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Old 06-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Possible to connect Android phone to car w/o drilling holes?

I want to play my music on my phone and Pandora thru the car's audio system. Is this at all possible without drilling or replacing the head unit? I have the monsoon sound system if that makes any difference.
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Well, I'm sure there's a way but I don't know what hardware you'd need specifically. I use an iPod on the stock headunit, but I'm using an adapter that plugs in from that back of the headunit to the 30pin connection on the ipod. There's very likely something that will go to a 2.5mm headphone jack.
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Im pretty sure the stock stereo has a cassette player in which case, you can use these http://mobile.walmart.com/m/phoenix;...837557005&wl0=
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Im pretty sure the stock stereo has a cassette player in which case, you can use these Walmart Mobile
Most late 4th gen cars had CD players. A few did have tape decks still
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Most late 4th gen cars had CD players. A few did have tape decks still
Oh lol. I dont know a thing about stock firebird stereos. Mine had a pioneer when I bought it
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I want to play my music on my phone and Pandora thru the car's audio system. Is this at all possible without drilling or replacing the head unit? I have the monsoon sound system if that makes any difference.
There are also fm transmitters. they plug into your device and you set it to a station and tune your radio to that station and play music. They are fairly cheap but you will get radio sound quality and have to deal with changing batteries.
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I'd look into what AwsmGy has, except in a auxillary cord. and then run it down and out through somewhere near the passenger cup holder. Or drill a hole into underside of the center console piece (would be out of site and really easy to get to) and have it come through the ashtray. Would be really clean. and really simple.
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I didn't drill any holes, I just have the cord tucked under the center console and keep my Ipod on the little shelf above the gear shift.
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I ran my under the center out through the ash tray slot. I can tuck the wire inside and you will never know it is there.
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There's a way to splice into the cd player using an aux cord; just make a long blank cd. Here's a link/write-up: http://ls1tech.com/forums/stereo-ele...t-adapter.html

Or you can buy this: http://www.oemautosound.com/pc-295-8...t-adapter.aspx
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AwsmGy and jons02, can you guys elaborate on your technique. You mentioned using an adapter on the stock unit, do you still remember the brand/model of the adapter? And how did you do it?
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Get an aftermarket headunit. Bluetooth. No wires... done.
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AwsmGy and jons02, can you guys elaborate on your technique. You mentioned using an adapter on the stock unit, do you still remember the brand/model of the adapter? And how did you do it?
I basically have this but I ordered the parts separately for something like $75. Like I said, what I have is specific for ipods, but the one I linked looks like it MAY be able to use a 3.5mm jack, I'm just not 100% positive of that.

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Get an aftermarket headunit. Bluetooth. No wires... done.
Bluetooth uses compression, and it makes a noticeable reduction in sound quality. Wires > wireless.
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Meh. Then do what I did and get a travel micro-usb, load it up with music, plug into headunit and go.
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The second link that 01camaro posted, would that be sufficient? And how would I plug it in the back? I was looking at the headunit and I saw no screws to take apart the headunit. Any chance I can get a pic your (and jons02rs) setup?

Thanks for the input guys
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The second link that 01camaro posted, would that be sufficient? And how would I plug it in the back? I was looking at the headunit and I saw no screws to take apart the headunit. Any chance I can get a pic your (and jons02rs) setup?

Thanks for the input guys
What he posted may work, but I'm not certain. To get to the screws you have to remove the bezel. The only think you can see in my car is a single wire coming up from the side of the center console.
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$75 or more for an adapter that may work? Just buy a head unit with an auxiliary port. Cleaner look, will function better
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I have an aftermarket head unit. I had to buy the iPod cable for it off of eBay. Here is the picture of the pioneer head unit. I will get pictures of where the iPod wire come from.

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That looks pretty good. How much was that? However, I would prefer to do it with the stock head unit if possible. I just prefer to keep things original. Maybe if there's no other way I might go that route.
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Just go get a decent pioneer head unit for 100 dollars and use either a usb cable, aux cable, rc cable, or sd card... its easy
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