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Cell phone holder 2005

Post by VivianVibe » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:31 pm

Hi, Can anyone please recommend a cell phone holder other than the CD slot? Cup one is out too. Need to use a GPS a lot for work and can't be looking down. Thanks

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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by zbyers » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:18 am

I made one of these using the largest binder clip I could find that fit onto one of the vents. Downfall: it gets toasted in the winter. I suppose if you have an aftermarket single din radio and have the storage cubby, you could likely clip it onto the lip there.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Binder ... Car-Mount/
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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by KingKrab65 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:10 am

zbyers wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:18 am
I made one of these using the largest binder clip I could find that fit onto one of the vents. Downfall: it gets toasted in the winter. I suppose if you have an aftermarket single din radio and have the storage cubby, you could likely clip it onto the lip there.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Binder ... Car-Mount/
That is a really cool idea. I have a question though. How tight is the tension hold the phone? There are some pretty holey/rutty streets here in NC and I always fear having the phone drop out of console mounts.

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by zbyers » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:26 am

I haven't had too many issues with it, other than my phone is a weeeee bit too wide and i've broken the rubber band holding it together. we have some bad roads here in PA (yay for salt + freeze/thaw cycle) and it hasn't fallen out on toooo many other than MAJOR ones I didn't see.
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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by tpollauf » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:06 pm

Never heard or saw this one yet. Pretty clever I have to admit!
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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by Bookworm » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:09 pm

I use a suction cup on the windshield. Keeps the phone out of the way of the air blowing from the vents (even the top vents, because it stands off). That puts the phone in my field of view as well, so that I'm not turning my head or looking down to check it. power cable drops straight down on the passenger side.

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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by Bookworm » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:11 pm

Oh - also, check ram-mount.com

I have a drillless mount that's been in my Vibe since 2003 for my laptop. There are also attachments you can get to add your phone to the side, or just get a phone/tablet mount. It stands straight up from the left side of the passenger seat, and mounts to the front seat bolts. Since I got it, I've never had my laptop go anywhere. When someone broke into the car and stole stuff, they never touched the mount, even though the mount was worth more than what they stole :)

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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by Mark » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:03 pm

My wife got me one similar to this:
https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Holder-Com ... 266&sr=8-4
a few years ago. It works great in the Vibe, I mainly use it for GPS on my phone.
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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by OsideVibe760 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:51 pm

I took a magnetic phone holder and cut it down drilled a small hole and attached it to the dash

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Re: Cell phone holder 2005

Post by VivianVibe » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:21 am

You all are fantastic and greatly appreciated. The instructable site is really cool w/ very clear instructions. The magnet idea was one of my first thoughts but I'm leery of having a magnet on my phone and it doing a number on my debit card. Anyway, I did find one, it uses an adhesive, I'm also going to buy some additional round 3M stickers if the sun weakens it. Here it is:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... YM8U&psc=1
I will post how it works out. Many thanks to you all and if any other cell phone holders come up please let me know. Take care.

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