Car radio and droid

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  1. bnbpaintballer

    bnbpaintballer New Member

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    What do I need to play the songs on my droid through my car speakers. My truck/car is not bluetooth capable. Lokking for a plug and play deal.
    Thanks,
    Brian
     
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    you can use a fm transmitter. my car has a cass deck in it so i just have one of those wired adapters. haven't had any problems out of it at all.
     
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    bnbpaintballer New Member

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    I don't have a cass. Maybe I am out of luck?
     
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    does your cd player have an aux jack? you could get a fm transmitter too.. haven't really used one before though
     
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    I've had great luck with this.

    MOTOROKR T505 - Motorola

    It's a bit pricey but I have never regretted it. Be sure the media volume is up all the way on your phone when you use it and that the fm channel the device chose will stay free of regular transmissions where you are going. Meaning if you are driving 40 miles, and the device chooses to transmit to 88.7 at the start, be sure that station doesn't begin to pick up live radio as you travel.

    As long as I am conscious of those two things, my experience is excellent. :)
     
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    I just went old school and got the cassette tape that plugs into your headphone jack on your Droid, It works! That's all I care about
     
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    In both of my cars, I pulled the radio out and installed auxiliary inputs. So now I just have a hidden cable running from the radio into the center console and I can just plug my droid or mp3 player right into it. It can be a little cumbersome ripping the dashboard apart depending on what car you have, but it's worth it for the sound quality. And you can probably find some nice tutorials or forums explaining the process for your specific car.

    I was sorta lucky in that both cars had radios that were satellite ready, which allowed me to buy a simple unit that plugs into a port on the back of the radio and allows me to run a regular audio cable to the center console. The solution to your particular car could be a little different.
     
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    bnbpaintballer New Member

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    Thats what I was looking for! headed to Walmart!!
     
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    Glad I could help this late at night. Id drop the extra $4, and get the $20 one, it looks on the site like it is a full band transmitter too.
     
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    I'd seriously suggest looking for an aux input to add on and leaving the FM transmitter as a last resort (unless you live out in the country where there are few radio stations).

    What's your make/model/year?
     
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