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using car stereos aux to play music?

Shadowmeph

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ok total noob here my 06 lexus is350 uses cds but in the console it have AUX plugin I go have a general idea on how to use this I have looked at this https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01MSUWCZ0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A2UM0X40UXSI2V&psc=1 not sure if there is a simpler way to do this with out . the reason why i was looking at this was suggested from a person on youtube that has the same car and this has the ground filter to get rid of any alternator whine which I never knew still existed in car stereos
 

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I've been using that specific unit for 4+ years and can't say enough good things about it. :)

Audio is great, never had an issue connecting to my android phone, and Android auto has an option that allows it to auto-launch when specific bluetooth devices are turned on/connected.

IIRC, the only thing I had issues with was the lighter USB thingy.... pretty sure it either kept working it's way out of the socket, or it wasn't holding the USB well enough so I ended up replacing it.

edit: I fibbed a little bit.... it was closer to 3 years as opposed to 4. I bought it back in August 2018.
 
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Shadowmeph

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I've been using that specific unit for 4+ years and can't say enough good things about it. :)

Audio is great, never had an issue connecting to my android phone, and Android auto has an option that allows it to auto-launch when specific bluetooth devices are turned on/connected.

IIRC, the only thing I had issues with was the lighter USB thingy.... pretty sure it either kept working it's way out of the socket, or it wasn't holding the USB well enough so I ended up replacing it.

edit: I fibbed a little bit.... it was closer to 3 years as opposed to 4. I bought it back in August 2018.
ok cool I have been holding off in picking one up for about a week
 

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The only thing you have to remember is to disconnect the bluetooth when you're leaving the car otherwise you'll get a call but the audio will be going through the car.... :)

(I never had much luck with the supposed "turns on with your car" feature.... I just manually power on and power off via the button when I enter/leave the car).
 

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If it has aux input easier to just use double male headphone jack (if your phone even has one anymore)
 

Shadowmeph

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If it has aux input easier to just use double male headphone jack (if your phone even has one anymore)
I was actually thinking this before but I am wondering about whining from alternator I know many years ago most cars had a ground issue so when putting say a new stereo in them you could hear sparkplug noise and whining from the alternator
 

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If it has aux input easier to just use double male headphone jack (if your phone even has one anymore)
wow so I found my old cable ( its like 10 ft long hehe) and this works great I just not sure if I should download a player for my phone . I only drag and drop music onto my phone not sure if any different players would do any better
 

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When I do this in my car I get horrendous scratchy feedback from the connections not being tight enough.
I noticed that the one end of the cable is a little old because if I wiggle it slightly it will pause the song I tested to see if it was the cable but plugging in head phones doing the same thing and it doesn't happen. I have had that cable since the VGA only days
 

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I went to plug my phone into the AUX jack when I took my beater Civic on a little road trip the other day. Only to realize that my new phone doesn't have a headphone jack. Denied! Radio it was.
 

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