View Full Version : Cell phone docking mod : No more wires

A1 A2 German
02-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Samsung cell phone car docking station mod.

Hate's a harsh word, and a I hate wires, and I also hate radio.

With Pandora I've eliminated one variable, but about the other.....

I'm sure you most of you have some kinda entanglement of a phone charger and, some sort of 3.5 Motorolla jack to get your tunes to your radio. I can't even handle the power cable crossing all over the center console, not alone where to properly set down the cell phone. This took quite a bit of work, I had to remake the ash tray to fit the mother board, and find power flex ribbons to extend the piece. You could do this with any docking station which incorporates the same features as the Samsung ECR-D1D3BEGSTA Multi Dock Station.

Now, get in the car, open the ash tray, and dock the cell phone. Full charging and stereo integration, no wires.

Here you go, 100% stock:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Blakelikesfood333/Samsung%20charger/Dock10_zpsf3009a88.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/Blakelikesfood333/media/Samsung%20charger/Dock10_zpsf3009a88.jpg.html)

Taking it apart:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Blakelikesfood333/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock4_zps44e2c987.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/Blakelikesfood333/media/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock4_zps44e2c987.jpg.html)

Sourced a 1mm pitch 5 pin 90mm long Type-A FFC flat flex ribbon

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Blakelikesfood333/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock5_zps427e0a6b.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/Blakelikesfood333/media/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock5_zps427e0a6b.jpg.html)

Bench Testing:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Blakelikesfood333/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Samsungdock002_zps19b8ee26.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/Blakelikesfood333/media/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Samsungdock002_zps19b8ee26.jpg.html)

Making the dock plate which nestles into the ash tray:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Blakelikesfood333/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock6_zpsa28d5452.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/Blakelikesfood333/media/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock6_zpsa28d5452.jpg.html)

DC Converter Module 12V To 5V 3A 15W to power mother board, along with a 3.5mm Motorola jack which goes from the mother board to the 3.5mm stereo input.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Blakelikesfood333/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock3_zps50caf2f7.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/Blakelikesfood333/media/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock3_zps50caf2f7.jpg.html)

Final product. I integrated the tiny blue led light (bottom right in the ash tray) from the hard desk top case into the dock port, then wrapped the entire dock plate and side walls of the interior ash tray with black micro fiber. Talk about fun! Close the tray, and there's zero signs of anything. Open the tray, and see nothing but a soft micro fiber covered plate with the phone dock sticking out of it (still no wires) inside the ash tray. I halved two miniature Allen bolts (cut them into crescent moons) which are spaced out the width of the cell phone's case with help secure and nestle the phone once it's clicked into the ash tray. I made them rotate, so when I add hard case (protective case) to the the cell phone, or travel cover, I can spin the crescent moon Allen bolts to accommodate a wider cell phone to help it nestle.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Blakelikesfood333/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock_zpsef7140fc.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/Blakelikesfood333/media/Audi%20Final%20Chapter%20Build/Samsung%20charger/Dock_zpsef7140fc.jpg.html)

02-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Daytime pics?

02-20-2014, 12:16 AM
Very, very nice!!

02-20-2014, 12:28 AM
Did something similar, until i got a bluetooth headunit.

A1 A2 German
02-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Yeah, I'm starting to take some.

Here's the entire assembly, minus the converter which is tucked under the radio:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e259/Blakelikesfood333/Samsung%20charger/Dock9_zpse9c2df5c.jpg (http://s41.photobucket.com/user/Blakelikesfood333/media/Samsung%20charger/Dock9_zpse9c2df5c.jpg.html)

02-20-2014, 02:32 PM
I did that with my turbo timer