My 2010 F150 iPad Install for $56
Hello, this is my first post. I just paid off my 2010 F150 XLT and have freed up the money to customize and upgrade bits and pieces.
I saw a youtube video where an fabrication shop had installed an ipad in my same exact truck. When I went to the company's website to order the stuff to do it myself, I discovered the project would cost me aproximately $1500 without the ipad. So I set off on the following adventure and did this for $56 (excluding the ipad):
$25 double din dash receiver kit
$11 flush ipad mini wall mount
$2 lightning cable
$3 can of primer
$10 can of texture paint
$5 can of satin black spray paint
I cut both the ipad wall mount and the dash trim to where they were a rough fit. Then plastic welded them together using a plastic welder from harbor freight and ABS welding rods. Sanded it smooth, primered, textured, and painted.
I ran the lightning cable from the precut hole in the wall mount down behind the trim piece and plugged it into the sync usb port. Installed everything and boom - done.
Total project time took 6 hours.
Steering wheel controls and microsoft sync still work for volume control, bluetooth for my phone, media selection, etc.