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Help with iPod Hookup

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by lennonc, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    lennonc

    lennonc [OP] New Member

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    Hello all,

    I have the stock 6-CD changer stereo in my 2005 Tacoma and would like to be able to hook up my iPod either using an FM transmitter or somehow hard wire it until I can get a new stereo system.

    Can anybody recommend a descent FM transmitter I can use in the meantime?
     
  2. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    dexterdog

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    I would get either the usa spec or the peripheral unit. Everyone on here raves about the usa spec. I would stay away from the FM transmitter even though you plan on upgrading the HU.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    fatty ac1d

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    x2 on the USA Spec

    I got a PA-12 hardwired from the stereo to the center console with the ipod hookup in the console.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    X3 on the USA Spec. I have the PA15 and run the Ipod into the cubby left of the steering wheel.

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  5. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    AFButters

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  6. Nov 25, 2009 at 5:01 AM
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    Stay away from FM transmitters.

    I owned an ipod2car PXDP for about 5 years. I just upgraded to a USA Spec PA15-toy unit. The Ipod2car PXDP worked GREAT and still works great. However... when you upgrade your ipod (firmware), there are compatibility issues (click wheel doesn't work all that great) and the main reason why I bought another unit.

    Over the years...the ipod2car units haven't changed much in terms of features. The USA spec has more features than the ipod2car and the reason why I did not go back with the peripheral unit.

    I do not know if USA spec has the same compatibility issues or not. I would do some research... Is your ipod fairly new?
     
  7. Nov 25, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    yotarob2005

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    X2, hot blonde, white tank top, a little cleavage, What was she installing again?
     
  8. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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  9. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    mws4ua

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  10. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    Are you able to skip on the iPod from your steering wheel controls?
     
  11. Nov 25, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    x4 on the Spec USA PA15-TOY. I installed one in my 2010 Double Cab 4x4 TRD Offroad with JBL and it works great with my iPhone 3G.
     
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