In Car MP3 and transmitter

BigChris45 Forumite Posts: 11 Forumite
edited 10 October 2010 at 9:12PM in Music MoneySaving
I am looking for a decent solution to play MP3 in my Saab. The CD is faulty and is non standard /hard to replace.

I bought an Archos 3 cam vision from QVC which has buiolt in FM transmitter but it is poor via the transmitter, so returning. I am looking at spending around £100 all in but maybe 120 at a push

The car does not have an aux input

I can use a blackberry 9700 as the source via bluetooth or headphone out if this is better

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  • mshaf
    mshaf Forumite Posts: 19 Forumite
    ALDI have them on offer, these are excellent value for money and great quality. have bought it previously as the offers repeat themself. many many features including bluetooth, sd card reader, usb reader. My car now has a company fitted with much much less features. comes with a 3 year warranty too

    This multi-function stereo will play all your favourite music formats and, if you want to chat instead, the Bluetooth function enables you to talk hands free on your mobile.
    • AM/FM/MPX Car Stereo with RDS Control
    • 30 preset radio stations
    • USB Input
    • SD Card slot
    • Front Auxiliary In
    • Plays CD/CD-R/CD-RW/MP3/WMA music formats
    • Multi-colour LCD display
    • Optional red or blue panel lights
    • Detachable front fascia
    • High power 4 x 40 watts max
    • Rear subwoofer and RCA output
    • Electronic Shock Protection (ESP)
    • Choose from: Silver or Black
  • molerat
    molerat Forumite Posts: 30,526
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    What model / year Saab. There are add-on aux input solutions available. I do not think any of the transmitters are very satisfactory.
  • lemontart
    lemontart Forumite Posts: 6,037
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    I have a male/male cable from my ipod into my player in the car which fortunatly has the hole for it and use it that way
    I am responsible me, myself and I alone I am not the keeper others thoughts and words.
  • BigChris45
    BigChris45 Forumite Posts: 11 Forumite
    Hi it is a saab 93 2005 1.9Tid

    I see there is an aux cable i can buy and fit but it means ripping the dash apart and getting the saab dealer to reprogram the car to activate it.

    Maybe its an option

  • musicboy
    musicboy Forumite Posts: 451
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    trust me you would be tons tons happier with an aux input .. honestly .. and ripping the dash about might not be that hard, I thought the Mrs Toyota was gonna be a nightmare as I couldn't see any bolts from the outside but there were only 6 bolts or so for the whole middle section of the dash, and it was rock solid when bolted back together.
  • BonkeyDollocks
    BonkeyDollocks Forumite Posts: 57 Forumite
    they are rubbish and too much hassle
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