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Custom iPhone & GPS Mount

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RZRob, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    RZRob

    RZRob [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I built this bracket to hold my iPhone & GPS out of chopped & bent stainless sheet.

    The goals were:

    • Get phone where I can see it
    • Mount both solid for easy control
    • Get GPS off windshield (blindspot & advertises for theft)
    • Sneak power
    Bad picture, but it's not as overwhelming as it looks. It's where you want it and the bracket itself is discreet - and SOLID!
    [​IMG]
    My GPS is huge 5" Garmin 1490T. It's also the handsfree bluetooth for my iPhone. It works pretty well. I got a 6' Mini-B [USB] extension and ran it to the center console where I have a cigarette lighter & plug the GPS in here via the extension cord. This way I can transfer the GPS between vehicles still.

    Shown with plastic finish protector in place and edges not smoothed yet.
    [​IMG]
    The bracket attaches to the bottom 6mm stereo bolt behind the climate control panel. I little filing and I was able to sneak everything out the top left corner of the panel and follow the contour.

    The GPS is a lollipop bracket off this bracket. It's just a stable round base for the GPS suction cup. The GPS comes with a plastic disc that I stuck to the lollipop bracket and then put a dab of Gorilla Glue and a little foam for support

    Here's the 12v outlet in the center console to power GPS & more.
    [​IMG]


    RZ Rob
     
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