Okay so I'm trying to find a "NEW" ipod idea...please give me your input on this.
I have the cubby hole, and I wanted to find something that I could use for MORE then just an ipod so I came up with idea.
Here is the hole I have to work with
I would start by taking these:
Behind the USB I would have this adapter
Followed by this adapter which I would splice into the aux DC power behind the dash
I would then take this adapter and connect it to my RB1 and the other end into the male RCA cord above (or another similar adapter)
When the dash is put back together i'd like it to look like:
The USB would be for power - and 3.5mm for sound. This way I can use my ipod (with charge) or I can use them individually. I can use the USB for things like my cell phone, or anything else I want to charge. I can use the 3.5mm for my ipod, or any other MP3 device.
For my ipod though, I thought of using this adapter which would give me both
What do you guys think?
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98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SE - 73k ~ 150k - Sold
I used to have a charger and a seperate 3.5mm jack in my honda for my ipod. It caused a lot of interference and made a whirring noise when the ipod was charging and playing music at the same time.
If that adaptor you posted doesn't incorporate controlling the ipod from the headunit/elsewhere, i wouldn't do it. Head units that are ipod ready are cheap, and a lot safer than searching for music on that little click wheel... I had to do that today in my car and it sucked compared to the deck I have in my jeep.
If you want, with an aftermarket deck you could easily just run the USB to that hole you have there by removing the bolts on the climate controls and then popping out the cubby/heated seats with a putty knife.
Not to poop on your thread, but I think it'd be more cost effective and would give better sound if you just went with an aftermarket deck.
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I just bought the ipod adapter from best buy and plugged it into the changer port - I didn't have a changer, (had to go to a wrecking yard and swap decks, actually) and I ran it to the center console. Ipod goes in the armrest, still have working steering wheel controls, and everyone's happy. I don't own anything else with a 3.5mm jack, so I don't have a use for it.
You're a bloody genius though on the usb adapter - I've got that cig-to-usb sitting in my garage for when I'm in a rental car (ipod charging) and I can use it for charging up my cell phone, since I think I left my car charger in the last rental car!