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MP3 player for car

by fjacky / March 5, 2007 4:07 AM PST

Hello,

My car has a MP3 slot available. I was wondering if I just buy a regular MP3 player if it would work with the car, or would I also have to buy an FM transmitter too?

Thanks

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Slot? As in CD slot?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 5, 2007 4:13 AM PST
In reply to: MP3 player for car

A make and model of things would help here.

Bob

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MP3 Player for car
by fjacky / March 5, 2007 8:35 PM PST
In reply to: Slot? As in CD slot?

Its the new Chev Impala.

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There are two possibilities
by ktreb / March 6, 2007 1:32 PM PST
In reply to: MP3 Player for car

depending on which model, you'll have one or both of these:

1. Auxiliary input jack - looks like a headphone port. You supply the appropriate cable (you can get it at radio shack or similar place). You plug one end into the headphone port of your mp3 player, you plug the other end into the the auxiliary input jack in the car. This is standard on all current Impala models.

2. CD/MP3 Player - Plays regular audio cds (such as the kind you buy, but you can burn these too - only fits about 80 minutes of music) or MP3 cds (fits 700 mb of music, could be 150 - 200+ songs depending on song size). This is standard if you have one of the following Impala models: 2LT, 3LT, LTZ, and SS. Optional for the 1LT.

There is actually one more possibility:

If you have the 6-Disc cd changer option, you have then you can play mp3 cds. You can load all 6 with mp3 cds and potentially have over 1,000 songs.

Whatever your situation you won't need an fm transmitter. But if your car can play mp3 cds, it will sound better. It sounds good with the aux input, but you'll probably have to crank your stereo up to hear it. You won't have to do that with the mp3 cds.

Gee, your salesperson should have helped you understand your car better.

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