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Old 03-26-2013, 12:57 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by ccaudio1 View Post
what i would do is re-route the cable to the pocket below the ac control.
Hey ccaudio,

Thanks for the idea -- what you're describing is what I want to achieve (the white iPod connector living in a modified version of the ash tray and then you can pull it out and up to meet the phone in the cradle).

And I like your idea of shaving away a cable-width of ashtray sidewall in the corner to allow for the cable to extend/retract.

My problem is *HOW* do I route the cable down to the ash tray? The connectors on either end of the iPod cable are bigger than the cable itself and are hard to route.

I'm sure somebody out there has done this hack before.... Just gotta find the time to search the forums...

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