How do I use an MP3 player in my Honda Civic?

I just bought a 2009 Honda Civic LX with no owner’s manual. It doesn't have the USB port, but there's a little jack for headphones. The specs say it has MP3 and WMA capabilities. So how do I use my MP3 player?

Carol, Bethlehem Pa.

You can hook up an MP3 player to your car using the auxiliary input, which is the little headphone jack you’re seeing. All you’ll need is an auxiliary cord to connect the MP3 player to stereo. The cord can be found in any electronics store. Once the MP3 player is connected, just hit the “Aux” button below the CD player and you’ll be able to pipe music from the player through your stereo. You will have to use the MP3 player, and not the stereo, to control when the MP3 player plays music.Civicaux

That’s not the only way to play MP3s in your car. MP3 and WMA formats are compressed music files that can be put on a compact disc (as well as MP3 player). In that compressed format, many more songs can fit onto a compact disc than standard formatting. Not all CD players can play these compressed formats, but the Civic’s can, along with the majority of other new car CD players.

You can view a virtual owner’s manual by registering at Honda’s Owner Link website. The full 2009 Honda Civic manual is available for download there.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on December 1, 2009 in Honda , Honda Civic , How Does That Work? | Permalink

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