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    iPhone ashtray dock (build thread)

    Decided after seeing something similar on a BMW to have a bash at making my own, here are some pics of it do far, I am a engineer so machining aluminium isn't a problem




    My plan is to wire the dock to a fm transmitter in the glove box for a while before hard wiring it to the head unit, I can't stand wires so thought I would give this a go, to finish it off I am going to use carbon wrap and maybe mill a slot along the side to allow the ashtray light to illuminate the dock. I will keep posting updates. Let me know what you's think

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    cant wait to see it finished, im sure you could make a few quid knocking some of them up

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    Cheers lads, I thought about knocking a few up but the time it takes on a manual machine to make one of these it works out far too long! But if anyone has CNC programming skills and access to a machine it wouldn't take long at all. Plastic moulding would be the best option but that's way out of my area lol. I have just managed to get it all glued in place so I will take another picture when it is dry

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    Right then, who's got access to a CNC milling machine, would be very interested in obtaining one of these.......
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    now this is the sort of thing that makes me smile the most, the DIY mod, one who knows where he is going and what it must do and look like at the end, keep at this as a plastic version could end up making you a lot of money in the end, keep me posted!

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    Cheers for the comments lads. It's getting there..



    And a side view showing the angle the phone will sit at.



    Can't wait to have a trial fit tonight maybe get it wrapped and fitted next week sometime.

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    One more with the phone in...


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    Well done that man there ! I Want one ! how you going to hard-wire it to the stereo and what stereo do you have ?
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3504031687...ht_3360wt_1016

    Using something along the lines of this to hard wire it. My head unit is the same as the one in the picture on the item listing (can't remember what it is) lol. Hope the link works as I am using my fone.

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    I've just been looking at these think it's the same just cheaper AUDI A2, A3, A4, TT MP3 iPod iPhone Aux Input Interface Adaptor CTVADX002 | eBay only thing is stereo has to be a concert from 2006 on, so the concert thats in our B6's as standard won't work with this,, is that right ?

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    Am not sure about the fitment to our head units but the one you are looking at uses the headphone jack on the phone to pick up the audio, the dock I have made needs to use the docking point on the phone.

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    didn't notice that,so would need the more expensive one, even so the pictures the same as our concert stereo but it does say 2005 on for Audi A4 so there must be something different on the back off the A4 B7 stereos...

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    I think they plug into the cd changer port in the back of the head unit so maybe something was changed?

    Here is a picture of it (trial fitted.) need to get a hole cutter to allow the cables to pass through and allow it to sit flush, but all looks well at the minute.

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    looking nice there m8
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    very nice,,, managed to find a listing for a concert thats bose compatable, 2nd pict shows the back, could it be the yellow female connector in the middle, thats not on ours ..AUDI CONCERT CD PLAYER - BOSE COMPATIBLE + CODE. | eBay

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    Cracking mod fella , i work in a cnc machine shop so i might "copy" your idea !
    My x car link interface plugs into the multi changer port on my Bose head unit !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubie View Post
    Cracking mod fella , i work in a cnc machine shop so i might "copy" your idea !
    My x car link interface plugs into the multi changer port on my Bose head unit !
    There is a fibreglass facility where I work so might see about getting a mould made so I can produce a few fibreglass versions, but that's something to think about once this one is done, does your x car link charge you phone too mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boya View Post
    There is a fibreglass facility where I work so might see about getting a mould made so I can produce a few fibreglass versions, but that's something to think about once this one is done, does your x car link charge you phone too mate?
    Yes mate ! Only problem is that you have to sort your music into 5 play lists ! Makes it easier to navigate ! Bought it off them direct , 90 bucks posted (I think)

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    Sweet, am going to see how the 7 quid fm transmitter in the glove box holds up first but no doubt I will be looking for one soon lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubie View Post
    Cracking mod fella , i work in a cnc machine shop so i might "copy" your idea !
    My x car link interface plugs into the multi changer port on my Bose head unit !
    is there a multi changer port on the concert 2001-2004..

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    Quote Originally Posted by boya View Post
    Sweet, am going to see how the 7 quid fm transmitter in the glove box holds up first but no doubt I will be looking for one soon lol.
    I bought one of these from halfords first ! Then everytime I drove through Birmingham it kept picking up pirate bangra stations lol !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger1 View Post
    is there a multi changer port on the concert 2001-2004..
    Mines an 03 SE with a concert single din , that had a multi changer port !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubie View Post
    I bought one of these from halfords first ! Then everytime I drove through Birmingham it kept picking up pirate bangra stations lol !
    Ha ha ha ha!

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    Looks like someone beat me to it lol

    http://stores.homestead.com/2point5/...OCK/Detail.bok

    But $149!!!! No thanks lol

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    Cool project.... Graffiti in the background of one of your piccys made me laugh too lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by boya View Post
    Looks like someone beat me to it lol

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    But $149!!!! No thanks lol

    That's about £85,,, the adapter kit is £53.80 so this works out at another £27 approx,, HHhhmm not that bad the difference if you haven't got the ability , tools or materials to make one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbyfan View Post
    Cool project.... Graffiti in the background of one of your piccys made me laugh too lol
    Ha ha I was wondering how long it would take lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger1 View Post
    That's about £85,,, the adapter kit is £53.80 so this works out at another £27 approx,, HHhhmm not that bad the difference if you haven't got the ability , tools or materials to make one...
    Do you get the adapter kit with it?? I must of read it wrong. I thought that was just for the dock lol!! not bad at all really then!

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    think so cus it mentions integrated cable then asks which i pod your using,,, in select options

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    Good point lol! Not bad at all really then! Mine will look better though lol

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    I use one of these hard wired and all hidden in behind the stereo, charges the ipod too, really clear quality unlike the cheaper ones, and i have never picked up anything else appart from the ipod.

    Connects 2 iPod Car Kit | iConnect FM

    depends what you want, for me i wanted somthing to charge from the dock port, and i wanted to be able to leave it conneced all the time as i only use the ipod in the car, because of this and because of the canbus system the Audi uses, i put in a little 12v rocker switch with a LED on the top, that means i can switch it on and off without disconnecting the ipod all the time.
    Hope that helps
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    just a small question mate, will the phones signal be affected by the alloy base on your design?

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    I like that, does it go into the actual ariel?

    Don't think it affects signal, I have seen alloy covers for the iPhone but I guess I will just have to wait and see if mine does anything.

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    yeah it does , and you can use a permanent live from the radio to power it , thats why i put in a switch.
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    Update...

    Cut the ashtray to allow the wire to pass through



    Trial fitted



    Carbon wrapped



    Done!




    Am over the moon with the end result.

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    Quality mate ! Cracking job

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    Very nice work.

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    Nice work that

    All these links are confusing though, which kit works with concert stereos?

    if its got a multi changer port will 2005> kits work? work as in change the tracks through headunit not in ipod/iphone?

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    Here it is in the car with the phone sitting just how I wanted it


 

 
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