Iphone audio with Non-Nav, possible?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by zm15, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. zm15

    zm15 Junior Member

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    So i have an iPhone 5, and an currently seeking a way to do playback in my car. Right now I'm using the 3.5mm headphone jack but I have to crank up the stereo to 25+ on the freeway to get a decent volume so i want to use the line level signal from the lightning port.

    I have the non-nav JBL audio system and was wondering if there was a way to either install a USB port for audio, or another alternative to connect the iphone. I can't seem to find a solid answer.

     
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    Go to the Proclip site. THey have a number of different mounts that will fit the Prius without drilling or using sticky stuff. They are very expensive, but the mounts are very high quality. I have been using one for about a year now. You can plug the cable into the audio port in the console. I got my cable from a vendor on ebay (although I have an iphone 4S). I plug into the power p0rt under the bridge for power. How you do that will hinge on whether there is a cable that will fit the iphone 5 yet. Alternatively, there may be a bluetooth device you can plug into the audio port. The cable issue may be a problem. It is the primary reason I decided to wait a generation before I moved to a newer iphone.
     
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    is there a way to wire a USB audio port into the sound system?
     
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    I bought a USB-powered Bluetooth dongle kit that has a short audio cable to connect to the Aux in jack for $35 from Amazon. It automatically pairs with my iPhone 5 whenever I start the car. It still allows the built in hands-free Bluetooth call to work, a great YouTube video shows this.
     
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    Do you have a link to the product or video? How's the sound quality?
     
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    Go to ebay item #251175882976, by Dick Daddy Racing, also a great YT video if you search Prius Bluetooth Streaming music.
     
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    i'll check it out!
     
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