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Hi All,

I have read the extensive thread about the Grom Audio and am very much interested in buying this piece of kit as well as an I-pod.

I like the idea of having the original stereo. However can you please post pics of where you have installed your I-pod. If I do buy the kit I don’t want any wires on display and would ideally like to hide the ipod in the ash tray if possible.

Other option, I also need to buy a Sat Nav (Garman approx £100.00) the cost of the Grom Audio and i- pod (2 hand) aprrox £110. Is it possible to buy a MP3 player with a Sat Nav for £250 or am I dreaming,

Any help would be much appreciated, definitely interested in seeing pics where you guys have installed your i-pods.

Thanks

Jay

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I'm sure there's one guy (can't remember who it is but hopefully someone else will) who had a nano and made it fit perfectly in the ashtray (I think any larger iPod wouldn't actually fit in there)

I have my iPod cable going into the glovebox because I don't really need to access it once it's in there and that keeps it out of the way. We actually have a TomTom Go 910 which has a 20gb hard drive for storing music on, I'm not sure if the newer ones have so much memory but if you can get a second hand one that could cover both areas for you (as well as adding Bluetooth phone kit to the mix if you don't already have one)

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This is how it is at the moment as I only just got the iPod and it hasn't actually gone in the car yet so temporarily the cable's just there.

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Plan though is to fit some sort of cradle to the back of the glovebox and have the iPod held like that - and yes when the glovebox is closed there's nothing on show.

I haven't used the grom unit for the iPod though, I have the grom aux and then a separate unit that connects to the iPod and also acts as a Bluetooth phone kit.

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Thanks Parthiban for the pic, thats a great help, i can store my ipod in the glove box too and know one would be te wiser.

Also I have seen other units for sale that convert the original head unit but none seem to be cheaper then the Grom Audio.

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No probs, yep the glovebox is a good place to put it if you don't actually need to access it as it's totally out of the way - need to find a cradle as I do want to mount it on the back of the glovebox at some point.

True, as long as you don't have a 13902 stereo, then you can't really fault the grom unit :)

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I've used my Nokia phone to effectively be all things for all men!

Nokia E71 let's me play my music, do turn by turn navigation and acts as a hands free kit all using the cheapo version of the Grom connector.

+ whenever I get out of the car there is nothing left for the tea-leafs to nick.

Cheers

Paul

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