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The 2820 does not include an on-board FM modulator so you'll have to connect something the audio output jack on the left side of the unit.

If your car has a cassette tape player, you can buy a cassette adapter unit (it's not included in the box). If you don't have a tape player and your car audio unit doesn't have an AUX input for an MP3 player, you can either have one added at a car stereo shop (if your vehicle is new enough) or you can use a wired FM modulator. This will typically be installed under the dash and would have an audio input pigtail that you would plug into the GPS and it would then inject your music/voice prompts into an unused FM channel on the stereo.

If you don't care about high-quality audio, you can always use the mono speaker built into the power supply adapter. :shock:
 

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mbresso said:
...Actually, I still wonder why this hook-up reference ISN'T mentioned in the 2820 manual I read online..... And yeah, who would want to use the mono speaker in the power supply for music; especially after shelling out the big bucks for the GPS?!
It's not in the vendor's best interest to point out their shortcomings or deficiencies in their manuals or sales literature.

I can see it now...

  • This unit stores up to 10,000 track points (but each track log only holds 1,000 track entries and the unit won't tell you when your current log file is full so you can start another log)
    This unit includes an integrated MP3 player (but the music storage space is shared memory also used for storing custom POI files, additional user maps and voice files. This free space is typically less than 800MB before these additional files are utilized)
For some reason, manufacturers don't want to emphasize their potential shortcomings or weak points :)
 
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