07-06-2014 05:18 PM
Hi I am new to the forum.
I have an 04 Jaguar S Type and I am wondering what is the best way to simply add an aux input to my car. Not looking for some FM transmitter that is going to give me static.
07-07-2014 12:31 PM
you have a couple different options to go with. If you were looking at going with just an auxillary we do have fm modulators called the IS32 and the IS77. those are technically considered transmitters, but you aren't really transmitting the signal like the ones that you plug into the cig socket. these modulators will actually go in line with your antenna, with the proper antenna adapters needed, and create a clear listening signal from east coast to west coast. they will both have a toggle switch that will need to be flipped when you are on 87.9 or 88.1. when you flip the switch you will hear nothing at all because the modulator is blocking any signal that could interfere with its reception of your portable device that is trying to be played. here are the links to the two devices.
you will need 2 antenna adapters the EU-10 $17.99, and the EU-20 $17.99. those prices all come with installation, and the only parts that you will need on top of those is the antenna adapters listed above. (this is also saying that everything in your vehicle is factory and not an aftermarket radio). a $5 materials charge fee will also be charged at the time of installation, it is just a materials charge.
hope this helps and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know! thanks for the great questions and welcome to the community!
07-07-2014 12:35 PM
Does it have to be Aux? That will probably require replacing the head unit, unless the stock Jaguar stereo, for some odd reason, has RCA inputs.
Will Bluetooth suffice? Looks like you can get a Parrot Mki9000 (Bluetooth Hands Free/Music Kit) and the harness specific for your vehicle. If your audio device is capable of Bluetooth, I'd definitely recommend it over Aux.
07-07-2014 01:23 PM
hydorgen is 100 percent correct also, bt is pretty cool we have a couple options for that which starts at 169.99-199.99 with installation, and still needs the antenna adapters. you can also swing into your local bby for more assistance in seeing the products at hand. I know the cheaper of the 2 bt devices is going to only allow A2DP format which is strictly for music streaming, and the other one will come with a mic also, allowing you to have have hands free calling also. something you might want to look into if your state law prohibits talking on the phone while driving.
07-07-2014 07:04 PM
Wow thank you for the hasty response. I have tried other forums but no luck, but this was a great help! I will be looking into the IS32 and the IS77. As far as the installation goes is it a long proccess? Also is there anyway you could guestimate the total cost?
(The bt sounds cool but not all of my devices are compatible so a hardwired aux would do me fine)
Thank you for the great information kudos to you!!
07-09-2014 11:03 AM
yeah man, anytime! the installation is super quick only taking about 1 hour, and your total will be 180.97 before tax, but that is saying that you don't want it mounted in a hard to get location. if there is an easy spot to go to for the mounting there shouldn't be any extra charges, the most i have seen/charged a customer on top was 60 dollars, only because i had to run it from the front to the trunk because it was for tail gating mostly. so usually there are no add'l charges that will be added, but call your local bby to check with the installers that will be working on your vehicle, just to be 100 percent sure. you will also get a quote at the time of the installation before they start working on your car, once the installer gets atleast 2 mounting locations, just in case 1 of the places they cannot get to, they can always choose the other spot to go to.
call your local bby and schedule that appointment with them. im sure you will not be able to use our online scheduler for that vehicle, but anyone in the store will be able to assist you. I always recommend talking to the installer, but i guess that is because i am one
i would personally choose the is32 because you will have 1 add'l charging port via usb, which comes in handy being a 2amp charge, which will be able to charge faster than most cig sockets, and all the way up to tablets!
let us know how it turns out!
07-11-2014 04:36 PM