1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

mp3 interface

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by army9403, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Jul 8, 2008 at 3:01 AM
    #1
    army9403

    army9403 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5957
    Messages:
    13
    oregon
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prerunner SR5 lifted
    3 inch revtek lift, 18 inch chrome rims, 285 60 r18 coopers ltz's, magnaflow, k&r intake, after market leather, and lots of lovin
    anyone have any suggestions on a good mp3 interface.

    i bought one for 40 bucks at circuit city about 3 months ago but my complaints are that it doesnt charge my mp3 player and the volume is limited.

    i am seeking one that can charge my player, doesnt limit my volume, and possibly something i can control as far as seeking tracks with my steering controls.

    help is much appreciated. thanks fellow taco owners :)
     
  2. Jul 8, 2008 at 3:54 AM
    #2
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,618
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    What MP3 player do you have?
     
  3. Aug 24, 2008 at 6:34 AM
    #3
    rdcowan

    rdcowan Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Member:
    #4836
    Messages:
    10
    NW Florida
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma Regular Cab, 4 cyl.
    I have the stock AM/FM Radio / CD and want to know if there is an 'easy' way to just plug my MP3 player cable (small stereo phono) into the radio. I'd be happy with a cable that ran into the glove compartment where I could put my player and plug it in.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM
    #4
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,618
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    If you have an ipod.... there are many options to directly hookup to your factory stereo. I have the ipod2car unit. If you search "ipod interface" on this forum (upper right in blue bar), you'll find more information.

    If you don't have an ipod ...you might wanna search Google by using the name (brand) of your MP3 player. You'll probably get better results. Connectivity will depend on the actual MP3 player you are using.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2008 at 4:43 PM
    #5
    rdcowan

    rdcowan Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Member:
    #4836
    Messages:
    10
    NW Florida
    Vehicle:
    07 Tacoma Regular Cab, 4 cyl.
    Thanks Janster. I'll try your search suggestions.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2008 at 3:05 PM
    #6
    Gonein60seconds

    Gonein60seconds Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Member:
    #8808
    Messages:
    8
    Sunny California
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD PreRunner SR5
    BLITZsafe Aux hooked up to Radio/Cd player = mp3, Pace Edwards FMJ cover, extra D-Rings using existing torx bolts on bed. Step bar, HID Headlights & fog lights, TRD floor mats, K&N filter
    I just installed a Blitzsafe Aux interface for MP3 players. I purchased it on Ebay from Intergration Solutions. Plugged in my Sansa 2gb Mp3 player and it works great. Check it out.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:36 AM
    #7
    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Member:
    #5670
    Messages:
    1,339
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    East Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tacoma 4wd access cab
    6" Fabtech coilover lift. 35/12.50/17 Mickey Thompson MTZ, 17x9 ProComp 1089 wheels painted black, UWS black lowprofile toolbox, husky liners, tacoma bed mat, bed lights, Premier stereo, Cobra 19 cb, firestik 3' antenna.
    Thats kind of what I want to do,but I read somewhere (maybe crutchfield's website) that the Tacomas with a 6 disc changer aren't compatible with the ipod interface. Have you ever heard that?
     
  8. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:47 AM
    #8
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,618
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    I have the 6 disc changer. The ipod2car plugs right into it. The ipod2car plugs into the CD port on the back.

    I would assume the other brand setups use the same CD port to hook up to - but I can't be certain.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:51 AM
    #9
    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Member:
    #5670
    Messages:
    1,339
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    East Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tacoma 4wd access cab
    6" Fabtech coilover lift. 35/12.50/17 Mickey Thompson MTZ, 17x9 ProComp 1089 wheels painted black, UWS black lowprofile toolbox, husky liners, tacoma bed mat, bed lights, Premier stereo, Cobra 19 cb, firestik 3' antenna.
    I would say that they probably do. Thanks for the help. Now I just gotta wait 5 more days and I'll be getting my truck and one of these things the very next day :D
     
  10. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:57 AM
    #10
    Gonein60seconds

    Gonein60seconds Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Member:
    #8808
    Messages:
    8
    Sunny California
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD PreRunner SR5
    BLITZsafe Aux hooked up to Radio/Cd player = mp3, Pace Edwards FMJ cover, extra D-Rings using existing torx bolts on bed. Step bar, HID Headlights & fog lights, TRD floor mats, K&N filter
    That is very true for the 6 disc changer (incompatible). It worked out for me that I have a one disc player. Hopefully they will come up with something that will be compatible.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:00 AM
    #11
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,618
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
  12. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:08 AM
    #12
    TacoCo

    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Member:
    #8512
    Messages:
    915
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off-Road DC V6 Magnetic Gray
    Snugtop XV Shell, Yakima Rack, AFE Pro Dry Filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed, Michelin AT2's, Partially Debadged, HID conversion, Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler, Rear leaf spring TSB, Foglights always on Mod, URD Short Throw Shifter, Toytec Coilovers on the way!
    A Tacoma with a separate 6 disc changer is incompatible because the 6 disc changer uses the same input as the ipod adapter, the in-dash changer doesn't use the input, so it's not a problem.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:09 AM
    #13
    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Member:
    #5670
    Messages:
    1,339
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    East Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tacoma 4wd access cab
    6" Fabtech coilover lift. 35/12.50/17 Mickey Thompson MTZ, 17x9 ProComp 1089 wheels painted black, UWS black lowprofile toolbox, husky liners, tacoma bed mat, bed lights, Premier stereo, Cobra 19 cb, firestik 3' antenna.
    Could I possibly just unplug the changer? If I could use the Ipod I wouldnt have a use for the changer. I've not got to see behind the unit so Idk what it looks like. If I were able to just unplug the disc changer and plug in the ipod interface I'd do that.
     
  14. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:15 AM
    #14
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,618
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Exactly... You'd have to unplug any external CD changer you currently have in order to plug the ipod interface in.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2008 at 8:28 AM
    #15
    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Member:
    #5670
    Messages:
    1,339
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    East Tennessee
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tacoma 4wd access cab
    6" Fabtech coilover lift. 35/12.50/17 Mickey Thompson MTZ, 17x9 ProComp 1089 wheels painted black, UWS black lowprofile toolbox, husky liners, tacoma bed mat, bed lights, Premier stereo, Cobra 19 cb, firestik 3' antenna.
    Well thats that! Thanks for the quick help. This place is a lot better than any other forum I have ever been on. Most of them would just flame for asking questions like I just did. Glad to be here..




    Sorry to thread jack
     
  16. Aug 28, 2008 at 9:24 AM
    #16
    taconinja

    taconinja Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Member:
    #8231
    Messages:
    332
    Gender:
    Male
    Pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    08 Base 4X4
    I have and love a Microsoft Zune. I need the SYNC system from Ford, haha...
     
To Top