How to Play an iPod in Your Car Without an AUX Jack

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How to Play an iPod in Your Car Without an AUX Jack
Listen to your iPod through your car speakers using an adaptor cable. (musique image by Christophe Schmid from Fotolia.com)

The easiest way to play your iPod through your vehicle's speakers is to plug it into your head unit's AUX input. Unfortunately, this is not always possible because many factory CD players do not include one. But, don't worry, Apple has got you covered. The company sells two adaptors to get your iPod playing in your car; a cassette adaptor and an FM tuner adaptor.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Cassette adaptor
  • FM tuner adaptor

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the adaptor's cassette deck into your vehicle's cassette player.

  2. 2

    Plug the other end of the adaptor into your iPod's headphone port.

  3. 3

    Push your cassette deck's "Play" button.

  4. 4

    Choose a song on your iPod.

  1. 1

    Plug the FM tuner adaptor into your vehicle's cigarette lighter.

  2. 2

    Plug the other end of the adaptor into your iPod's power port.

  3. 3

    Press the adaptor's "Scan" button. A radio station will appear on the adaptor's digital readout.

  4. 4

    Turn on your radio and tune to the station displayed on your adaptor.

  5. 5

    Play a song on your iPod.

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