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Can a ipod be hooked up to the stock stereo

Discussion in '348/355' started by Marcelo0131, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Marcelo0131

    Marcelo0131 Karting

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    I did a search and only found complete radio upgrades. I only would like to hook up my ipod and maybe a new speakers. I don't mind loseing the cd changer.
    Thanks for the help
     
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  3. James-NZ

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    Your best bet (sans replacing the headunit) will be to go with a wireless FM transmitter, you can combine this with a car charger to keep the ipod charged up. You do loose a bit of sound quality with the transmitter but the more you pay for it the better it should be.

    I went with an upgrade of the head unit to a Alpine that has ipod controller built in. Works great!
     
  4. Loser

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    I use the Griffin Itrip FM transmitter. As long as you keep it plugged into the cigarette lighter, it works great. It can also run off of the iPod battery, but the reception is not as good.
     
  5. rbellezza

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    I have installed one of those Sony Xplod in my car and include the direct drive for the Ipod.
     
  6. Night life

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    #5 Night life, Nov 12, 2009
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    Yes you can hard wire it in by removing the audio out from your cd changer, not sure if yours would be RCA if so just buy the proper attachment cable that plugs in to your headphone out, make sure it has female RCA ends and just connect. You wont be able to control your Ipod from the car stereo just the volume.

    If you do not have RCA audio out then you must find the hardwired wires for the audio out and do some splicing if you are a handyman :), it's not that difficult.


    Or just buy a FM transmitter, although most out there suck and are not as good as wiring it in.
     
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  8. TRScotty

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    For the sake of all that is Holy, it is a Ferrari!!!!!!

    You don't need no stinkin' radio!!!!! Or iPod, for that matter.

    Tubi, and forget it. :D:D
     
  9. Night life

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    Amen ;)
     
  10. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    If your radio is the Becker with the blue plugs its easy to replace the CD changer with an Ipod cable but as noted above you will not be able to control the Ipod only recharge (& play - depending on the cable) - there's extensive instructions in the 360 section (thread 243921) - the expensive cable has two plugs to go into the radio (sound & charge) - there are two types of cheaper cables that work - one without charge and one that has to be hard wired into the loom
     
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  13. rustybits

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    The original Sony unit has RCA's from the C.D changer, but there are aftermarket units that plug straight in and also supply a feed to keep the ipod charged. As others have said, however, direct control will be from the ipod not the head unit. The early beckers as fitted to 360 is just a plug-in job as it has ISO connectors, and the later ones have total control from the head unit rather than the ipod. The latest version of ipod adapter from Becker is having serious issues with backround noise, i've had to change a few now (part no. 1860.168 is the culprit). An FM modulator as others have suggested will work fine too.
     
  14. 355 Shwing

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    I would take my stereo out, if it wouldn't look stupid. I never turned it on, and I never will. I want to be able to hear absolutely everything that is going on in that engine bay.
     

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