Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 17
Stereo Question

Does anyone know if there is an aux imput adapter available for the 1997 boxster??

I know there are quite a few adapters on the market for various cars that allow you to convert the CD changer connect to a aux imput for an iPod or XM radio. I would love to be able to hook up my iPod without a FM modulator.

Any ideas or links to where I might be able to get such an adapter would be great.

BTW - I was thinking about permanently installing an iPod nano in the center console. I just picked up a non smokers cubby hole kit. I was thinking about using some fiberglass to modify the non smokers cubby hole to accept the iPod Nano. I was envisioning fiberglassing the iPod right into the modified cubby hole. After it was complete I woud obvously hook up the power and run the data cable out between the center tunnel and the carpet so new music could be uploaded with a laptop. Of course once the fiberglass modifications are finished it would be finsihed and painted to offer a very clean look. I figure that if I dont like it or when I go to sell the car I would just put the ash tray back in.

Does anyone have suggestions on what a good source of switched power in that general area might be??

Does any one have any imput on this project? suggestions??? Its ok to tell me its stupid or why you think it is a bad idea...I may not have thought it out completely ...but it sounds good in my head right now. And at 180ish bucks for a Nano I think I am willing to try it.

bigwatts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,696
Becker in New Jersey has it for $20

I have Sattelite radio bracket that I drilled into the inside wall of the cubby hole below the head unit. When using the nano I remove the Satellite tuner and just place on the Satellite cradle and plug in via the Aux stereo jack.

I really am not a fan of the Ipod design in general even though I have owned three different Ipod models. Its very easy to hit the wrong button and end up out of you songs list and then you have to look down to get where you need to be.
All this happening while you are driving is no good. So putting it in the ashtray is not a good I think. Better to mount it higher to the windshield where you aren't distracted as long. The BMW setup would be ideal-- where you can change songs from the head unit with the Ipod in the glove box.
Alpine sells a headunit that works with the Ipod and you change songs using a glide button on the head unit itself.

my .02 cents
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW

Last edited by Perfectlap; 11-09-2005 at 12:51 PM.
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2005, 06:45 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 17
Can you please tell me who or what Becker in NJ is?

Do you (or anyone else) have contact info for Becker. A phone or website would be great.

Thanks.
bigwatts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2005, 07:29 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,696
(888) 423-3537 x 1209
http://www.beckerautosound.com

__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page