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Tape Deck in Car

I just bought a cassette adaptor to play my ipod in my car. I've used one before, and it worked fine, but I've lost it since then. So I just put the new one in, and right when I put it in, it started making a loud buzzing noise. The sound definitely comes directly from the tape player, because the music still plays through my ipod and sounds perfectly clear through the speakers. I was wondering if there was possibly an easy way to fix this.

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  • Clayton4 Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem in my car. I had been using the same cassette adapter for some time and it's been great. Just last week it started with this very loud buzzing and I can no longer distinguish an music being played.

    I've tried regular cassette tapes and I have the same issue occur.

    Has anyone ever found a solution?


  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I am wondering if perhaps a button got pushed that would make the tape player seem paused. Hoping for an easy fix.

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Sounds like a poor "connection" between the cassette head and the head in the adaptor.

This could be caused by either head being dirty, or the tape head may be mis-alligned.

You can clean the heads with a proprietary head cleaning fluid.

Check with a standard tape.

Also, if your head unit supports it, switch the auto-reverse control. Some adaptors have dual heads for auto-revers decks, and some only have a single head.

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