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iPhone ashtray dock (build thread)

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by boya, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. scott b
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    [Nov 17, 2011]
    what ive just bought is an iphone dock/charger for £5 of ebay so going to butcher that to fit in ashtray,

    how does the ashtray suround come out

    cheers
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    [Nov 18, 2011]
    Are you wanting to get the whole ashtray out? Pm me your email and I will send you a guide.
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    [Dec 10, 2011]
    Just thought I would do a quick update on this..

    The original dock lasted all of 2 weeks before the glue holding it together gave up so I decided to make one out of a single piece of aluminium.

    First I machined the block to size and made the cut out for the phone to sit in as well as the little slot for the cable to poke through.

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    Then machined the underside excess material away

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    Finally I gave it a polish to mirror finish with the final result looking a million times better in my opinion.

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    [Dec 10, 2011]
    Dogs b*ll*x that mate.
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    [Dec 10, 2011]
    Cheers lads, if I get a chance I might knock a couple more up and bang them on eBay lol
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    [Dec 10, 2011]
    How do you find the phone for wobbling around when driving? I'd be scared that any bumps would make the phone wobble and damage the connector.

    However, it looks ace! And top marks for trying it.
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    [Dec 10, 2011]
    what an amazing ride this one is on, you should look at all the costs involved and see if its worth making them for profit, how many B6 and B7 owners would like one?
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    [Dec 11, 2011]
    Cheers for that mate, the phone wobbles a little but this is just a prototype so if I do knock some up I would make it a little smaller. I was more worried about scratching the rear of the phone so made it a little bigger.
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    [Dec 11, 2011]
    To be honest mate, I can only do them in spare time at work so would just stick them on eBay 99p start and see what I could get for them. As long as the cost of the lead is covered I would be happy.
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    [Dec 11, 2011]
    Not sure whether you got one of these or not but i bought one about 6 months ago and fitted it to my Double din concert in my 54 plate B6, it was easy as to fit just unplug and plug this in and ground the earth wire to the head unit and your done.
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    [Dec 11, 2011]
    Nah mate I didn't bother in the end, I will one day but not in any hurry, the little fm transmitter is holding up quite well for now lol.
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