How to Plug an iPod Into a Shaker 500 Car Stereo


A Shaker 500 car stereo has a tiny little hole on the front of it with the word "AUX" written above it. This hole, called an "input," is used to connect external audio devices to your Shaker 500 car stereo. Using only this specific input and an appropriately compatible audio cable, you can connect your iPod into your car stereo and listen to it with your car's speakers.

Things You'll Need

  • Auxiliary Cable
  • Make sure your iPod's battery is fully charged. To do this, turn your iPod on and look at the "Battery" meter in the upper right corner. If your iPod's battery is not charged, connect it to your computer to restore its lifespan.

  • Plug an auxiliary cable into your Shaker 500 car stereo's auxiliary input. This input will have the word "AUX" written above it.

  • Plug the second end of the cable into the headphone jack on your iPod.

  • Turn on your iPod. Select "Music" and then select a track name to play a song. Because your iPod is now plugged into your car stereo, you will hear the song over your car speakers.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your Shaker 500 car stereo was purchased prior to 2008, you may not be able to use it to connect an iPod to your car, even if your unit has an auxiliary input. The auxiliary inputs in these older stereos were designed primarily for connecting overhead DVD players to the Shaker 500 car stereo and not for iPods.

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