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Old 11-29-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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I have a 2007 Saturn Vue - it has the front Aux In jack - manual says for Ipods and other devices. I'm assuming this means Satellite Radio.

Since I'm leasing I don't want to hardwire anything to the back of the radio so the front Aux Input is my best option (plus allows me to go from car to car easily).

My question - what do I need to buy to go from my Starmate Replay to the FRONT Aux in?
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You need a 1/8th-to-1/8th stereo coord, usually they sell them at Radioshack.
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You need a 1/8th-to-1/8th stereo coord, usually they sell them at Radioshack.
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I assume that once I do that, I need to disable the wireless transmitter on the Starmate? Once I do that, I just switch over to AUX on my radio and turn the Starmate on?
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The wireless FM transmitter can be either on or off, it doesn't matter... the line out works as long as your starmate is on.
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The wireless FM transmitter can be either on or off, it doesn't matter... the line out works as long as your starmate is on.
Sounds great...and much cheaper and quicker than installing an FM modulator or whatever.

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The wireless FM transmitter can be either on or off, it doesn't matter... the line out works as long as your starmate is on.
You will notice some sound degradation is you leave the wireless on. Switch it to off for best sound.
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You will notice some sound degradation is you leave the wireless on. Switch it to off for best sound.
Do you know what these wires are called at Radio Shack or online??
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Do you know what these wires are called at Radio Shack or online??
6-Ft. Shielded Cable, 1/8" Stereo Plug to 1/8" Stereo Plug follow the link below, this is what you need. 5.49

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family

I agree that you should shut off your fm modulator when using the AUX out. I don't know why but it does sound much better when the fm mod is shut off.
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6-Ft. Shielded Cable, 1/8" Stereo Plug to 1/8" Stereo Plug follow the link below, this is what you need. 5.49

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family

I agree that you should shut off your fm modulator when using the AUX out. I don't know why but it does sound much better when the fm mod is shut off.
Thank you all so much...I'll be hitting radio shack after work!
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