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Old 10-19-2005, 03:55 PM   #1
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Hello all! I am almost done with my iPod install and I thought I would post a small worklog of my project up to now.

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iPod: 4th gen(?) 20GB iPod Photo
Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-MP528
Other: Belkin Auto Kit (power adapter with built-in amplifier)
Belkin Y-audio Cable
Pro.Fit iPod Mount
Female 12V socket with bare wire ends
I've actually moved this setup from my second car (2002 Nissan Sentra Spec-V) to my last vehicle (2005 Nissan Frontier) into my RS. The dock is held on the dash with adhesive and the dock connector goes to the Belkin power adapter. It has a built-in amplifier and headphone jack. I use the Y cable to send the audio from the power adapter to the RCA inputs on the back of my head unit.

The reason for my latest project was due to the fact that this car only has one 12V socket up front. Occasionally I wanted to listen to my iPod and charge my phone at the same time. Also, I would like to have the iPod adapter plugged in and be able to close the door over the ash tray compartment. So that's where the female 12V socket comes in. I ended up splicing into the cigarette lighter from behind the dash, keeping everything besides the iPod out of sight.

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Old 10-19-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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The Belkin adapter. Notice the "volume" wheel and the audio cable in the headphone jack.


This is with the shift boot trim and HVAC trim removed. Herro ABS computer! There's plenty of empty room back there for what I'm planning on doing.


Sorry about the blurriness... the connector that plugs into the back of the lighter has very little wire to work with, so stripping it was going to be tricky. The green and white/black wires are for the light ring around the ligher.


I unplugged the wire so I could concentrate on stripping it (and not cutting it). It went pretty well!


I cut off the screw terminals on the end of the new socket and stripped the wires coming out of the wire harness. I then very carefully screwed all three leads of each polarity together with wire nuts. I should have soldered them but my iron was broken and I was anxious to get everything together.
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Old 10-19-2005, 04:04 PM   #3
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The power adapter plugged into the new socket, nice and snug!



You can see the adapter tucked off to the left side of the ABS computer.



I was able to re-use the pocket from my truck. Note the holes drilled in the lower right hand corner so the dock connector can come though. Next time I'll just drill one small hole for the cable since the pocket is actually a sandwich of two peices of plastic.



Another shot.



From the passenger side.
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Old 10-19-2005, 04:07 PM   #4
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Close shot of the mount. This thing is the epitome of slick. It is actually meant to have the L-bracket flipped around the other side, but this way worked well too. It's really stable too and it pivots a few degrees so I can keep the glare off of it.


I trimmed the round adhesive pad since only part of it would actually be touching the dash. It still holds really well.


No visable wires! I'm going to put the ash tray back in to hold change once I can find it...


Just to prove that both sockets work...


They do! Note the little electrical plug in the upper right hand corner.

That's it! The only thing I'm going to do now is dye the cord black, paint the dock connector black, and possibly buy a black video iPod in the future.
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Old 10-19-2005, 04:39 PM   #5
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I would suggest using something other than wire caps for auto installs. There is a lot of vibration in a car and they can come undone. Other than that it looks good. Does the mount block your glove box? It looks like it does.
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Old 10-19-2005, 04:50 PM   #6
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I would suggest using something other than wire caps for auto installs. There is a lot of vibration in a car and they can come undone. Other than that it looks good. Does the mount block your glove box? It looks like it does.
Since I can get back in there just by popping off the trim I'll most likely go back and either solder it or get some IDC's on there eventually.

Nope, I have full glove box clearance. I made sure to check that 5 times before I actually peeled the paper off
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Old 10-19-2005, 04:59 PM   #7
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That's a good idea on the power setup.

I have a similar setup, bu have a proclip ipod holder (www.proclipusa.com) mounted in the same place.
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:30 PM   #8
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nice job. i saw somewhere that is the air bag computer, not abs but i could be wrong. clean install!!
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:52 PM   #9
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Wire nuts!
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:02 PM   #10
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my thoughts exactly....
thats a big no no...

other than that not bad
if you get really bored u might look into cutting all wires to proper length and resoldering them all
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:05 PM   #11
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very cool, im considering do this soon, (once i buy a stereo) nice job
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:12 PM   #12
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Yea, it is the airbag computer. So replace ABS with SRS and it's right!

I'm getting some IDCs (insulation displacing connectors) tomorrow and rewiring everything this weekend.
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:22 PM   #13
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i think i'm going to do the same thing with my SkiFi 2, thanks for the idea!
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Old 10-19-2005, 08:12 PM   #14
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I went back through and soldered everything and put shrink wrap over it - it looks 10 times better. Didn't nab any pics though
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:25 PM   #15
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Much safer
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Looks really nice! I just put my ipod in my car and did things pretty similar to yours...but here's what I did...

Bought some wire taps from radio shack for the cig lighter to splice it. Basically, you put this 'tap' on the wire from the cig lighter. You take the third wire and 'tap' it into the rest of them. This way, you don't cut your other wires and no need to solder. Works awesome.

Wrapped by ipod cable in black electrical tape. It blends in nicer than that bright white.

Moved the wire to the blank spot where the seat heater switch would go. Just my personal preference to keep the ipod out of the way so nobody can see it.



But it looks nice and clean!!!!!
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oh no, scotch locks! not as bad as wire nuts though.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:43 AM   #18
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oh no, scotch locks! not as bad as wire nuts though.
Where'd you see them

I *am* using them on my HU harness since the gague is so small and I didn't want to strip all the wires.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:53 AM   #19
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Bought some wire taps from radio shack for the cig lighter to splice it. Basically, you put this 'tap' on the wire from the cig lighter. You take the third wire and 'tap' it into the rest of them. This way, you don't cut your other wires and no need to solder. Works awesome.
These are scotch locks.

I use T-taps that I buy from the local Car Audio Shop.
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Why are scotch locks bad, and why are they called scotch locks?
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Well for one they can open up and ground out but I'm sure there are other reasons too. I have no idea why they are called scotch locks.
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Looks awesome! One day I shall do this also.
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Old 10-20-2005, 02:58 PM   #23
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Why are scotch locks bad, and why are they called scotch locks?
They were made by Scotch. Like the tape company.
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Not to mention, they compromise the integrity of the wire they attach to.
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Interesting setup. I just wired mine through the glove compartment. I like to make things look like there's nothing there. That doesn't sound right but I'm too lazy to hit the backspace key so it's staying there.
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