(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
- How to Install iPad Mini Dash Mount Kit on your Mustang
Hey, guys, Alex from americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the iPad Mini dash kit for the iPad Mini 1 through 4, fitting your 2015 through current S550 Mustang. So in this video, I'm gonna give a quick overview of who this kit's going to appeal to, the construction and materials that went into this, what you should expect to be paying. And then we're gonna take a very fast look at the installation of what's entailed where I'm gonna be giving this an incredibly easy 1 out of 3 wrenches on the difficulty meter, and less than 15 minutes to get this onto your car. So if you're the 2015 through current S550 owner and you're not only looking to incorporate a ton of custom looks into your cabin but you're looking to seamlessly incorporate some of your most widely utilized applications, be it like Waze for navigation purposes or Pandora or Spotify for music, I would definitely suggest checking out this kit for your car. So this kit that I have here today in front of you is essentially gonna be a faceplate cover which is going to sit directly over your base or premium head unit, which again is gonna give you the ability to seamlessly integrate an iPad Mini into your Mustang, as well as having it tethered to your mobile device. Now one thing I will say right up front is that you will need to pick up a small Bluetooth transmitter, which is essentially gonna plug right into a 3.5-millimeter auxiliary jack which is essentially going to tether your phone to your iPad. Now, again, that is gonna need to be picked up separately. And for guys out there that are gonna be running a backup camera, in order for them to essentially speak with each other, you will need to pick up a wi-fi integration device. But if your car wasn't equipped with a backup camera from the factory or if it's just something that you could do without, you honestly don't need to pick it up. But at the end of the day, it's honestly gonna be as easy as pulling this off of your dash in the event you need to have that camera when you're backing up. So in terms of the construction and materials here, guys, it's evident right out of the box that this is definitely pretty well built and very solid. It's got a little bit of weight to it, but the real shocker was the neodymium magnets, or neodium [SP], if I'm saying that right, that come with this kit, which is essentially going to keep this in place so that if you're romping around in the back roads or if you're on the track, everything's gonna stay in place where it belongs. Now, looking closer, we'll see that this is gonna be manufactured right here in the U.S., as well as being comprised of an aircraft-grade acrylic material. Now, all the post production work like painting and finishing is gonna be done by hand, as well as coming with these two knobs right here. Now, in terms of the looks department here, I think this is gonna complement the interior on the S550 pretty nicely. The paint that was used here matches pretty damn well with the OE finishes, but one little thing that kind of rubbed me the wrong way or at least just stuck out in the back of my head is that the plate itself is gonna stick out only a couple millimeters. That's just something that I found when we installed this on our Fleet GT here. And I would just keep it in the back of your head that while this is gonna be a face plate which is going to integrate an iPad Mini, it is gonna sit directly over the top of your base radio or your premium radio. So just something to think about at the end of the day. All right, guys, so in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be spending about 380 bucks. And don't get me wrong, I know it's a little bit on the pricier side, but you need to take into consideration that this is gonna be something that is made right here in the U. S., which is gonna install in seconds. Not only that, it's gonna be giving the inside of your Mustang an incredibly custom look, as well as giving you the ability to stream some of your favorite applications, be it Waze for navigation purposes, or Spotify or Pandora for music. Again, I do wanna throw it out there that you will need to pick up a separate Bluetooth transmitter which can be picked up almost anywhere and essentially will stick into your 3.5-millimeter auxiliary jack which will then allow your phone to speak with the iPad itself. Last but not least here, if you are going to retain your backup camera, you can either do one of two things. One would be you pick up a wi-fi integration device, which will essentially mirror what your backup camera's gonna be showing onto the iPad itself. The second option, literally pull this off when you're backing up, if you have to have that there. But at the end of the day, it's really not that tough backing up in a Mustang, and I honestly think you can do without it.So switching gears to the installation portion of the video, just like I had said up top, you're gonna be looking at an incredibly easy 1 out of 3 wrenches in the difficulty meter and less than 15 minutes to get this into your car. Now for a brand new Mustang owner, don't get me wrong, I know they're a couple years old now, there's absolutely no reason that you'd want to rip out your head unit. You don't need any type of cutting, splicing, have to worry about Bondo, have to do any kind of custom work on the inside. The easy install here is a