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Old 12-12-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default aux inputs for sat and mp3?

All I want for Christmas is for my car not to be a mess of wires.
I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu (everything stock), I was wondering if there's a way so I can directly connect my sportster replay AND my mp3 player in my car so I can stop relying on the fm stations to provide my music. And so I can get rid of most of the wires that need to be switched around (phone charger and satellite connected through the cigarette lighter and the power cord from sirius also gets used for the fm transmitter for my mp3 player.

I apologize for the complete n00b question, but my husband asked what I wanted for christmas and this is pretty much what I came up with. He might not know too much about the satellite radio hookup but he knows the rest of the stuff.
Plus I would like to give him a project.

So specs...
2001 chevy malibu
sportster replay
Creative Zen 8gig (I know it's an ipod world out nothing with the dock connecter)
and a mess of wires.

Thank you in advance for all your help!

Or he could get me an S50 and solve most of my problems...
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I would chec with and see if they have a AUX adapter for your car.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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Default powered wired fm modulator

Get a powered wired fm modulator. They work great. and once it's installed you just tune your radio to a specific channel and and flip a switch and it sounds great. They only have a plug for one unit (mp3 or sirius), but you can always buy a cheap splitter at radio shack. I think the unit runs about 25 or so, and installation for me was 40. Not bad for great sound quality.

This is how crutchfield describes how it works/installation:
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