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Old 07-01-2013, 11:48 PM   #71
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I got inspired by Orion1222 and I used the info in http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259875.

What I did was to use the 2nd USB port to plug my phone and then put a metal plate on top of the center screen. the I got a cheap phone holder that attaches with a magnet (from a HDD), so that I can easily remove it.

I like this location for the phone, as it doesn't block the view and is easily reachable.

I used 2 screws and double sided tape to secure the bracket. The screws go to the hard plastic, and I made guide holes for them with a motortool.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #72
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I have a RAM X-Grip and a flexible seat bolt mount in the mail currently. I'll be sure to post pics once I get it installed. Didn't really like any of the clip mounts or dash mounts I found. Went with the RAM system in order to make it at least somewhat modular if I change my mind in the future I just have to by another base not a whole new mounting system.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:13 AM   #73
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So, i have both of those, but never thought of combining them. The seat bolt mount is pretty darned stable, i use mine for a netbook and its got nary a wiggle, regardless of how spirited the driving gets. I hope you like it. :-)

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:18 AM   #74
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I bought this phone holster/ mount at an Auto Parts store for like $15. I took it apart, drilled some holes on the back under the rubber and drilled it into my dash. I can see the phone well through the wheel while driving for nav/music and doesn't get in the way when turning.

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:45 AM   #75
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My iPod Solution

Couldn't quite afford to dodge the suction cup option this time around and don't like the vent clip option either. So...I searched and searched within the confines of the cramped quarters of the Focus and came up with this placement...which works for me. It's accessible and pretty much out of the way...which is a difficult outcome given the cramped Focus interior.

Forgive the dirty floor liners...I did this in the rain.

I simply placed the adhesive base in the location shown...removed the suction cup from the base of the holder because they don't hold well anyway, and super glued the holder to it. Adjust...hide the cables as much as possible...and that's it.

Not the greatest job...again it was raining...but maybe the idea will help someone else.

What I really want to do is to come up with a way to mount a GPS device into the headliner at the edge of the windshield. Any ideas?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:55 AM   #76
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You could mount the GPS unit to the left of the instrument cluster on the dash. Just find a mount that you like and either drill it like I did or use 3M adhesive.
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I have this for my iPhone. Best mount around. I had mounted above the ouch screen with included tabs and before that on the windshield. NOW I can't find it. It's 36.00 on amazon.

http://usa.just-mobile.com/iphone/xt...l#.UdtdFGt5mSM

It as a built in adjustment tool it is pretty awesome.
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Put a new phone mount in the other day. I searched and searched and searched on here, but couldn't find one I liked. I wanted to make 100% certain it was NOT blocking my field of view out of the windshield, as that is a pet-peeve of mine. the second requirement was that if it "came loose" with the windows down it would stay IN the car, so pillar mounts and such were out. I liked the idea of it being near the shifter while cruising, so I ended up going with a seat bolt mount, and X-Clip from RAM. EXCELLENT setup, and is FAR FAR more stable than I predicted. So far I'm really enjoying it.

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I'll update my post when I get the pictures off my wifes camera that show the phone actually mounted....Forgot to get those last night....whoops!
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Very nice. I like that solution! It seems that you get more for your money with this solution than with some of the others. It looks very sturdy.
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Very nice. I like that solution! It seems that you get more for your money with this solution than with some of the others. It looks very sturdy.
I concur. Total cost was around $50 plus shipping.

The other benefit to this system is that you can mount ANY RAM accessory on that ball. So i can easily swap out the "X-Clip" for a tablet mount in the future. Rebend the support, and away I go. I'm also considering getting another, and mounting it in the backseat for Junior to hold a tablet with on long road trips.
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