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#1 gstruthers

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:14 PM

So, I just acquired and 87 tsi that is all original and the definition of a barn find. I would like to update the sound system to something that I can connect an ipod to and use my phone hands free. What I don't want to do is remove the original head deck at all and put a new system in its spot. the car is all original and unbelievably clean. Does anyone have suggestions about adding to without replacing? Am I being silly in thinking that leaving the original head unit in is the way to go?

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

I have read threads on here about adding an aux jack. I'm not sure what to put in the search box though.

EDIT: there is a whole pinned section on it;

http://www.starquest...howtopic=146101

Edited by Bradrock, 22 October 2017 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:23 AM

If you really want to keep it looking all original this is the easiest and cheapest way. Just get a Cassette to Aux adapter, 14$ !

https://www.walmart....6&wl13=&veh=sem

As far as hands free goes just get a phone holder and put the phone on speaker !
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:06 AM

I have a stock 3000GT/Diamonte radio that is plug and play and has a built in aux port. Steering wheel controls work with it too. Radio is in perfect condition and fits perfectly, looks stock in the car.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 09:25 AM

I installed a new aftermarket head unit because my car didn't come with the factory stereo anyway.  I've since sourced a replacement stock radio.  I think these cars look cool with the factory stereo myself and it's definitely worth keeping it in there.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:03 PM

I picked up a cheap single DIN head unit that is just radio, USB, AUX and Bluetooth. Definitely won't look factory, but it's cheap and easy
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:14 AM

I use a Bluetooth fm modulator that plugs into the cigarette lighter.
Bluetooth FM Transmitter, LeFun Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter Radio Adapter FM Modulator Bluetooth Receiver with AUX Input TF Card Slot USB Charging Port and Hands-free Calling https://www.amazon.c...a_uog8zbZVFSAS4


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 12:42 AM

View PostHoosierquest, on 25 October 2017 - 05:14 AM, said:

I use a Bluetooth fm modulator that plugs into the cigarette lighter.
Bluetooth FM Transmitter, LeFun Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter Radio Adapter FM Modulator Bluetooth Receiver with AUX Input TF Card Slot USB Charging Port and Hands-free Calling https://www.amazon.c...a_uog8zbZVFSAS4

Pretty easy to cut off the cig. lighter plug and tap into a switched ignition wire the stereo uses.  Blue & white IIRC?  Better yet, use a relay signalled by that...can also hard wire other gadgets while in there...radar detector for one (if legal)
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:58 PM

I'm a stickler when it comes to audio, and I've noticed that not many, if any, stock audio systems meet my ear's requirements. As much as I would have liked to keep the stock radio in my Quest, I had to take it out because it just wouldn't meet my expectations. Not enough watts for better door speakers, and no RCA low-level outputs for an amp to fill those watts.

This is all subjective of course. If you're not an annoying, pretentious audiophile like myself, you could probably be satisfied with the modified aux-in or an FM transmitter.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:40 PM

View PostAman, on 12 November 2017 - 07:58 PM, said:

I'm a stickler when it comes to audio, and I've noticed that not many, if any, stock audio systems meet my ear's requirements. As much as I would have liked to keep the stock radio in my Quest, I had to take it out because it just wouldn't meet my expectations. Not enough watts for better door speakers, and no RCA low-level outputs for an amp to fill those watts.

This is all subjective of course. If you're not an annoying, pretentious audiophile like myself, you could probably be satisfied with the modified aux-in or an FM transmitter.
Yea I know what you mean. I just wish they made retro looking ones haha.




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