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    Default car transmitter/charger - does this exist?!
    Hi all, when I am driving along listening to my iphone 3g in my FM transmitter and I lose 3g reception I get huge amount of interference coming through my radio speakers.

    Seeing as my iphone is useless and I keep losing 3g (thats another story...) I am constantly having to cover my iphone with my hand when it interferes with the radio. This helps but does not mute it totally.

    Does there exist a cradle/charger/transmitter that runs off of the cigarette lighter but has some sort of protection against this interference? Or do I have to try and find a sheet of lead and put it inbetween my phone and my car radio!!

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    something probably cheaper, would be from canada.
    really!
    there's a product called the iPhone complete from Canada Drive Safe
    Canada Drive Safe - iPhone COMPLETE Hands-Free & FM Transmitter
    I bought it and am using it all the time. great product.

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    Sounds like you have a crappy 3g/car radio
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    the radio was the standard piece of crap that came in my volkswagen and i would certainly agree with the crappy 3g thing.

    I am taking my phone back unless someone can let me know of a transmitter that has some sort of protection against this...

    Simtech and BoneCrif do you mind turning your 3g off for a moment and seeing if you get interference on your radio?

    Alternatively I might get a standard phone holder and try to hide a charging/transmitter cable in my dashboard so i can mount the phone far enough away from my radio.

    Any more ideas on this would be greatly appreciated

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    my 2G phone used to interfere but not the 3G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simtech View Post
    my 2G phone used to interfere but not the 3G.

    yeah i think thats the problem, it only interferes when i lose 3g which technically turns it into a 2g iphone...

    Trouble is if i send it off the first thing they'll do is restore it to official 2.2.1 meaning i can never unlock Im not sure if its worth taking that hit to stop this constantly annoying interference

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    Interesting... I use my in my girlfriend 99 VW Jetta and have no such issues... it sits right above the radio in a little cubby (where optional popout cup holders go)
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    The problem is the cradle i bought from ebay has the average sort of length goose neck (about 8 inches)so I can not get the phone far enough away from the factory fitted head unit.

    I have read elsewhere that low levels of insulation in VW standard radios make this a relatively common problem. Although obviously not for you, you lucky swine!

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    ive decided i might try to get a wireless transmitter with a long cable (1m?) and the tuning controls on the actual cigarette lighter point. Therefore I can tuck the cable in my dashboard over to the other side of the wheel where I can have a holder holding the phone. if that makes sense...

    does anyone know of a transmitter that has a long cable and the tuning controls on the actual cigarette lighter point?

    Cheers

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