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DesmosDromos
08-17-2013, 10:32 AM
The first thing I ordered after getting my Abarth Cabrio was the appropriate ProClip for the car. They make a really nice mount. The one for the 500 can be found here: http://www.proclipusa.com/dashboard-mounts/vehicle/fiat/500/2012-2014/proclip-left-mount-804769-16932.cmsv

I went with the A-pillar mount, link attached, vs the vent mount. I just like those better aesthetically, for quick glances at GPS apps while driving and for better cable routing. I got a Griffin 9 foot, black USB to Lightning connector cable and routed it out by the hinge of the glove box, under the edge of the passenger footwell trim, across the center console under the cup holder, under the driver footwell trim and up over top of the steering wheel pass-through right below the instrument cluster. You can only see cable from the instrument cluster to the mount and if you look hard from the right side of the steering wheel down to the plastic trim where the dashboard meets the center console (I'm still looking at better solutions for that, but don't want to interfere with the knee airbag.

I'll try to get some pics up later so you can see the routing. Clean install for GPS and other driving app use. It puts my iPhone right within reach to the left of the speedo. I can still rest my hand on the wheel and hit a button on the phone as needed.

duster497
08-17-2013, 11:23 AM
I look forward to seeing pictures!

Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
08-17-2013, 01:12 PM
That is a nice system and very affordable. I got a craven flexpod mount that mounts thru the vent and holds the phone very well. It is out of the way from other controls and with the miccus blue bridge no wires are necessary to stream music. It is a bit more expensive but materials are high quality and comes with a predrilled vent cover. It is nice to see another option. I might get one for the wife's car. 7403

lenswerks
08-17-2013, 01:19 PM
They are nice products.
I have both and use vent mount for iPad Mini.
http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/media/DSCN4927Resized.jpg.html?sort=3&o=12#/user/lenswerks/media/DSCN4927Resized.jpg.html?sort=3&o=12&_suid=137675983795602899170898103855

DesmosDromos
08-17-2013, 03:15 PM
Install photos: http://imgur.com/a/wM4mV

DesmosDromos
08-17-2013, 03:17 PM
They are nice products.
I have both and use vent mount for iPad Mini.
http://s830.photobucket.com/user/lenswerks/media/DSCN4927Resized.jpg.html?sort=3&o=12#/user/lenswerks/media/DSCN4927Resized.jpg.html?sort=3&o=12&_suid=137675983795602899170898103855

Nice wheels on that car!

aelfwyne
07-07-2015, 09:44 PM
Any of you guys still around?

I am looking at different mounts, and wondering if there's any reason this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brodit-ProClip-Center-Bracket-854124/dp/B00286YHJ4 is not available from ProClip USA. That's the vent mount. I can order it from Amazon UK, but not sure if there's any reason it won't fit on a US Spec.

Tweak
07-07-2015, 10:40 PM
Any of you guys still around?

I am looking at different mounts, and wondering if there's any reason this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brodit-ProClip-Center-Bracket-854124/dp/B00286YHJ4 is not available from ProClip USA. That's the vent mount. I can order it from Amazon UK, but not sure if there's any reason it won't fit on a US Spec.

I have a LOT of different phone mounts...just got like 3 more earlier today as a matter of fact. (I do product reviews for many companies).

This is one of the vent style mounts I like best in case it might be suitable for you.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T7AVAK8

Hard to beat the price and it works even over some pretty rough bumps for my somewhat heavy HTC One M8 inside an Otterbox case. I actually placed the metal plate INSIDE the otterbox and it still works fine for me!

jettrue
09-01-2015, 04:23 PM
... across the center console under the cup holder, under the driver footwell trim.....
Can you explain how you routed it under the cup holder? Thanks!

Scarecrow23
09-01-2015, 07:09 PM
I got this one for my Wife's 500C and am thinking about on for my car as well..

http://www.amazon.com/LYNK-Luxury-Universal-Brushed-Aluminum/dp/B00VOFYAYC/ref=pd_sim_sbs_107_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0WE2HSJCTQ07DR04MFSV&dpSrc=sims&dpST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_

user name
09-03-2015, 12:22 AM
I have a LOT of different phone mounts...just got like 3 more earlier today as a matter of fact. (I do product reviews for many companies).

This is one of the vent style mounts I like best in case it might be suitable for you.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T7AVAK8

Hard to beat the price and it works even over some pretty rough bumps for my somewhat heavy HTC One M8 inside an Otterbox case. I actually placed the metal plate INSIDE the otterbox and it still works fine for me!

i use the same kind. i don't like it blocking my vent, so...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/389/20374349055_f9aaf9d20e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/x3pS9g)abarth magnetic phone mount (https://flic.kr/p/x3pS9g) by nes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/npanelo/), on Flickr

Tweak
09-03-2015, 11:08 AM
i use the same kind. i don't like it blocking my vent, so...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/389/20374349055_f9aaf9d20e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/x3pS9g)abarth magnetic phone mount (https://flic.kr/p/x3pS9g) by nes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/npanelo/), on Flickr

I can't tell you the number of times I have held my phone to that area and considered it but I have yet to commit to sticking anything on the painted surface. :D

user name
09-03-2015, 01:13 PM
haha! I understand the fear. but my experience has shown me that it's possible to cleanly remove the (very strong) 3M adhesive that's holding it to the dash. the sinjimoru mount that I had in that area was solidly mounted for well over a year with the same type of adhesive. I just used my plastic pry tool (for interior panels) to start peeling at the edge and I just pulled off the rest by hand. no scratches and no residue!

Tweak
09-04-2015, 02:29 PM
haha! I understand the fear. but my experience has shown me that it's possible to cleanly remove the (very strong) 3M adhesive that's holding it to the dash. the sinjimoru mount that I had in that area was solidly mounted for well over a year with the same type of adhesive. I just used my plastic pry tool (for interior panels) to start peeling at the edge and I just pulled off the rest by hand. no scratches and no residue!

I have several of the magnetic vent mounts...one might have to become the donor for this project at some point.