VW Golf Dock

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VW Golf Dock by JaY_III Jan 10, 2018

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VW Golf MK7 Center Console Dock

Maximum Phone size is 89mm wide

Designed for PETG
Please read Print Settings and Post Printing

Let me know if you need any clarification with anything and I will be happy to help.

Print Settings










Designed for PETG
ABS / Nylon should also work
PLA will melt in the summer and is a poor choice for this dock

Layer Height = 0.2
Line Width = 0.4
Wall Line Count = 4
Top/Bottom Layers = 4

Sliced with Cura 2.61


Aprox 30min of Post Prepossessing required

Filing is required as this design uses friction fittings
Amount of filing required exactly will depend on the accuracy of your printer.

After all parts are printed, remove any supports that you have used
A quick filling will be required around any area of "dock.stl" that was supported with PETG to remove any excess support material that remains.

Next "USB Case.stl" needs to be fitted into "dock.stl"
Most of the filling will be on this part along the grove that that fits into the tongue on "dock.stl" The accuracy of your printer will fully determine how much filing is required.
Simple smooth the tongue and lip out until minimal friction is felt lowering the part into the dock groove. Dont force the part in or it will be very hard to remove, At the same time if should not slide easily, we are looking for a friction fit.

The left and right bumpers are press fit into the cutout channels on the dock. The are installed in the inside of the dock. Once pressed in, work them to the outward possition to allow for the maximum sized phone. Providing you cleaned up your support material they should slide under easily.

Insert the USB cable into the USB housing. Lower the housing so the grove is 1/2 way down into the grove.

Plug your phone into the USB connection. And guide the phone down with the USB plug to set the height of the connector. Don't push the rear of the phone too hard or you may find it lowers the connector slightly too far. If so it will need to be raised manually afterwards.

Guide the bumpers into the phone to set the correct width,

Remove the phone, and reinstall / adjust check your fitting.
The phone in the car will be inserted at an angle while in the center console, so it might seem a little off when its being tested on a table.

Press the dock into your center console
Make sure its seating fully to the rear, its a snug fit.
No double sided tape should be required

Plug the USB cable in and then your phone into the dock.


Final Notes
The center console is not square, its angled towards the driver

Room has been allowed for set screws (I am not using any)
Drill a small pilot hole in the back of the dock for the USB case (4mm or less)
Same with the bumpers, you have room from the bottom to install set screws if required.

Designed around this cable
Startech.Com Micro Usb Cable-A to Right Angle Micro B

But any similar shaped USB cable should not be an issue for USB C or lightning
Such as this:

25cm / 10" cables seem to be a good size, any shorter may not work.

More tested cables:
Works but need the plug to be sanded as its too wide, should take less than 5 min with a file to get it to fit nice.

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Is there anyone to make it all objects into 1 stl file? I want to print it at my library and they only allow 1 file submission at a time. Thanks!

You can import them into your fav CAD program and save them as a single file.
Fusion360 is free for personal use, or you can load tinkercad up in a browser.

If the base plate loads on an angle, 14.3 Degrees is what you are going to want to rotate it to make it sit flat

I am hesitant to upload all files in a single STL as that will make printing it a chore as you will no longer be able to move the parts around individually to best suit your printer.

How much does your library charge? Guys have been getting them printed for $35 CAD from 3Dhubs.com

However, if the library is your only option I will help you out. Let me know as that is a quick request to fill.

Realized this weekend that the main body of the dock is too big for my MP Select Mini to print :-(

Is there a way to slice it into two different pieces that can later be snapped or glued together? The MP Select Mini build size is: 120120120mm (4.7“ x 4.7” x 4.7“)


I'll have some time to look at it this weekend to see if I can find an easy solution....
However, can you print ABS or PETG.
This part is not ment for PLA as it will melt and defrom in the summer heat in your car

So.... success, or failure, in finding a possible way to print it on an MP Select Mini?

Thanks for looking into it!

Trimming 30+ mm from the model will be a challenge.
I have an idea on how to go about it, it would involve pretty much cutting the model in half and using a sort of dovetail to connect it back together.

How well that would work, not 100% certain, but its my best idea right now.
2nd problem is time to model that, free time is a little hard to come by for me right now... But I would like a chance to solve that problem

That would be awesome, thanks!

Yes, bought a spool of ABS specifically for this project, and spent some time last weekend figuring out ABS printing. What a pain in the neck that is! I still need to tweak some things (I just adjusted the temps, but nothing else), but I will start by printing the bumpers since those are smaller than the dock. I already tried printing one, but the print broke loose from the printing plate. I may have to applying something to the plate for better adhesion.

Nice idea. Would there be room to put a QI charger in there?

I guess, but I don't see the point.
Its plugged into USB and is powered from the USB Port. AA requires the USB connection to work.