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    hey i finished builing my computer to go into my car and now im tyring to hoook it up to my tapedeck. the problem is that there is no aux in...... i tried putting the signal in thruy the antenna slot cause i dont know what the rest of that crap back there is.... so does anyone have any ideas...... ??
    werd to ya momma

  • #2
    could use a FM modulator or a tape deck adapter

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    • #3
      i do have this thing on teh deck but im not sure what it is.
      its a circle with 9 holes in it and its about the size of an old keyboard slot, about the size of a penny..... what is this>
      werd to ya momma

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      • #4
        I wonder if that would be a midi port... Then again, I'm a complete tard when it comes to this crap, so don't listen to me. Do a search on the forum, but it the most poplular methods of attacking this ever-looming question are the following: (For those who do not have an AUX input)

        1) FM modulator- Plugs in between the car's antenna and the HU. There are some that are wireless, ask zootjeff about them.

        2) Tape deck adapter- Just like the one that you use with your walkman, just an adapter that looks like a tape with a wire hanging out of it.

        3) Splicing directly into the wiring harness. Gutter swears by this, check out his webpage.

        Correct me if I left anything out of this.

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        • #5
          ok

          whatever that thing with 9 holes was, it killed my tapedeck when i took out the plug....... would direct splicing provide enough power for my speakers?
          werd to ya momma

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          • #6
            No- You have to have an amp somewhere along the way. If you don't have an amp, you'll have to use one of the other solutions.

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            • #7
              Ok, someone with stereo experience better step in here quick before you destroy your head unit.


              That "keyboard style plug" on the back of your head unit is what we call a DIN connector. While MIDI does indeed use 9 pin DIN connectors, that's not what this is.

              The DIN connector there is more than likely for stereo add on's like a CD changer, or as your said, a tape deck. What you haven't told us is what kind of stereo (brand, etc) you have. If you don't know, it's probably stock. I'm assuming based on what happend to the tape deck when you unpluged the DIN that the cassette player is a seperate piece. You probably disconnected it when you unpluged the DIN.

              Now there are a number of ways to do this setup, but based on your experience level I HIGHLY recommend you stick to a FM Modulator. The one in my link is a little on the expensive side if you ask me but I know it works, as others here are using them. Radio Shack used to sell them, but I've been told they were discontinued. A FM modulator will run in-line with your existing antenna. You will tune to a specific station (89.1 usually) and get the audio from the RCA inputs. This is the easiest solution to your problem.

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              • #8
                you might be able to find a module that lets you plug in your computer to the changer input. Try asking at a car stereo shop.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Skippman
                  A FM modulator will run in-line with your existing antenna. You will tune to a specific station (89.1 usually) and get the audio from the RCA inputs. This is the easiest solution to your problem.
                  Good thing I'm not using an FM modulator since 89.1 is one of the only stations I listen too (local college station)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Skippman
                    That "keyboard style plug" on the back of your head unit is what we call a DIN connector. While MIDI does indeed use 9 pin DIN connectors, that's not what this is.
                    Midi uses 5 pin DIN, not 9 pin:

                    http://www.philrees.co.uk/midiplug.htm


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                    • #11
                      Could have sworn my Kerswile used a 9 Pin DIN to connect to my Moog.

                      Maybe I'm getting them and XLR jacks confused. But I doubt it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Skippman
                        Could have sworn my Kerswile used a 9 Pin DIN to connect to my Moog.

                        Maybe I'm getting them and XLR jacks confused. But I doubt it.
                        Nup - XLR have three big pins (methinks ). I have NFI about midi, but I agree with you on the tape deck guess (based on precisely zero information on the brand of the deck)

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                        • #13
                          My fault- it was a shot in the dark. I haven't ever seen a connector on a HU like that before.

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                          • #14
                            No biggie. Pioneer used to use those connectors on a tapedeck/CD Changer set.

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                            • #15
                              so it killed your tape deck..well...

                              that plug is an aux in for the tape deck. it is probably current sensing as to switch the radio to tape. you have left and right + and - i there. to use this you will have to find the power wire that draws the current from the radio and somehow trigger this so it will accept your computer.

                              or try this out:

                              http://www.davidnavone.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=N-806

                              this switches between rca's
                              99.9% complete.

                              http://www.cardomain.com/ride/212327

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