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Well due to Force Recon's not responding to my PM's (for whatever reason), I wanted to put the question out there of where can I find an iPod holder that will fit right in the little "cubby hole" next to the radio?<p> For those that remember his most recent post with a picture of his cabin setup, the iPod sits right in the holder easily within arm's reach.<p>Also, did anyone ever figure out how he got the "R" logo on his iPod in the picture? Or was that just some crafty photochoppin?
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (Tekk)

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Well due to Force Recon's not responding to my PM's (for whatever reason), [\QUOTE]<p>Maybe he's on vacation? <p>From the looks of the old photo, I don't think you're going to find a holder that just fits right into the cubby hole. I think your best bet is to remove the cubby, find an ipod mount with a small base that will fit inside, screw it to the back or side of the cubby, and reinstall.
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (needsdecaf)

Or get the added cupholder and get a cupholder mount.
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (Tekk)

<A HREF="http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=193778" TARGET="_blank">http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCa...93778</A> <br> <IMG SRC="http://images.belkin.com/F8E467xBLK/FUL1_F8E467xBLK.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>$29.99, coupon "12345" drops it down to $17.99.<p>Take one of the cupholder mounts, cut some slots in it so it can bend, screw the mount into it backwards, then shove it into the cubbhole. Works perfectly, sits flush, and can be removed easily.
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (Tekk)

the pro.fit loboy mount fits nicely in the cubby hole.... Available on crutchfield.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pktojd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Or get the added cupholder and get a cupholder mount.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have the belkin cupholder mount mentioned in the post above. When you put it in the dash cupholder, it sticks way out and is very high. Not a very classy install IMO. <p>Better to do something with the cubby.
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (needsdecaf)

What about this holder from Griots Garage? It would fit in any cup holder.<p><A HREF="http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?L1=L1_2500&L2=L2_2530&SKU=77816" TARGET="_blank">http://www.griotsgarage.com/ca...77816</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Texasv70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>What about this holder from Griots Garage? It would fit in any cup holder.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ya, but they are talking about a mount for an ipod
 

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I figured that if it holds cell phones, Ipods might work as well, especially since the power cord feeds up through the bottom of he holder.
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (Tekk)

I use a proclip angled mount that goes on the pass side of the radio... I am very happy with that one.... Like I said, If you want to mount the Ipod in front of the cubby hole, the best fit is the pro.fit loboy mount from cruthchfield.
 

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Didn't I see a thread last week where he said he was either giving his R to him Mom or idling it as it is his beater? I suspect he won't be spending much time here these days as I seem to recall he picked up a much nicer toy (car) or two.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tekk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well due to Force Recon's not responding to my PM's (for whatever reason...</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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I like the pro.fit loboy mount! I'll try that one I think. Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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That loboy looks alright, but I'd rather not use an adhesive or screws that will marr. I really like the idea of being able to use the cubby hole to have it closer (easily readable) to me. For now, it's just connected to the kensingotn transmitter and tucked there in the cubby.
 

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I think the Proclip angled mount is in the perfect position on the passenger side of the radio... <p>I had the loboy on my old car (05 S60). The loboy looked good as long as you did not mind losing the storage space. I drilled a hole in the cubby so the USA Spec cable could be routed behind the radio. The only thing I didn't like was that the docking connector sticks over the recirc button a little. Also, don't plan on getting the loboy out easily. Once you get it in the cubby, It is very hard to get leverage to break the adhesive bond. <p>Also, if you are getting a pro.fit ipod holder, it comes with a rubber badge you are supposed to apply on the back of the holder. Test fit your Ipod before applying the badge as it may fit better without... This rubber badge was also quite a project to remove (it covers the screws that hold the ipod mount to the loboy)
 

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I bought the in-dash cupholder from my Volvo dealer, filed a slot in the bottom of the face plate for the cable to pass through and drilled two small holes on both sides of the interface cable as I held it in position. I filed square slots on both sides of the interface cable's rubber insulation and ran a small black cable tie through the small holes I drilled in the cup holder's face and locking it on the backside of the cupholder for neatness. A black leather case on my black Nano and it looks like it's standard equipment. <p>That "hole" always struck me as looking out of place and it ends up being a perfect location for an iPod. Easy to see and easy to take with me. It lines up with the stereo nicely and it's very secure. The Nano is only attached at the USA Spec interface cable, so it's easily removed. The cupholder is even fully functional. For the price of Volvo's in dash cupholder and a cable tie, I couldn't be happier. Also, when I sell the car I still have the stock "hole" piece if I choose to take the interface with me.
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I have the belkin cupholder mount mentioned in the post above. When you put it in the dash cupholder, it sticks way out and is very high. Not a very classy install IMO. <p>Better to do something with the cubby. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You don't put it into the dash cupholder. You cut it down and stick it into the cubbyhole. It sits completely flush with the surface.<p>I guess if you already have the cupholder that's your only choice, but the original poster has the cubbyhole, and the Belkin is a perfect match for that situation.
 

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<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=50950" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=50950</A><p>This is how I did it. I put it in last January and have not had a single problem with it. I think you can get a Black one too that would better fit the color of the dash.<p>-Caleb
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (partridge)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>partridge</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You don't put it into the dash cupholder. You cut it down and stick it into the cubbyhole. It sits completely flush with the surface.<p>I guess if you already have the cupholder that's your only choice, but the original poster has the cubbyhole, and the Belkin is a perfect match for that situation.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I was responding to pktojd who said: <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pktojd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Or get the added cupholder and get a cupholder mount.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>and was advising against this. I realized that your method did not use the cupholder. Sorry for the confusion. <p>
 

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Re: iPod holder for little cubby hole...WTB but where? (CSW)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CSW</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=50950" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=50950</A><p>This is how I did it. I put it in last January and have not had a single problem with it. I think you can get a Black one too that would better fit the color of the dash.<p>-Caleb</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That does look nice and I have that same Belkin iPod holder. Well I just got my iPod adapter from iPD yesterday so I'll have to do some trimming of the cupholder tonight so I can install it!!! very excited to finally have some music selection in my car!
 
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