I was attempting to hack an aux connector onto my '94 chevy cavalier's radio and, long story short, I shorted something out and bricked my amplifier. I soldered it up so that I could drive the speakers directly from a headphone jack, but obviously I'm not getting much volume this way.
The car is a piece of crap, and I don't want to put a lot of money into it, but I would like to be able to listen to my iPod over the internal speakers at a decent volume until I send the car off to the big car crusher in the sky. I don't care about radio, cassette or CD capability... I could even live without the clock, so all I really need is a cheap amp that I can run off of the 12 VDC that's supposed to be powering my radio and will output channels for the 4 speakers from a headphone jack (with a little modification, if necessary).