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Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone #5353833 02/18/20 06:04 PM
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What can I do to get rid of having to use the cassette player in my 1998 LS400 and my 2005 LS430? The 1998 has the Nakamichi sound system. Neither have Navigation.

I heard of someone, years ago, being able to install an AUX input in the factory radios. Radios are relatively cheap now. Any advice?


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: Gebo] #5353836 02/18/20 06:07 PM
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Look at Crutchfield.


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: Trav] #5353840 02/18/20 06:27 PM
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You can tap the cd changer input and use it as a line in. You just need a cd filled with silence.

Other than that, AUX inputs are so 2010, bluetooth is the way to roll now.

Originally Posted by Trav
Look at Crutchfield.
20 year old car:
1. Entire system probably tired. If you replace all the components you can install them in your next car.
2. Just get a HU and wire it up so OP can jam to Gordon Lightfoot while they drive.


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: Gebo] #5353842 02/18/20 06:27 PM
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FM transmitter

Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: Gebo] #5353848 02/18/20 06:34 PM
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ROAV by Anker. They have a store(front) on Amazon. I bought one for my '06 GX 470. Plenty of options. Easiest now to Bluetooth stream music phone calls, etc...

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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: maxdustington] #5353852 02/18/20 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
You can tap the cd changer input and use it as a line in. You just need a cd filled with silence.

Other than that, AUX inputs are so 2010, bluetooth is the way to roll now.

Originally Posted by Trav
Look at Crutchfield.
20 year old car:
1. Entire system probably tired. If you replace all the components you can install them in your next car.
2. Just get a HU and wire it up so OP can jam to Gordon Lightfoot while they drive.



Thanks bruh, now you have Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald stuck in my head now.


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: eljefino] #5353855 02/18/20 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
FM transmitter
They suck if you live in the city, that's what we used in HS in the mid-2000s.


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: Trav] #5353857 02/18/20 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Trav
Look at Crutchfield.



I have been but nothing has “hit” me. Know what I mean?


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: eljefino] #5353859 02/18/20 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
FM transmitter



Been there, done that. Tried 3. Wont work for me. I’m too far out in the sticks.


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: Gebo] #5353865 02/18/20 06:53 PM
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I’m using a cellphone via AUX jack in the back of the stereo unit in my Mazda; I’m very happy


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: maxdustington] #5353868 02/18/20 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
You can tap the cd changer input and use it as a line in. You just need a cd filled with silence.

Other than that, AUX inputs are so 2010, bluetooth is the way to roll now....


Yeah, but I’m so 1950 ish. banana

All I need is to listen to podcasts as I drive. I wish I still had my Blackberry but I’m stuck with an iPhone.

And I don’t care about fancy high tech. I’m so old school, I still us legal pads for my lessons.

Maybe just pony up for some Apple Ear Buds but then only I could hear.

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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: typ901] #5353870 02/18/20 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by typ901
ROAV by Anker. They have a store(front) on Amazon. I bought one for my '06 GX 470. Plenty of options. Easiest now to Bluetooth stream music phone calls, etc...



I’ll check it out. I have no idea if you are pulling my leg. ROAV??? grin2


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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: Gebo] #5353887 02/18/20 07:18 PM
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Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: maxdustington] #5353890 02/18/20 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
AUX inputs are so 2010, bluetooth is the way to roll now.


Just personal opinion, but I've yet to find an automotive Bluetooth connection that sounds perfect. I find that a wired connection sounds far better. I tend to use the USB on rental cars instead of Bluetooth. Mostly for audio quality.


People who count on their fingers should maintain a discreet silence.
Re: Tired of Using Cassette Player with iPhone [Re: Gebo] #5353894 02/18/20 07:24 PM
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O man I remember using a tape aux adapter with a portable cd player. Good times. Bluetooth now.


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