scknogas
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Location: San Diego, CA

Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:56 pm

I have a ProClip installed in my Bolt EV Premier and have HATED the need to have the USB cable get in the way of myself or my passengers, so I decided to run the cable as hidden as I could without making any holes or damage to the car.

15 - Final VIew with iphone and carplay running.jpg
15 - Final VIew with iphone and carplay running.jpg (67.72 KiB) Viewed 6037 times

16 - Final View with Cable hidden.jpg
16 - Final View with Cable hidden.jpg (94 KiB) Viewed 6037 times


The steps are in the names of the files (in the following comments, because only 3 images per post... and hopefully it makes sense to others...

Enjoy,
Driving 2017 Bolt EV - NoGas since 1/5/17~
http://www.voltstats.net/BoltEV/Stats/Details/9033
Past EVs
2014 Spark EV - http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463
2011 Volt - http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/10

scknogas
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Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:56 pm

01 - Remove 10mm front bolt (both sides).jpg
01 - Remove 10mm front bolt (both sides).jpg (57.3 KiB) Viewed 6036 times

02 - Remove 10 mm rear bolt (both sides).jpg
02 - Remove 10 mm rear bolt (both sides).jpg (54.15 KiB) Viewed 6036 times

03 - Notice in the inductive charging a half round hole at the bottom.jpg
03 - Notice in the inductive charging a half round hole at the bottom.jpg (48.12 KiB) Viewed 6036 times
Driving 2017 Bolt EV - NoGas since 1/5/17~
http://www.voltstats.net/BoltEV/Stats/Details/9033
Past EVs
2014 Spark EV - http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463
2011 Volt - http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/10

scknogas
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Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:57 pm

04 - Comes out of this horn.jpg
04 - Comes out of this horn.jpg (60.4 KiB) Viewed 6036 times

05 - a look underneath at the horn.jpg
05 - a look underneath at the horn.jpg (92.03 KiB) Viewed 6036 times

06 - feed the phone end through this hole.jpg
06 - feed the phone end through this hole.jpg (54.57 KiB) Viewed 6036 times
Last edited by scknogas on Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Driving 2017 Bolt EV - NoGas since 1/5/17~
http://www.voltstats.net/BoltEV/Stats/Details/9033
Past EVs
2014 Spark EV - http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463
2011 Volt - http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/10

scknogas
Posts: 31
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:41 pm
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:57 pm

07 - It will come out here (may need to use small needle nose pliers).jpg
07 - It will come out here (may need to use small needle nose pliers).jpg (66.36 KiB) Viewed 6036 times

08 - Run cable along the trim piece and carefully tuck under.jpg
08 - Run cable along the trim piece and carefully tuck under.jpg (61.49 KiB) Viewed 6036 times

09 - Carefully disconnect the piston for the glove box.jpg
09 - Carefully disconnect the piston for the glove box.jpg (56.05 KiB) Viewed 6036 times
Driving 2017 Bolt EV - NoGas since 1/5/17~
http://www.voltstats.net/BoltEV/Stats/Details/9033
Past EVs
2014 Spark EV - http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463
2011 Volt - http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/10

scknogas
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Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:58 pm

10 - This is the connection for the piston and tabs for box.jpg
10 - This is the connection for the piston and tabs for box.jpg (58.83 KiB) Viewed 6036 times

11 - With the box hanging down fish the USB cable up.jpg
11 - With the box hanging down fish the USB cable up.jpg (59.05 KiB) Viewed 6036 times

12 - Lightly press the plastic to allow the USB cable to pop out the slot.jpg
12 - Lightly press the plastic to allow the USB cable to pop out the slot.jpg (51.14 KiB) Viewed 6036 times
Driving 2017 Bolt EV - NoGas since 1/5/17~
http://www.voltstats.net/BoltEV/Stats/Details/9033
Past EVs
2014 Spark EV - http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463
2011 Volt - http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/10

scknogas
Posts: 31
Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:41 pm
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:58 pm

13 - Run the cable through the mounting bracket.jpg
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14 - With glove box closed it is mostly hidden.jpg
14 - With glove box closed it is mostly hidden.jpg (69.95 KiB) Viewed 6036 times
Driving 2017 Bolt EV - NoGas since 1/5/17~
http://www.voltstats.net/BoltEV/Stats/Details/9033
Past EVs
2014 Spark EV - http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463
2011 Volt - http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/10

Sperling3
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Joined: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:14 pm

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:10 pm

You have done an admirable job!

I do have a basic question - why would you need an iPhone mount in your Bolt? Given Car Play, all the things you can safely do while driving a car is available via Car Play.

Thanks.

wakkoroti
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:13 am

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:42 pm

Waze. Using Waze is the only reason why I need to mount it to be visible.

scknogas
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Location: San Diego, CA

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:28 pm

Sperling3 wrote:You have done an admirable job!

I do have a basic question - why would you need an iPhone mount in your Bolt? Given Car Play, all the things you can safely do while driving a car is available via Car Play.

Thanks.


Good point. For me, there are all the apps I don't have, that don't have Car Play support. But, more importantly to unclutter the center console area. My OCD, goes NUTS when the phone is sliding around and then either slides into the cupholder (always while I have the drink in my hand!) or between the seats! So, I MUST HAVE PLACE TO PUT IT!!! :shock: :roll: :mrgreen:

Once I had the ProClips Mount, I had the place, but then it was the cable dangling and in the way that was bothering my OCD. Hence, this little bit of tweaking.

I'm taking bets to see how long the white cable sticking out of the ProClip mount or the "visible" section of the USB cable will last until I "HAVE" to fix those. :lol:
Driving 2017 Bolt EV - NoGas since 1/5/17~
http://www.voltstats.net/BoltEV/Stats/Details/9033
Past EVs
2014 Spark EV - http://www.voltstats.net/SparkEV/Stats/Details/4463
2011 Volt - http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/10

rwill
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:35 pm

Re: Finally ran a USB cable for iPhone mount with "minimal" visibility

Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:50 am

This seems like a TON of work. I've found the Fuse Chicken Bobine Auto to best the best solution. Been using it for probably 3 years in different vehicles. Ordered the pro-clip but returned it when I found it was passenger side only. And went back to the Fuse. Nothing beats it.

https://www.fusechicken.com/products/bobineauto

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