iPhone car integration

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by dizzy130, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. dizzy130 macrumors member

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    Does anyone have any advice on the best solution for integrating my iPhone with my older Honda Accord?

    I'd like to play music and phone calls over the car's stereo, and also charge the phone. The stereo does not have an aux in port and obviously no bluetooth, but it does have a tape deck.
     
  2. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Blackberry stereo gateway will let you stream thru your aux...yes it will work for iphone - Google it...
     
  3. sjdigital macrumors regular

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    I have used USASpec iPod adapters and found them to be ideal for delivering iPod or iPhone audio through my car stereo systems in the absence of any USB port or AUX in. But this won't help with routing phone calls through your car speakers and for that you'll need a separate bluetooth kit. I have just installed a Parrot CK3000 EVO along with a USASpec adapter in my Jeep and the whole thing works flawlessly: music (and navigation instructions) through the full audio system; and phone calls through the front speakers whether the radio is on or off.

    But you may have problems if you use a more sophisticated bluetooth system that uses A2DP as I believe (but can't be absolutely certain) that once an iPhone is connected via A2DP then all audio is routed that way and not via the dock connector. And while there are some bluetooth systems that are designed to play audio via bluetooth (the Parrot MKi9200 for one) once you get into that sort of price bracket it may well indeed be worth considering changing the head unit.
     

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