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Cobb AccessPORT holder for Subaru WRX

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Cobb AccessPORT holder for Subaru WRX by reeseallen Dec 14, 2012

Description

This is a holder for the Cobb AccessPORT that can be used to mount it to the vent grille to the left of the steering wheel on a Subaru WRX. Definitely works on the '02-03 WRX, might work for later models. The cord clip allows you to unplug the AP when you aren't driving the car to avoid damaging the screen by leaving it on all the time, and holds the connector conveniently right below its socket so that you can plug it in quickly when you want to use it. I printed mine in ABS using my Prusa.

http://www.cobbtuning.com/AccessPORT-s/70458.htm

Specifically, this is designed for the version 2b AP, which has separate sockets for the OBD2 plug and mini-USB cable. This does not work with the V1 or V3 AP, and probably doesn't work with the original V2 AP which only had one socket.

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Just posted a new part to go along with this; A Sun Visor! Check it out, and feel free to use it with your AP Holder, as it's 100% compatible (and was derived from the holder as well):
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37769
Let me know if you like it. I hand-made something like this when I used to use a Cell Phone holder with my AP. That's where the idea came from.
Not only that, but I recently looked into the V3; I personally don't think it's worth the cost to upgrade.
processor is a bit faster, yes, more memory, bigger display, but it basically does all the same stuff as the V2.Now if it allowed me to use Launch control on my 04 auto transmission WRX at the dragstrip, then it might be worth it. (it costs $325 to upgrade from v2 to v3 btw, and that's only after they receive your old core that they refund the difference)not to mention I would have to un-marry the original unit from my car first. what a pain. If I had money to burn, and nothing better to do, maybe. but I will probably hold off for a while (I still have a pre-war Chevy coupe to finish building after all)
No. I only own a V2, and I'm not planning to upgrade to the V3 any time soon. I would need a V3 to measure and test with to adapt this design to fit it. Also, I think the V3 comes with its own dash mount, rendering this kind of pointless. It was pretty silly that the V2 didn't -- for the amount of money it costs, you'd think they could throw in a $10 universal cell phone dash mount for it.

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Instructions

Print the holder and two clips, then use acetone or superglue to attach the clips to the holder.

The fingers will eventually start to snap off if you're not careful. Low infill is not recommended. I've gone through two of these now and am currently printing a replacement for the second one with 80% infill. Previously, I was using ~30% infill.

Just posted a new part to go along with this; A Sun Visor! Check it out, and feel free to use it with your AP Holder, as it's 100% compatible (and was derived from the holder as well):
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37769
Let me know if you like it. I hand-made something like this when I used to use a Cell Phone holder with my AP. That's where the idea came from.
Cobb AccessPORT holder for Subaru WRX
Do you possibly have an updated version for the V3 Accessport?
No. I only own a V2, and I'm not planning to upgrade to the V3 any time soon. I would need a V3 to measure and test with to adapt this design to fit it. Also, I think the V3 comes with its own dash mount, rendering this kind of pointless. It was pretty silly that the V2 didn't -- for the amount of money it costs, you'd think they could throw in a $10 universal cell phone dash mount for it.
Not only that, but I recently looked into the V3; I personally don't think it's worth the cost to upgrade.
processor is a bit faster, yes, more memory, bigger display, but it basically does all the same stuff as the V2.Now if it allowed me to use Launch control on my 04 auto transmission WRX at the dragstrip, then it might be worth it. (it costs $325 to upgrade from v2 to v3 btw, and that's only after they receive your old core that they refund the difference)not to mention I would have to un-marry the original unit from my car first. what a pain. If I had money to burn, and nothing better to do, maybe. but I will probably hold off for a while (I still have a pre-war Chevy coupe to finish building after all)
Great Thing! My local Subaru friends are very appreciative.
awesome, way cooler than buying protos mount
This is awesome! I have a GTR that I use a Cobb AccessPORT for. I printed one for my car but I need to make some modifications to it for it to work with my car. Is there any way you can post or email me the design file so I can adapt your holder to my car. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I posted STEP files which you should be able to load into the CAD program of your choice and modify. Let me know if you need a different format.
Perfect. Thanks!
I printed it out in high resolution PLA and it works like a dream! I'll get some pics up later this week. Thanks again for this fantastic model.
Awesome, I look forward to seeing the pics.
Very nice. I'm going to print one up and see if it works w/ my Forester.
 I recommend printing a clip first and checking that it will fit.
Looks cool, I just got my AP back from cobb for service yesterday, I was thinking of designing a dock for my AP, I had something different in mind, but this is still cool.
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