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Old 04-25-2019, 12:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I've looked into doing something similar. My 2004 Astro is in-between technologies. It is too new to have a tape deck but too old to have AUX in. So it has AM/FM and a CD player which is pretty useless. I've looked at adapting a tablet to have navigation and music but I will most likely just buy a $250-$300 head unit with Android Auto / CarPlay.

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Old 04-25-2019, 08:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Of course, you could do what I do- get a dash vent phone holder for $8-$10 and a bluetooth phone speaker on the visor. Use Waze or Google Maps and you're done.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Of course, you could do what I do- get a dash vent phone holder for $8-$10 and a bluetooth phone speaker on the visor. Use Waze or Google Maps and you're done.
I could. I have two Sony Bluetooth speakers that pair for stereo sound. They fit nicely on the dash but the issue is keeping them charged for long trips. They also are a bit of a hassle to keep paired to the phone when making frequent stops.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah, constantly connecting bluetooth sucks. I only bother with mine when I'm making or expecting a call.
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It looks like I may go with an Android tablet and the Android version of VLC. I can burn CD's from my collection (yes I'm old) and then move them to the tablet. I also can download an audio bible and listen while driving. I'm sure I can find some type of plug in speaker that isn't an ear bud. Doesn't have to be very loud, just enough to hear over the road noise in the truck.

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