HOW TO – Make a custom mount for Garmin Nuvi GPS (for a VW)

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HOW TO – Make a custom mount for Garmin Nuvi GPS (for a VW)

Raelx writes –

If you have ever been in a Volkswagen New Beetle you might have noticed that the dash is deep enough to take a nap on. This makes the suction cup mount provided with the Nuvi pretty much useless. You would have to press your chest to the steering wheel to touch the device.

So out of necessity and the desire for a more finished look I created a custom mount that uses the bud vase as the attachment point. If you are unfamiliar with the VW bud vase it’s important to note that it’s not just a little cup in a hole. There are actually three pin on the side of the vase that lock it in place with a twist. This makes for a very secure attachment point.

HOW TO – Make a custom mount for Garmin Nuvi GPS (for a VW) Link.


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