Introduction: Magnetic Phone Mount
My BMW iPod interface is not lightening compatible, plus I want to see music being play, who's calling from multiple phones .. Etc
Closest I found was a CD magnetic mount for over $25 !
Step 1: Pick Your Favorite Spot
I want someplace easy to reach, clear access to AUX input & charge cables, and no hole drilling !
Center console is it !
Step 2: Supplies Needed
This build only works if you have an existing thin phone case ....
- 2 large, 1" washers
- various angle brackets
- flat 1" steel plate
- flat & lock washers
- strong rare earth magnet
- spray paint
- bench grinder
Step 3: Build Your Mounting Plate
Take 2 big washers & tape to inside of your case. You can try hot glue to outside, but it'll be ugly ..
Step 4: Build Your Mount
Nothing fancy here ....
I know I wanted a mount with tilt & rotational abilities. Just pencil sketch & try out, use your imagination.
Remember to put lock washers on frequently move joints, tighten accordingly.
Step 5: Dry Fit & Adjust
Put everything on & go for a spin.
I realize quickly that my mount plate was too low
Step 6: Grind the Corners
This step depends on your pickiness or spousal temper. My wife threw a fit when she scratch against it !
Step 7: Paint & Finish
Depending on your interior color, spray several coats to match.
Enjoy your new car mount !