Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Interior/Exterior/Visual

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #37  
Old 12-31-2011, 03:45 PM
tallguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 111
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4774
tallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Got the adjustable ProClip/Brodit holder for the iPhone 4 with case.
The case is from Amazon and I like it a lot, really inexpensive ($1.94)
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Replicas...5364195&sr=8-7

The holder is great, returned the padded holder for the iPhone without case. Didn't like the look of the padding and prefer to use the phone with a bit of protection...



__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 12-31-2011, 09:30 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Avon, CT USA
Posts: 201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 1345
PECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

I finally installed mine. Since I got a ProClip dock mount, I routed the power cable through the vent. I had to cut a small slot into the side of the vent through which I could pass the USB connector on the end of the power cable. It plugs into a Griffin USB 12V DC adapter that I plugged into the socket in the center console.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tat2boy View Post
Overall I give it a 4 out of 5 with the -1 due to the restriction of the air vent angle upward.

tat2boy - While I had the vent out of the car, I removed the top horizontal vane, which totally frees the rest of them. Overall, I give it 5 out of 5.
__________________

__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 5.7L ORAII Mineral Gray Dark/Light Frost Beige
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-01-2012, 01:29 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2464
tat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Quote:
Originally Posted by PECo View Post
I finally installed mine. Since I got a ProClip dock mount, I routed the power cable through the vent. I had to cut a small slot into the side of the vent through which I could pass the USB connector on the end of the power cable. It plugs into a Griffin USB 12V DC adapter that I plugged into the socket in the center console.


tat2boy - While I had the vent out of the car, I removed the top horizontal vane, which totally frees the rest of them. Overall, I give it 5 out of 5.
PECo - Great idea on removing to top vane to allow free movement of the vent. Was it easy to remove? Any pics?
__________________
2011 WK2 Overland
2010 JK Unlimited Sahara
2000 WJ Limited
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 01-01-2012, 01:31 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2464
tat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Quote:
Originally Posted by tallguy View Post
Got the adjustable ProClip/Brodit holder for the iPhone 4 with case.
The case is from Amazon and I like it a lot, really inexpensive ($1.94)
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Replicas...5364195&sr=8-7

The holder is great, returned the padded holder for the iPhone without case. Didn't like the look of the padding and prefer to use the phone with a bit of protection...
Congrats on the new ProClip holder! I need to get one for my gf's iPhone 4S. With that case did you have to get the larger ProClip holder that supports cases or did you go with a regular one for iPhones w/o cases?
__________________
2011 WK2 Overland
2010 JK Unlimited Sahara
2000 WJ Limited
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 01-01-2012, 04:03 AM
tallguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 111
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4774
tallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond reputetallguy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Quote:
Originally Posted by tat2boy View Post
Congrats on the new ProClip holder! I need to get one for my gf's iPhone 4S. With that case did you have to get the larger ProClip holder that supports cases or did you go with a regular one for iPhones w/o cases?
Had to go with the larger (adjustable holder), the regular one which I'd otherwise prefer (smaller) only works with the iPhone without any case.
One thing I don't like about the regular holder is the padding (it's completely covered in velvet).

In order to keep it simple I might remove the swivel mount from the adjustable holder and instead mount it directly
to the Grand Cherokee vent mount (looks cleaner to me).

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-01-2012, 10:54 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lucinda, PA
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 911
MikeON is on a distinguished road
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Well, I got the iPhone mounted where I wanted it - up high so I can still see the road when looking at the phone. I still see a little of the hood above the phone so it is not blocking forward visiion.

The mount is a Soundgate M2. The base of the mount held to the top of the dash with double sided tape.

It comes with 2 small self-adhesive disks, about the diameter and thickness of a penny. You stick one disk to the back of the phone and the mount holds it by the disk. The second disk is a spare. Well, neither disk would stick to the back of my iPhone. Dropped the phone in 5 minutes and 2 hours respectively.

