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  • Add an auxiliary (MP3/Ipod) input to your car's stock radio

    You likely can't easily do what you suggest, unless your head unit already supports your CD changer. This instructable allows you to "trick" the OEM radio into playing your MP3 audio as if it came from the CD changer. What you describe would need the head unit to interface/communicate with a different CD changer that is wasn't designed to work with. Unless your head unit is compatible with your old CD changer, I think you're out of luck, or need to find some specialty interface to allow it to communicate with an OEM changer. Unfortunately, that's a completely different animal that what I've done here.FYI - they do make "wire glue" but I've never used it and wouldn't trust it to something installed into a relatively harsh, inaccessible environment like a car. You w...see more »You likely can't easily do what you suggest, unless your head unit already supports your CD changer. This instructable allows you to "trick" the OEM radio into playing your MP3 audio as if it came from the CD changer. What you describe would need the head unit to interface/communicate with a different CD changer that is wasn't designed to work with. Unless your head unit is compatible with your old CD changer, I think you're out of luck, or need to find some specialty interface to allow it to communicate with an OEM changer. Unfortunately, that's a completely different animal that what I've done here.FYI - they do make "wire glue" but I've never used it and wouldn't trust it to something installed into a relatively harsh, inaccessible environment like a car. You want the best, most permanent connection you can make, because if it comes loose 1) you'll have to pull apart the dash again to fix it, and 2) you might accidentally short out something else important if a wire's just loose & flapping around as you drive down a bumpy road. Wire glue might work elsewhere in a pinch, but you'd have a much better connection, and also have a very useful skill for the future if you lean to solder.

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