What cable do I need to connect iPhone5 music to car stereo?

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  1. Siilentalk macrumors newbie

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    Stereo
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    With stereo taken out
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    Here is a picture of the current stereo and behind the stereo once taken out to give you a rough idea. Is there anything I can use to make the current stereo work with my iPhone music or would I have to buy a new stereo?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    The picture is blurry. Is there an aux port? What ports are there?
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Taking the faceplate off will not help.

    If it doesn't have an aux input on faceplate, or bluetooth, or rear USB. You are SOL.

    Get a new headunit.
     
  4. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Or you can get a fm transmitter that plugs into the aux of the iPhone. I have one and it works.
     
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Post the model number if you aren't aware of its specs. The photos do not help.
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    Eww. The OP will spend $50 on something that is fiddly, crackly, and impossible to make work in a metro area.

    He already has a an aftermarket stereo. He just needs to drop 99-140 on one with Bluetooth.

    Edit: I prefer and been pleased with Pioneer. But this is only $66 and probably uses same plug. http://www.walmart.com/ip/19604086?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227014616078&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3=41910209470&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=34457899150&veh=sem
     
  7. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    this!

    and also by plug he means the same wiring harness
     
  8. RenoG macrumors 65816

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  9. meistervu macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I agree. Get a new stereo. I tried many solutions for the last few years because I wanted to keep my stock stereo. I wished I had gone with a new one to start with.

    First, FM modulator are crap, so bad that it drove me to using a cassette adaptor for music. Then I got a bluetooth speaker for phone function. After a few months I keep forgetting to charge it, and so I stopped using it altogether.

    I recently plunged down $130 for a new stereo. It got all the goodness and a few minor quirks (things that prevented me from buying one many moons ago, but in practice is not so significant). Took me 2 hours to install at leisure pace. It worked great. I wished I had done in many years ago.

    One thing you won't get with a cobbled together solution is that if when the phone rings, whatever mode I am in on the stereo: bluetooth, FM, CD, AUX, the music pauses and the phone takes over. I imagine if you use an add on solution it won't be that seamless.

    And the JVC unit I have will auto connect every time I get into the car.

    Now, if only the car stereo industry would improve their product a bit. Like all stereos out there that costs less than a few hundred dollars, mine came with a one line scrolling display, and if you want to see the clock, you have to select the clock mode which doesn't display anything else. I would say the clock is the most important piece of information and should always be present in all display modes.

    Perhaps CarPlay stereos will be better.
     
  10. Jamalmartinez macrumors newbie

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    New radio is the only solution to this issue yo
     

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