TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Roadster 2 iPod dock

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Alpine Driver, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Alpine Driver

    Alpine Driver Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    92
    Location:
    Austria
    As about 100 Roadster 2 are out already, may I ask if anyone can inform about the "dockingstation" in front of the the gear switching buttons.
    As I have seen on some events (e.g. the sport inroduction in london), there is a rubber protection at the bottom, and below there is a connector.

    • How does it work, which style of connector is it?
    • Which type of iPod / iPhone does fit in this docking station / holder?
    • Who has experience which kind of iPod / iPhone / other device is hold safely there, even in case of spirited driving?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Palpatine

    Palpatine Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,357
    Location:
    Seattle
    It is iPod only. It doesn't recharge the iPhone.
    I keep a 12V recharging cord for my iPhone plugged in underneath.

    The bluetooth in the JVC hooks up perfectly with the iPhone, so there is no need for the iPhone docking.
     
  3. Alpine Driver

    Alpine Driver Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    92
    Location:
    Austria
    James,

    thanks for the information.
    I am sorry for the next question, but as non-american I am not so familiar with the iPods and their history.
    Arent there also different generations? Nano? Touch? Does someone know which model(s) available now will fit properly, at least in a mechanical way?

    Thanks!
     
  4. SByer

    SByer '08 #383

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,068
    Location:
    Cupertino, CA
    The Scosche adapter can fix that. I've got it hidden away in-line between the original JVC pigtail and the extender on the Proclip mount in my '08. I don't know if there's a nice place in the '10 for it, though. My ProClip mount now charges either my iPod Photo or my iPod Touch 2G.

    There are two basic iPod forms - those that have the dock connector, those that don't (e.g., shuffle). Of those that have the dock connector, there are older types that charged off the FireWire power pass through pins on the dock connector, and the newer ones that charge off of the USB power pass through pins, thus the charging incompatibility between the iPhone/iPod Touch 2G and some older accessories, including the JVC unit.

    Physically, it's a matter of getting enough padding or a plastic filler piece around the docking part for the newer, thinner models usually. Some docks (like the ProClip model I got) are rather adaptable and can fit a number of different iPods securely enough to work.
     
  5. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,401
    The last time I read this thread, I didn't yet have my car, so I promptly forgot about it.

    Now I've had the car for over a month, and I just got the owner's manual today. It mentions the iPod connector. But...there is no iPod connector with my 2010 Roadster. Is that because I'm cheap and did not get the upgraded sound system? The manual does not mention that this may vary due to equipment selections.

    Not that I need the connector; just curious.
     
  6. bolosky

    bolosky Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    424
    Mine's got a USB connector that's attached to the JVC stereo head.

    I also didn't get the electronics upgrade.
     
  7. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,629
    Location:
    Warren, New Jersey, United States
  8. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,247
    Location:
    Woodland Hills, CA
    If you plug it in the iPod/iPhone will stay there in the case of spirited driving but will dangle like as if at the end of a fishing pole. If you do not plug it in then that plug gets in the way of it actually resting comfortably there and then for sure falls out during spirited driving.
     
  9. Mark06GT

    Mark06GT Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    #9 Mark06GT, Nov 19, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 19, 2009
    I connected an iPod cable to the USB in the center console, opened up the console and tucked the wires back inside to neaten things up. The iPod actually tucks further in than the 2nd picture shows, I just lifted it up a bit to show how things connected.

    Flickr Photo Download: iPod 002
    4114936930_e4bae410f6.jpg

    Flickr Photo Download: iPod 001
    4114936810_0dc49fc933.jpg
     
  10. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,629
    Location:
    Warren, New Jersey, United States
    This is how it looks on my mod; I can confirm that spirited driving is fully supported.
     

    Attached Files:

  11. daghb

    daghb Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    34
    The EU version with the Blaupunkt doesn't have the iPod docking. Instead, it features a standard USB reader. The USB cable shows up in the same spot as the iPod cable.
     

Share This Page