Can I hook my 7+ to my car DVD Player?

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  1. QuestioningMyLife macrumors newbie

    QuestioningMyLife

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    I have a 2008 Acadia with factory DVD player. It has the adaptors to plug in other stuff (are they called coax cables?)

    Is it possible to plug in a 7+, a 5 or a 5c into it using the coax things to watch movies while on the go?

    Thanks
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Probably be easier to just use your 7+ to watch movies. I would imagine it's comparable size to the Acadia's factory DVD player.
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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  4. blindside217 macrumors regular

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    I assume the cables you are referring to are Composite or RCA (yellow, red, and white.). As far as I know, the newer lightning devices can only output video over HDMI. There is an older 30-pin to composite adapter that would work with your car but there is no way to adapt it to lightning because it does not support analog video out. I have the same situation in my car. I grabbed an old iPhone 4 and loaded it up with videos and it is now my full time car video player.
     
  5. QuestioningMyLife thread starter macrumors newbie

    QuestioningMyLife

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    Well crap. My phone is the easiest to do it with.

    What would I need to use the 5c or 5?

    And yes, the composite thingys are what I mean, LOL. I am tech challenged.

    Thanks so very much.
     
  6. rugmankc Contributor

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    Only two ways

    1. Plug a mini audio cable from iPhone headphone jack (if equipped) into an audio in jack on your stereo unit

    2. If you have a cassette player, there are adapters for that

    Or, do what I did and sold my 2002 RX300 to my son and got a new 2016 RX350--problem solved--:)
     
  7. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    You can only use a 4S or 4 as those have the ability to output composite. You can also use the various 30-PIN iPads. Of course you would need the Apple A/V Cables, which are 30 PIN to those connectors in the car.
     
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