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    Question MP3 Player has lots of static

    I will preface this question by letting everyone know I am very new to this whole car audio thing so please forgive my lack of knowledge of the terms.

    I recently bought a new Subaru Legacy and want to play my MP3 (Dell DJ) Player in it, however, there is no tape player. I purchased a belkin FM modulator and it did not work it picked up static on every channel I tried. I went to a local car audio store and they installed an in-line FM Modulator. It works but only about half of the time. The rest of the time it picks up static on every channel that is available. I live near a large city and am wondering if that is part of the problem. Is there any other choice I have? I do not want to replace the stereo due to the way the dash is configured. I am considering installing satellite radio but if I cannot fix this problem then who knows. Is it possible to disconnect the antenna? And would this fix the problem? Please help!

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    FM modulators suck,a s a general rule.
    The ones that connect in-line with the radio's antenna tend to be better than the ones that broadcast on a specific station frequency.

    Yes, there are lots of other choices. Does your headunit have AUX-IN or a CD-changer connector? AUX-IN can always be used. CD-Changer MAY be able to be used.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    It is a factory stereo and I know little to nothing about the wiring, but, according to the car shop there is no RCA input and it does not have a changer hook up that I know of.

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    Well, you're kinda SOL unles you replace the headunit.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Get yer soldering iron out and modifiy it. My headunit didn't have aux in until I put one in there.
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    Just be careful

    Recommend a double din HU

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