08-31-2008 12:52 PM
Be forewarned, the iPod data connector is configured differently than the Sansa. Any accessory made for the iPod will be configured incorrectly in terms of your Fuze, and damage WILL occur.
NEVER use an iPod device connected to the 30 pin port!
08-31-2008 06:54 PM
It depends on the stereo unit, and the hookup it provides. If the hookup is a USB connector, it might also work with the Fuze. My Kenwood does. If its the iPod connector that look roughly similar to the one on the bottom of the Fuze...well, what Bob said.
09-02-2008 08:11 AM
Do you mean your car has MP3 controls? I took a motor pool car from work with MP3 controls (it looked like--it said MP3 under the CD player, mine doesn't have it so I wasn't sure how to use it. I use the cassette adaptor). Then you should be able to use your Fuze in there. Maybe with the USB connector? But if it specific for an iPod, then like Bob said.
09-02-2008 09:01 AM
A lot of times they say "iPod" because a lot of people think that means the same thing as "MP3 player".
There are four ways a car stereo might play MP3s.
09-02-2008 04:58 PM
The mp3 logo on many radios, below the CD slot, denotes that the player will play mp3 files on CD. It's a cool feature, as you can store quite a few songs on a standard CD, quite a bit more than 74 minutes.
10-30-2009 02:38 PM - edited 10-30-2009 02:40 PM
Thanks bdb, I've been searching for this answer for quite a while. Any idea which Sansa units have decent compatibility with this type of connection? I've got an older e260, but would not be opposed to buying one of the newer models.
Message Edited by vizoere on 10-30-2009 02:40 PM
10-30-2009 08:15 PM
Read your automobiles owners manual. My brother in law has a Sansa Clip (not sure which model) that he plays through the factory radio in a Ford F-150 pickup. It is capable of Sansa controls, not sure what else, but he manages at a Ford assembly plant and knows their radios have Sansa control capability built in.
I have searched and have yet to find an aftermarket head unit that controls Sansa, though many control iJunk.
10-30-2009 09:38 PM
Sarge, Clip IS the model.