Is your car CD player not working ?

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 13:43
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I am sure many of you know of these but for those who do not

do you have a old tape casset or broken cd player I have just been told of option that is now on the market


Car MP3 Player Wireless FM Transmitter USB SD Red LCD

you plug them into your cigarette power point and tune it into a radio station on the car radio

no buying new cd player and you just upload your music to a thumb drive or memory card


a much cheaper option I paid $12 on ebay with postage better than pulling the cd player our and replacing it repco also sell them at $50 pluss


I am not saying it is the best option but defiantly the cheapest option
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Reply By: John and Regina M - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:05

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:05
Does it work?
What is the sound quality like
What format files can it play?
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:33

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:33
yes I just programed it into my car radio CD which is a ford 6 cd stacker I had the option of lot of money to replace it or the guy at ford told about this .

I have spent the morning downloading from bear share music from many different artists and other sites

MP3 Format Sound

I was skeptical in the beginning but it took a few minutes to find a station on the radio and quality is excellent

there are a number of types some for mobil phones and others you plug into the car lighter socket and considering you can buy a memory stick with 16 gig and more for under $20 in the shops you just find the music you want go for it

I plan on a separate one for rodney rude and others like that when i am alone in the car lol
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:58

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:58
I forgot to say quality depends on your car FM radio if it is a $20 special then that is the quality if you have a expensive radio with good speakers that is what you get

in its simplest terms this is how it works

it basically transmits in FM frequency the music and your radio picks it up
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Reply By: Ross M - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:30

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:30
I tried one from Jaycar about 3 years ago and found it had a ticking noise as the processor accessed the SD card.

Not sure about defiantly, but definitely an option if the music is "clean".
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:34

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:34
I was told that the quality now is much better that when they first came out they have sorted out a few bugs
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:39

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:39
the new one have either SD card or usb stick

did your one 3 years ago Ross have a remote with it the one I got has got a remote ?

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 15:55

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 15:55
Only SD, no USB, but had a remote to select track/folders.
Just not clean sound though.
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Follow Up By: allein m - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 16:48

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 16:48
Hi Ross The price of SD card s and thumb sticks have really dropped I picked up 4 x16 gig memory stick on special in woolies the other day $20

and I have a 32 megabyte memory stick one given to me from a computer rep I was mate with and in those days 10 years ago that was worth $100 pluss

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 16:07

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 16:07
Been using one in my work car for a number of years now as it doesn't have a USB port and I don't own an iPod. Works well but sound quality is as said above only as good as the car's existing sound system.

Beats the hell out of lugging a stack of CD's around and they aren't subject to being scratched.

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Reply By: allein m - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 16:44

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 16:44
I was so annoyed at after buying a car with a premium sound system and no cd but apparently it a common problem with the fordBroken Hill and often go to mildura and Adelaide with the car and radio reception is crap

so I was sweating a bit but when I was told about this option I was very happy

One major problem with living in a remote town is the selection of CD s if you want the latest songs you are fine but I prefer 60 and 70s music so this is a wonderfull I have spent the past two days searching and downloading lots of music that I like

so to me it is a win win

technology is moving so fast these days it is so hard to keep up with what is out there

But I wish they could improve the radio station signal strength and give us a decent phone service and I will be happy

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Follow Up By: Member - Keith B (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 09:44

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 09:44
I bought one last month from Jaycar for $9.95 and it works a treat. Includes remote as well!!!
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Reply By: Albany Nomads - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:26

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:26
Run a similar process with my old Holden rodeos radio, I use a unit made by Belkin
I have my music (mp3) loaded on the iPhone and play the iPhone through a programmed in ( tuned) fm channel.
Bonus is that you can play your music and keep your phone charged
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Follow Up By: allein m - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:07

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:07
yes some amazing bit of technology out there
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Reply By: Nargun51 - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 16:59

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 16:59
Had one for about 4 years in my old Disco and used it with an iPod until child # 1 "borrowed" it for her car. Great idea and basically a handy unit.

There was only 3 problems with it, which you probably wouldn't encounter if you were doing open road driving.

The first was it stuffed up my iPod's battery, as it was not fully recharging on my usual 20 minute drive and built up a memory in the battery. No problems if you're using an USB drive, but could be a problem if you're using it with a smart phone.

The second problem in traffic is that your radio (preset to a lower FM frequency) can pick up any locals FM stations on that frequency (usually tourist advice) as well as your transmitter.

The third problem which occured in traffic quite often is that it will pick up similar units in cars within a cars length of you. You could change it to another frequency if you could be bothered but Doof Doof doesn't mix well with Dire Straits
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Follow Up By: allein m - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 17:30

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 17:30
cool interesting i was not too sure about the range but you are correct we often drive to Mildura and often you might see one or two cars

but sadly with most things built today they is always a negative and one just has to work out what is best option

I was told it would cost $400 to replace the ford CD unit and it might only work six months or 12 years the units were unreliable


I liked this option it only cost $12

have a good night
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