[sf-lug] WAY OT: Car Stereo Analog Electronics
Ernest De Leon
edeleonjr at gmail.com
Tue May 27 20:34:09 PDT 2008
Back in high school, I worked for a high-end car audio/video/security
company as an installer. Contact me off-list, and I can run you through
your best options. There's nothing a little solder, a 12v multi-meter and
some elbow grease won't get you past.
On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 7:29 PM, Kristian Erik Hermansen <
kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey man, join our hardware and software hacking group at
> noisebridge.net :-). Also, I bet mitch altman would have some great
> input. Join the list and send this same message. You can even go to
> the next meeting for some pointers...
> On 5/27/08, Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> > hi guys,
> > well, this is the DIY group i know best... I'm getting ready for a big
> > road trip (all the way back to toronto) and I'm trying to hook my ipod
> > up to my car stereo. unfortunately i have a stock honda civic stereo
> > head unit, which doesn't have an aux in anywhere. instead htere's a
> > proprietary DIN-style connector that goes from the head unit (which has
> > a radio ) and the external cassette player (mounted separately in a
> > different spot on the dash).
> > there's a pin diagram for this connector here (well, at least i think
> > it's the right diagram):
> > http://www.nsxprime.com/FAQ/DIY/sound_system.htm
> > this instructables suggests it's the same as the honda stereos:
> > http://www.instructables.com/id/SOU74LJF9056P3L/
> > my plan is to take out the cassette player (not hard, i've done it
> > before), and somehow splice an audio out cable into the din connector.
> > as far as i understand it, all i need to do is connect the signal
> > ground, left and right wires to the appropriate pins, and the thing
> > SHOULD get sound from the ipod (or any aux connector). i see two ways
> > to do this:
> > 1) just take an old headphone wire, open it up, and run the individual
> > wires into the appropriate din pin openings. but this is too simple.
> > 2) find an 8-pin din connector, solder the wires from the headphone jack
> > into it, but also maybe somehow use the other wires to do other things.
> > for instance, i'd love to get usb power off of the battery; i'd love to
> > be able to somehow control the ipod using the accessory; etc. i dont
> > know how ocmplicated all of these are. also all my soldering tools and
> > stuff are back home in toronto. and finally, i don't know where to buy
> > stuff like this here in sf.
> > sooo... i'm hoping there's someone out there who knows all this stuff!
> > or who knows where to point me for more info. i'd lvoe for this to
> > work, it's gonna be a looooong car ride... thanks!
> > matt
> > --
> > Matt Price
> > matt.price at utoronto.ca
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