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Old 04-26-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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DIY GPS mount

I figured a easy eay to mount my Tom Tom GPS instead of using the Windshield.

I went to Harbor Freight and bought a 99 cent Belt clipped measuring tape that had a black clip on it. I removed the clip and then losened the top dash trim next to the Tachometer pod. I slipped the clip from under the trim so it will be exposed and hold on the the trim piece.. I snapped the trim piece back into place. I then modified the tom tom factory mount by remobing the suction cup and cutting the mount portion in half. I then ground down the edges of the plastic so it would be as thin as i could and still be strong.
Now I can slip that part into the spring clip (In the pic I didn;t have it pushed all the way down) and snap the GPS into the Tom Tom mount and it works great. easy to reach and not in the way of anything. Plus if I decide to move it farther over to the right it wonIt be hard to do.

I think other GPS units could be adapted to work like this also..
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:29 PM   #3
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I moved it over to the center of the dash between the Center AC vents per wife's suggestion. She likes to play with the GPS too while we are driving, so now she can reach it also...
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That looks really Good, Congrats on the great Mod.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:15 AM   #6
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Please tell me that is a camaro as your gps avatar.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:53 PM   #7
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Please tell me that is a camaro as your gps avatar.
Yep it is Our Camaro... Tom Tom lets you create your own car symbol.. i also have one for my HHR..

We took a trip today and it worked perfect. no vibration or anything.. I like it much better they trying to see around it mounted to the windshield.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #8
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another option (for Garmins):

The Garmin suction mount will fit snug right in the drivers side window defroster. I was looking for a place to mount mine so I popped the vent out of the defroster port. I pushed the mount into the port.... and "snap".... it clipped right in. It has been in there for about 10 months now with no problems.



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Old 05-02-2010, 04:50 PM   #9
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #10
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another option (for Garmins):

The Garmin suction mount will fit snug right in the drivers side window defroster. I was looking for a place to mount mine so I popped the vent out of the defroster port. I pushed the mount into the port.... and "snap".... it clipped right in. It has been in there for about 10 months now with no problems.



Cool, a solution for another brand.. If we keep this up maybe we can come up with one for every type mount they make for the GPS's
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:10 PM   #11
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AWESOME! Thanks for that tip. I have been looking for a place for mine. DO you think it will come out easily?


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Once it went in... it was pretty much stuck. I can pull it out, but it really takes alot of force. It isn't going anywhere.


Like I said, it has been in there for over 10 months without falling out. Also, in my old car it was screwed directly into the dash, and it wiggled when I hit bumps... not in the Camaro.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:34 PM   #12
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Ok, I'll add my Garmin mount hard wired to the fuse box.








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All good ideas, keep em Coming!!
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:05 PM   #14
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Ok, I'll add my Garmin mount hard wired to the fuse box.








How did you do this?? Looks great!
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:25 PM   #15
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Old 05-07-2010, 03:50 PM   #16
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How did you do this?? Looks great!
Thanks, I used the parts listed below.

http://www.semsons.com/pbganustmo.html
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...7R7K9QE5GVKXQY
http://www.qualitydist.net/pico-0956pt.html

I drilled a clearance hole in the sticky mount even with the seam above the acrylic dash piece and used a #4 wood screw 3/8" long to help support the mount. The screw does not damage the dash. It just wedges in there. I was worried that the adhesive on the sticky mount would soften in the heat.

Works great.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:48 PM   #17
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Has anyone used one of these for TomTom Easyport? Looks like it would work. Found one site that says its 8 " long (4" for each section) Thought it would be neat to come up from power port in front of the cluster and no modding needed.
http://www.mountguys.com/product_p/ttep121-usb-xl.htm
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I always know where I am going. No mounts necessary.
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I always know where I am going. No mounts necessary.
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Skyman...

How did you run your power wire?

I plan on buying a GPS once my OnStar is done and I want to mount it in the center some how. I've seen some custom made brackets that are specifically made for the Camaro and clip to the plastic on the center of the dash. It's a perfect location but I wasn't sure how to run the power cord. Not sure I want to use that clip because it's $60. I figured there has to be something else.
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How did you run your power wire?

I plan on buying a GPS once my OnStar is done and I want to mount it in the center some how. I've seen some custom made brackets that are specifically made for the Camaro and clip to the plastic on the center of the dash. It's a perfect location but I wasn't sure how to run the power cord. Not sure I want to use that clip because it's $60. I figured there has to be something else.
I just plug it into the power outlet, since it is only there when I use the GPS it isn't a problem for me...
I prefered to put something there that was simple and didn't stick out like a sore thumb, Most GPS mounts that you have to stick to the dash look aweful when the GPS is not attached, plus my little clip can be used to hold other things when the GPS is not there,
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I always know where I am going. No mounts necessary.
Wouldn't that also means that you never go to a place that you already went , so no new places for you anymore right?
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Please tell me that is a camaro as your gps avatar.
If you have a Garmin you can get other cars here
http://www.vehiclesforgarminnuvi.com/

They do have the 5th Gen too, after you hit "Agree" just type "Camaro" in the search there are two 5th gens, one 4th gen & one 2nd gen
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and although this has been resuracted from teh abyss....lol.

you want a different car on your TOM TOM MAKE ONE!

in this thread you have the instructions to make an icon of YOUR car!
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I replaced my Tom-Tom recently with a New Garmin with Lifetime updates. I had to modify my mount. what I did was take the belt clip that came off the measuring tape turned it over and flattened the little curve in it. i then got a Vent mount for my Garmin from E-Bay and cut off the vent mounting tabs. I used the screwhole that was on the clip that held it to the measuring tape and used a small sheet metal screw and attached it to the vent mount. and then put the clip on the trim piece between the two center vents so my wife could see the GPS also.
Here is what it looks like (sorry the wire is not attached to it in these pictures) I unhook the power when not in use.

I also downloaded the Bumblebee car from the Garmin website.
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