: Installing a cell phone cradle



Caddi4Tee
12-19-11, 10:45 PM
I just purchased a new 2011 cts-v coupe and abslolutely love it! One minor drawback though is that since I have a motorola droid x cell (instead of an iphone), it can't be controlled through the navigation system by voice and so I need a place to mount it. I have a cradle specifically made for it, which is designed to attach via suction cup to a round plastic disc included in the kit. The disc has strong adhesive tape to mount it to the car but the only logical spot to locate it would be over the analog clock which is centered below the popup screen. My question is, can someone tell me how to remove the dash trim pieces so I can install the disc? I am pretty experienced at getting into most cars from previously installing many aftermarket car stereos but just want to make sure where the snaps are before I start prying and yanking on the quite nice dash.

JimmyH
12-20-11, 07:28 PM
http://www.proclipusa.com/default.asp?sectionpath=144&processor=asp&asp_processor=product&pageid=8901&sectionid=144&countryid=0&isadmin=0&pagecategoryid=14172&ppagecategoryid=13872&action=proclipcategorysearch&wizard=&step=&siteid=&parent_category=2&v_pcat=12914&v_cat=12956&p_year=2009

cvs
12-23-11, 05:56 AM
http://www.kudausa.com/cadillac-cts-since-2008-black-a1593.html

JimmyH
12-23-11, 02:38 PM
^never seen those before. very nice.

sapugh
12-24-11, 01:24 PM
I have used pro-clip in my last 3 cars and they are great. also since the mount is separate from the phone holder you can change phones and get a new mount. have an iPhone and use the Charging holder. Same as in my Wife's Lexus GX. Mine is on the right side of the center console. I can post pics if you want

adrian-s
12-24-11, 03:35 PM
Mine is on the right side of the center console. I can post pics if you want

I'm curious how much it expands the gap between wood and edge.

-adrian

JOEYCTS-V
12-25-11, 02:02 AM
I have used pro-clip in my last 3 cars and they are great. also since the mount is separate from the phone holder you can change phones and get a new mount. have an iPhone and use the Charging holder. Same as in my Wife's Lexus GX. Mine is on the right side of the center console. I can post pics if you want

I'd like to see a pic if you don't mind.

sapugh
12-28-11, 03:21 PM
Here are some photos, I used an iPhone cable extension and the cable that came with the car. No real seperation between the wood and plastic. Only issue is it is so Horizontal that the phone can change screen orientation when cornering hard. If you use orientation lock on your phone it automatically changes back to vertical then locks.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6589330931_1dc4ec2fdf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72718693@N02/6589330931/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72718693@N02/6589330931/) by monsttr (http://www.flickr.com/people/72718693@N02/), on Flickr


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6589329135_caa030caf5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72718693@N02/6589329135/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72718693@N02/6589329135/) by monsttr (http://www.flickr.com/people/72718693@N02/), on Flickr

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Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72718693@N02/6589329959/) by monsttr (http://www.flickr.com/people/72718693@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6589328505_455d333d55_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72718693@N02/6589328505/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/72718693@N02/6589328505/) by monsttr (http://www.flickr.com/people/72718693@N02/), on Flickr

SoCalCTSV
12-28-11, 03:35 PM
I like this location mount better.

http://www.proclipusa.com/brodit-vehicle-mount/cadillac-cts-2011-2012/proclip-left-mount-804704-12956.aspx

sapugh
12-28-11, 04:15 PM
I seem to remember there was a problem with that one and the Coupe, Also running the sync cable to it would be much more challenging.

SoCalCTSV
12-28-11, 05:59 PM
I seem to remember there was a problem with that one and the Coupe, Also running the sync cable to it would be much more challenging.

There is one that specifically says not for the coupe. I need one for the work phone so it won't matter if there is a charger.

getbit
01-01-12, 07:09 PM
I seem to remember there was a problem with that one and the Coupe, Also running the sync cable to it would be much more challenging.

