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How to connect a portable player to a car stereo with a rear AUX input

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There are a couple of different ways that a portable player (such as a satellite radio tuner, a Walkman® player or Network Walkman™ player) can be connected using the AUX input on the back of a Sony® car stereo receiver:

  • With an XA300 auxiliary input adapter.
  • If you have an Apple® iPod® music player and a compatible car stereo, you can use the XA110IP or XA120IP Interface Adapter for iPod.

XA110IP or XA120IP Interface Adapter for iPod


  • As an alternate connection, you can use the DCC-FMT3 Car FM Stereo Transmitter  and transmit music from your portable player to the FM radio of the car stereo via FM radio waves.
  • The accessories mentioned above can be purchased from Sony Parts and Accessories Sales. Go to Parts and Accessories.  
  • You may also be able to purchase them through the Sony Store.

    Please contact a local or online authorized retailer to purchase a Sony product.

    For customers in the United States:

  • Professional installation is recommended for the XA300 auxiliary input adapter and the XA110IP or XA120IP Interface Adapter for iPod.
  • There are some third-party adapters available that also will work. We recommend that you contact your local dealer for this information.