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post #1 of 16 Old 01-05-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,
just got a new 2011 C-MAX and wanted to add my iPhone car mount so I can use my GPS.
Problem is it looks like the new dashboard has almost no flat section where I can use the suction system.

Anyone with a solution for generic phone car mounts?

Requirement: should not be on the windshield as the phone can't mask a portion of the vision (at least where I live... Switzerland). That's why I want to mount it on the dashboard itself, so it masks sections of the dashboard, not the road.

Any success with a suction mount?
Any success with an air vent mount? I'd like to avoid the phone be blown with hot air while driving.

Thanks for any suggestion.



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post #2 of 16 Old 01-05-2011, 06:41 PM
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Hi Steve

I use a navmat on mine it will hold any suction mount, will not slip round corners, will not leave any tell tale rings for your car thieves to get interested in, can be moved to any car and just gets put away when you leave the car.

http://www.navmat.co.uk/shop/product...ID=121&af=1903

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post #3 of 16 Old 01-05-2011, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your help.
I was thinking something more "stable" in a way. But I may think twice.



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This is a good product
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=kensington+assistone&tag=googhyd r-21&index=aps&hvadid=6658887714&ref=pd_sl_7zca8wsjb s_b

and it will be available in Europe

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Thanks, but how do you attach it?
A suction system won't work as there are no flat surfaces on the dashboard.
That's my problem.


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what about windsrceen

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post #7 of 16 Old 01-06-2011, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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No I can't, the windscreen is too far away to keep it at dashboard level.
I'm not allowed to have the GPS actually be positioned in the sight of the road.
My former car was ok as the Windscreen was steeper, so the GPS was a few inches behind my wheel (turning wheel). But on the 2011 C-MAX the GPS would be unreachable and unreadable.
I may opt for an air vent system, but that means not using the air vent anymore in winter (too much heating the phone).


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Check this site out, there may be something to suit you here

http://www.dsldevelopments.com/?gcli...FQ4f4QodFxtlZA

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post #9 of 16 Old 01-07-2011, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks.
I finally opted for the Navigon car kit since it looks like that I will be able to attach it to the only small flat area, upside down, under the central computer screen of the 2011 C-MAX.
http://www.navigon.com/portal/int/sh...duktId=6964612


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post #10 of 16 Old 01-29-2011, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ok! Finally found a solution.
Since there is absolutely no flat area in this car and most of the surfaces have a texture, there is no way to have a succion systemwork to hold my iPhone/GPS

Finally, what I found is an adhesive "dashboard set" sold my Navigon. TomTom also has something similar.
It's very cheap and solved my problem.

What I did was to remove the plastic cover in front of the central computer screen. Sealed the pad on it.
When I don't use my iPhone, I put the cover back. When I want my GPS, I then position it on this mount pad and it works like charm.

Here are 3 pictures to illustrate.
The mounting pad cost only €8 and is available here.

http://www.sjordi.com/temp/pad00.jpg
http://www.sjordi.com/temp/pad01.jpg
http://www.sjordi.com/temp/pad02.jpg


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