The website doesn't warn of this...I just tried to install it and it will not work with the Coupe.

ibiza1010
01-02-12, 04:16 PM
Here are some quick pictures of the Kuda mount in my Vagon. The Kuda mount has a small metal lip on the side which slides in between the plastic trim and the temp control / seat heat buttons, and another bendable metal lip that you curl under the console trim where it meets the carpeting near your feet. Depending on the phone mount you go with it may block the passengers view of the temp controls, I used the provided double sided tape provided with the iphone mount (also from Kuda), but it also comes with provisions to affix a universal mounting "shoe" if you have different phones to support. The mount came in black leather and although its not a 100% match it looks pretty decent compared to a black metal stand. I'm a big guy and even my knee/thigh doesn't come anywhere near the mount once attached.
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SoCalCTSV
01-02-12, 05:52 PM
My problem is my wife insists on coming with me every time I get in the car. She'll eventually knock that cradle off and ruin my console.

sapugh
01-02-12, 06:17 PM
My problem is my wife insists on coming with me every time I get in the car. She'll eventually knock that cradle off and ruin my console.

She may also want to use the seat heaters or thermostat...

SoCalCTSV
01-07-12, 01:09 PM
The website doesn't warn of this...I just tried to install it and it will not work with the Coupe.

I stand corrected but Pro Clip is sending me that one in the pics o he right of the console. They admitted the website was wrong. I still am not convinced I want it there with my wife's wild legs flailing about. Why can't women sit for an hour without crossing their legs????

CTS-V Dragon Wagon
01-28-12, 10:44 AM
http://www.proclipusa.com/default.asp?sectionpath=144&processor=asp&asp_processor=product&pageid=8901§ionid=144&countryid=0&isadmin=0&pagecategoryid=14172&ppagecategoryid=13872&action=proclipcategorysearch&wizard=&step=&siteid=&parent_category=2&v_pcat=12914&v_cat=12956&p_year=2009
I ordered the left mount and clip from ProClip and am returning it. The first time I ordered it, they sent me a left mount one for a 2011-2012 CTS-V (which was disputed by them). I returned that and they sent me the one for a '09 CTS-V. It STILL didn't fit. My wife and I tried and tried to get the mount to stay on the A-pillar but it would not. Had we tried any harder, we probably would have broken the mount. I'm sorry, but it was like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. I'm sure there are others who had no problem, but that wasn't my experience. On top of, almost $80 for a clip and a mount? To ProClip's credit, they did issue me an RMA and returning shipping label, so kudos to them for doing the right thing.

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http://www.proclipusa.com/default.asp?sectionpath=144&processor=asp&asp_processor=product&pageid=8901§ionid=144&countryid=0&isadmin=0&pagecategoryid=14172&ppagecategoryid=13872&action=proclipcategorysearch&wizard=&step=&siteid=&parent_category=2&v_pcat=12914&v_cat=12956&p_year=2009
So for this the mount is $66 and you still have to pay for a clip for your phone? Wow, that's even more than the ProClip, which didn't fit my '09.

mj1980
11-24-12, 05:42 PM
Sapugh, what extension cable did you use for the iPhone adapter? Does it allow to control your IPod functions from the car? If its not to much trouble please tell me where you purchased the cable. Thank you.

McGuffy
11-27-12, 07:55 PM
Here's mine in a Kuda -

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asilver
06-25-13, 05:04 PM
Here's mine in a Kuda -

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does the kuda block the passenger A/C controls or the glove box opening? I'll probably get it either way as it's a much better position than the proclip in this car

spearfish25
06-26-13, 11:18 PM
I have the Proclip and like it. With the orientation lock, it works just fine. I'd imagine the Kuda is too far away. I hate having to stretch to reach controls in a car.

asilver
06-26-13, 11:21 PM
I got the kuda and installed it, I prefer the location of the phone to be more vertical and I can twist the phone landscape or portrait

spearfish25
06-27-13, 08:57 AM
Sounds like we have two good options for varying preference.

SoCalCTSV
07-01-13, 12:25 PM
I have the Pro Clip and just ordered the angled extension adapter as well as the off center mounting plate. I took it off cause I kept smashing my knuckles when I shift to 5th. This will hopefully solve it.

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