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    Trouble getting Storm music to run through car stereo

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    Husband and I both have Storms, and he's having a problem getting his music to play on the car stereo. Verizon recommends 3.5 cable, which is what we already have hard wired for our iPods. Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere?
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    Go to media. Audio / select now playing and press menu. Activate headset.
    Does yours work.

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    It does nothing. It stops playing through the speaker but won't play in the car

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    Both storms have the same problem?

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    If I'm right the ipod cable is audio only while the storm has audio control also. Look at the end that plugs into the storm it should have 4 metal contacts and 3 plastic dividers. If not it should work if you pull it out slow and stop when you hear sound.

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    Just went out to try mine, and no, it doesn't work either. The other phone has been tested in BOTH our cars.
    Thanks for helping me! This is a really great site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrycctt View Post
    If I'm right the ipod cable is audio only while the storm has audio control also. Look at the end that plugs into the storm it should have 4 metal contacts and 3 plastic dividers. If not it should work if you pull it out slow and stop when you hear sound.
    No, what we have is just a pin that fits in where the earphone plugs in. I tried moving it around to see if it would work, and all I get is some feedback on the speakers.

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    Yea that one pin should have 4 steps where it drops in size slightly. Compare it to the earphones that came with the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrycctt View Post
    Yea that one pin should have 4 steps where it drops in size slightly. Compare it to the earphones that came with the phone
    Ahhh, I know what you mean now. The pin in the car has 3 steps/separators. The headphones have 4. Could this be the problem? Is there an adapter we can get for that?
    I still tried to pull it out slowly, and still nothing....

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    Do you have the same setup in your car or is it just the one and I think there is an adapter but I have no idea where I've seen it

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    Here this might help.

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    Shanepark2- that's awesome, thanks for posting that. Not sure about the car my hubby has right now, can't reach him. My car has the one on the bottom in the pic. Is that adapter you found something I can find at the Apple store? Do you think that will fix the problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbunnimom View Post
    Shanepark2- that's awesome, thanks for posting that. Not sure about the car my hubby has right now, can't reach him. My car has the one on the bottom in the pic. Is that adapter you found something I can find at the Apple store? Do you think that will fix the problem?
    The one on the bottom is the one that should work. I was thinking yours would have been the middle one with 3 insulators (the little white rings) The cord you have hardwired you have used with an ipod and it works with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanepark2 View Post
    The one on the bottom is the one that should work. I was thinking yours would have been the middle one with 3 insulators (the little white rings) The cord you have hardwired you have used with an ipod and it works with that?
    Damn...thought we were getting somewhere. Yes, works with the iPod. Had it about 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachbunnimom View Post
    Damn...thought we were getting somewhere. Yes, works with the iPod. Had it about 4 years.
    And just to conferm, your storm works with headphones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanepark2 View Post
    And just to conferm, your storm works with headphones?
    yes, it does.

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    Sorry, went to eat. Can you compare the headphone jack to the one in your car. If there the same, there's something in the way your car cord is hardwired, but for the life of me I can't think why. I'm still looking though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanepark2 View Post
    Sorry, went to eat. Can you compare the headphone jack to the one in your car. If there the same, there's something in the way your car cord is hardwired, but for the life of me I can't think why. I'm still looking though.
    No problem. The head phone jack has 3 insulators, and the one's in the cars are 2 insulators. Just went to radio shack to see if they had a cord or adapter that has 3, but they don't. Didn't really expect them to anyway. I just wanted to test one. I can always try the Apple store, or even Fry's Electronics, which will have it if one exists. The question is, will I be able to make it over there with 2 little kids :0P

    I thought originally that there was something wrong with the cord in the car, but BOTH cars? Seems unlikely. I wonder if anyone else has had this issue, or if they have successfully used it to play music in the car?

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    Well that makes sense. The Ipod takes a 2 insulator and the Iphone takes 3. So it would make sense that the storm being a phone, would be 3 also. I googled "Stereo Headphone to Iphone" and here are a few of the results.

    http://www.javoedge.com/reflexeshop/...99&pbmId=14908

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/New-3.5mm-Stereo-...310123001r5136

    http://accessoryone.com/apple-iphone...s-pr-6177.html

    http://www.iaccessories-shop.com/Pro...-White&click=2

    http://www.hdaccessory.com/servlet/t...-3G-4GB/Detail

    I would buy a cheap one to try. (one link is like 2 bucks)
    Just make sure the male end is like this one(3 rings), and the female end has 2

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