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Adding IPod to factory stereo

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by john5909, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    john5909

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    I just found a used 95 Tacoma 4x4 with less than 70,000 miles, stoked! I'd like to keep the factory CD player intact (I don't want to deal with replacing an aftermarket stereo every year, plus they look stupid). Of course I don't use CD's anymore and would like to play my IPod on the existing factory unit. Is there any way to pirate a signal from my IPod to the stereo, or do they come with RCA jacks in the rear? Adding an adaptive wiring harness? I'm willing to get creative with solving this problem. Any suggestions appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Not sure what is out there for a 95 stereo.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    jgwheeler17

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    that could be a pickle. those older models weren't really set up to have any auxiliary inputs. hell they figured they were spoiling you with the cd player. . . i would just go to walmart and get one for cheap and enjoy the free install. you could do the FM transmitter, but the sound quality's trash. if it's got a tape player go to Best Buy and just rock the tape cassette-3.5 mm jack. thats what i did with my jeep for years and it wasn't too bad.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    Does it have a cassette player? My 96 has one.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    krimson

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    Buy a new head unit with an AUX port...
     
  6. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    X2. They are so easy to install.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Well if he has a cassette player he can get one of those tape decks that has a cord that hooks to his ipod!
     
  8. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    Haha. My mom had a 70something Chrysler Cordoba and to get a CD player to work in there we had the 8 track to cassette adapter then we had the cassette to cd player adapter in the 8 track adapter. LOL.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    now that is legite!!! ive cut out part of the front cover of the tape player on a regular cd player in my bathroom so i could listen to my ipod in the shower lol.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    I have done that one but instead I just broke the tray off and tapped the cassette adapter in place.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    I installed a Scion 1808 from e-bay for about $50 - CD and IPOD capability.
     
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  13. Feb 25, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    You can always get an FM modulator (not the greatest sound quality but lightyears ahead of an FM transmittor)

    Or you can just spend $3 and get better sound quality than either of those. How I added an iPod to my '98:

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  14. Feb 25, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    I am pretty sure there are in-line FM modulators aavailable too.
    IIRC, they plug into the antenna plug on the stereo and the factory antenna plug into that.
    They are supposed to offer better reception/quality than the thru-the-air FM modulators.

    FYI - I have a thru-the-air FM modulator from Griffin and it works good enough for me. $35 a few years ago. Won't charge the ipod, but is wireless.

    A quick Google search found this:
    http://www.shipsound.com/USA-SPEC-PA11-TOY-Toyota-Auxiliary-Input-and-iPod-Adapter_p_7279.html
     
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    I just got the cassette to ipod adapter. The sound quality is pretty good. I'd like to wire up a head unit with an aux port but I just don't have the money for that right now.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    I have an FM modulator in my legacy. Like I said, light years ahead of the transmittor in terms of signal
     
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    I got one and it would not play in the tape deck, just kept auto reversing....
     
  18. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    i'd recommend just getting a new head unit with an AUX input, or even a new unit with ipod capability/interface (i've seen some nice ones that weren't too fancy). i think the best thing about getting a good new unit is how much EQ adjustment you can dial in. i don't know what kinda sound quality a stock 95 unit puts out, but you would probably be a lot happier with an aftermarket/newer one
     
  19. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    wow these forums are great. Thanks for the input, after some deliberation I've decided to just purchase a new deck...why not?
     
  20. Feb 27, 2011 at 7:05 AM
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    Atta boy.

    Double din? Single din?

    Speak to me, Goose.
     
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