Last post on Jun 17, 2007 at 6:16 PM
You are in the Hyundai Sonata
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Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Tucson, SUV
#13 of 22 Re: Help! What do you think? [backy]
May 24, 2007 (8:06 am)
I have a wireless FM modulator with a Dock if anyone is interested in purchasing. I'll put it on EBAY or we can just directly agree to sell via email. I HATE the way wireless sounds personally and would prefer a wired connection in my 07 Sonata.
#14 of 22 Re: MP3 Input selection? [drwoodr]
May 25, 2007 (5:26 pm)
Depends on the existing unit and type of MP3 jack, but my guess is it would be a RF Modulator unit, and you would just use your FM tuner, and you would set a button to the frequency of your RF Modulator. See Crutchfield's web site at the linke below
This FM Modulator option would work well in vehicles with either fender whip antenna or the Glass antenna (wire antenna embedded in window or rear glass).
But in the case of the new Santa Fe (or similar vehicles), you may have problem. The reason is the FM antenna now is the little whip antenna on the roof of the vehicle. The metal roof of the vehicle will act like a good RF shield that prevents the FM Modulator's signal from getting to FM antenna. And the result is your FM modulated audio is probably very lousy. It probably sound like listening to weak FM stations when you tune FM mode.
In the normal case of listening to FM radio, this little whip antenna is fine since radio stations are outside of your car and there is little RF shield caused by the metal roof.
So for the new Santa Fe, if you were to use the FM modulator, you may have to stick this FM modulator unit outside the vehicle (on the roof) to get decent Audio. That is rather unsightly.
#15 of 22 Re: MP3 Input selection? [jnt]
May 25, 2007 (7:15 pm)
I was referring to a wired RF modulator (see the rest of my post). A wired RF modulator connects directly to the antenna input on the radio, so it's not actually using the antenna.
#16 of 22 sirius radio
Jun 01, 2007 (5:10 pm)
I have a 2005 tucson witch has a radio with a booming sound. I would like to use sirius satellite radio but there are no aux inputs. If I change the radio will I lose that great sound.Is there an amplifier driving those stock speakers? Any suggestions?
#17 of 22 Re: sirius radio [mviera]
Jun 01, 2007 (6:37 pm)
Hello, I have sirius in my tucson, I have aftermaket stereo, but if you don't want to replace stereo they have adapter for stock units, my parents got one for the car. As far as the sound does, it sounds much better with sirius in my car, I think they use hd programming so its louder and cleaner, I noticed it when go to regular stations its realy weak, have to turn volume way up just to hear. well hope other share their experience.
#19 of 22 Re: MP3 Input selection? [drwoodr]
Jun 11, 2007 (10:56 am)
For those, you set your FM radio to the frequency indication on the FM modulator. It should automatically broadcast on the clearest frequency. Usually a lower one around 88 or so.
#22 of 22 Wired FM Modulators/Adapter
Jun 17, 2007 (6:16 pm)
I've got a 2004 Corolla that I am selling in anticipation of buying a Sonata. I've had a Sirius radio in it for over a year and have been using a wired FM modulator or adapter. This unit plugs inline with the antennae connection at the back of the stock radio. When the Sirius unit is turned on, the modulator cuts off the antennae signal and feeds the Sirius output into the radio. Works and sounds great. I'm going to leave it in the Corolla as an incentive to purchase it. I've checked the output port on the Sirius and I believe it is an analog signal being fed to the modulator. I say analog because I can put a set of headphone jacks in the port on the Sirius radion and can hear the audio just fine.
With the modulator costing only $20 through Sirius, or ebay, I plan on purchasing a new one for the Sonata. Check this link for the Sirius website.
Like I said, the unit works great and as long as you can get to the back of the stereo, is fairly easy to install.