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Old 12-24-2012, 03:58 PM   #28
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My Ride: '12 135i Dinan S2
Originally Posted by wasp9166 View Post

glovebox sucks tock
Whatever, most of what you post is garbage and not worth reading.

Originally Posted by trj View Post

Glovebox is the best place if you dont want the wires hanging around.

I have mine aux-in in the glovebox, along with USB charging port. With a iphone dock cable that separates to a USB and 3.5mm male jack, I have only one cable coming out of the glovebox when in use. Else the cable sits inside the glovebox.
Also I can put my ipod on shuffle and throw it inside the glovebox while it charges and plays at the same time.

I can use aux and USB charger separately for two different devices or together with similar cable for any other phone or device.

I placed aux-in port inside the sunglass holder first. But the location was such a PITA to connect and disconnect the cable. Plus I use the sunglass holder for my glasses, there is no place for the cable.

I use my iPhone as my GPS too, so I use vent mount for the same purpose. I dont want cables coming across from my arm rest to the center vent or from the sunglass holder to the center vent. With the glovebox setup, the wire comes from the glovebox to the device and will stay in the glovebox when not in use. Even when in use, the wire is not obstructing any buttons on the center console, unlike running it from the sunglass holder to vent mount where it just comes infront of the radio and HVAC controls.

PS: Now I have to find a similar cable for iPhone 5, I dont want to run two cables for aux and USB charging from the glovebox. The lightning adapter is a bit too expensive for the purpose.
Ah, another logical person. I must confess, I do not like unnecessary wires in the cabin of my car. My Valentine 1 is hardwired with minimal cord showing and the cables I have for my iPhone 5 and iPad are stowed neatly in the glovebox unless being used, right next to my aux cable. My disdain for wires in the cockpit is so great that I opted for the slightly decreased sound quality of bluetooth audio streaming. I absolutely love getting in my car and not having to take my phone out of my pocket at all. I have full control from the steering wheel and it connects instantly.

I purchased a knockoff lightning connector from amazon for my iPhone as a spare to keep in my car. I'm not too happy with it. It only charges the phone when plugged in one way and to get it to work with my flush USB adapter I need to plug it in and unplug it several times. The other day it arched when I unplugged it from my phone

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