I have a beloved 2003 VW GTI 1.8.
The original stereo has a tape deck (yes indeed!). I want to learn what, if any, options are available to improve my current cluttered portable gadgets and add a little 2014 flair within the dash. I wondered if there is a single unit that I could install that would offer an AUX port, am/fm, GPS, Bluetooth. I don’t need anything super fancy with disco lights, just something that’s reliable.
I’ve tried portable units, but the cords are becoming a safety issue.
I have a portable Garmin GPS, have a tape deck adapter for an AUX line to play music from my phone. I recently tried to improve the sound quality w/ a digital transmitter, but the sound was worse. I also tried replacing the tape converter, but the sound quality if fair at best. I replaced the cables to the phone, GPS and Bluetooth unit with retractable cords-it’s an improvement, but cumbersome.
Has anyone found a way to minimize electronic spaghetti clutter that needs to be stashed in the glove box?