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Tweaking left hand operated phone mount (Nokia Lumia 1520) for Dodge Magnum 5,7 L Hemi R/T AWD 2008 [how to]

Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Tweaking left hand operated phone mount (Nokia Lumia 1520) for Dodge Magnum 5,7 L Hemi R/T AWD 2008 [how to]; published April 26, 2014, 19:50; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=2938.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571391604, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Tweaking left hand operated phone mount (Nokia Lumia 1520) for Dodge Magnum 5,7 L Hemi R/T AWD 2008 [how to]}}, month = {April},year = {2014}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=2938}}


I now upgraded my AWD / 4WD car option from Subaru "Impreza" 1,5L 2010 to my Dodge Magnum 5,7 L Hemi R/T AWD 2008. It does have power steering and automatic transmission, so all sweet with  the technical requirements. Instead of 10-11L/100km as the Subaru used to, this car uses about 12-17L/100km for the urban / freeway mix that I usually drive. The Dodge's motor has something they call MDS multiple displacement system, so it switches off 4 cylinders to save gas.

How to put my phone in, so I could still use it with my (left) hand, that was the real question. The Proclip USA site contains (non-fitting) Chrysler 300C parts - and it contains stuff for the Dodge's middle console. But no cool A-pillar mount. So I tried something else.

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The highly recommendable phone mounts for cars of Proclip USA are sold as two parts - a car mount bit, and a phone mount bit. The car phone bit of this phone mount was the left (A-pillar) dashboard mount of the Subaru Impreza 1,5L 2010 model year of Proclip USA, that - to my surprise - fit the Dodge perfectly - it just snapped on. The phone mount bit was my old Lumia 920 mount that I butchered with metal hole strips to accomodate for the Lumia 1520 seeing as if the Micro USB plug was still the same. I added a few plastic and rubber covers to protect the phone.

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Both cables - a 3,5mm audio connector for the car's AUX plug and the 12V recharger wire - were routed underneath the steering wheel, and I just fixed the tube using two clamps.

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The audio cable passes through a sheath current filter or ground loop isolator (Mantelstrom-Filter) to reduce humming. You can get 3,5mm plug sheath current filters online.

I just tucked the filter bits with the extra cable length into the glove compartment using that green towel.

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In the meantime, I replaced the modded Lumia 920 bit with a real 1520 mount. But otherwise this works as shown, and it works well.

 

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