droid in my car

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    Does anyone know if theres a way to connect the droid to a car stereo so the music i've downloaded can be heard through the speakers? The volume on the phone is not loud enough that i can hear while driving with the windows open.
    Thank you
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    Do you have the stock radio or aftermarket? If you have aftermarket most of those have an aux input. You could use an FM transmitter if not, but in my experience, they suck. It all depends on your radio.
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    thanks

    thank you for the info. the radio is stock and no aux b/c in order to hear satellite radio i used to use the cassette adaptor due to the fact that the FM transmitter did really suck. i guess i'll have to try the cassette adapter method. thanks again.
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    replace your oem radio.

    i plug my droid into my car every time i get in my car. a phone like the droid would not be worth it to me if i couldn't do this. streaming internet radio is my car is my favorite thing about the droid.
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    for what it's worth, i've had two fm transmitters; one for my ipod and one for my droid and have never had a problem with them. i'm sure your results depend greatly on your location, but you may want to try another brand. just a thought.
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    I use a cassette adapter and it works great for me. Cheaper than an FM transmitter and don't have to worry about a station overpowering your transmitter when traveling.
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    If you give me the make/model/year of your vehicle, chances are I can find an auxiliary input adapter for you so you will get the best possible sound quality.
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    what do you use to hook it up?
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    i drive a 2002 chevy monte carlo.
    thank you.
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    A while back I replaced my radio in my SUV and got one with Bluetooth and the Droid works great with it. No messy wires or FM transmitters to play with!!
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    You just plug it in your cigarrette lighter

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    Will that thing turn landscape?
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    Unlike the other years of the Monte Carlo, the 2000, 2001 and 2002 are closed systems, meaning that the radio does not have CD changer controls, satellite radio controls or any other type of input that could be used for a direct connect auxiliary input. For radios of this type I recommend the next best option:
    DICE Electronics LLC - DRIVE | LIVE | ACCESSORIZE - FM-RDS USB PRO - Specifications
    This part from DICE has the absolute best FM modulator I have ever heard! It is a wired modulator, not a transmitter as in those cheap adapters that are noisy, lack decent frequency response, and have poor ability to maintain the audio so strong radio stations walk over the top of them. If you want the best sounding alternative to a direct input, this is it. They are available direct from DICE as well as other stores. Our site is out of stock and has been for a couple weeks or I'd give you a link to our store. This part is not inexpensive, so if you prefer a cheaper alternative, I'd go with a Belkin brand FM transmitter- like any FM transmitter they aren't great, but they are at least better than most of the others out there.

    If you don't mind changing your factory radio, I can also recommend a few good deals on replacement radios that would give you an aux input as well as better sound quality than your stock radio for less that $150 including the wiring harnesses and mounting kit. Let me know if you are interested and I'll point you to a few places to check out.
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    yeeeup it turns any way you want it :D flex!
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    that looks pretty cool and also allows me to hook up i-pod and sattelite radio which has been in my trunk for months.
    thanks :icon_ banana:
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    sure :) i should mention tho that it sounds REALLY good when you don't have it charging. when it is charging...at times you hear some static. it's just intermittent tho and i have no complaints.
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    I'd like the info on aftermarket radio and where to get the Dice product you linked.

    Alternately, do you know if the oem radio in a 2001 Lincoln can have an aux input added? Thanks.
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    Most of the interface makers (DICE, Blitzsafe, Peripheral Electronics, USA Spec etc) have application guides on their site that allow you to enter your make/model/year and see what products work with your vehicle.
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    I'm looking into adding a bluetooth hands free car kit which supports A2DP and AVRCP, maybe something like the "parrot mki9000" (haven't decided yet, I have seen some bad reviews online, but so far it seems like the best option for me, i'm especially fond of its remote control)

    this will allow me to hear music on the car's speakers, without replacing the OEM radio, and with minimal impact on the car's interior.
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