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ninjavshippo
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ninjavshippo Jan 14, 10:38pm - #374778 
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Mounting Ipod in 2002 Celica: ideas?

i recently picked up a 4th generation, 20gb ipod. has anyone tried to mount an ipod in the late model celica? because of the curves of the interior, i'm not sure how to proceed. all suggestions would be very welcome. thanks in advance
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Bakablo1 Jan 14, 10:53pm - #374779 
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why would you wanna mount an i-pod in ur car if you have a radio?
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mrluilou Jan 14, 10:59pm - #374780 

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Ive been thinking of putting one in the car cause it would look bad ass and unique thumbsup

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ninjavshippo Jan 14, 11:15pm - #374781 
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what does a radio have to do with anything? if you're suggesting FM transmitters, it's not really an option for me. i live in the middle of metro la, and finding an open frequency that doesn't get massive interference every 3-4 minutes is impossible. tried that, didn't work. looking to hardwire, but i'm not sure where would be the best place physically..

also, does anyone know if the factory head unit has an aux in the back... probably not, i'd gues...
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10celica10 Jan 15, 12:10am - #374782 
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No aux in the back, sorry!!
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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 12:42am - #374783 

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you need an aftermarket unit to accomplish full capabilites of mounting an ipod
and it's very worth it, if i ever get another mp3 player, i want to use it in the car cause a one cd changer sucks! and you get so much more music!!

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l2pdrums Jan 15, 1:25am - #374784 

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I have an I pod and bought a rubber case for it. I usually lay it down by the window controls but its hard to use it from down there. I want to find something that will hold it by the middle compartment ontop of the radio, but no luck so far.

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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 2:44am - #374785 

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if you have an single din head unit and the casing for it has a compartment, you could just lay it in that. i don't think it's something to get real fancy over, but that would be cool

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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 2:48am - #374786 

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I'm currently working on this delema. So far the best I've come up with it mounting it in the center console door behind the cup holders on the INSIDE. Then using the remote wire to control it from the button thing thats on the remote. Still in the works. Nothing's finished yet. But that's my current idea.
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Elec-FuYu Jan 15, 2:51am - #374787 
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first off...get the Alpine 9833 or 9835 deck. then you are good to go for some custom fiberglass work~ thumbsup

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s71ck Jan 15, 3:38am - #374788 
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I took out the ashtray insert and put my ipod in there, unfortunately the door doesnt close all the way with it in there. But in the future i am goin to get one of these: http://www.mp3yourcar.com/ and a docking station and i'm planing on moding the docking station to mount on the back of the ashtray door, so you can flip it down and drop in your ipod and go!

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Live42day Jan 15, 5:42am - #374789 

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Heres what I posted in the other (exact) thread you posted:

Im going to mold this into the center console somewhere and run a 2.5 adapter to rca to an aux on my headunit.



Maybe this will help:

http://www.hzemall.com/installs_misc/vw_ipod/vw.htm

http://www.hzemall.com/installs_misc/jaguar_ipod/jaguar.htm
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 6:01am - #374790 

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I think those look cheesy. but that's just me. I like the ipod being hidden and controling it with a remote
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maingear Jan 15, 6:17am - #374791 

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Inside the center console gets my vote. Is there room in the sunvisor?
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 4:37pm - #374792 

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ninjavshippo Jan 15, 6:25pm - #374793 
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wow... some great ideas here.

1) i've tried the ashtray thing too, and that's an okay place to rest it. i haven't checked it out, but what if a hole was drilled there to run a line out from the ipod dock to the back of an aftermarket head unit? upside: no cables to see, you get to use the little dock, plus power if you can rig up another 12v connection behind the dash. downside: when you change songs, you lose the sound (by removing it from dock), and the ashtray doesn't completely close shut

2) good point about an aftermarket HU w/ the larger casing! there would be a slot below it, usually where people would put cds or whatev... ipod would fit nicely there.

for now... at least the celica gods were kind enough to give those of us w/ the factory deck a tape player for a cassette adapter! lol

i'm glad to hear others are pumped about this idea... let's keep it going and see if we all can't come up with an effective, yet classy looking solution
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BlueRice Jan 16, 1:30am - #374794 

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There is a company called Arkon, and they make PDA mounts. There are a bunch to choose from. I have the one that is a flexible stalk, and it mounts to the passenger seat bolts. Although made for a PDA, I have found it works for my sat radio, my GPS, etc., so I would imagine it would also work for an IPOD. The picture shows my PDA mounted in it, which at the time was also serving as a GPS... It might work for you. The beauty of it is, if you don't like it, easy to undo, just unscrew it.
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RookieGTS Jan 16, 2:03am - #374795 

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IPOD is nice to have! We have one mounted in my dads car and in my moms car! There really nice, and its way better then having to swap CD"s all the time.
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VSGTS14 Jan 16, 3:16am - #374796 

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the PDA mount is an excellent idea if you don't want to go through mounting work and have it easy in and out.

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hombredelassrtas Jan 16, 4:02am - #374797 

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no idea but goodluck and deff post pics hwen you get it done

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ted18852103 Jan 17, 1:58am - #374799 
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bluerice does that thing ajust i wanted to get somthing like that for my
commander for my PFC but i cant tell if there is any room for ajustment on
those things
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ninjavshippo Jan 17, 9:03am - #374800 
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bluerice: nice idea. is that tube/stalk thing under the mount bendy/adjustable? that would be sweeeet...

vsg: your link is dead.. can you repost?
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spaztikid Jan 17, 9:23am - #374801 
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it was this..

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/We...1.1.1.1.1.1.0.3

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ninjavshippo Jan 18, 9:13am - #374802 
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still dead, bluerice *shrug*

here's what i'm thinking...

i want to buy a head unit that has a front audio aux in. since the factory deck is ginormous, i'll have to get a housing for the aftermarket one... probably one that has one of those little storage slots below the space for the deck. that would be a fine place to just slide the little ipod in, w/ the little mini-to-mini cord tucked away behind, going to the front aux.

now, using a cassette adapter, i get a whispery/hiss/whine when i turn my stereo up too high. i have to try and compensate by turning the ipod all the way up and keeping the stereo volume around half. not great, but okay. will this happen if i use the line-in on an aftermarket stereo?
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StiCkYBoXaHs Jan 18, 10:23am - #374803 
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Yes, there is an Alpine deck available that can be linked to an iPod. My friend bought this unit for his Corolla S, and hooked up the iPod, running the wiring through the back and sticking the iPod in his glove box so that it's completely hidden. Works great and looks clean.
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xXMaGNuSXx Jan 19, 12:15am - #374804 
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BlueRice Jan 19, 10:55am - #374805 

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I think the picture of mine is working again, at least it seems to be for me right now...if not for you guys, I'll repost it. In the meantime, here is the link to Arkon...this is the PDA mount...I notice that like someone else said, they now have dedicated IPOD mounts, although I didn't see any with the flexible stalk. And yeah, to answer someone's question, it is totally bendable/adjustable


http://www.arkon.com/pdamount.html

Scroll down to the one called flexible gooseneck mount
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