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    Default mounting sat nav/phone to chrome strip on the dash

    Peeps,

    Looking for a dashmount I stumbled over this solution...

    From this PDF : http://www.kuda-phonebase.de/manleit...%2009-2005.pdf it looks like the crome strip can be removed easily.

    Looks like a good option opposite to mounts like suctioncups against the windscreen (yuck!) or mounted on to the ventilation.

    Behind the strip is enough room to route cables towards the glovebox.

    Huib

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    Try a Brodit mount.

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    Have a look here too, similar idea to what you're thinking.
    I fitted my Smartnav display just in front of the right-hand centre airvent by fixing a bracket onto one of the screws behind the strip. I used a basic angle-bracket bent into an appropriate shape, although something thinner would have been better since it has to force its way between the strip and the airvent housing.

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    I've got 2 brodit dashmounts that clip over the centre vents, one on each side for PDA and Ipod and a Console Dashmount for mobile phone.... Bit like NASA control in my car. Will have to get a photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloydy
    Have a look here too, similar idea to what you're thinking.
    I fitted my Smartnav display just in front of the right-hand centre airvent by fixing a bracket onto one of the screws behind the strip. I used a basic angle-bracket bent into an appropriate shape, although something thinner would have been better since it has to force its way between the strip and the airvent housing.
    That's exactly the same mount I have for my iPAQ (a dashmount), although I put it on the other vent the other way up so I didn't block the vent.......


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    I used the dashmount bracket, it could have been a bit thinner material as it pushes the trim away slightly. Also used a Brodit bracket for spv phone.

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    Hi, I picked up my first Vauxhall/vectra/diesel yesterday. I use a HP 4710 Ipaq running TomTom 6 software. I was very pleased to discover that if you run the software in landscape mode (hold calender button for 3 seconds) the ipaq will sit snugly in the open ashtray. It's held perfectly by the top of the gear lever surround and top of the ashtray. It looks almost made for the job.

    It means the screen is down just below the tuner/CD which means you cannot afford to give more than a glance to drive safely but I tend to rely on the voice commands more anyhow. I won't bother with a dash mount, (though have ordered a Brodit one for my ipod) so hopefully won't run the risk of satnav thieves that look for tell tale screen mount rings, etc.

    My Holux GPS240slim also seems happy sitting unaided on the middle of the top dash vent. Unlike my outgoing Audi there seems to be a speaker grill in the centre and not just a vent so it won't get as hot as in the Audi when it's necessary to heat the screen.

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