Originally Posted by Pennut
I want to get the left pillar Proclip mount for my GPS. I've uses a center mounted Proclip mount on my 2006 Dodge magnum and my 2011 Fiesta. Don't really like the center mount on the Focus though. Might work okay for something slimmer like a phone, but for a GPS, I think it blocks the vent too much. Only problem with the left pillar mount is that to plug it in to the 12V power source you would have to run the cord somehow all the way to the center socket. So any one know a good way to maybe hard wire another 12V outlet? I was thinking of putting one some where under the dash on the left side. Like near the OBD port. Then I could just run the GPS cord down and plug it in when I need to.
I'm using that mount. I like it a lot. I'm using it with my iPhone with the integrated dock with a removable cable. I bought a 10' black usb to ADC cable which turned out to be perfect.
Ten feet will go down the weather stripping on the door and under the lower dash. Then, you can just tuck it under the center console's lower edge back to the arm rest. Since I've got a titanium, there is no cable-way into that compartment, so, I just come over the side (you can see where the cable is pinched in the photo). It works fine. It's out of sight except for someone sitting behind me (which never happens). I was thinking that there was probably access outside of the armrest bucket from inside if you fished it, but I've been too lazy to do that. This has been plenty adequate for me and it's never in the way.
So, I use usb, but once you're in the armrest, there is usb and a accessory port (I think).