Originally Posted by Gennisa
2 how can I listen to the MP3 or XM radio from the Zumo in a car and not have to use headphones? Would a FM converter work?
THe short answer is get/find an aux input to your factory head unit and/or replace.
THe long answer:
1. The windshield mount has a little speaker, I think it has to be in the mount. Not sure if the mount has to be powered.
2. What I did in my 98 wrangler. Bought a cheap modern stereo from crutchfield, that had an aux input, 99.00 including harness and face plate.. That works like a champ. Plug the zumo into that, hear the MP3, XM when I get that, and when its time to do a navigation the voice overrides the mp3/XM player. BTW the 99 stereo was hands down better than original factory cassette unit. CD player, MP3 CD player, remote AUX..... Now I can have IPOD, ZUMO with XM or MP3, whatever else uses a 3mm jack stereo jack. Works like a champ.
3. For my 2006 ford pickup, PIE makes a $80 part that gives the factory stereo an aux port. Then its the same as above.
FM transmitters do not work where I live, to many radio stations
What kind of car do you have? SOme factory autos, not many though have a way to add an aux output. A little search on the internet or crutchfield will enlighten.....