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    Default Fitted (& hidden) Tom Tom Iphone holder

    I was looking for a handsfree phone solution for my Insignia. I did consider a Parrot but with all the hassle I had on the parking sensors and electrics I thought I would find something that was standalone and not integrated into the car.

    So I decided to go for the Tom Tom car kit for my iPhone. I only really want to use it for its handsfree calling capability as I already have Sat Nav in the car, but I already have Tom Tom (aswell as other Sat Nav progs) on my iPhone, so its an added bonus.

    Right here was the install....

    Car Kit powered from Ashtray lighter socket:



    Ashtray removed and feed other end of power lead into center console:



    Remove side console panel (just pull and it unclips):



    Feed wire through center console (ash tray) and out via the side panel access:



    Remove access panel on center console next to drivers door (just pull and it unclips):





    Remove drop down tray from drivers side of center console (two clips inside and it drops down & out):



    Use this to feed the wire up from the side access on the center console up and behind the steering column / pedal assembly - sorry bit hard to make out in this pic.... :



    Then feed the wire towards the right and out of the side access panel by the drivers door:



    Now just close the side access panel by the drivers door:



    All connected up I'm very impressed with the sound quality and easy of use of the Tom Tom iPhone car kit. Very surprised how loud and clear it is for both the user and person on the other end...

    With the power connector in the center console and the wiring going into the back of the center console, I couldn't get the ashtray back in without damaging the cable. So I decided to get my Dremel out and cut a very small grove into which the cable could go:






    With the access panel by the center console off I took the opportunity to add some sticky foam pads as I was experiencing some creaking when driving - not sure if its going to solve it or not but its so easy to unclip the panels I can always give it another go.....


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    Similar setup to mine for my tomtom and mobile but I mounted a 2 way splitter behind the ash tray with that plugged into a socket mounted behind (plenty of room), all hidden and leaves the socket at the front free for other stuff.

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    Good idea - is there enough room to close the lid? With the tom tom adaptor it's a bit too long so it has to stay open. Would be great if I could get a splitter that was shallow enough to close the lid....

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    It's all behind the ashtray, front looks factory, nothing visible.
    Spliced an additional socket off the rear of the existing one, it's behind the ashtray, this has the 2way splitter to feed the tomtom and mobile.

    If I remember tomorrow (and it's not too wet) I'll take a couple of pics.

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    Nice one, can you not hide the power plug instead of having to have the ash tray open all the time?

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    Mines all hidden behind, will try and remember to get some pics tomorrow.

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    Nice one Rockh

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    As promised pics, sorry for the poor quality, camera phone:

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    Totally hidden is better... Not running anything in the vec yet, but i had a 3 way hiden as above for my phone, tv and playstation in my Astra

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    Good job there mate. Have the pads sorted the creak?

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