'99 Taurus SE Car Stereo Help Needed (badly)!
Hey folks! I just introduced myself in the introduction forum, but here's a little recap...I'm a struggling musician living in Arkansas, and I just bought my first car (and as you've probably figured out by now, it's a '99 Taurus SE).
I've got a couple of problems...The first problem is that I know absolutely NOTHING about cars or anything pertaining to cars. And here's the second problem. Since I am on a tight budget, it couldn't afford a car with a great stereo (or even a CD player), my Taurus only has the factory FM radio/cassette player in it (although it has the CD changer control knobs), but as I am a musician and a big-time music junkie, I need to listen to my CD's while I drive, or at least what's on my MP3 player. Ok, so my car doesn't have the CD changer, so I figure I'll just get one of those cassette adapter things that let you plug your own music device into and viola, problem solved. No, not at all. I plug my MP3 player into the cassette adapter, put the adapter into my car stereo, but now I am only getting monophonic sound. I tried the same set-up in my friend's 2001 Toyota Camry and it worked perfectly, so it's definitely my car's stereo that is producing the mono sound.
1. How can I get my car stereo to play the music from the cassette adapter in stereo and not mono?
2. If I could get my hands on a CD changer for the Taurus, would it be possible for me to install it myself, seeing how I know nothing about that stuff? And what would I need in order to install it?
I know that's a lot of stuff to take in, but any help on any of my "problems" would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!