There are three types:
Originally Posted by Untold Legend
I actually have one of the old school tape inserts plugged into my MP3 player type deals. Please tell me more about this adapter and where I can find one.
1)AUX Adapter (my choice): $50
Brings out two RCA plugs to inject the signal where the CD changer was going to be. You just get a 3.5mm to 2 RCA cable and you're set. IMO, this is the right combination of signal quality vs. price.
2) Fancier AUX Adapters: allow for limited control of the IPOD via the stereo controls (playlist, track forward, track back).
Con: Stupid expensive and can prevent you from using the controls on the IPOD (since the IPOD thinks its docked). Might make sense if you have a tiny IPOD like a Nano.
3) FM modulator adapters / Fanicer FM Modulator Adapters
Harmon Kardon Drive+Play $30
- FM modulator that squirts the signal into your antenna wire.
- better than normal FM transmitter but your quality is limited by the radio
- Worse signal quality compared to a non-FM modulated solution.
- Also comes with a ver that includes fancy screen that lets you actually control the IPOD. Too bad it costs as much as an IPOD
All solutions can be installed unobtrusively but require you to take out your factory stereo. It's not that hard if you just take some time and read up on how to dissassemble your dash. The only sign that I have an IPOD is a little black wire that comes out on the passenger's side of the center console. I usually allow it to fall below the seat line so you can't even see it from the outside of the car.