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Old 08-31-2005, 01:32 PM   #1
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Mod to put in Dell MP3

Hey, I have a Dell MP3 that i connect through the Belkin accessory that uses radio frequency.

I am curious, is it possible to do something so that i'll just have a wire running to the radio and the other end will have a connector to the MP3 and when i will turn on the mp3 it will play through the speakers. I also have stock head unit, so i am not sure if it can be done with it.

any help appreciated!

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Old 08-31-2005, 07:40 PM   #2
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a wired modulator will do what you describe, only through a radio station (similar to what you have now, only this way will give less feedback and static problems). you'll need to wire in an on/off switch for the modulator. don't forget the antenna adapters needed.

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Old 09-01-2005, 01:21 PM   #3
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First read this thread. Then go here. Read this thread and this thread on removing the head unit. I hope this helps.
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:55 PM   #4
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THANKS, BUT THEY MOSTLY SHOW HOW TO DO IT WITH 2005 MODEL AND THE ONES THAT HAVE AUX BUTTON. I AM CURIOUS IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO WITH 2002 MODEL 6CD HEAD UNIT. SOMETHING THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO PLUG IN THE "DELL" AND AS SOON AS IT IS PLUGGED AND TURNED ON IT TAKES PREFERENCE OVER RADIO OR CD AND STARTS PLAYING THROUGH THE SPEAKERS
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....i saw you had an '02 which is why i didn't suggest the AUX-in thing. modulator is your only way of going, bud.

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oh... and to take over control as soon as its plugged in, you'd need a device with a signal (voltage) sensing circuit... even modulators don't do that.

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hey, when you were talking about a wired modulator, is that thing going to be set on a frequency also? just like Belkin accessory, just wired to radio?
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yes. it still works off a radio frequency. the benefit to a wired modulator is that the device is connected directly inline with the vehicle's stereo (the antenna actually), whereas there is no physical connection with a wireless transmitter (which is what you have now)

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I didn't think to look at what car you had. Sorry to have wasted your time.
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go to crutchfield.com and buy the aux input interface for 50 bucks works awesome!
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