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How to Link an iPod to Car Audio

Learn how to link an iPod to car audio in this Howcast car stereo video with expert Movin' On.


Hi my name is Movin On, and I've been working in the field of car audio and mobile electronics for 8 over years. I've installed everything from navigation systems to full car stereo systems, remote starters, alarms, and beyond. To learn more, visit our web site at Today I'm going to be sharing with you my knowledge of car audio and mobile electronics.

If you want to play your iPod in your car, the first thing you want to do is check to see if your car already has a connection to accommodate an iPod. Or an auxiliary port will do just fine. If there's an "AUX" button, A-U-X, on your dash, than chances are you have a port somewhere, if you don't have a port we can add on. The way you use it on auxiliary port, is you get a 3.5 mm stereo cable from your local electronics store. Plug one end into your car and plug the other end into the headphone jack or mp3 player. Press "PLAY." Change your radio source to "AUX" and you have sound coming out. Typically, I recommend you keep the volume of your iPod around 90% and then control the iPod from your stereo. This will prevent distortion. Now, if we retrofit your car with one of these auxiliary ports it's going to work the same way, but sometimes we have products that are even better. For instance, some iPod interfaces which only work with Apple iPod will plug into the bottom of the dock connector. You can actually change the tracks right on your factory car stereo. If your car can accommodate a new stereo, you can replace your factory stereo with an iPod compatible head unit. These head unit feature dock connector that allow you to control your iPod, fully right form your dashboard.

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