Dashboard Mounted Mobile Holder for Volkswagen Up!

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Dashboard Mounted Mobile Holder for Volkswagen Up! by Scifictus Jan 11, 2014


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The Volkswagen Up! has a socket on the dashboard to mount the optional "Maps & More" Sat Nav unit. I wanted a simple mount for my mobile phone - in this case the HTC One (in a case). You attach this by flexing the stand until it clips into place and you can angle the phone left/right to suit.

There are two pieces - the stand and the clip. They are secured together with a screw (not supplied!) although you could glue if preferred. You should be able to take the clip file into your preferred 3D package and resize or reshape to fit your own phone model (if you do - please share your hack!)


Both pieces were made almost wholly in Google SketchUp. It took around 4-5 iterations to get the stand to the right size, flexibility and grip to be usable in the dashboard socket. The phone clip was easier is there is greater room for error given the flexibility of this piece. There was a final bit of Boolean work carried out in Cinema4D.

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I need for the Iphone 6, where can I find it?

Just used this 3d model, I managed to resize the clip to fit the Nexus 5. The connection of the two peaces was a challenge because the whole was a bit to wide to fit a regular screw.
="thingiverse-348bf926fb999100358226d3251e5bcf:disqus" href="http://disqus.com/thingiverse-348bf926fb999100358226d3251e5bcf/Scifictus if you wish I can share my photos / STL files!

Hi jjdenhertog - please do share your STL file for the top piece adjusted for the Nexus 5 so others can download. I must admit I designed the screw hole around a large screw I happened to have at the time...perhaps not very forward thinking of me!

Hi Scifictus,
Could not find anywhere to post the STL files, so I created a remixed version for the Nexus 5.
Cheers and thanks for the effort in creating the original model!

Dashboard Mounted Mobile Holder for Volkswagen Up! - Nexus 5

Thanks jamesglanville. I thought all VW Ups had the socket on the dash. Are you sure there isn't a blanking plate on there that can be popped off?

Nice. Unfortunately I just bought the take up, which doesn't have this port, so I had to make a phone holder and cable tie it through the vents.