Energy & Sustainability Technology
Hacking your car stereo

Unless you have a new car, you most likely don’t have an iPod input. You can usually just use a cassette adapter, but you can also open it up and just start messing around. If you want to crack it open, take a look at this web site first. It may save you some time and trouble.

Today I scored another point against that devious being, electricity, and without using a single bead of solder or hot-glue. Using only a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, a length of wire and an old headphone jack, I was able to rig my outdated car cassette tape player to play audio from an iPod or other mp3 player instead. Once again, I’ll provide detailed (albeit kind of poor-quality) pictures of the process and the idea behind it.

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