Mark (poisonkitty) wrote,

I sure am talky today

I cut out a hole in my console yesterday and mounted a dock for my iPod. It seems to be working out fairly well at this point. I might need to reposition it slightly to make the controls easier to access, but all-in-all, I'm happy with it.

First, I purchased a Maxell dock for $25.
I held the base of it over a bright flashlight to peer through the white plastic (to see where it was safe to drill holes in it).
I drilled holes on both sides of the dock where the ipod mounts to it.
I used a dremel to cut out a hole in the console that fits my ipod as well as screw holes that match up with the holes I drilled in the dock.
I cleaned up the edges a little bit, then bolted the dock to the underside of the console.

It looks great, but my thumb doesn't get all the way around the navigation very easily where I have it. If I were to do this again, I'd position it half a centimeter further back.
Still todo:
* Clean up the edges of the cuts, maybe with some rubber lining
* Enamel the bolts and plastic black
* Disassemble the 12VDC-to-9VDC adapter and wire it up directly to a power source (not using the lighter adapter)
* Get a nice head unit with an input port instead of using a tape adapter with the stock stereo

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