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Old 05-17-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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how do i attach a 3.5 mm cable to my radio?

in my m3 i have a aftermarket sony stereo that flips down to put a cd in. i dont really know the exact model. i was wondering if anyone knew how to take it out and how to set up a 3.5 mm cable to come out so i can attatch my i phone to it for music.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Get the model number and check if it supports auxiliary line in. If not then you won't be able to do it without some hacking.

To remove your deck, remove the bezel around then. Then you'll need keys to remove it. You stick them on the side of the deck and pull. If you don't have the keys, you'll need something long and thin.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Get the model number and check if it supports auxiliary line in. If not then you won't be able to do it without some hacking.

To remove your deck, remove the bezel around then. Then you'll need keys to remove it. You stick them on the side of the deck and pull. If you don't have the keys, you'll need something long and thin.
one of the settings is aux so it does support it but once i pull the unit out will there be a 3.5 jack and i plug a cord into and run it to my i pod?
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one of the settings is aux so it does support it but once i pull the unit out will there be a 3.5 jack and i plug a cord into and run it to my i pod?
No idea. Get the deck's model number and you can check the specs online. I'm not an audio expert, but most Sony decks with 3.5mm aux jack have it in the front.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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I used to do installs and have a Sony deck in my beater but there's an AUX in the front. If there's an AUX option most likely than not there would be an input in the back (if not in front). You'll just need to run a longer cable. The Pioneer deck I had before was like this (design-wise, the previous gen had the higher end decks with AUX at the back so the front looks cleaner. Not sure with the newer ones).

It takes less than a minute (with the keys) to pull it out to check so if you don't want to look for specs then just do it quick and dirty.

Also, how old's the deck? if there's a USB input in front or back, it may be compatible with the iPod.
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