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So you all saw FoxHawk's super-cool lit up IPod remote on his clock panel. I had previously done the IPod remote mod myself but it did not light up like FoxHawk's.

So now I have done the same and lit mine up. At the same time I added another IPod remote on the passenger side! Check it out!









I've still got a bit of work to do with it like reducing light output a bit.

Cool eh? :grin:
 

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For those who can't see the pics I've uploaded them in my previous IPod Remote Mod album on imagestation.

You can see what it looked like before and what it looks like now!

http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4289743401

Oh, I've added a resistor so now the light output is much less than what you see in the pics. I've also sealed the buttons using black silicon so light does not leak thru the surrounding of the button.

I wired the LEDs to the clock. The LED's only come on when the interior lights come on. This took me a good 2 days to do. All i can say is that it's a lot of soldering and A LOT of patience to get everything cut out right.

All I can say now is WOOWWWWW!!!! WOWW!! he he. Makes me just want to drive my car at night!
 

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That is AWESOME!
 

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Amazing work Ak1nza!! :shock: Ingenuious. I wish I have the time and skill to do these cool things to mine....
 

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Akinza, This is an excellent mod, can you do a more detailed write up for it?

A few questions:

1) My iPod G3 remote has 4 buttons, not 3. You're showing only 3. Can you explain if you just cut one off or whatever you did? How did you secure them so that when you press them, they don't fall down inside the console? I'm pretty handy with a dremel, but I'd love advice on the rest before I start.

2) The remote cable doesn't seem to be long enough to reach all the way back to the armrest. Did you extend it somehow?

2) And of course, the hard part... Those LEDs really make the mod. Where did you get them and what spec are they? How did you get them to do the backlight properly? Just place them behind the buttons? Or inside somehow? You soldered them to the clock wiring. Is it self explanatory enough once inside or do I need to know what color wire to tap into?

Thanks for any help,

~Jeff

P.S. One more endorsement and plug for Akinza's in-cabin microfilter replacement!
 

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Jeffhay said:
2) And of course, the hard part... Those LEDs really make the mod. Where did you get them and what spec are they? How did you get them to do the backlight properly? Just place them behind the buttons? Or inside somehow? You soldered them to the clock wiring. Is it self explanatory enough once inside or do I need to know what color wire to tap into?
I'm wondering same thing about the LEDs as well. Does the light just shine though those buttons?

By the way, for the switched power source from the clock: it's the red-blue wire. I tapped that to power my footwell ambient LEDs.
 

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Yep, the plastic for the remote isn't very thick so for for the portions which aren't silver (the play/pause, next track and prev track white portions), the light will shine right through. I put a resistor too to dim the leds as they were too bright!
 

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I just took apart (sort of) my remote and **** it's tight in there! What kind of LEDs did you use?
 
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