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How to connect my HTC One X to an older car stereo

Created by ichthy on Nov. 14, 2012, 4:13 p.m.
  • Hey guys. I was wondering if there were any cheap options for connecting my phone to an older car that doesn't have an aux port. I was looking into an external FM transmitter like the New Potato TuneLink Auto for Android, but it's $99.99. Does anyone use something else?

  • Do you have a tape deck? If you do, one of these will work perfectly: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Cassette-Adapter-Apple-iPhone/dp/B000FVDD30/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352925259&sr=8-1&keywords=cassette+to+headphone+adapter

    Or something like it, you can get them at Walmart or wherever.

  • How did this end up on the front page?

  • @AwesomeAndy: Well somebody has to create content for the site that isn't day old news story or something about the iPad mini nobody actually cares about.

  • um did tested get hacked??

  • um did tested get hacked??

    to answer op go buy a ford with sync and do it over bluetooth. o wait u said cheap. sorry cant help

  • How did @devereauxx's comment end up in my RSS feed?? O.o

    Edit: Oh, front page. duh.

  • This is what I used in my old car http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scosche-FMMOD02-Universal-FM-Modulator/19407742

    Prices seem to land in the $15-30 range, installation was pretty easy. It plugs into the radio antenna and “hi-jacks” stations 88.3 or 88.5 when you flip the switch to turn it on. You will need to access the back of the radio so be prepared, this can be very involved depending on your car. Sound quality and reliability are better than an external transmitter, but still noticeably worse than CD. Here is a nice instructional video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_f6EUgddRo

    Honestly for ~$50 (http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-DEH-1300MP-Receiver-Playback-Control/dp/B003ZDO2LM/ref=sr_1_13?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1352928358&sr=1-13&keywords=pioneer+radio) you could just get a new radio that has an aux port and maybe more (usb and/or sd card if you don’t mind an off brand). Installation is only a little more complicated than the modulator, just cut, strip, and connect the right wires.


  • @abowar
    Took advantage of some mix up with the forum and front page articles. It's fixed now though so all is good