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Subject: Re: JukeBox in the car
From: Henry Mitchell (hmitchell_at_fastmail.fm)
If it's the stock radio in your Taurus, you're probably out of luck
without doing some major hacking of the unit or using an FM device as
suggested earlier. That CD input is probably proprietary to a very
overpriced unit that only works with one a dealer will sell you. Even
if it isn't, again, you'd need major work to convert it into a simple
Some mid- to higher-end after-market units have AUX inputs in the back,
or have them as options you can purchase. If you have an after-market
unit, I'd check to see if it's there and you just didn't know it. Most
Aiwa head-units have a very convenient mini-jack in the front, which is
what I have. Makes using the rockbox in the car simple.
Glenn Ervin at Home wrote:
> I am now using a Ford Taurus with a stereo that allows for a CD player to be
> plugged into it, I think the connection might be in the trunk.
> But what I am wondering is if anyone knows if there is a way to connect an
> audio source, like my JBR into the stereo directly, such as in the back of
> the stereo.
> I would rather not use one of those cassette devices, as they are a hassle,
> and after a while, they ware out.
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