Now for some fun stuff!
Been messing with this radio dilemma for awhile...cassette adapters, transmitters, wires everywhere, noise...
Check this out
This cheapie 7" tablet fits perfectly between the dash and shifter box, seated against the cubby. It easily slides in/out from either side and needs no adhesive. Has micro sd to hold plenty of music, maps, and I can stop a wifi spots when I need online!
After so much screwing around, I was going to do the Mighty Car Mods tablet install and call it a day, but it needed an amp, and sacrificed local radio, which is useful at times. But I came up with something that keeps the stock look and does it all. Searching around the forum, I found some ideas. First, I hacked the stock radio harness that connects the radio to the tape deck and wired in this switching plug to receive signal from an aux source:
If I tune to 'quiet' frequency and turn the device voulme up, there is no significant noise. Worked well enough, but if I tried to charge it while the motor was running, it was crazy noisy...
I finally found this little ground loop eliminator and it did the trick!
Here you can see I've glued the switchplug to the side of the radio, and everything stuffs into the space beside the radio. I am going to put a usb charging plug in there, too. Both wires route neatly between the dash sections.
Also,my door speaker were crapped out so I tapped into the b pillar connection and put in these ancient Pioneer triax car boxes I've had forever - sounds pretty awesome!
Edited by rrgrr, 20 September 2014 - 03:15 PM.