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Old 03-11-07, 10:38 PM   #16
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This looks awesome man. I can't wait to try this myself. I'm a complete newb to wiring and such so I have a couple questions. Is a B-Cut just stripping the protection away from the wires themselves? And on the 4 SPDT relays, did you just sodder all the 85s together and all the 86's together.

strip the insulation from each of the 2 wires and separate them a little bit so u can work with them.

Also, where can an "iPod dock to RCA output cable" be purchased?

i used this:
www.pcmall.com item no. 7157556
http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/de...%20Accessories

Great job doing this and great pictures btw.
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PureDrifter: would this work on a 01 gs300 w/navi?
yes .
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Old 03-11-07, 11:03 PM   #17
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i see that you are doing this project on a ls400 ..are you going have a digram on a gs w/navi? thankz
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Old 03-11-07, 11:09 PM   #18
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I saw this in person at the meet. His installation was very clean. The sound was crisp. I can't wait to do this myself once I have time.
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Old 03-11-07, 11:18 PM   #19
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i see that you are doing this project on a ls400 ..are you going have a digram on a gs w/navi? thankz
after i do/post the install il post up what each gen. of car needs to do.
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after i do/post the install il post up what each gen. of car needs to do.

thankz cant wait to do this project
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Also, where can an "iPod dock to RCA output cable" be purchased?

i used this:
www.pcmall.com item no. 7157556
http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/de...%20Accessories
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Good deal. Brings up my last question - from what I can see, this cable doesn't charge the IPod does it. O well.
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no, i was unable to find any cable that did this and it seems that the only way i get it to charge would be if i made my own cable, which is a big project that i just dont want any part of

my ipod lasts a week on average on a full charge
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I guess thats true if you have the output volume on it turned all the way down with the setup you've made. I think I've fried my battery on it from using it soo much and always having it plugged in. Mine lasts for ~3 hours volume 2/4 to 3/4.
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I guess thats true if you have the output volume on it turned all the way down with the setup you've made. I think I've fried my battery on it from using it soo much and always having it plugged in. Mine lasts for ~3 hours volume 2/4 to 3/4.
output volume will make no difference since the sound u pull from the ipod is coming through the dock, meaning its preamp sound. thats why the volume on the ipod has no effect on the volume through the stereo.
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no, i was unable to find any cable that did this and it seems that the only way i get it to charge would be if i made my own cable, which is a big project that i just dont want any part of

my ipod lasts a week on average on a full charge
Check out this cable @ http://www.autosound2000.com/ipodadapters.htm

audio/video and power hook-up for charging $29.95 (it's about half way down the page)

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Check out this cable @ http://www.autosound2000.com/ipodadapters.htm

audio/video and power hook-up for charging $29.95 (it's about half way down the page)

thats pretty much it, they have this one though which is even more better suited since we dont need video
IPOD-RCA CABLE ADAPTER
$24.99



but my iPod rarely leaves the car and a week is just enough time for me to bring it inside, charge it and reload all my podcasts


Oh, and the 3.5mm miniplug is an additional preamp output
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So that's what the 3.5mm was for!
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Did my own version, thanks Puredrifter for the help though, really easy once you figure it out . Heres a pic of it
Its the plug at the end .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urOFqTN8NhwVid of performance.

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Now all we need is a schematic for an auto-sensing turn on ic to trigger a single
4pdt relay -- I'm looking into doing this with a transistor that will see the 25mv ~ or so from the ipod or other mp3 player being produced when the player is in between songs-- (otherwise it would auto-switch back to the changer betweens songs) --

I'll be measuring the output at full volume from the headphone jack during and between songs-- then choosing an appropriate value transistor to trigger a single 4pdt relay to make this whole process automatic--

I wouldn't even be attempting this whole switching setup, but after removing my cd changer and re-installing it several times it's decided to start working again mysteriously on it's own...



Keep up the good work-- I'm right behind ya-- though I wish I had an Ipod now instead of my Mrobe 500i -- it will only last about 6hrs before needing a charge-- and olympus hasn't released a car charger that I know about-- (that's just splitting hairs though)
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PureDrifter, any update on Part III yet?
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