Car bluetooth setup?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by jplg842, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. jplg842 macrumors regular

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    Hello.
    I want to connect my ipod touch 2nd generation (OS 3.0) to my car.. but i dont have any line in (i have a GMC Terrain 2009)..

    I was thinking to get a bluetooth device to my car.. and connect my ipod though that!

    Any advice? maybe a site that explains this?!


    Thank you
     
  2. csimon2 macrumors member

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    I use this with my 80GB iPod Classic and it works perfectly. Highly recommended and it even includes stereo RCA line-in to support other audio devices. Installation in my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 with factory radio took only about 5 minutes (3 minutes to take off/put on console and 2 minutes to install and route behind dash).

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_581PA11GM/USA-Spec-iPod-Interface.html?tp=1126
     
  3. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    Google: Bluetooth FM transmitter
    Bluetooth Cassette adapter

    downside it will drain your battery like mad so it isn't worth it.
     
  4. jplg842 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it really?
    What are my other alternatives.. good quality!
     
  5. csimon2 macrumors member

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    Ah, yeah, it uses bluetooth which means you'll be constantly using a wireless radio signal from your device which means faster battery drain than just plain ole media playing. This is why I recommend the Spec USA device. Sure, you may pay a little more upfront, but the sound is pure digital (direct from dock connector to radio; instead of one having to find a FM station that won't interfere with the iPod in your area) and the Spec will keep your iPod charged. Also, a really neat thing is that the if your car stereo supports multi-disc playback, you can create a playlist that will get treated as a CD. So, Playlist 1 will be treated as CD1 on your car stereo's builtin controls (including steering wheel controls!). Really, its a no brainer IMHO. Why people purchase anything else is beyond me.
     

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