3GS car charger- Buzzing?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by karpet2003, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. karpet2003 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2009
    I have an ipod charger that I got about a year ago for an OLD OLD ipod. I recently got a new car that has an AUX jack and I was really excited that I would be able to ditch the FM transmitter that I had been using for a long time.

    When I plug my Iphone into the charger- I get the "famous" message about it not being supported and asking me to put it into airplane mode. I never do (why have a phone that cant answer calls?). My phone still charges fine.

    If I play my ipod without it being plugged into the charger- It works perfectly. BUT if I try to play music on my ipod (through the AUX) while it is plugged in i get a really harsh buzzing sound that ruins anything I try to play through it. As soon as I unplug the charger it goes away. A similar sound happened with my old ipod in both my old car and my new one.

    Here are my questions:
    Is this common?
    Are there ways to limit this interference?
    Do I need to get a new charger?
    What do you recommend?
  2. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    I'd suggest finding a new charging cable that also has an audio output on it. It will pull from the dock connector, giving you a line-level output signal to feed into your car's AUX input.

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