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Old 01-04-2005, 02:05 AM   #1
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Is it possible to wire an ipod to a 1997 factory cd player?
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fm modulate the signal into it, thats about your only option unless u wanna buy a new headunit with inputs.
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My friend has an Ipod with the FM modulator and we have to hold it back by the antenna to get it to play clear
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you can also get one that plugs into the antenna directly and is trunk mounted, sometimes this is the better choice. I have had both. I like the trunk mounted one because it does not have to be turned on and off because it is wired to the car. My belkin rf modulator works well but I changed it to a trunk mounted one because of always having to turn the battery operated one on and off (not that big of a deal but i got the trunk mounted one from my friend so I installed it and it was less to mess with when wanting to play my mp3 player) But now i have an AUX channel input so that resolved my problem completely. The rf modulator may have had low batteries if it did not get good reception in the car.
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My friend has an Ipod with the FM modulator and we have to hold it back by the antenna to get it to play clear
That'* crazy!!! My brother'* IPOD with matching FM modulator can still be heard almost 300' after he'* left the vehicle.
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My friend has an Ipod with the FM modulator and we have to hold it back by the antenna to get it to play clear
That'* crazy!!! My brother'* IPOD with matching FM modulator can still be heard almost 300' after he'* left the vehicle.
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make sure that the volume isnt over 75% otherwise it will distort
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Plurr has the best idea here..... years ago before MP3 decks, I used a hardwired FM mod, so that I could play my 64mb MP3 player in my 91 with a factory deck.
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My friend has an Ipod with the FM modulator and we have to hold it back by the antenna to get it to play clear
That'* crazy!!! My brother'* IPOD with matching FM modulator can still be heard almost 300' after he'* left the vehicle.
ditto...

make sure that the volume isnt over 75% otherwise it will distort
yes i thought it was weird, and the vol wasnt distorted just a weak signal, and we wernt in my car, that im sure has a factor
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