How to Connect and Play an iPod in Your Car Using a 3.5 mm Jack to Jack Connection

Most new cars have a 3.5mm iPod connection built in ready for you to connect to. You can go check your dashboard or center console for a small stereo headphone connection similar to the connection on top of your iPod. If you have this connection, your now ready. This cable has a 3.5mm head phone connection on either end of the cable, one end to go into your iPod and the other end to connect into the connection you have found in you car.

Here is a list all the cars that currently have this capability, depending on when you read this article, I am sure their has been more cars brought onto the market with this connection. To check, follow the step above and look in your car for this connection.

• Alpha Romeo
• 147.
• 159.
• GT.
• Brera.
• Spider.
• Audi – optional on all models.

• BMW
• 1 Series.
• 3 Series – New Shape Model Only.
• 3 Series Coupe – New Shape Model Only.
• 5 Series (E60) – Models from 2006 onwards.
• 7 Series – Models from 2007 onwards.
• Mini – Models from 2007 onwards.
• X3 – Models from 2007 onwards.
• Citroen
• C1.
• C2 – Airplay models.
• C3 – Airplay models.

• Fiat
• Panda. (more recent models)
• Grande Punto. (more recent models)
• Doblo. (more recent models)
• Multipla. (more recent models)
• Sedici.

• Ford
• Fiesta.
• Focus.
• Fusion.
• Mondeo – Models 2004 onwards. (providing correct stereo)
• S-Max.
• Galaxy – New Shape Model Only.
• C-Max. (optional extra)

• Honda
• Civic – New Shape Model Only.
• CRV – New Shape Model Only.
• Element.
• FR-V.
• Jazz – Model from 2006 onwards.

• Hyundai
• i30.
• Kia
• Ceed. (from mid 2007)

• Land Rover
• Discovery 3.
• Freelander – New Shape Model Only.

• Mercedes
• A-Class
• B-Class
• C-Class.
• E-Class
• M-Class
• R-Class
• S-Class
• CL, CLS, SLK class More Recent Models.

• Mini
• One Cooper

• Mitsubishi
• Evolution X – GSR Models.

• Nissan
• Quest – New Shape Model Only

• Peugeot
107
• 206
• 307
• 607
• 807
• 1007.
• 308.

• Range Rover
• Sport.
• Range Rover

• Reanult
• Clio – Option on models, standard on campus.
• Twingo – Models with tunepoint.
• Renault – optional on all other models.

• Saab
• 9-3.
• 9-5

The great thing about this lead is that it will work with virtually any media player, not just the iPod. Once connected, your car takes over and does the necessary steps to play the music through the cars audio system. So if you have a iPod or an mp3 player, it will work in your car, just as long as the media player has a 3.5mm socket, because some will have 2.5mm sockets or smaller.

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