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2017 CX-5 Phone Mount Options

tibimakai

San Dimas CA
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USA
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2014 CX-5 Touring
You should get a piece of flat aluminum bar from Home Depot, and make an extension, with two holes.
 
You should get a piece of flat aluminum bar from Home Depot, and make an extension, with two holes.
Yes, I was thinking of that, too. But, I am too lazy =;P and it seems that current setup is not that bad. Only worry with the extension bar is to add any bouncing while moving. Short extension may not be issue so I may try it when I have time later.
 
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Denmark
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Mazda cx5 2019 Opt
Hi, first post here 🙋‍♂️

Modified an UltiMAG FLEXMAG, with a small stainless steel plate ;-)

No drilling no glueing, easy to snap off.

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Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
Contributor
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
Hi, first post here 🙋‍♂️

Modified an UltiMAG FLEXMAG, with a small stainless steel plate ;-)

No drilling no glueing, easy to snap off.

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Welcome to the forum, Stumbi!

If you want to, you can update your Profile to enter your location and/or the vehicle you own. It will display under your avatar (as mine does) so folks won't have to ask.

That being said, I like your solution. I keep going back & forth on ways to mount my phone or just letting it lay in that console pocket where the cigarette lighter is. I only use the phone for calls, and it's Bluetoothed to the system for that, so I never look at the phone's screen. It always seems to needlessly be in the way anywhere else.

I made a couple of mounts for my 7" tablet so I could display readouts from the OBD2 reader as I drive. I used these:



There's space all around the perimeter of the infotainment screen where these can wedge between it and the dashboard...front, side and back. So you can put whatever you want to hold down into the loop, then squeeze it closed/wedge it in, and it will be held in place without making any modifications. They pull right out without leaving a mark. There's just the right amount of space for the tabs to fit.

I put a screen saver on the infotainment screen so I can apply a small piece of Velcro to it (without harming the screen) and the mating piece to the back of one of these loops for holding down semi-heavy things that might tend to pull these out while driving, since they only shove down but so far (I measured the available depth, and believe it's about 1/4"-3/8" if I recall correctly.).

Since it seems you like these kind of projects, I thought I'd share this with you. I think you might make use of it!
 
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2014 & 2019 CX-5 Touring(s)
Please everyone, take a look at this device that simply and elegantly clips around the Emergency Flasher button. Fits beautifully and has a nice softtex finish. It comes with a gravity-clamp for a phone, but I just tossed that and am using a wireless charger/holder instead. The mount itself has a slot-in ball mount that will fit garmin mounts and many others.

I saw this device on another thread somewhere here (I thought it was this one, but apparently not) and bought it myself and am VERY happy with it. Believe me, I'm a big DIY'er, but this works so well and is cheap AND removable there's no reason to go the harder path.

Available at multiple places on AliExpress, such as: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000233550142.html. UPDATE: Ouch, price went up nearly $10 from when I got it a few weeks ago. So shop around.
OK, looked some more, here's a cheaper one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000668395129.html




Comes with or without the slots for the vent on/off wheels, depending on your car.

 
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Denmark
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Mazda cx5 2019 Opt
Welcome to the forum, Stumbi!

If you want to, you can update your Profile to enter your location and/or the vehicle you own. It will display under your avatar (as mine does) so folks won't have to ask.

That being said, I like your solution. I keep going back & forth on ways to mount my phone or just letting it lay in that console pocket where the cigarette lighter is. I only use the phone for calls, and it's Bluetoothed to the system for that, so I never look at the phone's screen. It always seems to needlessly be in the way anywhere else.
Welcome to the forum, Stumbi!

If you want to, you can update your Profile to enter your location and/or the vehicle you own. It will display under your avatar (as mine does) so folks won't have to ask.

That being said, I like your solution. I keep going back & forth on ways to mount my phone or just letting it lay in that console pocket where the cigarette lighter is. I only use the phone for calls, and it's Bluetoothed to the system for that, so I never look at the phone's screen. It always seems to needlessly be in the way anywhere else.

I made a couple of mounts for my 7" tablet so I could display readouts from the OBD2 reader as I drive. I used these:



There's space all around the perimeter of the infotainment screen where these can wedge between it and the dashboard...front, side and back. So you can put whatever you want to hold down into the loop, then squeeze it closed/wedge it in, and it will be held in place without making any modifications. They pull right out without leaving a mark. There's just the right amount of space for the tabs to fit.

I put a screen saver on the infotainment screen so I can apply a small piece of Velcro to it (without harming the screen) and the mating piece to the back of one of these loops for holding down semi-heavy things that might tend to pull these out while driving, since they only shove down but so far (I measured the available depth, and believe it's about 1/4"-3/8" if I recall correctly.).

Since it seems you like these kind of projects, I thought I'd share this with you. I think you might make use of it!

I made a couple of mounts for my 7" tablet so I could display readouts from the OBD2 reader as I drive. I used these:



There's space all around the perimeter of the infotainment screen where these can wedge between it and the dashboard...front, side and back. So you can put whatever you want to hold down into the loop, then squeeze it closed/wedge it in, and it will be held in place without making any modifications. They pull right out without leaving a mark. There's just the right amount of space for the tabs to fit.

I put a screen saver on the infotainment screen so I can apply a small piece of Velcro to it (without harming the screen) and the mating piece to the back of one of these loops for holding down semi-heavy things that might tend to pull these out while driving, since they only shove down but so far (I measured the available depth, and believe it's about 1/4"-3/8" if I recall correctly.).

Since it seems you like these kind of projects, I thought I'd share this with you. I think you might make use of it!


Thanks, I use my phone for music so it's nice to have it placed for useI. Just made it so it may need to be slightly modified. I will test it in the coming days. I've fixed my profiler as you suggested.
 

dwm

2019 CX-5 Signature Soul Red
This elegant, little, magnetic phone mount works for me. I bought the first one at Walmart one year ago for $4.88 but they no longer have them. So I found the identical item online (albeit with a logo) for $5.00 shipped from TechOrbits. Here is the super long URL link:


My wife and I can both have phones on the dash on long trips. The mounts have nice, tight swivel adjustments and clip securely into the vent. Air can still get by although with some restriction.

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Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
Contributor
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
This elegant, little, magnetic phone mount works for me. I bought the first one at Walmart one year ago for $4.88 but they no longer have them. So I found the identical item online (albeit with a logo) for $5.00 shipped from TechOrbits. Here is the super long URL link:


My wife and I can both have phones on the dash on long trips. The mounts have nice, tight swivel adjustments and clip securely into the vent. Air can still get by although with some restriction.

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I have something similar, but the phone either falls off or swivels down so I cannot see it.
 

Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
Contributor
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
Well these have really strong magnets and the swivel ball stays where you position it.
Yeh, mine's a cheap one. It came with the case I bought (the case has the metallic disc on the back.)

I just keep my phone in the cubby by the cigarette lighter, since everything I do with it can be done via the infotainment system.
 

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