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Adapter to charge iPhone 5 from 12 volt 30-pin connector

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Douglas Urner Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Jul 22, 2013 3:41 PM

I have a 2005 VW that lets me play an iPod through the car stereo. That's good. However the connection is via a 30-pin connector with 12 V (Firewire I think) charging circuit. So an iPhone or newer iPod won't charge. I'd like to use it with an iPhone 5 which means I need an adapter for a Lightning connector. Does anybody know of a way to make this work? I'd like to be able to both play music from the phone and charge the phone.


In case it helps / makes a difference the interface to the radio is VW part number 1K0051444.

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), OS X Mountain Lion, 4 GB


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