Introduction

You recently bought a cassette-to-aux adaptor at a local drug store so you can play music from your MP3 player in your older car. However, when you insert the cassette into the older car's cassette player, the cassette player flips the cassette continuously. This guide will show you the steps to fixing the auto flip problem.

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Unscrew all the screws around the cassette tape box. Place screws somewhere safe so you do not lose them. Models, screw locations, and screw sizes may vary.
  • Unscrew all the screws around the cassette tape box.

    • Place screws somewhere safe so you do not lose them.

  • Models, screw locations, and screw sizes may vary.

Slowly remove the cover of the cassette box. Take a photo of the insides of the cassette box so it can guide when you are reassembling the cassette box. Do not worry if you open the cassette box upside down (shown in 2nd photo) it is easy to correct; simply put the case back on, flip it over (shown in 3rd photo) and pull the new front side off (1st photo again).
  • Slowly remove the cover of the cassette box.

    • Take a photo of the insides of the cassette box so it can guide when you are reassembling the cassette box.

  • Do not worry if you open the cassette box upside down (shown in 2nd photo) it is easy to correct; simply put the case back on, flip it over (shown in 3rd photo) and pull the new front side off (1st photo again).

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Remove the auto flip mechanism located on the top corner. Do not throw this away; you may have to reinstall it if you want to use a different cassette player.
  • Remove the auto flip mechanism located on the top corner.

    • Do not throw this away; you may have to reinstall it if you want to use a different cassette player.

Make sure all electrical circuitry and gears that were not removed are in their correct location. Any other gears inside the cassette box, really aren't necessary. So feel free to remove them if the cassette is making too much noise (shown in 2nd photo).
  • Make sure all electrical circuitry and gears that were not removed are in their correct location.

  • Any other gears inside the cassette box, really aren't necessary. So feel free to remove them if the cassette is making too much noise (shown in 2nd photo).

Thank you so much! I bought an adapter, and thought I'd wasted the money. Thanks to your guide that wasn't the case, I can now enjoy my music in my car!

Cameron Martin - Reply

Mine still does it without any gears in it it will still flip between one and 2 then it says tde1 and rejects it.

rusty flores - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order, but do not replace the gears you removed.

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that $@$* done work all it did was keep swtiching sides even more without the gears in it.............

pvmxfgt - Reply

Worked perfectly for me, thanks for putting this guide together.

Patrick Osborne - Reply

Worked for me. I used to buy these things new every couple of years. Glad I did not throw all the old ones out

Peter K - Reply

Worked perfectly for me. I used to buy a new Phillips adapter every few years or have to return them.

Peter K - Reply

Bought an older car just for Ubering. I needed to play music from my phone and when I bought a tape deck to mp3, it was flipping back and forth. I would have been s.o.l. if I didn't come across your page. Now I can Uber. Thank you for this post!

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