Tunebase FM Modulator

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I’ll be honest, I had a few problems with setting up my phone with the device. Fortunately for EFO’s sake, it turned out to be a compatibility issue with my phone than a problem with the device. So I switched over to my chick’s Nokia Music Station and it worked perfectly; it would have been nice if the company behind this included a compatibility list.Without this, it’s a bit of a crap shoot whether it will work with your phone or not.

Once working, music synched nicely and phone calls were crisp and clear on both ends. Again though I ran into problems, this time with the remotes. Both controls – the steering wheel and traditional remote – only work partly. The volume controls on either don’t work, neither do the play, pause or skip functions. The only ones that do seem to have any effect are the channel changing commands and the EQ control. This could be an issue with phone compatibility again, but it seems strange that the volume cannot be adjusted; even changing it on the device itself makes no difference.

While I like where they were going with this thing, it just feels broken and half finished.


At around £30, it’s quite cheap compared to some FM modulators considering the extra remotes, but since half their functions don’t work they’re quite pointless.

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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8 Responses to :
Tunebase FM Modulator

  1. shar says:

    Hi, I just got this Tunebase Fm Modulator today. But when I put the modulator in the cigaret lighter supply.. my screen doesnt light up. Am I doing something wrong..?? I pressed some buttons on the modulator, the steering remote and de normal remote.. but didnt observed any functioning.. Am I missing an installation step??

    1. Whoopty says:

      Not as far as I’m aware dude. I don’t think it has any internal batteries – it’s been a while – though maybe check there aren’t any that need to be turned around. If not, give the retailer a shout, they can probably help you better. Hope it works out.

  2. Thomas says:


    I have two questions to the transmitter.

    Shows it the ID3-tags from the mp3s?
    Send the transmitter the ID3-tags from the mp3s over RDS (Radio Data System) via FM?

    Thank you.


  3. Ryan says:

    I got this recently, and I couldn’t find any instructions on how to sync it with my phone via bluetooth… how’d you sync it?


    1. Thomas says:


      I don’t have it. Sorry can’t help.

      But can you answer me my question about the id3-tags?

      See you the tags on the display?
      On the display of the radio over RDS?

      Thank you.


  4. medu says:

    manual spanish plis

  5. Steve says:

    The remote should be attached to the inner side of the steering wheel, because YES IT LOOKS STUPID!!! AND ITS DANGEROUS AS WELL ON THE OUTSIDE.

  6. miguel says:

    me gustaria saber como funciona.por lo menos en espaƱol.

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