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iPad mini in dash install in the XK!

I'm installing my iPad mini into the dash. Just got the parts, going to get to it tomorrow. Anybody else do this, I think it's going to be awesome. I will post pics of my progress.
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Sweet! How are you going to retain the radio's functionality? Did you have a VES?

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The iPad mini is removable, I'm cutting a double DIN opening in it so you can still see the deck. I've got a Pioneer AVIC navigation unit. I can use the steering wheel controls to change songs and volume on the mini. I just have to recess the deck about an inch and a quarter for all this to work. Should have a lot of progress done tomorrow.

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Got everything cut and fitted. Bondo sand and paint and should be able to try it out!
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Ready for primer.
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Here it is in the jeep, more sanding and a final coat of paint left to do. It looks factory, very happy how it turned out.
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Very cool! Nice work. How is your iPad connected to your stereo? Do you have a cable that's coming out of the side when the iPad is not in place? Cool idea.

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Got everything painted, still waiting on a lightning to 30 pin adapter, I will glass it in and be all done. Then I'm going to glue in a suede backing to protect the iPad.
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Very cool! Nice work. How is your iPad connected to your stereo? Do you have a cable that's coming out of the side when the iPad is not in place? Cool idea.
Thanks. There will be a lightning connector glassed into the bezel. You will not see it at all when the iPad is in place. The lightning connector runs to my iPod connector on the back of the Pioneer deck. Will still have steering wheel controls also.

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Finally got everything cleaned up and ready to install. But, still waiting on delivery of my lightning to 30 pin connector.
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