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 !