Sunday, 3 February 2008

ipod setup

ipod 3G Nano with remote

The dashboard is immaculate so I don’t want to do any modification that could ruin it. I decided to use my 3G Nano ipod as a head unit. The modification consists of drilling some holes in order to fit an ipod cradle into a spare ashtray. You never know, I might want to fit the original one back. The ipod would not be able to deliver enough power on its own so I had to use an amplifier to feed the speakers. I have modified the cradle in order to allow me to switch the amplifier on/off. The IR LED is now visible through the grill of the dashboard to give a better range for the remote control.

Lots of Dremel work

Cradle modified to add swich and take IR out of unit

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