XJguy Posted November 23, 2010 Share Posted November 23, 2010 After several hours of messing around with the factory setup, I figured it out and its so easy its ridiculous. All the commercial solutions out there to play an iPod or other mp3 player in an older radio leave much to be desired. The best way is to plug it in directly via an input, but the old radios don't have them, and digging around in the factory radio is not easy, everything is very heavy duty and mostly soldered together....a good thing but not for someone trying to do mods/hacks. Well fortunately, if you open up the top of the factory radio, on the left by the volume control, you will see 2 pins standing vertically. All you need to do is attach the left and right positive leads from a wire leading either to a jack or plug (one from an old head phone will do), and then attach both the negatives to ground. The beauty of it is that the system automatically attenuates the radio or the tape player whenever it detects a signal from the mp3 player! The sound is great but you can just slightly hear some sound leak from the tuner or a tape. You can get rid of that by either disconnecting the head from the tape deck, put a switch in between the tape head and its wires, or run a blank tape. You can also just tune the radio to a very quiet station....which is what I did, I don't hear anything other than the mp3 player even at max volume, the sound is loud and clear. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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