How To: Installing a headphone jack in a car - Part 1 of 3





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Published on Nov 19, 2011

This is part one of three on how to install an auxiliary headphone jack into your vehicle using the OEM stereo. This concept can be applied to most stereos as long as you know what wires are connected to the back of your main unit.

Part two contains interior hookup
Part three contains results, afterthoughts

What you need (should cost less than $20 for everything):
Philips Screwdriver
Ratchet set
Soldering iron
Electrical tape
Wire caps (twist connectors)
Knowledge of what you're doing

I made this video after following the instructions on:
I didn't see any videos specifically for the set of instructions presented so I made one.

Please remember, I am not a professional at what you see in this video. Some of the ways I do things are not at all smart and I am not responsible for your actions should you follow in my footsteps. There are better and smarter ways to get this done but what you see is what worked for me.

Keep in mind this may not work for all stereos. The forum link states that you need an XM Satellite Radio in your vehicle for this to work. I just think you need some form of auxiliary input into your main unit (the stereo where you change the volume) like a 6 disc changer or some other device that has Left/Right/Common wires into the main unit.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Also SUBSCRIBE! I will be putting up other 'how to's in the future covering a wide array of subjects.


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