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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by QuestioningMyLife, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. QuestioningMyLife macrumors newbie


    Dec 28, 2016
    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?

  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    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

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
  4. blindside217 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2012
    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


    Dec 28, 2016
    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


    Sep 24, 2014
    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


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    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.
  8. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009

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