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Laptop sound to car speakers?

Would the best way to accomplish this be a blue tooth setup (USB blue tooth to a cell phone blue tooth integrater)? Or a fm transmitter? Iv used a belkin FM transmitter and it didnt work very well. Had a bunch of static. Whats the best inexpensive setup tp go with?
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AUX input would be the cheapest and best way but i'm guessing you dont have an AUX input.

FM transmitter should work. Maybe try a better quality model that offers a couple of stations to choose from.
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i believe they makes an fm transmitter that goes directly inline with your antenna to reduce the static problem. this would give you an aux input that you could use to connect your laptop. i know they do this for sirius radio for older cars.

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Hardwired FM modulator with 1/8" headphone jack $50. A bluetooth kit like Parrot MKi9100 with a A2DP bluetooth dongle for the laptop might work too but won't be cheap.
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lol you're gonna listen to music in your car from your laptop?
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if the head unit has RCA inputs, just use a splitter.
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Most don't have RCA input.
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lol you're gonna listen to music in your car from your laptop?
I do it all the time on trips to and from Austin/Dallas. 150 GB of music vs. the 30 GB I can store on my Zune sounds good to me.

I've just got an AUX cable running from my headunit to the headphone jack in my laptop. Gets the job done for me.

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Hardwired FM modulator with 1/8" headphone jack $50.
would that work on an ipod to factory radio?

my gf has a VW bug and it has a factory monsoon radio but no aux in. after she heard her ipod playing on my new radio she now wants do play her ipod in her car but with using her radio
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lol you're gonna listen to music in your car from your laptop?
I work in the gas filed and there are a lot of places that most radio stations dont come ine well. Plus I can watch a movie on the laptop and have the sound come out of the car speakers.

I forgot that I had a sirius satelite inline fm modulator. Ill just unplug it from the sirius and plug it into my laptop. Should work right?
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would that work on an ipod to factory radio?

my gf has a VW bug and it has a factory monsoon radio but no aux in. after she heard her ipod playing on my new radio she now wants do play her ipod in her car but with using her radio
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I work in the gas filed and there are a lot of places that most radio stations dont come ine well. Plus I can watch a movie on the laptop and have the sound come out of the car speakers.

I forgot that I had a sirius satelite inline fm modulator. Ill just unplug it from the sirius and plug it into my laptop. Should work right?
I don't think it will work but you can try it.
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