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458 Retrofit iPod adapter - Can it be done? 2014 458 Spider

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by DJB80, Aug 7, 2019.

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  1. DJB80

    DJB80 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2018
    I have a 2014 458 Spider with the base stereo (Becker unit) without ipod/nav/sat/rear camera. My Ferrari dealer ordered the "458 Beker iPod adapter", however, could not successfully install the iPod adapter to the Becker radio. They state that when they opened up the dash to access the stereo, they found no input connection or harness in the base model Becker radio and they state that there is no way retrofit the iPOD adapter cable. They state my only option is to hard-wire an FM modulator. So I have 2 questions:

    (1) Has anyone successfully retrofitted an iPod adapter to a 458 that has the basic Becker radio?

    (2) How is the sound with a hard-wired FM modulator?

    Thank you!
  2. daflk

    daflk Formula Junior

    Jan 27, 2013
    Hong Kong
    There’s a thread here already discussing it, short answer is yes involving dismantling HVAC

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  3. rocketman

    rocketman Formula 3

    Oct 1, 2009
    NY & Miami
    I retrofitted an iPod adapter to my 430 Scuderia with the basic Becker unit. IF it’s the same unit then it should be able to be done. If it’s not, then it might be another story.
  4. DJB80

    DJB80 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2018
    Yes I read that thread ... the concern I have is whether this can be performed on the basic Becker radio unit with no nav (on a 2014 458 spider)
  5. DJB80

    DJB80 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2018
    Glad to hear you were able to retrofit it. Does anyone on here know if the 430 and 458 share the same basic Becker unit?
  6. DJB80

    DJB80 Rookie

    Jul 29, 2018
    Good news! The dealer was able to install the iPod connector today. Initially, the dealer thought that this was not possible on my radio (basic Becker radio, no nav, 2014 458 spider) but after I emailed them the pics/videos from users posts from threads on this webpage, they were able to locate the iPod harness. Thank you everyone!
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  7. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    Jul 25, 2008
    Amersfoort, The Netherlands, Europe.
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  8. Gb78460

    Gb78460 Rookie

    Feb 8, 2021
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    I have to change the ipod cable of my 458 because the 30 pin connector is broken
    What if you can tell me where is the box to connect the ipod cable
    where in the dashboard
    what parts should be dismantled
    thank you

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