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Zune Connection Options

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BLACKnBLUE, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    BLACKnBLUE

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    I've spent the last hour or so looking through this forum trying to find a clear explanation of the "best" way to connect a Zune to the stock stereo...

    I've kind of gathered that you have to pull the HU unit out, connect a wire to the aux import, then drill a whole out of the console somewhere, right? Is there a better way to do this?

    I'd like for it to charge while playing, does this make it a lot more complicated???

    Yeah, I am a noob, but I have recently come to the realization that I despise my FM transmitter which I currently have for my Zune. Any help would be greatly appreciated-even if you just point me to a good thread with this already answered. Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    That's pretty much it.
    I have the Soundgate adapter in my truck. Works great and it does charge it while you have it hooked up.
    I just notched my center console by the little pocket up front (manual transmission), you can't even see it when it's all together.
    I'll get you a pic here in a minute....
     
  3. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    View from the drivers seat....

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    And if you get down and look you can see where I notched it for the cable...
    (sorry the flash makes it a little hard to see)

    [​IMG]

    hope this helps!
     
  4. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    BLACKnBLUE

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    So you use a Zune then?
     
  5. Feb 28, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Would this allow you to use the controls on the stereo to control the songs like skip and fast forward? And what cable are you using?
     
  6. Feb 28, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    tinker_troy

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    yes

    you can skip but not fast forward/scan through a song.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Where did you get the cable?
     
  8. Feb 28, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    I honestly can't remember, it's been a few years... I will look for the reciept later but if you search for Soundgate Toyota Adapter on the internet you should come up with something. Super easy install and I think there is another thread on here that shows a good wire to tap into to get power.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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