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    Pics of your in-car iPhone mounting??

    Considering the TomTom app (or cheaper alternative which may be just as good if you've got experience of alternative apps & care to give info), which means the phone would need to be somewhere visible in the car.

    I've seen folk have holders coming out of the centre console.
    I had a window suction holder for my old phone, but this would mean charger wire trailing over the dash which i'd prefer to stay away from.

    I do have a lead coming from the rear of my H/U (Alpine 103BT) but this runs through the rear of the mini box under the headlight switch & is therefore (a) out of sight & (b) for my iPod.

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    you could plumb in a permanent powercable and get the cable out by the a pillar.
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    3,429 posts says you should've at some point come across my range of knowledge on these boards lol.

    I like the idea, sort of (so long as it was only powered when the ignition was on), but i wouldn't have a clue where to start with that.

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    Easy peasy wire in another 12v socket in parrallel to your existing one behind the dash, plug in a usb power plug and then run your cable beind the dash and up to the pillar. With wiring into the existing 12v socket it will only work with ignition on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiberson View Post
    Easy peasy wire in another 12v socket in parrallel to your existing one behind the dash, plug in a usb power plug and then run your cable beind the dash and up to the pillar. With wiring into the existing 12v socket it will only work with ignition on.

    Aye...............sounds an absolute skoosh

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    Its not overly difficult could've explained it a bit better if needed. Not much work needed at all tbh prob take half hour, hour max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    Considering the TomTom app
    Jailbreak your iphone - then it's free!

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    Copilot > TomTom
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    Just about to buy a 6-in-1 FM Transmitter off Play.com 13.99 that will charge my iphone 4. Im also buying a stereo with AUX in so i have the best of both worlds. for satnav tho i would recommend the tomtom mount

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    I'm thinking of making a custom housing for mine in the pillar like boost gauge exept it's for an iPhone. Can't see that being too hard. Should only need some small bits of MDF to make a frame, some mesh, fibre glass and some filler and it would look real tidy. Not figured out how I would support the phone and stop it falling out yet though.

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