Car Kit that works on AM frequency?
Hey. I just got a new job and will now be driving to work using my brothers car. OF COURSE, the FM stations do not work for some reason (it's a '97 Jeep that has been driven a lot). Does anyone know of any iPhone Car Kits that can play music/sounds through the car speakers using AM frequencies? All of the ones I was able to find only use FM frequencies (I think). AHH, I need my music! Please let me know if you can help. Thanks.
- 12-15-2011, 09:50 AM #2
You'd be better off to spend a little more money than a transmitter kit and just replace the Jeep's whole radio with one that can be interfaced to an iPhone - there's not a whole lot if price difference between a quality transmitter kit and a whole new radio. And I know of no AM transmitter kits...
Sounds about right. Just talked to a buddy of mine who said to just get a new head unit. He said the problem probably isn't with the antenna but with the connection from the head unit (radio) to the antenna. Could anyone confirm that this is probably the problem that knows about car steroes/head units/antennas?
Also, if anyone knows some good head unit models that aren't too too expensive, please let me know. Looking for a balance between quality and price.
- 12-15-2011, 10:30 AM #4iMore Intermediate
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I'm not sure you are going to find out exactly what the problem is until you remove the radio, but if you get a new head unit, it will need to be connected to the antenna.
A cheaper solution would be using the tape deck, if it works, and buying a cassette adapter. Not as good quality as a connection directly to he unit, but better than a transmitter.
- 12-15-2011, 10:51 AM #5
I'd rather get a new head unit than use the tape deck. Something is wrong with the tape deck too, and has been for longer than the FM stations haven't worked.
Do you think I should try pulling out the original head unit before bringing it in to a car audio place for someone to look at? Reading online, it seems that it could either be the connection from the back of the head unit wire being loose or the actual antenna wire being rusted or broken somewhere along the line. This depth of auto knowledge is definitely out of my scope.
The Kenwood looks cool. Would rather spend a little more to have the USB connection, though.
- 12-17-2011, 11:38 PM #7