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Dash mounting a tablet by Formula350
Started on: 08-13-2016 09:25 PM
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Search turned up nothing.

I am using an old Google Nexus 7 for tuning. My megasquirt ECU has bluetooth, so don't need to worry about cabling. It gets annoying when the tablet flies off the console on corners.

Does anyone have a tablet mounted in or on the dash? Would appreciate some pictures. I've got some ideas, but like to see how others have done it.
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Glue. Lots and lots of glue. Maybe some Gorilla Glue. And duct tape. You can never go wrong with duct tape.
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Originally posted by Formula350:

I am using an old Google Nexus 7 for tuning.


It sounds like you only need a 'temporary' solution for tuning, not a permanent install.

Probably a windshield mount would do the job?
https://www.arkon.com/categ...ar-mount-holder.html



The only 'blank space' in the dash is on the passenger side.




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Originally posted by fierosound:

It sounds like you only need a 'temporary' solution for tuning, not a permanent install.



Well, a tablet can be used for other things beside tuning the engine. What I would like is a semi-permanent mount that lets me easily remove the tablet for use out of the Fiero.

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Decided to go with this Arkon floor mount flex shaft.



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Originally posted by Formula350:

Decided to go with this Arkon floor mount flex shaft.







I have this mount in both of my Fieros.
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In the Fiero, my 10" acer tablet fits between the shifter & leans on the dash. Stays put unless I take a corner on two wheels.

For my Suburban, I use this cup mount, works pretty good, tablet has GPS with google maps built in.


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Note: Anything attach to or blocking the windshield is illegal in some states/areas.
Is why EZpass etc say put their transponder behind the rear-view mirror.
Why many handicap hang tags often say to remove them during driving.

I know People that have been stopped for inspection/emission stickers mounted too high on the glass.
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Originally posted by theogre:

Note: Anything attach to or blocking the windshield is illegal in some states/areas.


I have to ask.... do you work for the DOT? I just have to ask after reading years of your NUMEROUS posts about DOT regulations. You post any time someone talks about altering or changing:side mirrors, tail lights lenses, tail light bulbs, LED conversions, Headlight Conversions, brake caliper Conversions, Brake booster upgrades and conversions, Tinting, Lettering on the top of the front window, Headlamp bulb replacements, changing headlight housing.......... and now to include tablet mounts!

Are you in this field of work?


As for the tablet sliding, I have mine temporarily in the center console, in front of the shifter resting on the radio bezel. I used one of these NON SLIP PADS under the tablet, and it has never moved once, no matter how hard I corner

It does not have any adhesive on it, it is just real "grippy".... When mine gets dusty, it does not work as well, I just rinse it in the sink and it is as good as new.

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I use a magnetic holder I purchased on Amazon. It is very strong, but so easy to just slap the phone up there. Have them in all my cars now. In the Fiero, mounted it to the right of the AC controls, so it's out of the way, but easily seen.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/p...02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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