I never thought to add the bit that was discarded to the pictures. I should have mentioned that I unscrewed the tomtom mount plate from the original shaft and sucker of the main mount. I was tempted to cut it initially, but decided on unscrewing it in case I ever needed to change it back to standard (unlikely, but if it hadn't worked out how I wanted, I would have changed it back). The good thing about araldite is the fact that with a bit of brute force it snaps away cleanly. Either way, I am including the images of the unused parts of the mount in case it turns out you have the same type. Even if yours is different, if it has the ball mount for adjustment, it may come apart in a similar way.
As to doing the same idea with a cd? It's always a possibility, though I am not sure how rigig a single cd would be. I would be tempted to use something a little more substantial. The only thing to be careful of would be cutting the disc (or whatever else you use) in such away that it avoids the motorised pick up of the disc mechanism.
Unfortunately, I dodnt have access to the type of head unit you have so am unable to help you there.
whats wrong with putting it on the screen like any other driver ? that looks like you really have to take your eyes of the road to see it ! if i was going to make something i,d probably go for a device that dropped down from the sunvisor or hung off my rear view mirror , but fair play to you anyway m8
personally, I think anything on the screen detracts from what you should be looking at and need to see clearly, that being the road and traffic in front of you. I only look at the sat nav when its safe to do so. But as nearly every manufacturer fits it in a similar place when in dash, and especially as in my case it is even higher than standard, then I feel it is better placed than on screen.
When you consider how far away screens are on some cars, it is even better where it is. I dont know about you, but I only glance at the satnav when needed, being out of direct line of sight makes it that much less of a distraction.
Fitting on the screen could be illegal.
You are not supposed to have anything on the screen or blocking a part of the screen that is within the arc of the wiper blades. (ie: things hanging from rear view mirror etc)
If you do and you hit someone you will be at fault regardless as your vision was impaired.
this is a good idea... this is where i have fitted mine.....
and taken a power feed off the interior light, then hidden the tomtom changer bit in the roof too....
now that my friend is ingenuity,i like that idea,the trouble i have with my tomtom is that the windscreen on my coupe rakes back at such a low angle that there's barely room for it to fit so i'm going to try your idea,now where's that blow torch....
although I do like that idea. It still relies on the rubber sucker (and the marks on the screen that I hate) so am sticking to the tape deck
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