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Old 10-12-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Need advice purchasing an Ipod car adapter

I purchased my son a 2006 Pre-Runner for his high school graduation back in May with the standard no frills Toyota AM/FM CD radio with no plug in for an MP3. His birthday is coming up and we picked up an Ipod Touch (Free with an Apple all in one computer purchase) and I would like to compliment the Ipod with a hook up to his truck.

I know nothing about MP3 and Ipods but what little I have read on this board, but what I have learned is if possible stay away from the FM broadcast units. I would like to pickup one we can wire directly into the back of the radio or the CD slot if I remember correctly.

Does anyone have a brand they would recommend that would help with the interface.

Thanks in advance...

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Old 10-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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I used an FM transmitter with no issues for years. I will say that I finally got a new head unit and the quality is way better through the wire!

Here is the go-to thread:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/aud...ory-radio.html

BTW if you want a FM transmitter PM me, I have no use for mine now and need to sell it.
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USA Spec PA15-Toy or a Grom Audio Ipod adaptor is what you are looking for. They are far superior to FM transmitters. I have the USA Spec adapter and it works great. I got it for $120 new on ebay from this store: http://cgi.ebay.com/USA-SPEC-iPOD-TO...item3efd6c301c

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USA Spec or Grom Audio

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You can pick up an aftermarket head unit with a built in iPod interface for about the same price as the USA-spec mentioned above. Plus the sound quality will be greatly improved.

I went through crutchfield.com and it came with a wiring harness and mounting kit. I bought a higher end unit but still only spent $234. The unit alone was $199. I saw lots other units for $100 or less plus free shipping.
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