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Accessories Will the Car Dock 3.5mm cable output audio to USB?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Growler48, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Growler48

    Growler48 Well-Known Member
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    My Alpine iDA-X305 car stereo does not have a 3.5mm input jack. Instead, it has a USB cable for thumb drives that reads my MP3 music. Is there a way to get GPS navigation commands, blutetooh audio and MP3 music that I load onto my X to go through my stereo?
     

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  2. kennyyu

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    wait. So the cardock... If you have a 3.5mm jack, you can plug it in and all the noise will play through my stereo in the car? (I.e. Music, navi speech, phone call)
     
  3. JubbaTheHutt

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    Assuming it's an aux port (which almost all jacks in vehicles these days are) OF COURSE!

    As far as the USB issue, I would have no idea, but something tells me it won't work, at least not out of the box. I'd contact Motorola about it.
     
  4. odiej34

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    It does not plug into the dock, it plugs into the phone it self. (the 3.5mm cable)
     
  5. Growler48

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    Just found [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]this on eBay. Any thoughts as to whether or not it will work?
     
  6. BuTbKa

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    I don't see why not
     
  7. shared91

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    I don't think so. If you look close there is a picture of headphones next to the 3.5mm port. This device converts the signal being sent out of usb to the 3.5 port. The title even says usb 2.o to 3.5. not the other way. but hay $9 and free shipping your not really out that much if i'm right. and you make out great if I'm wrong.
     
  8. serpa4

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    Not sure either. I have a USB input also to my car stereo, but nothing else. 3.5 to USB would be great. If my radio reads usb drives and files from a memory stick, not sure how it would handle just straight audio coming in...probably not since its looking for a file structure.
     
  9. Scooter70

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    No, the USB port can't just take audio in. It doesn't know what to do with the signal. USB ports on car audio devices are for mounting drives only. If you plug in your Droid with a USB cable you can mount it and play audio from the microSD card through the stereo but that's about it. (It should also charge your phone at the same time.) By connecting your phone in this fashion (instead of A2DP via Bluetooth) you can use the stereo to control the music. However, you can't stream web apps like Pandora this way. They only way to do that is Bluetooth or 3.5mm cable to the aux-in.
     
  10. bosman111

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    KCE-237B search for it on amazon $30

    did anyone have success with the cd changer port?
     

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