If you have your music stored on an iPod, chances are you have been in the car and wanted to listen while driving. Unfortunately wearing headphones while driving is not only dangerous, but is also illegal in many states. Some newer cars have built-in docks which allow you to simply plug your iPod into the stereo. If you do not have one of these cars, however, there are a few ways that you can still integrate your iPod with the car's stereo.
Purchase an audio cable with a 3.5 mm stereo jack on both ends, known as an auxiliary cable.
Plug one end of the cable into the headphone jack of your iPod, and the other end into your car's aux input port (if your car has one).
Set the car stereo to the correct channel for the input port. You will still have to play, pause and select music on your iPod, but the audio will be played through your car speakers.
Cassette Tape Adapter
Purchase a cassette tape adapter with a 3.5 mm stereo connector on the end of the cord.
Plug the cord into the headphone jack of your iPod.
Insert the cassette adapter into your car's cassette player. This solution works well if your car is old enough to still have a cassette player, with sound that is nearly as good as the radio. The adapter will gradually wear out, resulting in a loss of sound quality.
Wireless Radio Transmitter
Purchase a FM transmitter.
Plug the transmitter's cord into your iPod's headphone jack and turn the transmitter on.
Tune your car radio to the station that the transmitter is broadcasting on. Some transmitters work on only one station, while others offer multiple options so that you can pick the one with the least interference. The sound quality isn't great, but they have the advantage of requiring no major wiring.
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