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Old 03-03-2005, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I can see that my head unit appears to show a spare AV input option on the screen. How hard is it to run a line out connector to this or is there more to it than that? Is it behind the head unit or am I supposed to fit an adapter and lose my CD Auto Changer (no great loss I suppose).
It's a Harmon stereo with 4:3 Sat Nav 2001.

Anyone experienced this before or should I stump up for an Ice Link Plus?

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My son bought the FM adapter for his Ipod and liked it but only so so. A preselected station picks up a signal from the adapter and your radio plays goodies from your Ipod. He just - yesterday in fact - bought an Ipod adapter that fits into the cassette deck of your car if it has one of these, and he says the sound is much better.
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My son bought the FM adapter for his Ipod and liked it but only so so. A preselected station picks up a signal from the adapter and your radio plays goodies from your Ipod. He just - yesterday in fact - bought an Ipod adapter that fits into the cassette deck of your car if it has one of these, and he says the sound is much better.
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I tried an I-Trip FM transmitter and found the quality too poor, I can see why the tape adapter sounded better
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Get the icelink or a blitzsafe AUX cable (http://www.blitzsafe.com)
I'm not familiar with the icelink but with the blitzsafe cable you'll lose your cd player capability.

You can buy it online or your local Circuit City is a reseller. Circuit City or a Best Buy or any car audio shop can install it for you. Before my 325xi (using the BMW-ipod idock cable) I had a blitzsafe in my Jetta (Best Buy installed). The sound quality is superb..100% better than any FM transmit or cassette tape adapter.

With any Blitzsafe Aux adapters you'll need to get a rca audio splitter cable to plug into your ipod head phones jack (Blitzsafe).

And you can place your ipod anywhere in your car as long as the audio cable reaches ...

Check this out: http://www.ipodlounge.com/reviews_mo...d=4665_0_6_0_C

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I-pod is not a compatable interface on vehicles with Nav, Sirius, 6-disc CD changer. (Also heard not interfaceable with Harmon-Kardon sound)
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I-pod is not a compatable interface on vehicles with Nav, Sirius, 6-disc CD changer. (Also heard not interfaceable with Harmon-Kardon sound)
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I'm on ym Dads account but if you have a tape player you can obviously still have the 6 CD and such. I don't have an E46 but my cars got the 6-CD, and I use the tape deck for iPoding. Solid investment at $30 CND.
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