So I attached one of the disks to the back of this Kensington mount I had in a different vehicle, with contact cement. So far, it is holding well. I may get a Replicase like Tallguy did and glue the other disk to it. This would be a trimmer looking setup than what I have now.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg s0001.JPG (108.9 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg s0002.JPG (119.4 KB, 41 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 01-01-2012, 08:44 PM
kaflyboy's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cornelius, NC
Posts: 446
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1624
kaflyboy is on a distinguished road
Re: New phone mounting bracket

MikeON- do you have a link you could share with all the parts needed to mount the phone in this location? Do you think the stickey pads will damage the leather on your dash?
__________________
Mineral Grey Summit with Saddle
Date ordered: 02/01/2011
Arrived in Garage 04/11/2011
Current status: Delivered
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-01-2012, 08:52 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Avon, CT USA
Posts: 201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 1345
PECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Quote:
PECo - Great idea on removing to top vane to allow free movement of the vent. Was it easy to remove? Any pics?
The top vane of the vent is very easy to remove. It snaps out with very little force. I have the ProClip Adjustable Charging Holder with Tilt Swivel and Cigarette Lighter Adapter (model 521165). The holder comes with a simple iPhone USB cable that plugs into a Griffin USB DC adapter that also came with it. Once the top vane of the vent was out, I routed the cable over what is now the top horizontal vane and between the first and second vertical vanes. The vent is fully operational. I drilled a USB plug height hole in the side of the vent and used a Dremel to cut a slot shaped USB plug width tab that I bent up when I passed the USB plug and cable through the hole. The hole is in front of the door that closes off the vent, and I covered the hole and cable with some sticky foil tape. The sides of the holder adjust out and down to accomodate wider cases. Here are some bad photos:








__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 5.7L ORAII Mineral Gray Dark/Light Frost Beige
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 01-01-2012, 11:11 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2464
tat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Quote:
Originally Posted by PECo View Post
The top vane of the vent is very easy to remove. It snaps out with very little force.
Thanks PECo for the pics. Do you think I can remove the top vane without pulling the whole vent and trim piece off again?
__________________
2011 WK2 Overland
2010 JK Unlimited Sahara
2000 WJ Limited
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-02-2012, 02:29 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Avon, CT USA
Posts: 201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 1345
PECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond reputePECo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Quote:
Originally Posted by tat2boy View Post
Do you think I can remove the top vane without pulling the whole vent and trim piece off again?
No, you'd have to remove the whole vent assembly from the dash trim piece in order to remove the top vane from the vent. You have to remove two (2) torx screws and then carefully separate the vent assembly from the trim piece. The plastic tabs that hold them together are fragile. I used a little too much force and cracked a couple of them. If you're gentle, you could easily do it without any damage. Once you have the vent assembly out, you pull the left end of the vane from a plastic piece that connects all of the vanes so they move together and then pop the other end out of the slot in which it rotates. Luckily, the plastic from which the vent is made is more flexible and robust than the plastic from which the trim pieces are made. I think that it would be worth the little bit of effort that it would take for you to do it. It makes the installation feel complete.
__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 5.7L ORAII Mineral Gray Dark/Light Frost Beige
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-02-2012, 10:35 AM
bigpanda's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 321
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1881
bigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond reputebigpanda has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Here is my set-up.

I didn't want my phone to be mounted high up in front of me. So, I decided to go with KUDA mount that goes to right side of center deck. Then I used Brodit cradle without charging kit since I don't use it often in the car.

I'm happy with the way it came out.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1030633.jpg (513.2 KB, 59 views)
File Type: jpg P1030626.jpg (507.2 KB, 62 views)
File Type: jpg P1030628.jpg (516.0 KB, 58 views)
__________________
Life is Good!!!:thumbsup:

2011 WK2 Overland 3.6 Euro Spec.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-02-2012, 11:46 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 2464
tat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond reputetat2boy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New phone mounting bracket

Quote:
Originally Posted by PECo View Post
I think that it would be worth the little bit of effort that it would take for you to do it. It makes the installation feel complete.
Thanks PECo! I'll give it a try this weekend.
__________________

__________________
2011 WK2 Overland
2010 JK Unlimited Sahara
2000 WJ Limited
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amp Mounting HELP!!! 2005 WK Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 23 11-20-2011 01:29 AM
WJ Seat Bracket Higgs98xj Troubleshooting/Problems 4 08-08-2011 04:38 PM
Sub woofer mounting problem? remmy Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 8 06-13-2011 08:15 PM
Mounting of a catch can JeepCoop Grand Cherokee - WK 4 04-14-2011 10:48 AM
How to download cell phone book to Uconnect phone billybronco1 Audio/Visual/Navigation 6 02-16-2011 10:26 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community