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Old 29 November 2008, 13:16   #1
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I want to be able to use my MP3 player in the car, unfortunately the Shogun doesnít have any Aux input capabilities apart from the std CD Changer, which I still want to use as well.
I don't want to change the head unit as I'll lose the main display info.

Iíve tried the cheap FM wireless Transmitters, and the quality etc is rubbish, so Iím looking for something which is hard wired.

I have found several pieces of kit which are IPOD specific, basically they plug into the aerial socket and then have the existing aerial lead plugged into them to allow normal radio use. You then tune the radio into them like the FM transmitting ones. The only ones Iíve found are IPOD specific, but I want to use my non IPOD MP3 etc with a std 3.5mm headphone jack not the IPOD connector.

Has anyone any specific experience they can share.

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Old 29 November 2008, 13:39   #2
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You could try these guys. The have interfaces that plug into your changer.
http://www.connects2.com/
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Old 29 November 2008, 18:56   #3
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I've got a Belkin Tunecast II which is basically the better version of the FM transmitter cheapies on ebay from HK. It's a LOT better than them. Sound quality still isn't that hot compared with cd or radio though.
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Many head units have an aux or line in hidden at the back. I have used one for years on my old Rover 420 - I just fed a socket out into the ashtray.

Nice to see someone resisting the IPOD - I really can't understand the need for them as almost everyone has a perfectly good MP3 player built into their mobile phones!!!
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Old 30 November 2008, 06:51   #5
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That site looks good.
They don't have any Mitsubishi options, but I may look at one for Mrs Nashers Pug.

From that site, this is exactly what I want:
http://www.connects2.com/Instructions/iConnect-FM.pdf
But with a 3.5mm jack plug not the IPOD connector.

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I've had the head unit out, and it doesn't have a spare port in the back.
Being a Mitsubishi unit that displays through the main LCD on the dash its quite integrated to everything else. The only std looking connector it has on the back is the antenna.
I'm resisting IPODs as they appear overpriced for what they can do compared to MP3 players from the likes of Creative.

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Thanks, I'll have a look at the one you have, but I think going for a hard wired type will give better quality.

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The only way you'll hard wire an MP3 player to a car sound system without opening the radio is to install a seperate Amp AKA Nashers Revenge style and install a speaker switching box.

Are there no Mitsubishi compatible head units about that will connect to the intergrated display and give you the option of either a USB/Memory card/3.5mm jack inputs?
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Fair. It's a better option than the cheapies but only just.

Could you get the soldering iron out and fit a 3.5mm jack onto the hardwired FM ariel gizmo instead of the ipod connector?
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There probably is, but its probably a more expensive option than persuing a kit.

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Yep, probably could if I knew which wires were what, and thats probably what I'll end up doing.

Going to have a good Google session this afternoon seeing as the weather is rubbish and I've decided to say B*llocks to trying to catch up with some work one day a week.

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Yep, probably could if I knew which wires were what, and thats probably what I'll end up doing.
Easy way of finding out-buy one of these and get the multimeter out.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/UK-Car-AUX-Aud...QQcmdZViewItem
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Found exactly what I'm after;

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3AIT&viewitem=

Just need to make sure the frequencies mentioned, 87.9 and 88.3, aren't going to be too close to anything else, and I'll put my order in.

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