I was wondering about the possibility of modding the stereo so that instead of plugging a stock tape deck into the back, one could somehow plug in an MP3 player (who uses tapes anymore anyway?)
Yeah, I could get a modern head unit but I like that the stock radio doesn't stick out. I have a tape deck and adapter, and I don't want to get an FM thingy. I want to eliminate the tape deck and just plug into the mp3 player, maybe with a small project box hidden in the dash if I need to add a small amount of circuitry to the adapter. I'm hoping someone here knows enough about the way these radios are powered to know if this is feasible.
I took apart a working tape deck and a dead radio to get these pics: The jack is on the back of the radio, and the tape deck cord has 5 wires that solder onto the board as pictured. I'm wondering what it would take to splice something onto the tape deck cord, because disassembling and reassembling the radio to change the jack would be a huge pain.
I overlaid the paths on the back of the circuit board onto the front with the components.
The white wire is powered, as it comes from the fuse. The black wire is for the left channel and the yellow wire is for the right.. I'm concerned about what the other 3 wires are for.
Edited by baccaruda, 07 March 2010 - 10:43 PM.