Car audio connector with no AUX outlet?

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    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.
     
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    If you still have the rf modulator that will work. However the only other way is to replace your headunit in your car.
     
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    ^^^ what he said
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.



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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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/
     
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    Everyone that has said "fm thingy" is an rf modulator. Fyi.
     
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    OK so the FM transmitter is called a FM modulator but what's the cassette tape thingie called?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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