New Docked iPod Solution

From tunertricks.com January 19, 2005. I got the chance to do a docked iPod in a current-body Ford Explorer a couple of days ago. The dock is coupled with an auxiliary input compatible Alpine CD player and a hardwired Belkin charger to provide power to the dock. The customer wanted a good view of the iPod’s screen, hence the angle toward the driver. Another interesting thing they asked for was the ability to hide the dock when it is not in use. Since the area where I installed the dock originally had a rubber mat covering it, I sectioned out part of the mat that can be removed or reinserted depending on whether or not the iPod is docked. Here are a couple of images of the completed install.

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