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i thought id share my little mod to my car (dino) today...

i installed a sony (pandora ready) car stereo with an optional (AUX) on the back...the stereo itself doesnt have a cd player, because they used up the space to hide the ipod in, kind of like a cubby hole in the stereo itself, with Bluetooth and all....

anyways, i saw that the only two options that i had to listen to music was an ipod cable and a USB slot..but there was an RCA on the back labeled AUX, so i decided that i wanted to use this as the Auxilary input and install a female stereo plug, so whenever i feel like listening to a non-ipod/ usb device i can connect with the stereo input, but i didnt want the ugly wire many people have hanging out, so this is what i did...

first things first, i took everything apart...


then the next thing i did was find a reasonable spot to put my female AUX input...and i found the perfect spot! 97 miatas have the car lights on the top near the rearview mirror, so they have a space where the older miatas have their lights...all it is is a small cover, so i took it off...




then i drilled the hole dead on center and managed to keep the wire from comming out with zipties, its on pretty good :mrgreen:











its not the neatest of setups, but it works and i know it will last!! heres how it looks all set up!





thats pretty much my first Mod on dino...

hope you liked! :phillyb:
 

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But that's where my only interior light is located ;(
lol yea the earlier miatas have lights at the bottom, all i have is empty slots, so i went ahead and improvised..lol

theres plenty of empty spots on the miata, if not make one! the drill is a very powerful tool! :eek:
 

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This is great, I might need to do something like this when I get a new cd player.

This would be really cool to do in the center console like most new cars have them nowadays.
 

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This is great, I might need to do something like this when I get a new cd player.

This would be really cool to do in the center console like most new cars have them nowadays.
yea i was thinking about doing it somewhere closer in the center console, but i figured that ill be adding more mods like switches and other things in the future
Very handy mod!

You probably already know about these, but if you find that the zipties get a little unreliable, AND you don't mind doing a tiny bit of soldering, you can get these:

http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-...4A2Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331602905&sr=8-1

Panel/surface/chassis mount jacks, with a threaded end. Doesn't look quite as clean but work great in these situations.
no, actually i didnt! these wouldve helped a ton!!! a couple of small washers in the back would keep the threaded area from showing so much!! i was looking for something to tie the damn Aux input down all day! lol all i had in hand were zipties!
 
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