what would cause my stereo system in my car to stop working after 4 years?

What would cause my stereo system in my car to stop working after 4 years?

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car to home speakers--how to?

Have 4 seakers from my car--would like to turn them into home speakers (within 2 boxes only having 2 speakers each). What needs to be done and what should I know about thisThanksMich

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Generic MP3 player to Sony car stereo

How can I connect a generic MP3 player to a 10-year-old Sony CDX-C4840R car stereo? The stereo has a Line In, but this only works when the CD changer unit is connected to the special bus. I don't want to spend money on the special unit that Sony sells.

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Whats the highest ampage a sony car stereo can take through a 12v dc adapter plugged to the mains?

Im turning my old car stereo into a standalone player for my desk and im trying to find the right dc adapter! I know it has to be a 12v dc adapter but not sure how high the ampage can be before it blows the stereo! It's working fine on a 12v 2A just now but not sure if that will still work with more than 2 speakers and an amp connected! The stereo is a sony cdx-gt100! 12v ?A dc adapter?

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how to remove the stock stereo on a nissan cefiro 97 / nissan maxima 97?

I want to replace the stock sony 10 disc cd changer stereo with a new stereo which can support auxillary inputs (for my ipod) but if the stock sony stereo has auxillary inputs, please help me access them. i can take over on the wiring. thanks!

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can u take and adapt regular car stereo wires to A/v wires and connect them to an amp without any problems??? Answered

Can u take and adapt regular car stereo wires to A/v wires and connect them to an amp without any problems??? my stereo that i have just has 2 A/V outputs and my factory amp needs 4 for all the speakers 

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Generic MP3 player connected to Sony car stereo

How can I connect a generic MP3 player (not an iPod) to a 10-year-old Sony CDX-C4840R car stereo? The stereo has a Line In, but this only works when the CD changer unit is connected to the special bus. I don't want to spend money on the special unit (Son-Aux) that Sony sells and/or buy the antiquated changer.

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how to hook up a home pc speaker with a car stereo?

I'm using a pc speaker and an IPAQ in my car. The audio is great not bad for a pc speaker compare to a stock car speaker. I bought a new car stereo to replace my IPAQ but i didnt sound nice. i only manage to have a whistling sound on the subs. i look it up in the net and some says its possible but i coudnt figure out how. help pls. thanks

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Convert nice Car Stero to a better Shop Stereo

I've seen it done before way back when.  Want too save a few $$ and hook up a brand new JVC Car Stereo to be the main stereo in the Garage Shop.  What is the best way to convert 12 volt to 120 power supply?  Just use a power converter?  anyone done this here lately?  I tried searching on instructables but just found how to hook up to battery...

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i have an ipod touch and i want to be able to scroll through the music when its connected to my car stereo through ipod.

Please help, it goes in a mode where i can only scan the songs on my stereo....

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How can I make my car light show light up at lower volumes?

Please help me out if you have some basic knowledge of electronics! I am trying to make an array of LEDs pulse to the music of my car stereo. I am basically just running the car's battery power and the preamps on the back of the stereo out to some transistors. The only problem is that you have to turn the stereo up really loud for the lights to pulse like they should (to the point that the audio distorts and stuff). I'm pretty sure that at maximum volume the preamps give off 2 volts. There are only 2 solutions I can think of to fix this problem: 1. Buy more sensitive transistors, like ones that will let current through at say, 1 volt or 1/2 volt. 2. Amplify the signal coming from the preamps. I don't know what transistors to buy or how to amplify the signal, so if someone could tell me how to do that that would be great. Also, if you have a better suggestion lay it on me! And one more bonus question- if I ever wanted the lights to pulse in stereo, where could I put diodes to make that happen? Thanks!

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how can I ramp up my transistor visualizer?

I'm trying to make a light display for the inside of my car. right now, we're testing with a single led. we bought some transistors, and are hooking them up to a stereo to see if we can get a good visualization going. but it just has kind of a little dim flicker going on. how can I make it so that it represents the music better?

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Can I hook a home theater subwoofer to my cars stereo system?

I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with an aftermarket Jensen VM9512 in-dash DVD receiver. Can I hook up my subwoofer (Sony SA-W2500) to the receiver and use it successfully? I don't want to buy another sub. What I have to work with is a long enough cable to connect the sub and the receiver and a 12-volt DC - AC inverter. I'm not sure if the 12-volt plug in the back of my Jeep is turned on and off with the ignition or not, but the subwoofer has an automatic on and off mode and the power inverter is just ether on or off. Help? :]

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how do i use my mp3 player on an i-pod dock?

My car stereo has an i-pod dock attached to it, which is great... but my i-pod broke. I have a cheaper MP3 player that is still working and uses a USB port for connectivity that I would like to use in my car instead. Is there a way to convert the I-pod dock interface to a USB interface?

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I want to play my MP3 player in my car so that I can hear the music I want to hear.

I have talked to several friends about the different ways to do this and basically have learned that I either use a cassette converter of an FM transmiter. Well I decided to go the cassette route however when I put the cassette in my car tape player and connect my MP3 player, no music. The cassette makes a sound like its rolling some tape (kind of like when you use a cassette tape cleaner) and then after about 15 seconds it ejects. I thought maybe it was the MP3 cassette I bought so I went and bought a second MP3 cassette of a different brand and motre expensive and it does the same thing. Am I to beieve that the MP3 cassette converter is not an option for me? Should I now go out and purchase the FM transmiter? My car stereo/tape player is a good one as I have a BMW and tapes play fine so what is the problem? Do I need to buy another MP3 cassette only this time spend even more money? I've seen some that are $25, the two I bought were $5.99 and $9.99 but no music :( Any ideas??

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Any help with my speaker building questions?

I'm not sure you'll be able to answer this. I was hoping to put one massive woofer (15") and send all low frequencies to it, and then put in two tweeters, hoping that it would somehow overcome the most likely overpowering bass. Is this a viable setup? Ideally, I plan on building these speakers for parties, where I just throw this in the car, drive there, and we're ready to go, don't need to deal with tiny crap speakers anymore. So, ideally, I want to create stereo sound on my tweeters, but just let it go for the woofer, since bass would obviously have no need for stereo. Would I need two crossovers, or just one? In my head, I imagine that I only need one crossover, followed by a stereo amp for the tweeters and a mono amp for the sub. I'm not 100% sure on that circuit though.I plan on using these parts:woofer: http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=290-340tweeters: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name;=296-24635-1-NDwoofer amp: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name;=296-24635-1-NDtweeter amp: http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name;=296-18033-5-NDSo, with that in mind, I'd love your help. Other Miscellaneous Curiosities:1) If you have any links as to where I can figure out the most audio efficient layout in order to achieve the best sound with this, that'd be a help too.2) Do I need a mid to help beat the woofer?3) In order to figure out the required power from the supply, I just need to add the max possible wattage from all the drivers, right?Thank you, Instructibles community.

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ROOM : SMART

Ok I was sitting at the end of my bed listening to my music (I plugged my psp into my stereo) and I had an idea make my room smart. For example door opens light comes on. I could even make it a security thing. But also I have about six things in different places in my room and they all need to plug into so maybe would make a little switch box/control unit. So I was wondering if you could make your room smart what would you want it to do ?hmm maybe i could make my MICROFROSTEY (mini fridge. (soon to make an instructable on it)) somehow work with this....AND YES I REALIZE A SMART CAR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY ROOM ! ( I just googled SMART and thats what I got)

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