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Old 01-22-2014, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Accessport V3: Where did you mount yours?

I installed the Accessport V3 2 weeks ago. I decided to mount it to the flat spot just above the headlight leveling switch:



Unfortunately, the tape on the bottom of the mount is terrible and already peeled off the bottom of the mount and the dash. Also, I found that where I mounted it made accessing the headlight leveling switch and dash light dimming switch impossible to see and difficult to access. So before I re-mount it with some good 3M tape, I'm trying to figure out if there is a better spot to mount it that doesn't hide any switches/knobs but is still easy to see.

I'm considering the center mount offered by COBB but I don't like how it clutters the top of the dash by the clock and $65 for a little mount seems ridiculous. For $650 the Accessport should have come with the center mount to begin with, IMO. But that's neither here nor there.

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Anyway, I'm looking to see if anyone got creative with their mounting solutions on a GR dash. If you did, please post pics!
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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I mounted mine on the silver strip right next to the head unit by the volume knob. I used the same mount as you and have had 0 issues with it coming off or getting in the way of anything.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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Like this?



Seems like a good spot but that edge is rounded a bit. I didn't think it would hold well there. If it works think I might go this route.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:59 PM   #4
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Like this? Seems like a good spot but that edge is rounded a bit. I didn't think it would hold well there. If it works think I might go this route.
Exactly like that. Same placement and everything. The tape will follow the contour of the plastic and hold the mount in place. Maybe I just got lucky and it stuck.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:21 PM   #5
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Track down the suction cup mount.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:02 AM   #6
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got a cell phone suction cup mount. went above my inspection sticker
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #7
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Track down the suction cup mount.
Good call. I found a couple of mount options specifically designed for the AP V3 from eBay seller mfauls for very reasonable prices.

Suction Cup Mount ($17.95)






Vent Mount ($14.95)




I like the idea of the vent mount so I purchased that one. I'll see how it does with the vent to the left of the steering wheel and the vent just under the stereo.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:54 PM   #8
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Sorry, bad picture quality. I have the AP mounted on the pillar.



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Old 01-23-2014, 12:57 PM   #9
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Sorry, bad picture quality. I have the AP mounted on the pillar.
What mount did you use?
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:13 PM   #10
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What mount did you use?
It is a Pro-Clip

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:44 AM   #11
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UPDATE: The vent mount I ordered came in yesterday and I installed it last night. Overall I am very impressed. the build quality of the mount is equal/greater than that of the mount that comes with the V3 Accessport. It clips into the vent with a solid grip and has a little adjustable stand on the bottom to allow you to set it on the lip of the vent opening for a very solid and sturdy mounting solution. A nice surprise was that the adjustable stand has a rubber piece on the bottom so you don't have to worry about scratching your dash too.

I am able to mount it in the same area as I previously had it but now it's high enough that it doesn't get in the way of the headlight and interior lighting adjustment switches. I love that it can be quickly removed as well, if necessary. Very pleased with this solution.

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Old 01-31-2014, 09:23 AM   #12
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I mounted mine just left of the radio. It keeps coming down because I used some crap velcro. Does anybody know what the most solid mount for the V3 is and could be bought?
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:26 AM   #13
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Wow that vent clip looks nice. Might give it a go seeing as how my tape is losing its stickyness.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:10 PM   #14
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Wow that vent clip looks nice. Might give it a go seeing as how my tape is losing its stickyness.
Yeah, the tape on mine peeled off real quick. The vent clip is extremely solid. I'm loving it.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:50 PM   #15
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Mines mounted where the have it on the cobb site but as someone said the curve can't be good and it's not. I will be looking for some other mounting options cause it's peeling off
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #16
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After being frustrated with the tape always melting/falling off, I went ahead and am purchasing the air vent mount that sc00ter linked. However, when i went to ebay, it also recommended what looked to be the same mount, but for only 9$. So im gonna take a REAL gamble and try that one out .

Here's a link to the one I purchased: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Air-Vent...p2054897.l5659
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:12 PM   #17
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I had some extra gopro mounts laying around so I peeled and reshaped the adhesives off and used it to mount the accessport. It's a lot stronger then the original adhesives from cobb, highly recommended if you got some extra mounts laying around. What did you guys do with the cord? I routed mine through the vents and zipped tied the rest/extras behind.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:23 PM   #18
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Here's a link to the one I purchased: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Air-Vent...p2054897.l5659
It looks to be identical! Looks like you may have found a great deal. Still loving this clip mount 5 months later. No issues.

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I had some extra gopro mounts laying around so I peeled and reshaped the adhesives off and used it to mount the accessport. It's a lot stronger then the original adhesives from cobb, highly recommended if you got some extra mounts laying around. What did you guys do with the cord? I routed mine through the vents and zipped tied the rest/extras behind.
I just routed mine up underneath the dash, zip tied the slack and ran just enough cable up over the top of the steering wheel column to reach the Accessport.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:10 PM   #19
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Just bought the vent clip on ebay and it came in today! Literally took a day to get here since they're based in orange , CA.
Have mine mounted on the drivers left circular vent on my 06 WRX.quality seems really good. But I can see possible scratch marks on the vent fins where it latches on , especially with added weight and as it moves .
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thought i'd post a link to a bunch of mounts made by Arkon (the company that makes the vent mount posted earlier) meant for the 2T style mount that the accessport v3 uses. i searched awhile for this and felt that it might help everyone find the mounts they need for their accessport v3!

http://www.arkon.com/mounts-holders-...-adapters.html

i was able to find the majority of these for sale by searching on the part # - most of them are available at amazon and on eBay
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Cheap, simple, very functional, and easy on and easy off! Accessport isn't hidden behind the side of the steering wheel either.
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UPDATE: The vent mount I ordered came in yesterday and I installed it last night. Overall I am very impressed. the build quality of the mount is equal/greater than that of the mount that comes with the V3 Accessport. It clips into the vent with a solid grip and has a little adjustable stand on the bottom to allow you to set it on the lip of the vent opening for a very solid and sturdy mounting solution. A nice surprise was that the adjustable stand has a rubber piece on the bottom so you don't have to worry about scratching your dash too.

I am able to mount it in the same area as I previously had it but now it's high enough that it doesn't get in the way of the headlight and interior lighting adjustment switches. I love that it can be quickly removed as well, if necessary. Very pleased with this solution.

Thanks for sharing that. Just grabbed one off eBay last night for $8.95.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:31 PM   #24
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Any phone window mount works fine
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:19 PM   #25
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I'll be very curious to see how the seat rail version works for you. I am already thinking of a few ways to make that work well.
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