How can I hook up an MP3 Player or Phone to my car or truck audio system?


Hooking an MP3 Player or Phone to a car or truck stereo is simple. You have many options - use a AUX 1/8" cable input, use a USB Cable, connect wireless with bluetooth audio or connect via cassette tape.

Many stereo systems have an AUX (or Auxiliary) input option on the front or rear of the stereo. This will let you connect the MP3 Player headphone output via RCA cables or an 1/8" adapter. Read more about this option at You can find specific adapters, cables and stereos for your vehicle at

Buy a cassette adapter at your local Radio Shack, Best Buy or This will let you play the MP3 sound through the cassette deck in your vehicle.

You can hook up the MP3 Player to your home theater speaker system via an RCA y-cable which can be purchased inexpensively at

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