I have been trying to figure out how to play MP3s on something other than the small, tinny sounding speaker on the back of the phone. I got an adapter for the 2.5 jack to plug it into the line in on my car stereo and only got sound from the right speaker. I don't want to waste the money on a bluetooth stereo device if it isn't supported, but can't figure out if it is or not. Alltel says yes, some forums say no.
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Re: no Stereo from Scoop
It is NOT stereo bluetooth compatible (A2DP)
You would need an adapter made specifically do come from an LG headphone port to plug into a radio.
The reason being because the Scoop's port has more contact points than a standard stereo port because it also uses the microphone on the same wire. The adapter you have is not compatible if you are only hearing one audio channel (left - right).
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You're going to need a multimeter/voltmeter and a 9v battery to do this. It's easiest to first find your constant and switched/ignition wires.
the constant, you can get ground from any piece of metal inside the
dash, and begin touching all the wires, one at a time until you get a voltage. The meter
should show 12v or just under. This is your constant. Do the same for the ignition/switched, but this time with the ignition on. Check the remaining wires until you get one at
12v or just under. To check now turn off ignition and the voltage should go away.
For the speakers, it's a little more guessing, but you can check them with a
9v battery. Start with any of the remaining wires and hold it on the positive terminal of your 9v battery. Now go through the remaining wires and touch them, one at a time, to the negative terminal. You should hear a pop from the speaker when you come across the pair. Note the colors and the speaker where it came from. Now move on to another wire and repeat.
You may come across a wire that will not pop when paired with any of the other wires. This could be your ground. Put it a side until you've figured out all the speaker wires. Now go back to the possible ground and use your multimeter to see if you get 12v with your constant wire on positive and the negative wire on the possible ground. If it does it's your ground. If not, it could be something like a dimmer, power antenna or remote line that isn't necessary in replacing a stereo.
The downfall of
doing this is that it doesn't tell you polarity. After you finishing
connecting the radio to the in-dash wiring turn it on. Listen to the
sound carefully. If it sounds tinny one or more of the speakers
polarity are incorrect. Try to determine which speaker/s sound tinny
and reverse there wiring. Check again and hopefully everything's
This might be helpful. Most stereo receivers have 2 sets of speaker outputs, A and B. Each have outputs for left and right speakers. On the front panel of the receiver, there should be a switch to turn on/off speaker A/B. When using both A and B, (a set of speakers on each A and B) you will lose a bit of volume.
Another possibility is, if the speaker cable length to your covered porch is a long distance from the receiver, you will lose some power from the receiver. Try using a thicker gauge speaker cable for longer cable runs. Try 14 gauge or 16 gauge.