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Here you go..... let me know if you have any questions..

DealExtreme: $5.82 Dock Extender Data/Charging Cable for All iPod/iPhone 2G/3G/3GS - Black (80CM) Only needed 1 of this to make it all the way...

here is the kia ipod cable


run the cable in and down this seam and then along the bottom, i just stuck it up there with my fingers ( i took out this screw to make it a tad easier)


Run it along the bottom to the very back side of the center post


Now you will need to open your center console and remove your bottom felt cover or whatever you want to call it and you should see the E brake mechanisms.


Remove that bottom (Above) and you should see this..


If you take your hand and put it down there, you will notice that there is an opening in the bottom side of the center console and you can easily slide the ipod connector up into the center console.

You will want something so that the ipod doesn't fall into the hole and get crushed by the e brake..

I thought of just leaving mine on top of the stock felt thing.. but figured if someone broke in, they are going to look in there and see it and steal it..

So i went to best buy, bought a slip proof mat for $5 and put it on the bottom like this



then i placed the ipod on top of that and then the stock felt thing back on top and this is what it looks like


HIDDEN IPOD!!!

Hope this helps... took about 15 minutes and cost $10. $5 for the cable extender and $5 for the slip proof mat. No Drilling! Took out 1 screw only.

feel free to ask questions... also posting this in the DIY area.

and .. since i ran outside to get some photos.. i lost my seat to this guy... always taking my stuff
 

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I can't ask a question, explanation seems perfect. Thanx beast for the how to. Im getting the stuff right now from DX!! I will keep u update. Again, thanx!!!
 

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Hey there 67 beast, that is a great idea! I don't mean to be "buzz killington" but it's not a very good hiding place if you post pictures on the INTERNET and tell everyone where it is! :)
 

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Lol I know I know. But If someone wants to search a forte forum and track me down to steal my $150 iPod then that's ok. I would give it to them for the effort. Lol

besides that's what insurance is for. I am sacrificing my hiding spot for the good of all the members. Lol.
 

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Lol I know I know. But If someone wants to search a forte forum and track me down to steal my $150 iPod then that's ok. I would give it to them for the effort. Lol

besides that's what insurance is for. I am sacrificing my hiding spot for the good of all the members. Lol.
I know...and it is a great idea! I just had to laugh because all the thieves out there are gonna know where to look if they break into a Kia Forte.:eek:
 

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Here you go..... let me know if you have any questions..

DealExtreme: $5.82 Dock Extender Data/Charging Cable for All iPod/iPhone 2G/3G/3GS - Black (80CM) Only needed 1 of this to make it all the way...

here is the kia ipod cable


run the cable in and down this seam and then along the bottom, i just stuck it up there with my fingers ( i took out this screw to make it a tad easier)


Run it along the bottom to the very back side of the center post


Now you will need to open your center console and remove your bottom felt cover or whatever you want to call it and you should see the E brake mechanisms.


Remove that bottom (Above) and you should see this..


If you take your hand and put it down there, you will notice that there is an opening in the bottom side of the center console and you can easily slide the ipod connector up into the center console.

You will want something so that the ipod doesn't fall into the hole and get crushed by the e brake..

I thought of just leaving mine on top of the stock felt thing.. but figured if someone broke in, they are going to look in there and see it and steal it..

So i went to best buy, bought a slip proof mat for $5 and put it on the bottom like this



then i placed the ipod on top of that and then the stock felt thing back on top and this is what it looks like


HIDDEN IPOD!!!

Hope this helps... took about 15 minutes and cost $10. $5 for the cable extender and $5 for the slip proof mat. No Drilling! Took out 1 screw only.

feel free to ask questions... also posting this in the DIY area.

and .. since i ran outside to get some photos.. i lost my seat to this guy... always taking my stuff

So i tried finding that extender cable for the iPod cable as I was going to attempt hiding it like you demonstrated. I went to The Source (radio shack), Can tire and Future shop and no one knew of a cable that extended the Forte iPod cable....
Where can I find that extender cable?
 

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Hey Beast!
Thanks for the great idea! I'm ordering my extension cable today!
 

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pretty nifty trick there. I was thinking about running just a simple usb extension cord from the port all the way to the center console, but I didn't know they made extension cables for the dock cable. very cool. I may just have to do this... thanks for the play-by-play. I'm feeling quite confident that I could do this, no problem.
 

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I was thinking about actually just running a connector inside the glove box. i dont like the unsightly wire.

could a USB hub be used so that the front would be functional as would the glovebox or would we be better off hiding a switch inside the glovebox with the connector to "switch" the ports on and off
 

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You could run it to the glove box or to the center console like I did.


Before I answer your other questions. What are you trying to hide / plug in? A
iPod or a USB device?
 

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I want to actually just run ipod to the glovebox but i dont want to leave non-functional ports up front, say in case my brother wants to use his shitty mp3 player to play a tune or use a USB stick.
 

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Ok well since the Kia cable has the iPod connector on it here is what I would suggest and is what I do when I want to hook up a 3rd party device. i.e. Someone elses mp3 / iPod / iPhone.

You can run the Kia connector to either the glove box or center console as the instructions above. Then just get yourself an aux plug so u can hook up to other's players via the headphone / aux Jack.

I keep a short 3ft aux cable in my glove so I can just unplug the Kia
connected from the input and just plug in the aux cable to headphone Jack of others
player.

Make sense?

Example.. I have mine hooked up to an iPod nano. If I want to listen to my MLB app on my iPhone, I unplug the connector cable from the car and plug in the aux cable to the phone headphone Jack and then into the aux port in the car.

It's not an end all solution however it's the best I could come up with for the time being where I get the best of both worlds. I have a always connected iPod nano with steering wheel control support and then a quick ability to Jack into anything/any device via headphone cable.

If this doesn't make sense let me know. Lol
 
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