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Old 11-09-2012, 09:22 PM
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cheapest way to connect IPOD to factory stereo? no aux in...

I have an '04 Mazda 6i with the factory stereo. There is no Aux/USB/Ipod input and no way to easily wire an aux input. There is also no casette deck.

What is the cheapest/easiest way to connect my IPOD to my factory stereo? FM transmitter?

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:47 PM
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:22 PM
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^Interfaces like that can work well if you have a factory deck that can use it. Otherwise a hardwire FM modulator is a decent way to go.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:58 PM
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At that price I would rather just get the Metra dash kit and install one of my head units I have knocking around.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:00 PM
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^Interfaces like that can work well if you have a factory deck that can use it. Otherwise a hardwire FM modulator is a decent way to go.
Do you have any suggestions on which FM modulator to get?

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:27 PM
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The only one I have used lately is the one FS sells. It's an ok piece.
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The iSimple is a good piece too and offers charging of an iDevice. I do see the odd one come back with the iCable gone bad though so best to treat it nicely.
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