Convenient iPhone/ipod connection built into your ashtray!
Beginner - intermediate
1x Car stereo with USB connection.
1x USB - ipod cable.
Liquid nails/strong adhesive.
Scrap sheet plastic.
Old iPod dock connector
Step 1: Cut Plastic Base
Using an xacto knife,
Score and snap the plastic to fit within the ashtray.
Using a Drill / x-acto / dremel
Cut an opening for the iPod dock to fit in.
Step 2: Test Fit
Quick test fit of all the components together
Step 3: Glue Components Together
Take the plastic base, iPod dock, and USB cable.
Glue it together.
Step 4: Hole for USB Cable Pass Through
Enlarge a hole on the side/bottom of ashtray (hidden) for the USB cable to pass through.
Step 5: Assembly
Feed the USB cable through the enlarged hole.
Glue plastic base assembly to the ashtray.
Step 6: Back to the Car
Run the USB cable under the console towards the rear of the deck plug it in.
Insert assembly into the console.
Plug in your iPhone/iPod!
Scroll through playlists and charge your phone at the same time!