A8 Parts Forum  

Go Back   A8 Parts Forum > A8 D2 > D2 - Everything else

D2 - Everything else Anything that doesnt fit elsewhere

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10th June 2018, 08:27 PM
Davey Blueeyes Davey Blueeyes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Isle of Wight
Posts: 204
Default Phone cradle recommendations for a D2?!

Hi all,

Bit of a strange silly one really, but does anyone actually know of a decent phone cradle that squeezes in the only legal place these can be fitted?

Apparently it's the lower right hand side of the windscreen above the dash, where there a multitude of air vents and not much room either!
__________________

2002 D2 S8 - Avus Silver, Valcona red leather, Dark Myrtle wood inserts, Heated rear seats, Heated windscreen, Auto dim rear view mirror, Bose, Xenon Plus, Servotronic, Extended leather, Heat & UV Reflective glass & Ski hatch
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10th June 2018, 09:39 PM
MikkiJayne MikkiJayne is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Devon
Posts: 1,710
Default

Brodit 652106, mounts to the centre vents so not on the windscreen at all



Buy here from DSL Developments along with a matching cradle for your phone
__________________


facebook.com/D2Doctor

Last edited by MikkiJayne; 10th June 2018 at 09:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10th June 2018, 11:04 PM
Zip's Avatar
Zip Zip is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 587
Thumbs up

Seconded...go Brodit. Best ones out there. I have the black steel bracket that slips neatly between the wood trim around the RNS-D and the dash plastic to the left, and the variable size cradle that currently supports my iPhone 7 in an apple leather shell case. Had a number of handset-specific cradles on the same bracket over the last 10 years, including blackberries and Nokia lumias.
__________________

2002 D2 S8: Ebony Black over Platinum. A8L Comfort front seats in black (), heated rear seats, extended Leather Pack 3, blinds, glass sunroof, MFSW, Dension Gateway 100 for iPod, ski-hatch, xenon plus, auto dimming mirrors, 20" FE wheels in black chrome, billet aluminium 'brake block', gunmetal Brembo calipers
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10th June 2018, 11:32 PM
tintin tintin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,531
Default Steelie..

..like this, less obtrusive than a plastic mount

http://www.niteize.com/product/Steel...-Mount-Kit.asp
__________________

Autos Autos everywhere...
(1) Tesla Model S: (85D). Silent and deadly, and very, very fast...
(2) 2003 D2 S8 Final Edition:Bulletproof and faultless: Ebony Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times annual winner of Best D2 1st prize forum trophy
(3) Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11th June 2018, 03:58 AM
Architex_mA8tey's Avatar
Architex_mA8tey Architex_mA8tey is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London/Oxford/Swindon
Posts: 7,253
Default

I use the Brodit mount which locates on the left of the centre console, primarily because it damages nothing (the clip just locates over the top edge and hooks under the bottom trim edge and you can slide it and tighten as required) and it keeps everything out of the way of all the vents and buttons
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8210.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	307.9 KB
ID:	19454   Click image for larger version

Name:	11377287_843402392423116_8717550767667552791_n.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	71.2 KB
ID:	19455  
__________________

Confidence is the feeling you have before you know better . . . .
Audi A8 D2 3.7 Quattro Sport 1999 FL - Melange
20" x 9" Bentley GTC Wheels with 385mm W12 Front Discs & Bentley Caliper Covers, Front Lowered on Coilovers, Xenons, Combined DRLs and LED Foglights to modified OEM front fog lamp position, Alcantara/Leather, Full Black Alcantara headlining + pillars and blind shelf, Bespoke Flat Bottomed Sports Steering Wheel, Dark Myrtle Wood, Autodim Mirrors, Bose, Blinds, Digital TV, Ski Hatch, Modified rear exhaust section for extra V8 Burble
Next - Clean Car, Phantom Aeriel, Clean Car again, Fit Variable Back Box with remote control on/off Loudness, RNS-e, Clean Car again!
Audi A8L D3 4.2 Petrol with LPG - Oyster Grey
and some other A8's A8L's and Mercs

Last edited by Architex_mA8tey; 11th June 2018 at 04:04 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11th June 2018, 09:21 AM
Davey Blueeyes Davey Blueeyes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Isle of Wight
Posts: 204
Default

Thanks my friends, some great ideas there.

MJ, does that one damage the vents? I'm a bit sceptical of vent ones as I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 and it's a bit of a lump!

Don't want my beautiful vents getting damaged!
__________________

2002 D2 S8 - Avus Silver, Valcona red leather, Dark Myrtle wood inserts, Heated rear seats, Heated windscreen, Auto dim rear view mirror, Bose, Xenon Plus, Servotronic, Extended leather, Heat & UV Reflective glass & Ski hatch
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11th June 2018, 09:33 AM
MikkiJayne MikkiJayne is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Devon
Posts: 1,710
Default

It distorts the plastic a wee bit but nothing dramatic, and it'll go back to standard without any lasting effects. It basically clips on to outer edges of the vent, so wedges between the foam of the dash and the wood surrounding the radio. If you look closely at the pic to the left of the clip you can just see the slight bend in the lower bit of the vent. It'll hold an S7 no problem.

Neil's centre-console mount is less of an interference fit, but I found when I had one there it was more distracting because you have to look down to see it. If you have an Android Auto head unit then its less of an issue, but if you're using the phone itself for nav I personally prefer the higher one. Also, you get better GPS reception higher up since it can see more of the horizon.
__________________


facebook.com/D2Doctor
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11th June 2018, 10:43 AM
Davey Blueeyes Davey Blueeyes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Isle of Wight
Posts: 204
Default

Thanks MJ
__________________

2002 D2 S8 - Avus Silver, Valcona red leather, Dark Myrtle wood inserts, Heated rear seats, Heated windscreen, Auto dim rear view mirror, Bose, Xenon Plus, Servotronic, Extended leather, Heat & UV Reflective glass & Ski hatch
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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.