Picture of How to hide your Cassette Adapter wire
My 1999 Toyota Corolla has a Radio/Cassette player and I wanted to connect my iPod Nano to it. I tried an FM transmitter and as we all know they do not work very well. Also, I did not want to spend the money for a direct connect Aux input. The only issue that I have with Cassette Adapters is how to hide the wire? I decided to find out if I could run the wire through the Radio/Cassette player.

Step 1: Remove Radio/Cassette player from your car

The procedure will be different for each car and this step will not be covered here.
Wheres the actual wire now? wheres the ipod plugged into?
beantown53 (author)  broadcastcammo2 years ago
The actual wire is coming out the back of the tape deck into the glove compartment. But you can have it anywhere you want. The only restriction is the length of the wire itself.
beantown53 (author)  beantown532 years ago
In step 8, you will see the wire coming out the back of the tape deck. This allows you to run the wire and the plug at the end behind the console to where ever you want it. I have mine running to the glove compartment to keep everythung hidden. Hope this answers your question.
makalove3 years ago
i apologize if this is a really dumb question, but where is the plug that needs to be plugged into your mp3 player?
beantown53 (author)  makalove3 years ago
The plug for your MP3 player is at the end of the wire coming out the back of the Radio/Cassette player.
elcure5 years ago
A tape car stereo will never be stolen. You can let your car in any parking lot that way, and still enjoy mp3 playback. A really nice idea for Mexico City. You have to take out your stereo here. Congrats!
hack124x7686 years ago
We're gunna require some 'splaining for that right side vent... Nice idea for a mod though. Heh, who uses tapes anymore anyway?
hey i still use tapes!
Here's an idea. Upgrade your stereo.
beantown53 (author)  Yerboogieman5 years ago
I like to use what I have before shelling out money to buy anything. Good idea anyways
I get mine for free. My uncle has a bunch of cars and takes the stereo's out before he gets rid of them.
beantown53 (author)  Yerboogieman5 years ago
I'm not as lucky as you are to have an uncle with a bunch of cars!
Two actually.
When he takes them out he puts the stock one back in. They are all usually really nice Alpine or Kenwood.
beantown53 (author) 6 years ago
Thanks! That was the whole idea behind the mod.
abadfart6 years ago
very nice, very clean
beantown53 (author) 6 years ago
That is the display for my Harman Kardon Drive + Play which allows me to control my iPod Nano. More information on the Drive + Play can be found at the www.harmankardon.com website. I will detail the mod in my next Instructable. "Tapes are old school and I'm old school". Just using what I have to the max.