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Best way to hook iPhone to car audio?

I have a 2002 Cadillac with the Bose system.

I want to be able to play my iTunes and stuff through the car audio. I wouldn't mind being able to have phone calls routed through the speakers as well. I saw a system that had a brain box and oem connectors and a whole big setup to do lots of different features. But it was like $200.

Is there a more affordable way? Are those systems that plug into the antenna input and have a 1/4 inch jack any good? Do they even make those any longer? It's been a LONG time since I've messed with any car audio.

I have never had any luck with those transmitters that just plug into your audio source and broadcast on a radio frequency. That's why I'm looking for something hard wired.

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Check for an iPhone or 3.5mm input adapter for your particular car.

For my 2006 Tacoma, I had to buy an adapter that plugged into the back of the stereo unit. The CD button doubled as a Aux input and CD player.

The only bad thing was that it cost me $80 bucks and there were really no other alternatives.

FM transmitters suck.
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I have a 2002 Cadillac with the Bose system.

I want to be able to play my iTunes and stuff through the car audio. I wouldn't mind being able to have phone calls routed through the speakers as well. I saw a system that had a brain box and oem connectors and a whole big setup to do lots of different features. But it was like $200.

Is there a more affordable way? Are those systems that plug into the antenna input and have a 1/4 inch jack any good? Do they even make those any longer? It's been a LONG time since I've messed with any car audio.

I have never had any luck with those transmitters that just plug into your audio source and broadcast on a radio frequency. That's why I'm looking for something hard wired.
I have the 200 dollar unit in my avalanche, its routes through my Nav system very nice. but doesn't do anything for phone calls.




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Do you have an auxiliary port?
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I have a Dodge with sat radio. According to what I read, I can plug my phone into the sat plug (I don't use it for sat radio), but when I call a dealer with the letters on my radio (ref), they never call back. Suck ass parts people.
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Thanks Jon! Just what I was looking for. I needed to stop supporting my dealers, and here it is.
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I went through two FM modulators before I dished out $240 for my "plug in the back" adapter (cost more due to navigation). Worth every penny, though.

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There are no auxiliary ports or anything useful. I went to Crutchfield. But I expected you experts to hold my hand and figure it out

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I went through two FM modulators before I dished out $240 for my "plug in the back" adapter (cost more due to navigation). Worth every penny, though.
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Give Gramps his caddy back and get yourself something more hip.
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Hey, my Dad cut me a great deal on that car!

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