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      04-04-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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Snap in Adapter and iPod Classic Mod

Hi all,

Has anyone tried to use an iPod Classic via the snap in adapter (media) for iPhone 4/4S with dock connector?

I was considering getting a snap-in adapter, then attaching this cable to the connector: http://www.amazon.com/Ziotek-ZT13115...+extension+1ft

This would then let me hook up any dock connector iPod Touch or iPod Classic and use the enhanced interface without the dimension limitations of the snap-in adapter itself.

I'm sure you're wondering why this is worth it to try... Basically I use my iPhone 5S with the USB port in the armrest for Pandora/BMW apps function. I would love to gain the additional input capability of the snap in adapter to add an iPod classic 160gb filled with iTunes Lossless music then be able to browse that iPod with the enhanced interface.

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Quick update on this: I think I figured out a solution.

I am using the iPhone 4S snap in adapter with the 30 pin dock connector, and then I have modded up a dummy iPhone 4S from Amazon ($8). It's made out of the same materials as a real iphone, same dimensions, weight, everything. The inside is hollow.

I am taking a dock connector extension cable, and then drill a hole in the side of the iPhone 4S dummy and rout it out the side. Then take the female dock connector and glue it into place where the real dock connector would be.

Should work and solves the problem of the spring loaded dock connector pushing out the female dock connector.
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I can confirm that this works and I have yet to mod up the dummy iphone 4s. Just used this adapter from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Patuoxun-Exten...ctor+extension

it snapped right into the bmw snap in adapter and even after driving around on bumps and rough roads, never moved out of place. I can confirm snap in functionality with any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPod that is connected via that cable. Not sure if you could use a 30 pin to lightning adapter for a poor man's snap in.
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