rich menga books gear search about contact
***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

the poor man's way of streetpilot audio out to car stereo

On the back of my Garmin StreetPilot c580 is a small 1/8th inch "AUDIO OUT" stereo port. I can confirm it's a stereo out because I played an MP3 back thru a set of headphones and.. ta-da.. stereophonic bliss (heh).

So anyway, I've been DYING to get the audio to push out to my truck's stereo speakers because it would sound way better.

But there's a problem. My 2005 GMC Canyon doesn't have an auxiliary input on the front of the radio. Bleah.

What to do.. what to do..

Install a GM12-AUX adapter for my truck? Nah. Way too much cash (70 bucks) just to get a stupid AUX input.

Install a new car stereo? Nah. Again, too much cash and to boot too much hassle just for that stupid input.

Sheez.. all I want is the ability to push the StreetPilot's audio out to the car stereo. It doesn't even have to sound that good.. all I want is to hear it better.

What to do.. what to do..

Wait a sec..


A cheesy 25-dollar wireless FM transmitter from Wal-Mart!

I plan on picking up one (if it's available) later today. And hey, even if the sound is so-so, who cares? Anything is better than those tiny built-in speakers on the c580. 🙂

-- UPDATE --

I bought an FM wireless transmitter and it works like a charm.

Cool beans. 😀

Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!


More articles to check out

  1. You're not allowed to change a brake light in a new car?
  2. Unexpected surprise, Casio F201
  3. Why the Epiphone Explorer is better than the Gibson (for now)
  4. You should surround yourself in guitar luxury
  5. Forgotten Gibson: 1983 Map Guitar
  6. Casio MTP-V003, the one everyone missed
  7. Just for the look: Peavey Solo guitar amp
  8. Spacehunter, that '80s movie when 3D was a thing
  9. The Ice Pirates 1984
  10. A list of ridiculously accurate watches