Ipod connection

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Ipod connection

Postby col280 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:57 pm

Hi,ive just changed the car and got a 2010 2.0 Sport Tech with the Bose 6 cd in dash changer,it does have an aux in connection but i'd like a cable that would charge my ipod at the same time. Does anyone know which one i should use? Ive looked at mx5 parts website but they all say not compatable with the Bose head unit.
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Re: Ipod connection

Postby Moonshine » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:00 pm

I don’t know the answer, but i’d like to know the answer too!
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Re: Ipod connection

Postby mgrays » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:10 pm

You could certainly make a cable easy enough which I did on 2 cars. The only issue is that early ipods accepted 12v and later ones/phones need 5V (which is what USB gives out). I just put a 12V to 5V inline reducer between the car and the iplod. Wiring of ipods is well enough known.. in my cases I was using the low output from ipod into CD changer of stereo and then tricking the head unit to look for the changer.

"12v Firewire battery charging on early ipods to 5v USB on the new iPhone (3G, 3Gs, 4G), iPod Touch (2G, 3G) and iPod Nano (4G, 5G)"

.. quick look on ebay only throws up ones using an USB cable for charging .. so you could stick a USB charger into your cigarette lighter plug if you wanted plug and play;
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... g&_sacat=0
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5mm-In-Car- ... QobEC7AkAw
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/dual-twin-por ... SwCU1Y1OyB

Or use the wirable versions I saw for Toyota or this one ... put in dash or hide behind dash
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-24V-USB-T ... SwiDFYMr4H
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Re: Ipod connection

Postby Bob the Train » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:01 am

mgrays wrote:I just put a 12V to 5V inline reducer between the car and the iplod.


Is that what the police use?
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Re: Ipod connection

Postby mgrays » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:02 pm

iplod is what Steve Jobs thought up .. pretty simple hackable hardware with some touchy feely exterior to sell sell sell :-) .. it plods along slowly in an idiosyncratic way but does seem to have burst of trying to take over if it can .. in much the same way Windoze sleeps for Bill Gates while creating changing faces for no good reason. I have never donated to their trust funds yet.
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Re: Ipod connection

Postby Scott_J » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:28 pm

I plug my my 12 yr old iPod , 12v i presume, into lead that was in glovebox when i bought car, a 2007. Works fine. doesn't charge as such but never goes flat. Lives in there as i have newer iPod and also iPhone .
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