Adding a line in jack to your factory car stereo

I use my Ipod mainly for listening to audiobooks on my trips to work and school, and have been frustrated with the wireless FM transmitters that I’ve been using. Back when I was a kid we had a car that just had an AM radio, and we had a little FM box that mounted under the dash and went in-line with the antenna, so you tuned your AM radio to a certain frequency and it played whatever the FM box was tuned to. I’ve been hoping something similar would come along for external mp3 players, but have only been able to find the ones that are made for head units that have cd-changer controls. These would require the installation of a theft prone aftermarket stereo, and I don’t really have any issues with my factory radio.

I finally found one. Go to and search for a “Scosche FM-MOD01 Modulator”. It’s only $30 and has really good reviews. I haven’t ordered one yet, but will as soon as I figure out if there is someplace I can hide the switch and jack without cutting up my dash.

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