massive selling point for me as it should be for any brand new Mustang owner, as there's literally nothing to it. To get this installed, you are simply pulling off your factory tuner and volume knob, putting this in place, sticking it back on, and you're good to go. Again, it does not get any easier than that. All right, guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. I definitely like this option for the 2015 through current Mustang, based on some of the obvious stuff we just talked about. The installation alone here would be enough to have me going out and buying this immediately, based on the fact that you're essentially pulling your factory knobs off, putting this in place, and you're good to go. Not only that, it's gonna be giving the interior of your Mustang a really trick customized look, as well as giving you the ability to stream some of your favorite music seamlessly, as well as using some of your favorite navigation applications. So that's my detailed review and breakdown of the iPad Mini dash kit for the iPad Mini 1 through 4, fitting your 2015 through current Mustang, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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August 12, 2019
Not worth it
Completely worthless.... iPad flys out when accelerating. Just poor design and waste of money... if you really want one I’ll sell you mine for half the priceHelpful (22)
May 23, 2019
I wrapped it with gloss black It looks fantastic!!!!Helpful (0)
November 21, 2018
Alterum iPad Dash Mount Kit Review
I wrapped the Alterum Dash kit with Red Crimson 3D. Added flare to the interior.Helpful (8)
July 29, 2018
Super easy install
It was the easiest thing to install. I don’t have issues with my iPad falling out or anything getting disconnected. Felt like I changed the look entirely for the better with my 2016 Mustang. I didn’t give it a 5 only because I feel that it is priced a little high but I also researched other places and they averaged around the same so it’s all in what you are willing to spend.Helpful (8)
March 08, 2018
The price is stupid high for brittle plastic. If you launch hard so does your iPad. The knobs are just as cheap, can’t turn off the radio. It’s just not worth the cost, you still need the adapter for the rear camera. For this price it should come with everything. SERIOUSLY DONT BUY IT. WISH I COULD GET MY MONEY BACK.Helpful (59)
December 25, 2017
No way to charge the iPad and the knobs do not fit on the head unit correctly.Helpful (29)
November 23, 2017
Been purchased it maybe 6-7 months ago. Finally installed it. There is nothing securing the iPad to it. Ipad comes out and hard take off. There is no magnets that comes with it. I had to purchased velcro to hold it in place. Then it also brakes easily. After applying the velcro, the driver side of it broke when I lightly pushed the iPad to secure it to the velcro. Turn knobs want stay in. Falls out a after a while of normal drivingHelpful (30)
June 15, 2017
Not acrylic - it's painted MDF. Volume/tuning knobs are brittle and just about broke when installing the mount. The amount of money being charged for some painted wood and cheap plastic parts is absolutely insane. I tried to give this mount a shot, but it is pure junk. Returned 3 hours after it was delivered. Buyer beware.Helpful (76)
November 19, 2016
Installation was easy and looks great with my iPad in it! Definitely recommend itHelpful (13)
Can you charge the device while it is mounted?
This device cannot be changed once it has been mounted. You would need to unmount the device and proceed to swap it for a different device after you unmount.
Could you use this with an Android tablet that is the same size as the iPad Mini?
This product is only intended for the specific generation Ipad (selected) meaning it is not designed for use with any Android tablet. However, as long as they are meeting the same specifications as the Ipad, I do not see why it would not fit. We have never used one with an Android tablet so we can not guarantee it will work together correctly.
Can you connect your rearview camera to it?
Does this have navigation? Stupid question but I want to know.
This is just the mount kit. It does not come with navigation or an iPad.
The iPad mini 5 has the exact same dimensions as the iPad mini 4 I don't understand why this wouldn't work with it.
No, at this time theAlterum iPad Mini Dash Mount Kit only works with up to the iPad mini 4.
This will come with everything needed for the install yes.
Yes, the iPad does have to be charged. It can be wired so that the charger connects to the device upon installation.
You will need to pick up a small Bluetooth transmitter, which will plug right into a 3.5-millimeter auxiliary jack, and allow you to tether your phone to your iPad.
The Alterum iPad Mini Dash Mount Kit will only hold the iPad Mini. If your iPad will support mirroring your phones calls, this would indeed work.
The iPad Mini Dash Mount Kit is only the mounting kit and does not include an Ipad Mini. This kit simply allows mounting an Ipad mini.
Unfortunately, you will need to take the iPad out of the mount in order to charge it.
Unfortunately, we do not sell the knobs from this kit separately.
You will need to get a wifi device that allows you to connect to your phone and the car, explained in better detail in the product video on the page.
Yes, this will work on all models
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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