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Old 01-15-2006, 03:40 AM   #1
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I got an FM modulator that has USB and typical headphone type inputs for Christmas. V3 brand, plugs straight into the lighter. Very simple, Play, Stop, next track, previous track, frequency are all the buttons. I'm not impressed with the reception at all. Anyone have experience with these?
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when i get one its going to be like this..hardwired



problem could be cuz its pulling feedback from your lighter?
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It'* actually one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MP3-USB-WMA-CD-D...QQcmdZViewItem

I tried putting it in the rear outlet to put it close to the antenna, to no avail. Having my cd changer on or off made virtually no difference. Normally it drastically effects reception, but it'* directly connected to the antenna, like yours.
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It'* actually one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/MP3-USB-WMA-CD-D...QQcmdZViewItem

I tried putting it in the rear outlet to put it close to the antenna, to no avail. Having my cd changer on or off made virtually no difference. Normally it drastically effects reception, but it'* directly connected to the antenna, like yours.
Can you select a different channel and see if it improves? I think that most modulators will let you switch between at least 2 channels
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John My mom has one of thoes and its really good....u know that you have a choice of 5 different stations to choose from?
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Yep, tried em all. 88.1 seems to work the best, but it is still weak.
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The hard wired ones like Haro Posted tend to work the best cause they go between the antenna and radio and so there is no reception necessary. it basically just adds the device signal to the signal already in the line so there is no degredation.

That unit seems to transmitted the signal to the your antenna and then back to the radio, allowing some interference from within the car.
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