Hi, this is an upgraded version of my other instructable :
Literally : Dock your Ipod to your car audio cassette slot
The instructions wont be as thorough as my first version so if you are confused on whats happening, just check out the first one. This new version is more flexible which can accommodate other kinds of gadgets as long as it can slide in to the cassette slot.
Step 1: Remove Stuff
Open your deck and remove some objects to open up some space. Be careful when removing pcb boards that are attached to the cassette mechanism because it might disable your deck. Try testing the deck every time you remove something to insure the deck will still work.
Step 2: Wiring
Find the AUX input wires on your deck then solder a 3.5mm jack. This clarion deck automatically switches to AUX mode when the jack is inserted to the gadget. Your deck might need a switch like the one on my nakamichi deck to go to AUX mode. If so, check a more comprehensive install on :
Step 3: Setting Up the Dock
I chose lego to construct a more versatile docking station. With lego I can move the jack around to accommodate different gadgets such iphone and ipods which have different sizes and jack points.
I glued some lego boards to the cassette dock. I also filed the cassette opening to give a little more space for the iphone.
You can put some felt on the opening if you re afraid of scratching up your iphone , ipod or whatever.
Step 4: Making the Jack
Find some lego to make your own "jack pod" then hot glue it all together.
Step 5: Done
Pick whatever gadget you would like to use, then setup the jack pod. Good job