What is your "Setup"

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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:50 am

paulk wrote:
Ah yes, the dreaded ground loop. I don't know if it's the new charger, the arrangement of the cables, or the car, but with my new charger I've never gotten this interference. For what it's worth, I ran Waze on a family trip in my mother's CX-9, and there was quite a lot of interference.


I have a 2007 Yaris that's been plagued by this when my iPhone's plugged in the the car's Aux jack and the charger's in use. As I've just discovered Waze, I had more incentive to find a solution so I can keep the charger plugged in. Picked up a "ground loop isolator" from Radio Shack, and the buzz is gone! :-)


Nice! I discovered back when I worked at the Toyota dealership last year that there's a TSB (Toyota Service Bulletin) out for the ground loop on certain models from the '06 and '07 model years. If your Yaris is still under warranty, and if you go into the dealer service department, tell them you get a static noise while charging and listening to your iPhone at the same time, and they should fix you up with an in-dash ground loop filter, covered by warranty!

I say "should" because I'm not sure how good your particular dealership is about checking TSBs and all that. I wouldn't mention the bulletin to the service writer at first, though, because a lot of them get mad about things people get fixed just because the internet says they can. Maybe ask something more like, "Are there any recalls about it?" or "Have you heard this kind of thing before?"
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:09 pm

robin1979 wrote:2010 Honda Civic - (Pictures)
iPhone 3.1.2 - non-jailbroken
USB connection to the Honda SatNav/Audio/Charger


Aww, damn, you Europeans get the cool Civic!
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:09 pm

astra77 wrote:Phone: iphone 3GS
Car: Dodge Journey
Location: The Netherlands

Wazing since yesterday :)

Wow, I didn't think they even sold Dodges in the Netherlands. Huh.
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:41 am

apexmi wrote:iPhone 3gs
Kensington Mount
2000 Dodge Caravan currently 332,000 miles.

:o WOW! How many transmissions have you gone through?!
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:28 am

This is my current "mounting solution"... waiting on that treasure chest car mount! :lol:

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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:17 pm

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2013 Ford Focus Titanium 5-speed

Probably the best car mount I've ever used, and I've used a lot: the Aduro U-Grip Plus. You can insert and remove the phone with one hand, basically you push the phone against one of the spring-loaded grips outward until the phone fits. To remove, just pull the phone out one side at a time. The suction cup is also insane—it stays for weeks at a time, even on the Focus's textured dash, even on a slope! Easy to stick on, too. It comes with an adhesive pad if that doesn't work—but it's pretty unlikely you'll need it, I think.

The only downside is that it's basically impossible not to move the holder around when inserting or removing the phone. It's easy to adjust, though.

My previous mount was very sturdy, but it only had a regular suction cup (albeit a very good one), and it was only adjustable in notches. It was really difficult for the obsessive in me to get it the way I wanted it. It'd stay there once I found it, but if it fell off, it'd take a bunch of readjusting again.

I'll post a night pic later. Waze's night theme matches the Ford's dash pretty well!


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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:15 pm

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At night. Mostly took this so I could color-match a night theme to my gauge needle color.
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:14 pm

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sketch wrote:Image

2013 Ford Focus Titanium 5-speed

Probably the best car mount I've ever used, and I've used a lot: the Aduro U-Grip Plus. You can insert and remove the phone with one hand, basically you push the phone against one of the spring-loaded grips outward until the phone fits. To remove, just pull the phone out one side at a time. The suction cup is also insane—it stays for weeks at a time, even on the Focus's textured dash, even on a slope! Easy to stick on, too. It comes with an adhesive pad if that doesn't work—but it's pretty unlikely you'll need it, I think.

The only downside is that it's basically impossible not to move the holder around when inserting or removing the phone. It's easy to adjust, though.

My previous mount was very sturdy, but it only had a regular suction cup (albeit a very good one), and it was only adjustable in notches. It was really difficult for the obsessive in me to get it the way I wanted it. It'd stay there once I found it, but if it fell off, it'd take a bunch of readjusting again.

I'll post a night pic later. Waze's night theme matches the Ford's dash pretty well!


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That looks like a street in Metairie. Somewhere in the Vets/Clearview to Causeway area.

Lake side of W Esplanade, but otherwise right on the money! :)
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:41 pm

txemt wrote:Cleary?
Just two blocks off!
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:16 pm

Grace King side of Cleary, if that's what you mean. Other side of W Esplanade.
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