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    MP3 car changer

    My wife is interested in adding mp3 playability in her car, a 2000 Accord, but without the whole computer idea. I wanted to keep the look of the stock car by just adding an mp3 disc changer, but local shops have told me that the mp3 changers are not compatible with the stock deck. Is there anything I can do about this?

    It seems to me that if we can get our decks to treat our computers as changers, that we ought to be able to connect a changer to a stock deck that already has changer controls of some sort.

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    for stock is tough.. really depends on your headunit.. See the problem with mp3 changers with non-mp3 decks is you can't see the id3 info. So you could have like 150 songs on a cd and be a bit lost. If worse comes to worse you could have it going through a fm modulator.
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    I see what you are saying. A brief ebay search shows lots of items similar to this.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=3289

    but I have had poor experiences with fm modulation in the past and am really not wanting to go that route again. Any comments?

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    OK i guess they probably have all the id3 info right on the remote. That one has a built in fm-modulator. WHat system is in a 2k accord? Like i have a 98 explorer and there were like 4 different audio options to choose from. The problem is not controlling the cd-changer its getting the sound back into your deck.


    edit: see most brands will only work with the same company deck with a mp3-cd changer option. I know JVC does this. Actually you'd be surprised if you looked around for an aftermarket deck. The one i have in my explorer people ask me all the time if it is stock or not.
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    I'll have to look into it. It is the 6 speaker system, with CD player and changer or tape controls. That is why I thought all I'd need would be an adapter of some sort.. Thanks for the help.

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    ya see my edit.. its gonna be tough to find a mp3-changer that will work with a stock deck that is not fm-modulation.
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    Re: MP3 car changer

    Originally posted by cruzc_99
    It seems to me that if we can get our decks to treat our computers as changers, that we ought to be able to connect a changer to a stock deck that already has changer controls of some sort.
    I havent seen anyone successfully get a deck to treat a computer as a changer. I've seen someone hacked the changer databus to accept audio input. Honda uses Alpine changer. You could probably buy a Honda to Alpine M bus changer adaptor and a M bus to Ainet bus adaptor and add the Alpine CHA S634 changer. But, I highly doubt it'll work.
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