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30-Jul-2012, 06:54 PM #1
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I found this under the passenger seat of my car yesterday. It is a '98 Lincoln Mark VIII.
I can't figure out what this is...it has a 3.5mm headphone jack on it, and a wire with a 3.5mm male connector on it. It has Forward, Back, Play/Pause, and Stop on it, along with volume. And obviously it's manufactured by JVC.

Anyone know what this thing is?

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30-Jul-2012, 08:50 PM #2
Looks like a wired remote for a camcorder.
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30-Jul-2012, 09:21 PM #3
Not even that, it looks like something you plug into a MP3 player and you can control the music output without having to use the buttons on the device.
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31-Jul-2012, 12:57 PM #4
It doesn't work with my MP3 player and I don't know of any camera it could have come off of...
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01-Aug-2012, 09:12 AM #5
I still think it's some type of headphone adapter, like this:
It may just be broken.

My only question is why are people putting things in your car without you noticing?
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Not even that, it looks like something you plug into a MP3 player and you can control the music output without having to use the buttons on the device.
I agree... But obviously quite old





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It doesn't work with my MP3 player and I don't know of any camera it could have come off of...
That's likely because it would only work with one or a few mp3 players, jvc obviously...
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01-Aug-2012, 09:33 AM #7
Is the yellow on the end also a switch .. Maybe a record button ???
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01-Aug-2012, 10:46 PM #8
no the yellow end is only a sound jack.
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01-Aug-2012, 11:26 PM #9
A sound jack?? Says who? Yellow means composite video for every such connection I've ever seen.

This is a fruitless academic exercise. It's not going to do anything for you. You an guess all day long.
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02-Aug-2012, 11:54 AM #10
Lol I'm not an idiot, it isn't composite video. And it actually isn't yellow it's green. It is a 3.5mm sound jack..I've never heard of being able to carry a video signal thru a 3.5mm...
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02-Aug-2012, 11:56 AM #11
You said yellow. Now you say green. I say, "What's the point?" It's a part belonging to something.
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02-Aug-2012, 06:05 PM #12
Look at the male plug and it's stereo and more so that would be video also.

If it works you have a nice remote ext. cord that can still be used for sound only.
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04-Aug-2012, 01:18 AM #13
It is indeed a remote for a portable device. That being said however, the buttons most likely only work with a JVC device. I have a similar remote for a GPX portable cd player that, even though I still get sound and can control the volume, cannot play/pause, skip, rewind, or stop any portable cd player other than my GPX. And Harry, that is purely stereo sound. I know this because I have torn one of these apart to make a makeshift speaker. The four bands of metal on the plug are two negatives and two positives. But I must say good eye on the many metal bands.
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05-Aug-2012, 11:09 AM #14
So the male plug with the way the it's made four bands that is not a default typ of plug because they made to only work a JVC device.
Was east to see the four bands of metal on the plug.

Got a old JVC cam recorder. No remote like that bit it had another plug so it will let you watch a playback from JVC cam to a tv. So will need to find it and look at the one end that plugs into the JVC cam to see if they changed the way the bands are so it only works on that JVC cam or only a JVC device. Other end plugs into a tv RCA plug so you know that works on any brand.
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05-Aug-2012, 01:22 PM #15
If you can find your cam JVC that also feeds video through it I would love to see a pic of it. As I said I have a GPX that has a male plug just like that, and all it feeds through is audio and it only controls my GPX cd player. I'm just going off of what I know, and would love to be proven wrong if I am. Always fun to learn new things.
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