"iPod your car: Replacing your old deck"
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iPod your car: Replacing your old deck
>> Okay, so before you take your car stereo out, there are a number of tools that you'll need to get beforehand. Firstly, panel remover. This is used to take the trim off around the stereo, often they're specific for individual car brands. So make sure you get the right kind of panel remover for your car. Next you'll need a wiring harness, which similarly is specific to the model of car. So you can order these online, but make sure that you get a wiring harness that's compatible with your make of car and the year of your car. Second, okay, thirdly you'll need a screwdriver, some wire strippers, and some automotive wire connectors. You'll also need an aftermarket car stereo that has the ability to play iPods. Before we use any of these however, we need to go under the hood to disconnect the battery. Now especially disconnect the battery before you start playing around the stereo for two reasons. First you don't want to get electrocuted and secondly, I can tell you from experience that if you don't disconnect the battery, you're going to spend a fortune in blown fuses. We're just going to take the negative terminal off. With the battery disconnected, it's time to get our hands dirty and start taking our car's dashboard to pieces. Next you want to unscrew the car stereo from the dashboard itself. Pull the car stereo out and you'll see that it's connected in the rear to a cable harness. And an FM connection. Pull those both out. And throw this in the trash. The next thing you'll need to do is connect your new car stereo's wiring harness to the wiring harness to connect specifically to your car model. Connect the FM cable, and any other buss cables. With all that down, slot the stereo into the dash, screw it in, reconnect the panels, and you'll be ready to start playing your iPod through your car stereo. Next up will give you a hands on tour of iPod compatible in car stereos.
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