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    Factory Stereo

    I have a 2004 Freelander, and it has the stock audio system. It does not have auxillary connections, so how might I connect my carputer to the existing sytem?
    2004 Freelander HSE | Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen| Via M10000 | 256 MB | 120 GB | DVD player | TN-200 | Opus 150watt |Windows XP Pro | Media Car | Routis & Destinator

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    Try an FM Modulator, it'll feed the audio through your FM radio when you tune your radio to the specified station. You can pick them up on-line for around $20 or so I think. That's what I'm going with until I can scrape up another $700-800 to redo my stereo (next year most likely).

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    Try an AUX - in adapter from www.connects2.co.uk (they have worldwide stockists)

    This page lists the freelander as one it works with... http://www.stceurope.com/connects2aux.htm

    It's much better than the FM Modulator I was using before - it is actually Hi-Fi quality, as it connects to the CD-changer input and modifies it into the Aux in. Cost me 59 and although it took me a while to decide whether it was worth it I am glad I did
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    Ill take a look at that because I live in New York City, so there is way too much FM interference to use a modulator. One problem, is this Connects2 unit for a 2004 Freelander? It gives me three options for head unit types, but I don't know which it is. Head unit type:
    Blaupunkt BP9262 Single CD
    VDO DC597/C42/C43
    Alpine XQD101043PUY
    I have the stock 80 watt stereo without a CD changer. Any ideas?
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    I have no idea (although I used to live 100 yards from the freelander factory in the uk!!!) - best thing to do is get the correct removal tools to pull it out (if it's like many around at the moment it will be an iso removal tool) and have a look at the sticker on the side/back; alternatively, phone your dealer's service department and ask them to check using the VIN number
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    I called the dealer who directed me to a garage who wanted $150 for parts and $125 per hour (2-3 hours). Bah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nibix
    I called the dealer who directed me to a garage who wanted $150 for parts and $125 per hour (2-3 hours). Bah!
    What??? The aux-in part from connects2 is 59 ($120) and took FIVE MINUTES to fit (pull the stereo out, plug it in the back)

    Phone the dealer, and ask the service dept what head unit you have got, they surely should be able to pull it off their system. If you have too much trouble I might be able to ask someone at Land Rover, I probably know a few ppl that work at the factory and they may know what 04 freelanders in US spec have
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    Archimense, it looks like those dont support a 2004 Land Rover Freelander. Also, if I get such a device would I be able to keep my existing factory CD player, and switch between carputer and factory stereo.
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    I use an FM Transmitter. Instead of having it wireless, It is wired. I bought it at Fry's electronics for $40 then $5.00 for the RCA to Headphone cable. It's the rClarion FM200. It works great, plus I don't need to replace batteries because it runs off my car battery (Not through the cig adapter)

    Hope this helps,

    Rafste

    P.S. If you don't have a Fry's Electronic near you, I will be happy to buy it for you, and ship it to you. You can PM me and we can payment discuss options.

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