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Question about Quick Connection Phone Dock

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by badlydrawnboy, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. badlydrawnboy

    badlydrawnboy Member

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    I found installation instructions here: Tesla — Quick Connection Phone Dock

    Thing is, even after installing correctly the lightning phone connector has some "play" moving back and forth, so in order to connect my phone I have to push the male lightning connector back with one finger while I slide the phone down along the side guides with the other hand. Here is a picture:

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    Not sure if this is normal?
     
  2. MikingCO

    MikingCO Member

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    Mine is pretty rigid. There's a LITTLE play but not enough to impede me from quickly plugging my phone in. Used it for an iPhone 6S and now a 7+.
     
  3. Gwgan

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    If you pick up the rubber floor, is there any play left beneath the two screws that allow the connector to be adjusted forwards and backwards? Can you move the connector all the way forward (seems to fit naked phones well)
     
  4. badlydrawnboy

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    Thank you. I thought the problem was the play in the connector housing itself, because there wasn't any play beneath the two screws. However, there was a little space so I unscrewed them and pushed the connector all the way forward and now if fits my "naked" phone well!
     
  5. mhw23

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    With the "Plus" iPhones, the guides on either side cannot be installed since the phone is too wide, correct?
     
  6. badlydrawnboy

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    No, they provide two different sizes of guides: one works with 6/6s/7, the other works with 6+/7+.
     
  7. mhw23

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    I tried the skinnier ones for the larger phone and it doesn't work because I use a case with my phone.
     
  8. Pale_Rider

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    I use the Apple leather case on my 7 Plus. The DS installed it without the guides. One quick acceleration and the phone snapped the lightening adaption completely off. After I replaced the cable, I installed a single guide (left or right is your preference) and it provides enough support that the phone to not break the adaptor. I don't know if that will work for all phone cases but it solved my problem...

    Chris
     
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