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Routing cable for CD mount magnetic phone holder

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by el_smurfo, May 15, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    el_smurfo

    el_smurfo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up this magnetic phone mount for $6 after coupon.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E86ONW2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    So far, I'm really liking it. It has a very slim metal plate that I put inside my TPU phone case. It was a little loose for my taste, though never moved even on the shittiest California roads, but I wanted it a bit more secure, so I trimmed up some grommets that wedge in place when the mount is installed...rock solid.
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    I searched all over for good ways to hide the cable. Was hoping that someone had snuck it into the AC ducts and out the vent nearby, but didn't see anything. I really don't want to tear out the stereo just to run a cable. Right now I'm using small cable clips that I trim and just press fit into the gap...it's an ugly hack, but it does stop a bit of squeaking from all the loose plastic in this junky interior. Any better ideas to hide all but the last 6 inches (that's what she said)?

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  2. May 15, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    Mike714

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    What cable are you referring to? Your usb charger?
     
  3. May 16, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    el_smurfo

    el_smurfo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I'd like to hide it as much as possible inside the dash, only to emerge near the CD slot. I don't want to drill any visible holes though so was hoping someone had routed cabling out the vents or otherwise.

    Here's what I ended up doing. With the silver braided cable, routed under the cupholder to the left cigarette jack, I'm not too unhappy. If I ever have the dash out, I'll look into concealing it inside the vent or other subtle place

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    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  4. May 17, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    Mike714

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    Ya, that's not a bad solution. It looks pretty clean and the cable matches your console pretty well.
     

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