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Old 11-15-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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Ok, I've got a little dilemma. I had the original sportster with the old transmitter and everything worked fine. Now, I have the Starmate 4 with the weak a$$ new fm transmitter and I get a constant static buzz with no matter what channel I set the transmitter to.

So I go to Circuit City and buy the wired FM modulator or whatever its called, thinking that there would be an aux plug in the back of my completely stock radio. So I talk to the main stereo guy at my relatives Fox dealership and he says the only ones that have the aux plug in located in the back are the ones with a Satellite button on the front. So now I'm completely clueless as to what to do. I don't want to replace my whole stereo setup. I've read somewhere on here that if you unscrew the antenna, that should help, but I don't really want to do that because I sometimes listen to the local sports talk channel.

Anybody with any advice, please share, it's driving me crazy
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It's not that hard to install really. How this relay works is that you put this unit between the antenna input on the rear of your factory stereo, and the original antenna that you have now (it'll plug into the relay itself). This relay only blocks out FM signals when your plug n play is turned on. When you want to listen to local stations, just turn off your Starmate. Now you may want to have a local stereo shop install it, if your nervous about getting behind your original stereo, but that should be it. Circuit City might even install it since you bought it from them.
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Ok, I've got a little dilemma. I had the original sportster with the old transmitter and everything worked fine. Now, I have the Starmate 4 with the weak a$$ new fm transmitter and I get a constant static buzz with no matter what channel I set the transmitter to.

So I go to Circuit City and buy the wired FM modulator or whatever its called, thinking that there would be an aux plug in the back of my completely stock radio. So I talk to the main stereo guy at my relatives Fox dealership and he says the only ones that have the aux plug in located in the back are the ones with a Satellite button on the front. So now I'm completely clueless as to what to do. I don't want to replace my whole stereo setup. I've read somewhere on here that if you unscrew the antenna, that should help, but I don't really want to do that because I sometimes listen to the local sports talk channel.

Anybody with any advice, please share, it's driving me crazy
If you bought the wired FM relay then you can use it on your current stereo. I had one in my '06 tacoma before I replaced the stock stereo (you can search my old posts for some pics if you want to see things all ripped apart). Like the other poster said, it just plugs inline with your stock FM antenna. It is NOT an aux-input adapter so it doesn't matter that the stereo doesn't have an aux-input. Taking out the stero is pretty easy if you are confortable with those sort of things. Or a stereo shop should be able to put it in pretty inexpensively.
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ok cool guys, thanks for the responses. I might hit up a few stereo places tomorrow on my lunch break.
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