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Cheap iPod option for Chevy Avalanche

Got a co-worker looking for something that he can use to plug in his iPhone to his factory stereo. From what he's telling me, he's planning on hacking into the sat radio cable and hooking up an iPod adapter. There has to be a better (cheap) option that would allow him to hook up his iPhone where he doesn't have to hack up his wiring and doesn't cost like $100 to hook up. Any ideas?




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The only option I can think of is the FM transmitter for the ipods. Only problem is I bought one a few years ago for my first iPod and it sucked. I got as far as the store parking lot where I opened it and hooked it up (just plugs in the ciggerette lighter to get power to charge ipod and power transmitter) and the issue was the 3 or so station options it had either had stations on them or had feedback from close by stations so it wouldnt work. Basically you plug in your ipod, tune your car stereo to one of the stations and the transmitter emmits a FM signal on that station band. Like I said though, it wouldnt work here in Arlington.
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USA Spec $149-199 depending upon year.

The factory radio is NOT designed to control an iPod. All iPod to factory radio interfaces work like a CD changer and are somewhat quirky. Enjoy.
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The only option I can think of is the FM transmitter for the ipods. Only problem is I bought one a few years ago for my first iPod and it sucked. I got as far as the store parking lot where I opened it and hooked it up (just plugs in the ciggerette lighter to get power to charge ipod and power transmitter) and the issue was the 3 or so station options it had either had stations on them or had feedback from close by stations so it wouldnt work. Basically you plug in your ipod, tune your car stereo to one of the stations and the transmitter emmits a FM signal on that station band. Like I said though, it wouldnt work here in Arlington.
WIRELESS FM modulators will not work well in metro areas. WIRED FM modulators work fine in metro areas. $179 installed depending...
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What type of ipod?

The reason I ask is because I have a nucleus adapter that I ran in my 05 and 06 Sierra's with the factory radio. It is completely plug and play(takes about 5 minutes) and allows use of the steering wheel controls to navigate the ipod. I pulled it out when I traded the 06 for the 08. The 08 requires a different adapter and has the Aux in on the front so I am not using it.

No cutting, it has factory style connectors


The reason I ask what ipod is because it worked fine with my 1st gen nano, We installed it in my brother's 05 Avalanche and hooked up is ipod touch and it acted really strange, to the point where he doesn't use it.

Hit me up if you have any questions.

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Thanks for the info EW.

It's a 2G iPhone so it'll probably have problems to.

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What type of ipod?

The reason I ask is because I have a nucleus adapter that I ran in my 05 and 06 Sierra's with the factory radio. It is completely plug and play(takes about 5 minutes) and allows use of the steering wheel controls to navigate the ipod. I pulled it out when I traded the 06 for the 08. The 08 requires a different adapter and has the Aux in on the front so I am not using it.

No cutting, it has factory style connectors


The reason I ask what ipod is because it worked fine with my 1st gen nano, We installed it in my brother's 05 Avalanche and hooked up is ipod touch and it acted really strange, to the point where he doesn't use it.

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