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ipod input to head unit

there are several options,
1, the cheapest way is via a cassette adaptor (if yours has a cassette) ive been told these can give trouble if you have an auto reverse tape player
2. a better option is to use a radio frequency modulator
there are 2 types, one is via a radio signal transmitted wirelessly, you simply tune the modulator to a non existant station on the unit, plug in your mp3, or you may opt for a transmitter with built in MP3 unit.then tune the radio into same frequency, these sometimes pick up interference and although the sound is okay, its not as good as the next option
3. this system is what ive just bought, its still a radio frequency modulator, but it has an ariel connection that fits into your antenna input on the head unit, you then plug the antenna into the twin socket provided, it runs on 12 volt, it has an on/off switch, you tune the unit to one of 2 frequencies provided, tune and set the radio to same frequency, it can be preset on the head unit.plug in your MP3 to the 3.5 mm socket provided, and the signal is then transmitted direct to the radio via the antenna input, it gives a good clear stereo signal, it works on the same principal as an rf modulated cd stacker ,out here in New Zealand these units cost between 15 dollars up to 20.0 dollars, thats about 8 quid, dead simple, and you can chuck the mp3 player into the glovebox out ofsight with option 3.
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