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Old 10-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default 2011 LTZ I-Pod hook up

Just wondering if there is a way to remove the Ipod hook up from the radio face to inside the dash? I'm tired of the cable always hanging from my radio. I was trying to see if someone has already done this. I am going to attempt but wanted to try and grab some input first. My plan of attack is going to be popping the dash open, and trying to unclip the plug, and then use the factory rubber plug to close up the hole, then just hook the cable up and tape it inside the dash.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #2
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Instead of moving the jack, try a flash drive with your music on it. You can find them extremely small so they dont stick out very much at all. Depending on how many GB you want, you can find them under 20 bucks.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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Ay-yup! Shore is small!




Too bad the USB in the radio is upside down. Don't stick out much, either...

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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Nice!! Good call on the flash drive. Gotta check that out. Does doing this allow you to still set up Playlists and such like you can do on I tunes?
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Only if the radio does, or if you store them in such a fashion on the drive. It's just a flash drive, nuttin' more.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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Awesome!! Thankyou.

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:54 AM   #7
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You could go to your Local Chevy Dealer and price out the Personal Audio Link (PAL). It basically allows you to store your IPOD in your glove box, and it would charge your IPOD as long as it was not the 5 Volt charging IPOD that requires additional power (most new IPODS have a 12 V charging system) It was a extra option with our LTZ's, however I am not sure if the dealer can add it after the fact. Worth a shot if you ask me. I might do it, if they can't figure out why my USB port keeps kicking my IPOD off the head unit.
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you can do like i did and remove the radio for the dash and solder onto the back of the USB connection and run a remote line to the center console.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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@Johndoe that is awesome. I couldn't get the flashdrive to work this seems like the best solution. You don't have and pictures or a write up on the process do you?
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