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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Dash Mod * Final Pics * in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Upon purchasing my iPhone 5, I was immediately engaged with the idea of making a custom mount for it in ...
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    Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    Upon purchasing my iPhone 5, I was immediately engaged with the idea of making a custom mount for it in my CTS. First thought was to create something in the center console cup holder, but glancing down there while navigating was out of the question. Next thought was to place it in the dash area below the AC controls. I then purchased a used center console, removed the stock cubby, and molded a mount using cloth, fiberglass resin, ABS, and Bondo.

    With very little room to spare on the backside, I was forced to create a 90 deg. Lightning connector so that the phone could be controlled via steering wheel / console controls. I also wanted to be able to control the phone through Bluetooth to Siri voice commands and have all resulting sound come through the car stereo. This is especially helpful when using an app to navigate, or when receiving/sending text messages hands free. A connection is then run from there to the stock input under the center console armrest.

    The phone need to be docked/undocked easily so i created a pan that pivots the phone forward out of the cubby. The pivot is facilitated by pins on one end and a cabinet plunger latch at the other. The Lightning connector is molded to the pan so that it pivots in line with the phone as well. This was crucial to getting the phone sliding on/off the connector easily.

    Last, I wrapped everything in vinyl so that everything could be returned to stock (reinstalling the orig. stock console piece of course). I also wrapped the accent trim in a textured "Dry" Carbon Fiber vinyl. Huge improvement over my stock CTS interior colors and trim out.
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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    More pics
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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    Last ones
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    Intriguing. Nicely done. Question: where do you live? What kind of radio/heads up display is that?? Also, I see where the T/C switch is. Those are new to me!

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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post
    Intriguing. Nicely done. Question: where do you live? What kind of radio/heads up display is that?? Also, I see where the T/C switch is. Those are new to me!
    The base CTS has the T/C button there, they get heated steering wheels (and have an on/off switch for it in leu of the ctsv mag ride). In other words, OP used a base cts center console.

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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    I think he just has a base cts

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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    How do you remove it easily? Looks like it's flush against the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random84
    The base CTS has the T/C button there, they get heated steering wheels (and have an on/off switch for it in leu of the ctsv mag ride). In other words, OP used a base cts center console.
    Well that certainly explains that! Thank you, sir.

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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    Dear GAWD!!!!! You are a master!!!!!!!!!!!

    Extremely nice!!!!! and well done!!!!!!!!

    If I rocked an iPhone I would buy a kit from you.

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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    Quote Originally Posted by ptrd View Post
    How do you remove it easily? Looks like it's flush against the back.
    The phone sits inset with its face flush to the dash panel. When I want to remove it, I push on the right side of the phone. That pops the cabinet plunger and pivots the right side if the back panel and phone forward. I then grab the phone and slide it out. The reverse is true for inserting the phone. The 3rd photo shows a close up of the phone pivoted forward and the backside of the panel with the cabinet plunger switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed View Post
    Well that certainly explains that! Thank you, sir.
    Trapspeed, I have a base Performance Coupe, not a V. I posted this here because the mods in this forum are more involved then the typical "plasti dipped my car" ones you see in another forums. Thought you guys would enjoy it more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Club Malibu View Post
    Dear GAWD!!!!! You are a master!!!!!!!!!!!

    Extremely nice!!!!! and well done!!!!!!!!

    If I rocked an iPhone I would buy a kit from you.
    Thanks, but I'm far from a master. This took way to long to finish, but I'm very happy with the final results
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    You're a beast.

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    V or no V doesn't matter. We all love cars and this is a great project. Awesome.

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    Great work, thxs for sharing!

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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    really well done job!!!! clean and functional which makes it so intriguing....

    would you be willing to replicate it so its more plug and play for us less-handy / lazy peeps?

    i have the i5 and think thats great! awesome job mann!!!!

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    Re: Dash Mod * Final Pics *

    Looks great

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