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    Any way to play mp3's through my car stereo?

    I want to connect my mp3 player and phone to my car stereo, it's a cd player / radio - no 3.5 jack or bluetooth

    i know you can get fm transmitters but haven't heard great things about them. any other way to do it?

    thanks

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    If there's no 3.5mm jack, bluetooth, USB or cassette input then an FM transmitter is your only option really unless your stereo has an aux input on the back that's not connected anywhere which is the case on my car. It's missing the 3.5mm input which was an optional extra but it's possible to manually solder in a cable onto the back of the head unit to fit a jack.

    John

    I did what johnmc17 has suggested.

    My Renault 'Update List' headunit has unconnected points for aux input. I bought the appropriate mini iso connector, soldered a 3.5mm aux cable to it and plugged it in and it worked perfectly. Oh and I had to enable aux in a service menu too.

    Check on your model to see if your headunit has it.

    Original Poster

    thanks v much for the info.

    i'll look into it and try to muster to courage to give it a bash.

    Original Poster

    it's an 05 toyota corolla verso btw, in case this helps


    amzmalhotra

    I did what johnmc17 has suggested.My Renault 'Update List' headunit has … I did what johnmc17 has suggested.My Renault 'Update List' headunit has unconnected points for aux input. I bought the appropriate mini iso connector, soldered a 3.5mm aux cable to it and plugged it in and it worked perfectly. Oh and I had to enable aux in a service menu too.Check on your model to see if your headunit has it.


    Could you point me to the right iso connector for a Clio on a 06 plate, I think it has the Update list. thank you.
    Edited by: "sil0" 23rd May 2011

    sil0

    Could you point me to the right iso connector for a Clio on a 06 plate, I … Could you point me to the right iso connector for a Clio on a 06 plate, I think it has the Update list. thank you.



    If you do have the 'Update List' headunit and NOT 'Tuner List' then you need the green mini iso connector with at least 3 pins (for left, right and ground)

    Its very simple to do.
    Here is a pdf detailing it better than I have:
    mp3car.com/att…pdf

    Don't forget to enable aux in the expert menu of the headunit too.
    Edited by: "amzmalhotra" 23rd May 2011

    Sorry, I have the tuner list, I knew it was something list, It's just a single disc cd/radio.
    Just my luck, Will have to go & get my blank CD's back out the bin.
    Sorry for wasting your time & thanks for the help.

    zurich

    it's an 05 toyota corolla verso btw, in case this helps



    Unfortunately I'm not familiar with Toyotas (it's a VW based car I have) but I'd say it's worth asking on a Toyota forum as that's where you're going to get the most accurate advice.

    John

    Original Poster

    Johnmcl7

    Unfortunately I'm not familiar with Toyotas (it's a VW based car I have) … Unfortunately I'm not familiar with Toyotas (it's a VW based car I have) but I'd say it's worth asking on a Toyota forum as that's where you're going to get the most accurate advice.John




    thanks again

    sil0

    Sorry, I have the tuner list, I knew it was something list, It's just a … Sorry, I have the tuner list, I knew it was something list, It's just a single disc cd/radio.Just my luck, Will have to go & get my blank CD's back out the bin.Sorry for wasting your time & thanks for the help.



    It is possible to buy a connector for the Tuner List radio head unit, connects2.co.uk/c2s…510 is a link to the connector for an ipod The connector plugs into the rear of the stereo where a CD changer would be connected, then the MP3 player is connected by a 3.5mm lead (or 3.5mm to 2 phone plug lead). The part number is CTARNIPOD003.2 and should cost around £50.

    This is a link for a generic MP3 player, connects2.co.uk/c2s…510 Expect to pay around £30. Do a search of CTVRNX001 on Google should throw up some suppliers.

    zurich

    thanks again



    Connects2 supplier the appropriate connector, connects2.co.uk/c2s…596 As stated above in response to sil0 expect to pay around £30.

    Thanks pugw$sh. Been in the car today & it is a update list, its written on the front, Had the car for years too. (facepalm)
    So i just need a iso connector & follow the pdf that amzmalhotra kindly pointed me too.
    I would like to get one of them connect2 kits but i might be getting a new car so making my own for a few pound's is what appealed to me.
    Thanks for the help all & sorry zurich for hijacking your post.

    Hi there i have a update list stereo in the wife clio and we have bought the correct connector but there is no AUX option. i have gone into the menu to turn this on but still nothing shows in the menu to switch it on i can turn lw and mw on and of and the news but no option for AUX.
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