Wire Your Car Stereo for Bluetooth Music Streaming

By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 22nd, 2011

If the easy and wireless Bluetooth streaming in modern car stereos has you green–blue?–with envy, this DIY project will help get you started on the path of Bluetooth input hacking.

Roofus, a Hack A Day reader and tinker, pulled out the stereo deck from his late model Ford car. What he found certainly wasn’t plug and play, but with some careful probing and tweaking he was able to cannibalize parts from around his house to enable Bluetooth-stereo streaming. Now all he has to do to send music from his smart phone is start the music playing and flip a switch on his stereo console to turn on the Bluetooth device embedded in the dash.

Hit up the link below to get inspired to undertake your own deck-hacking adventure.

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Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/22/11
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