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Any one know how to remove the iPod dock?

nicky _cwt

Member
Sep 22, 2019
38
5
Hong Kong
I have a Roadster 2.5 and want to change the 30pin connected to lightning connector. I want to remove the dock so that to change the cable. Anyone has experience? If yes, please share steps and photo.

Many thanks!
 

slcasner

Active Member
Feb 20, 2011
1,236
837
Sunnyvale, CA
What radio do you have? For the JVC KD-NX5000 that came in the Roadster 1.5, the other end of the cable with 30-pin connector is hardwired into an adapter module that connects to the JVC, so just replacing the cable might not be possible. The situation might be different with other radios.

You can get an adapter from Apple to go from the 30-pin connector to a lightning connector. There are two kinds, one with a short cable between the connectors and one with no cable. These adapters allow music to play, but with the JVC it does not deliver charging to the phone. That's because the old connector does 12V Firewire charging while the lightning connector is for 5V USB charging. You can get a dockStubz+ adapter from CableJive to convert the power.
 

X.l.r.8

Supporting Member
Feb 18, 2018
1,507
936
Toronto/Miami
Mine was just dangling in the breeze. Unfortunately it’s tied into the loom so you can’t just use it to pull the new one through, I replaced it with a USB extension so I can put anything I like on the closest end.
 

PV-EV

Member
Jun 3, 2011
416
258
Alaska
It’s pretty easy to open things up around the E brake and disconnect the 30 pin connector which is a USB on the other end. Replace it with any common USB to lightning connector like what came with your phone. There are only a couple screws IIRC.
 

nicky _cwt

Member
Sep 22, 2019
38
5
Hong Kong
I brought the adaptor and connected to the dock. The sound is much much better than the bluetooth. The stock audio system is not bad....

Thanks for the advise.

BTW, I will try opening the dock that suggested by PV-EV. Hope I will not break the plastic components ( which I had some terrible experience in the past).
 

nicky _cwt

Member
Sep 22, 2019
38
5
Hong Kong
It’s pretty easy to open things up around the E brake and disconnect the 30 pin connector which is a USB on the other end. Replace it with any common USB to lightning connector like what came with your phone. There are only a couple screws IIRC.
Hi PV-EV,

I tried today to open the things up. I pull very hard and the things does not come out. I afraid I will break it if I pull harder. Can you show me some lights on how to open up that things? Some picture showing the steps will be very very helpful

Thanks in advance for your help !!!
 

PV-EV

Member
Jun 3, 2011
416
258
Alaska
I apologize. I mistakenly was remembering when I pulled my VDS. That is when I saw the other end of the iPod dock. It is still doable but just not as easy as I was suggesting. Maybe this will help.
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Roadster

JdeMO Powered
Dec 10, 2016
1,523
1,219
SoCal
This should help (photos and instructions included).

 

eugenel

Member
May 4, 2012
39
13
UK, Cotswolds
This should help (photos and instructions included).


Thanks. I managed it in the end, after a bit of a struggle. That sprung steel clip at the back had a bit of a death grip on my car, but the pictures were very helpful.

ipod.cable.removal.2of3.jpg


I left it like this (see below):

ipod.cable.removal.1of3.jpg
 

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