Originally Posted by Ken H
Installing SkyFi2 into car.
Want to hardwire power (no car cord adaptor).
Want best audio (existing car stereo does not have aux in, use cassette, not FM?).
Want small mount.
What parts are needed? Recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
Hardwire power is easy. Use the 12v and Ground from the radio. Get a long enough wire(s) just splice and connect hot and cold from the factory deck.
For the best audio, yes I'd use a cassette instead of a modulator. FM modulators have awful SQ from my experience.
As for parts, all you'll need is some wire from your local electronics shop to wire up the SkyFi2 to the deck for power.
What type of car is it? If it's not a lux car and doesn't have all those electronic gadgets, you may want to just install an XM tuner and a new CD player that's XM compatible. That's what I have in my Explorer and I was too happy to pull that factory crap out. I lost my steering wheel controls, but oh well.