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post #1 of 22 Old Oct 28th, 2007, 11:46 pm Thread Starter
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Looking to use MP3 palyer on my LT

I looked at the owners manual,02 LT, and it states that the AUX plug only goes to the headsets. Any way to get it to run through the speakers?
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post #2 of 22 Old Oct 29th, 2007, 12:07 am
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Don't know what type of intercom you have on your scoot, but my stock unit on my '06 has an AUX plug that I use for my iPod. Works great for both speakers & headsets (which I never use).
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Go ((FM modulator)) that your MP3 plugs into,no need for a CD...matthew
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If your 02 has the tape player like mine, you can use the cassette adaptor. I use it on mine and it woeks fine. I keep the player in the oddiments box.
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I have both an FM transmitter to plug the ipod into, and a cassette adapter.
Either will only cost $20 - $30.

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I only have the CD changer and CD player up front. I guess the FM modulator will have to work. Is that installed in line with the antenna?
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FM Modulator: one end plugs into your MP3 player. The other end: there isn't one. This thing is a mini FM transmitter, and you just need to tune your FM radio to the right frequency.

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You could install a BlitzSafe in place of the CD changer, that worked really well for me on my '02.

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FM Modulator: one end plugs into your MP3 player. The other end: there isn't one. This thing is a mini FM transmitter, and you just need to tune your FM radio to the right frequency.
Where can I find one?
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Now that I'm thinking about it, I have the one I took off my '02 and would be willing to sell it or I'm sure you can find one online if you look around. It worked very well.

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I only have the CD changer and CD player up front. I guess the FM modulator will have to work. Is that installed in line with the antenna?
Here is what I use. It just sits in the oddments compartment.
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Where can I find one?
Check out your local electronics shop ?radio shack? or where ever they sell iPods should have them too.
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There was a thread on here and I believe an article in the HOW, about adding an aux input to the CD head units for plugging in an MP3.
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FM Modulator

Quick question guys, I bought a really cheap FM Modulator to use with my LT, it worked, however the quality of the sound, especially deep noises distorted a lot. Do any of you guys have a good quality Modulator that doesnt do this? If so, what brand, i want one!
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I have never heard an FM modulator that did great quality sound. Direct wire would be the best way to go.

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Just add direct wired input to the rear of your radio you can get it from BMW for about $35. I put mine in the compartment next to the radio. Here is where it plugs in, lower set of pins on the right.

This is where i put the port and the ipod

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DMATSON!

if I understand you correct, all you have done is to buy a Direct-connect-plug from your BMW-dealer and used this one to connect your Ipod to the Bike's stereo?

When you do it in this way, i suppose that you cannot get the Ipod to be controlled by the 'stereo pad' on the left handle? Neither can you get information to be displayed in the radiodisplay?
Is this correct?

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I have never heard an FM modulator that did great quality sound. Direct wire would be the best way to go.
Quality is just as good as FM radio and no different to having the headphone pluged straight into the ipod.

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The only control that works with the direct plug-in is the handlebar volume control. What i use is a remote to change the ipod which is attached to my tank bag. When I listen to the ipod on a trip I usually just put the songs on shuffle then i can fast forward, or repeat, stop and turn off the ipod with the remote. I do have a Dice unit that replaced my cd changer that I can use with the handlebar controls also or i can plug into the Autocom.

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So if i understand correctly this is it:

With the Ipod connected with the dircect wire, the only thing you control from the bike is the volum and the mute. Thas OK for starters.

With the DICE accessorybox :



will you then be able to control the songs too from the handlebar?

Or is this item from Neo Car Audio able to allow me to control the songs form the handlebar:

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The Dice works great. You can see the song title and artist and you can control your iPod from the handlebar controls. I have never had any trouble with the Dice or the iPod

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Then it looks like i am in the market for a DICE-box.

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If your 02 has the tape player like mine, you can use the cassette adaptor. I use it on mine and it woeks fine. I keep the player in the oddiments box.
Thanks for the tip; ebay steal for $0.99 plus shipping. Beats the WalMart price.

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