iPod Car Integration

After all these years you’d think that every vehicle manufacturer would have some sort of iPod integration. Not every car has the perfect integration, some cars do have issues but they do have integration. Apple has the market cornered and I’m too happy but its a great working product with amazing sound quality. Some have direct integration into the sound system, some have other solutions.

There are a few options for iPod integration, some cars have auxiliary input, and if you have nothing the best quick solution is an FM Transmitter. FM Transmitter is the simple but annoying solution but the only one that really works is the Griffin transmitter and all the others don’t work. Tape deck is only for those cars that have tape decks but very few cars have them anymore. Getting a new deck doesn’t really work for new cars because it really ruins the look but still their are other solutions. Right now I’m looking at the DICE solution for my little problem, because getting used to the iPod in a car every day and then not having it is like going through an addiction withdrawl.

Alternative Solutions:

  • FM Transmitter
  • Tape Deck
  • Auxiliary Input

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11 Comments

  1. AIC

    There is 1 more alternative, which is the best in my opinion

    you could install a Parrot MKi9000

    it cost me 40KD with installation but I never looked back

    you connect your ipod with the MKi9000 through bluetooth, the sound quality is just amazing, I don’t think there is a difference of quality between this and AUX.

    it also has a Handsfree for mobiles, but I just use it to listen to music from my Blackberry also

    here is the link

    http://www.parrot.com/usa/products/bluetooth-hands-free-car-kits

  2. for your cruiser, I think there is a cable being sold in the US for that

    If you have bought the GX-R , then you would have installed the Sun-Less Co. navigation system , which has all integration with all sorts of media ( ipod , USB hardisks .. etc )

  3. lfc-q8

    pac or pace do a kit google it

  4. tartooob

    FM Transmitter sucks

    best is the aux input or connected through blutooth, guys anyone knows how to connect ipod touch through blutooth for the Mercedes 2009 ?

  5. I have the same problem. I own 2008 land cruiser GX with NAV (the really bad one) and I have been looking everywhere for a way to integrate my iPod with the nav system, but I can’t find one.

  6. Jack

    @AIC

    Do you know anyone in Kuwait that know how to install the device on my car?

    Thanks

  7. i think this is the second best option if your iPod kit isnt directly integrated into your cars system.

  8. AIC

    @Jack

    Parrot has a dealer in Kuwait,They are located in AlDajeej الضجيج

    I bought from them and installed it there, but I only have the technicians number

    you can contact him at 97163795 (Masoud)

  9. this post was very helpful for me,, special thanks to Adrenaline

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