My Car Stereo - Ipod Enabled

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Introduction: My Car Stereo - Ipod Enabled

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Kindly Note: Do this at your own risk, Chances are that, you could spoil you Ipod and your Car Audio.
How you can make your car Audio, Ipod Enabled, I have a Pioneer Car Audio and Ipod Mini. You need Audio cables and stereo 2 mono pin.

Step 1: Check Whether Your Car Audio Has AUX

Before you start this experiment check whether you Audio system support AUX, I have a Pioneer CD Player which supports AUX

Step 2: Remove Your Car Audio From Your Car.

After you remove your car Audio examine at the back to find left and the right channels

Step 3: Stereo 2 Mono Out Pin

What you see is a Stereo 2 mono out pin which is very much required for you to connect your Ipod Output.

Step 4: Audio Cables

What you see is the Audio Video cable Which I had a spare, you can use just the Audio cables instead of 3 wires you will have only 2 pins on eigther sides

Step 5: Connect Your Stereo 2 Mono Pin

Use one end of your Audio cable to connect with stereo 2 mono pin

Step 6: Connect Your Audio Cable

Use the other end of the Audio cable to connect to your car Audio System

Step 7: Connect Your Ipod

Now choose the Stereo 2 mono pin and connect it to your Ipod output

Step 8: Now Take a Test Drive

Put your car audio back in to the same position of your car and I hope you remember the power connections and other cable connections.

Choose the Tuner/Radio, play the ipod and you should be able to hear the music/podcast.

After I bought the Ipod I have thinking of hearing the podcast while I travel in my Car, I travel around 22 KMS which actually takes me an hour on Indian roads during peak hours.

Disclaimer: Try it at your OWN RISK, I am not responsible for any damages for any of your belongings, I have tried and it works for me.

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    80 Comments

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    Krlo5wolrd
    Krlo5wolrd

    7 years ago

    remember guys, if you have an amp. connected to that rca output and any preamp console to set your music, although you can connect an aux. cable to that and use a cd or monitor input for aux. but only if the preamp have input rca, good luck!!!

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    Chicco80
    Chicco80

    8 years ago on Step 7

    And if we were to use an audio cable to a PC jack to RCA would be more practical

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    bowmaster
    bowmaster

    9 years ago on Introduction

    You can get cables that have the two red and white audio jacks at one end, and a stereo 1/8" jack at the other end, which would make this a lot less bulky.

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    kingzilla
    kingzilla

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    It doesn't matter in this case. Since its going from the 3 red yellow white to 3 red yellow white they are really just wires. The colours can be used interchangeably.

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    legless
    legless

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 5

    Acxtually it isn't strictly true. You should use the red and white connectors as these cable are intended for audio. The cable with the yellow connector used for video often has a different impedance such as for 75 ohm composite video connection.

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    abadfart
    abadfart

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    it looks like you can just pull that yellow one off

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    jkotila
    jkotila

    11 years ago on Introduction

    jist buy a ipod compatible head unit, unless you like to tinker

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    bagshotrow
    bagshotrow

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ...don't people come to this site precisely because they like to tinker?

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    trgz
    trgz

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    This is tinkering:
    https://www.instructables.com/id/Add-an-auxiliary-MP3Ipod-input-to-your-cars-st/

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    redford84
    redford84

    11 years ago on Step 6

    Gotta make sure the female rca ports are for INPUT and not output. A few older headsets (from pawn shops for the money consience people out there) only have output with no input (which is stupid).

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    kust0m
    kust0m

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 6

    I don't think it's "stupid" per se. Those outputs are generally used for driving an amplifier for a subwoofer at line level. The last couple head units I've had have had several outputs (front/read/subs), the newest actually having an input in the form of a 1/8" stereo headphone jack.

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    j574sbi
    j574sbi

    11 years ago on Step 8

    Y cable, $3 at walmart.

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    stephenkl
    stephenkl

    14 years ago on Step 8

    I did all the steps which mentioned above but when I choose the Tuner/radio, it make noise, why ? Why choose Tuner/Radio but not AUX ?

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    420guy
    420guy

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 8

    I really don't think he thought this through very well. Yes select the AUX on your head unit and it should work.

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    Blackice504
    Blackice504

    11 years ago on Step 7

    its a RCA Stereo to 3.5mm jack for any MP3 Player or the 2.5mm Jack for ipod and some mobile phones btw people if you get a power spike from your aux on your head deck you should get that checked because Normaly there is no way for that to happen if your Deck is built correctly as Aux is a Input and normaly has coupling cap's so that DC voltage does not pass them.

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    mickey_079
    mickey_079

    11 years ago on Step 7

    Pionner from a certain model and up (this one has it) has an extra socket in the back of the unit for a special AUX cable. The way you did it is ok, but can damage your iPod as it can sometimes can get a spike in voltage an overload the iPod.

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    Douglass
    Douglass

    12 years ago on Introduction

    OKAY SO i OWN A PIONNER DHC-16OO THAT HAS 2 RCA JACKS RED AMD WHITE CAN I JUST DIRECT CONNECT AND LOOK FOR SOURCE/AUX ? i BELEVE ITS FOR THE AMPLIFIERS AND SUCH. WHAT U PEOPLE THINK ?