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iPod hookup for 2003 Prius?

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Posted by T. Wise on July 23, 2005, 12:06 am
 
I have a 2003 Prius and want to hardwire an iPod into the stereo system (not
use the not-so-great FM transmitter option that some iPod kits offer).

Does anyone know how to do this?  Is there a kit?

Thanks in advance.



Posted by Don on July 23, 2005, 4:01 pm
 
I beleive there is a unit you can buy shortly from the place in florida that
sell all kinds of prius add on's on the net... Cant think of the name right
now its on Prius .com( found it ) http://www.coastaletech.com/04prius.htm
This guy has all sorts of Ideas to make our cars how we want them  Hi Hi
I also cant seem to get one of the plug in units to my cig lighter to over
ride local stations both on xm radio and on the i pod.
don in Ohio



Posted by mrv@kluge.net on July 23, 2005, 4:33 pm
 Well, there is the radio aux-in input kit from CoastalETech for the
Classic Prius:
http://www.coastaletech.com/radio.htm

If you wanted a CD/MP3 player, you could get one of Harry's Jensen
units which also has an aux-in port:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/bumpelo/front.html

My husband used to use the iRock FM-transmitter in his previous car,
but that thing ate through batteries and finding an unused station
could be difficult (static or bleed-through).

When I got my 2001 Prius, he got a Sony cassette tape adapter, which
was far better.  (You still get some clicking sounds from the tape
deck, but that's not very distracting.  Just be sure to turn down the
output volume from the iPod so you aren't getting this clipped sound.)

Now that my husband replaced his previous car with a 2004 BC Prius,
he's moved his Sony Cassette adapter and Belkin TuneDok into his Prius
(and it rarely gets moved back into my Prius).


Posted by Reiner Schischke on August 4, 2005, 3:16 pm
 mrv@kluge.net schrieb:


Is there anybody who knows a Site in the Internet where I can find how
to connect only a iPod at the Prius (2005) radio (with normal single CD
player) or to use the Prius display for an external graphic adapter?
I only need some hints or pictures.
The Prius is a 22900 EUR German version 2005 with single CD player and
without GPS and the iPod is a 4G iPod.

Another info: the Prius display looks really like the Coros LS-B
display, which is a process visualization software from Siemens based on
Digital Researchs FlexOS and GEM (really the same GEM as used in the
Atari Computers). (Coros LS-B is obsolet and replaced by LS-C)
Do anyone have better information about the visualization used in the
Prius?

--
Fiat lux!
Reiner

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