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Connect HD5/HD5H/ipod/mp3 player to car stereo?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Free-fingers, Jul 29, 2005.

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  1. Free-fingers

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    I've just bought a 30GB HD5 player and want to connect it to my car stereo without it costing a fortune. As a temporary measure I have bought a Sony CP-A9 Car adapter kit but this is very much a compromise.

    I have come across the following instructions, but this appears to be too messy:

    http://wiki.ehow.com/Add-and-Auxillary-Jack-for-an-MP3-Player-to-a-VW-Beta-Car-Radio

    I am really looking for something that plugs into the CD autochanger slot that will offer my player an input facility. Something like this:

    http://www.connects2.com/pdfFiles/english PDF/C_2_AUX001_1.pdf

    However, this appears to be very expensive (£60 for a cable and small box)!

    Basically, I would appreciate it if someone could explain to me why it is necessary for me to buy one of these boxes or if it is possible to just buy a cable, like:

    http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/pro..._id=77&cadid=e14fecca6e60a8ecb65300f10f608f37

    Although this product says it is only for 2004+ models!

    Thanks.

    Car Stereo: VW Polo 2001 factory fitted 'Beta' model (I think it is made by Blaupunkt) - please correct me if you know otherwise1! :)
     
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    Best bet would be if your car deck has a line in. Without one I'm not too sure.
     
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    Thanks for that - I was hoping for something like that cable, but unfortunately it says 'These leads are not suitable for use with VW Beta / Gamma / Chorus factory-fitted radios. They will plug in, but not be recognised by the radio.'! :-(

    Much appreciated anyway.
     
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    You will need to buy the connects2 interface, or maybe fork out for a nice new headunit with ipod interface.

    Also try the Dension Icelink - this goes between the multichanger if you have one, and allows access to some of the pods functions.
     
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    After a lack of other replies I was starting to think that anyway!

    Thanks for your reply.
     

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