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Cheap, easy effective cell phone mount

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MarkOlson, Mar 1, 2023.

  1. Mar 1, 2023 at 1:11 PM
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    MarkOlson

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    I haven't been happy with any other cell phone mounts until I figured out how to make this one. I am really happy with this one.

    I found this cheap $6 cell phone holder on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6VKZY88?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details.

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    I read the complaints about the crappy adhesive, so I replaced the adhesive with the good, red-backed 3M tape after I got the holder.

    I bought a spare key blank for my Tacoma and bent it over 90 degrees. I had a spare scrap of flat ABS plastic the size of the bottom of my phone, so I put the holder corners on my phone and pressed the ABS plate onto the holder corners and bolted it all onto the bent key:

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    I plugged the key into the air bag switch, and now I have a well placed, sturdy cell phone holder. It does block the emergency flasher switch a little bit, but I don't really care about that:

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    It works really well for me.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2023 at 1:37 PM
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    Jakuku Pahwheenis

    Jakuku Pahwheenis i provide useless forum contributions

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    Shut up and take my money!

    put this in the ‘your unique mod’ thread
     
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    So when you turn your phone sideways to watch a video while driving and inadvertently turn off your passenger airbag then crash they won’t be protected and your hazards are blocked so no one sees you in distress and a multi-car pileup ensues.

    Naah I’m just kidding, that’s creative. I dig it.
     
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    Thanks. BTW, it's an uncut key blank so it can't turn the switch.
     
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    Logans2001 What’s crackin’

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    Got one in my Subaru and like it. But the Subaru has a cupholder built into the door too, so I don't mind giving up a cupholder. The Tacoma only has two cupholders so I don't want to give one up. Plus this is much cheaper and more at eye level.
     
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  8. Mar 1, 2023 at 4:55 PM
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    Jakuku Pahwheenis

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    I have the weather tech one. I think I’d much rather have your setup.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2023 at 5:13 PM
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    I keep the Weather Tech in my work truck. Works great!
     

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