you should have available empty FM stations. The sound is actually pretty good.
  16. snowman
    Offline

    snowman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    443
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Tn.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  17. JSmallS
    Offline

    JSmallS New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I had one of those Monster ones but even then had problems with static from other stations just driving from one city to the next. I hated that. I found this product which i use daily and the sound quality is incredible. I have never heard an FM transmitter so freakin clear, and believe me i have tried a couple different ones. This thing sounds like you are listening to a cd in the car. I even happened to find a Youtube video review of it the other day too. Hope that helps, its a non invasive way of getting your phone through your car.
  18. BPB
    Offline

    BPB New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  19. Bob Dammit
    Offline

    Bob Dammit DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,715
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N 42° 05.183 W 079° 10.914
  20. aaf709
    Online

    aaf709 Nice Guy Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    4,189
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    So Cal
    My Prius doesn't (it's an '05; the aux came in in '06), but the stereo had an input for satellite and I used a gizmo from Dice to connect to that. I use it for both my iPod (it displays on the screen) and my Sirius/XM radio via the aux input. There are some FM transmitters like the one at http://www.crutchfield.com/S-kezceitYJ74/p_142FMMOD02/Scosche-FM-MOD02.html?search=car modulator that's supposed to work as well. You plug it into the radio via the antenna input and plug the antenna wire into that.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
Search tags for this page

how to listen to mp3 in car without aux

,
how to listen to music from your phone in your car without a
,

how to listen to music in car without aux

,

how to play mp3 in car without aux

,
how to play music from phone in car without aux
,

how to play music from phone to car without aux

,
how to play music from your phone in your car without aux
,

how to play music in a car without aux

,

how to play music in car without aux

,

how to play music in car without aux port

,
listen to music in car without aux
,
no aux in car
,

no aux jack in car

,

play music from phone in car without aux

,

play music in car without aux