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Modified my phone dock to accommodate a Samsung Galaxy S7 in a case

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Shiro, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Shiro

    Shiro Member

    Sep 3, 2017
    Los angeles
    I was really excited to see that there was an easy phone docking solution for my new 75D, but was very disappointed when I actually tried to put it to use with my cased phone.

    There were 2 problems
    1. The charger plug didn't protrude far enough to make a connection with my cased phone.
    2. The included dock spacers were of no use. The large ones were meant for a tiny phone, and the ones for my phone were juuuust ever so slightly too small.

    I took out my Dremel and modified the lower part of the dock as shown to allow the plug to protrude the extra 3/16-1/4" I needed, and used some of a rubber grommet between the dock and retainer bracket to shim it up in place. I also dremeled away a bit of each side piece to allow them to work with my phone.


    All good? No. Although the guides worked and the phone plugged in, a new problem emerged - the portions of the spacers I dremeled away we're actually meant to wrap around an uncased phone and keep it from flying back under hard acceleration. To remedy this, I bought a 96mm wire drawer pull in brushed chrome.


    I hacked away about 1/2" from each end, drilled a hole in each spacer block, and glued it in place. Now the phone has a really good guide into the dock, and the retainer holds it in enough where a hard gas press won't throw the phone.I'm not concerned about the phone glass breaking because the case has an integrated raised rubber bumper on the front.


    I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Yes, the placement is a couple mm off but I'm not worried about it. And the drawer pull matches the MS interior nicely.

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    1937highboy Member

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