Help connecting to Car Stereo

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kenny1991, May 5, 2008.

  1. kenny1991 macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    Hey sorry, im new to this so this could of been answered before but im trying to connect my iphone to car stereo. and i bought a 3.5mm stereo plug to 3.5mm stereo plug and the guy said this would work. now i tried to connect it and no result ? i even tried on my stereo in my room and no result? someone help thanks?
  2. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    What do you mean by no result? What happened? The input jack on the iphone is different and requires a different input length.
  3. kenny1991 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    there was no sound what so ever? i watched on youtube. u need a deeper jack? that goes in further? is this tru ?
  4. zmit macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2008
    well does it go in properly or not??

    if not then i would suggest cutting the edge off it so it fits in properly. see how narrow the standard headphone plug is on the headphones? thats how narrow it needs to be. surely you can tell when it isnt in far enough...
  5. earnjam macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2007
    North Carolina
    If there is still sound coming from the iPhone speaker, then it isn't in far enough. You'll know when it works because sounds stops coming from the phone and starts coming from your speakers (assuming you have it on aux or whatever setting it needs)

    It doesn't need to be a longer plug, but it does need to fit down into the recessed headphone jack.

    I shaved away the end of mine to fit. They also sell adapters.
  6. kenny1991 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    hey im trying to shave away the end on a pair of old headphones to see if it works to start off with. and once i can get these to work ill do it on the stereo cord.? can anyone give me pointers on how to do it? im having trouble im using just a kitchen nife? thanks
  7. MM07 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    Use a razor blade.

    I am using an AUX input with a 1/8" plug on it and it fits into my iPhone just fine.

    Is your case in the way?

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