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iPad stereo controls for single-DIN Roadster 1.5

josh-io

Member
Jun 21, 2015
139
142
San Jose, CA
Hi everyone,

I'm just about ready to throw my 2008 Roadster's JVC head unit out the window. What I'd really like to do is replace it with an iPad Mini. My Roadster still has a single DIN, so I was thinking of finding a receiver that only has aux, USB, or Bluetooth in, and then mounting the iPad on the dash and somehow powering it.

Does anyone have experience doing this with a single-DIN head unit?

Thanks in advance!
 

Andrew Wolfe

Roadster 472 - S 440
Jun 20, 2011
578
16
Los Gatos, CA
Alpine has some great units. I used one in the S2000 I had before my Roadster. Should work fine.

I did the Double-DIN conversion when I put a similar Alpine in my Roadster. Rather than using an IPad, I just bought an old ipod off of Craigslist and leave it on the floor between the seats. The alpine powers it. Never notice it.
You could even use an iPod touch if you want. An iPad may not charge from a standard USB port like an iPod would.
 

josh-io

Member
Jun 21, 2015
139
142
San Jose, CA
Alpine has some great units. I used one in the S2000 I had before my Roadster. Should work fine.

I did the Double-DIN conversion when I put a similar Alpine in my Roadster. Rather than using an IPad, I just bought an old ipod off of Craigslist and leave it on the floor between the seats. The alpine powers it. Never notice it.
You could even use an iPod touch if you want. An iPad may not charge from a standard USB port like an iPod would.

Thanks Andrew! I'm going to take it to the stereo shop and see what they can do.
 

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