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nbs2
Oct 17, 2004, 02:37 AM
I just bought myself a car. It's a 2002 Chevy Prizm. Not much to look at, but it was cheap and is almost new. Anyway, I have a couple fo questions. My biggest concern is mounting the iPod. I would like it to he high enough up that I can turn my head and to the right and see it - no looking down for me. I was thinking of something that would mount like the transpodder, if that makes sense. Any ideas would be great. Keeping it fairly cheap is good.

Additionally, over Thanksgiving (maybe Christmas) I was planning on hardwiring the iPod to the stereo - but I don't know if that can be done on the AM/FM/CD factory system. Even if it can, I'm not sure how I would get around to the back to do so. In the event that isn't possible, I was considering the Monster iCarPlay or something to that effect. I can find if online for 60 and could probably get it for less if i looked a bit. Again, any ideas would be good.

I'm asking the first question because the other threads that I found kind of explain the idea, but I couldn't find anything that explained how to do something like what I would like. The second was jsut something I thought I'd add as an afterthought. If a picture of what I'd like to do will help, let me know.

varmit
Oct 17, 2004, 09:19 AM
I just bought myself a car. It's a 2002 Chevy Prizm. Not much to look at, but it was cheap and is almost new. Anyway, I have a couple fo questions. My biggest concern is mounting the iPod. I would like it to he high enough up that I can turn my head and to the right and see it - no looking down for me. I was thinking of something that would mount like the transpodder, if that makes sense. Any ideas would be great. Keeping it fairly cheap is good.

Additionally, over Thanksgiving (maybe Christmas) I was planning on hardwiring the iPod to the stereo - but I don't know if that can be done on the AM/FM/CD factory system. Even if it can, I'm not sure how I would get around to the back to do so. In the event that isn't possible, I was considering the Monster iCarPlay or something to that effect. I can find if online for 60 and could probably get it for less if i looked a bit. Again, any ideas would be good.

I'm asking the first question because the other threads that I found kind of explain the idea, but I couldn't find anything that explained how to do something like what I would like. The second was jsut something I thought I'd add as an afterthought. If a picture of what I'd like to do will help, let me know.

There are a few, I guess what you would call mounting kits. One is for the cup holder and holds the iPod up in the air a little, but I gues you don't want to look down. There is also one that plugs into the cigarette lighter for power and if yours is on the dash, it can be used to basically put the iPod up high were you want to see it. Plus it has a FM tuner in it so you don't need any other wires.

I'll go find links to what I'm talking about.

mnkeybsness
Oct 17, 2004, 09:43 AM
it is extremely doubtful that the factory installed radio will be able to connect to an ipod. it is 100 times easier to get a cheap cd player that has a stereo minijack on it.

jeremy.king
Oct 17, 2004, 11:33 AM
You can looking into an IceLink 1.1 complemented with a ProClip mount.

Google will find these for you.

St Soichiro
Oct 17, 2004, 06:34 PM
You do have several options. Hardwiring will give you the best sound quality. Check out other threads on MacRumors (run a search) including http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=93157

Also go through ipodlounge.com

I have hardwired my iPod using a Aux adapter, and am very very happy.

Cheers
St S.