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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-30-2017, 04:24 PM
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Does anyone know how to get another one of the rubber inserts the Bolt has in its phone charger slot? Iím sure I can modify the one thatís there to suit my needs. But if I screw it up, my spouse will not be pleased. So Iíd like to do it on a spare. What I plan to do is to cut out the two humps that are supposed to press the phone tight in the slot. If those were gone, the iPhone 7, case and all would sit nicely in that slot. Add a 4-inch right angle USB to lightning cable and Iím done. It irritates me that we canít use that slot for anything since itís the perfect position to charge the phone and connect it to AirPlay. Iíve tried searching for the numbers on the insert, but no luck. Anyone know a part number or where to order a replacement?

I tried to contact Chevy via chat, but they said I should contact the dealership. Iím loathed to do that because they knew nothing about the car when they sold it (weíd educated ourselves) and when you go in, their attitude isnít friendly.

Does anyone know what this is called? Itís hard to search for something when you have no idea what vocabulary to use.
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i just took it out and made a little sock out of neoprene to replace it. my iphone 7+ (with case) fits a little better now.
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Glad that works for you. I’d like a more finished end result. Spousal approval is a factor.
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I?ve installed IOS11 beta and so far so good. Maps now have the much needed lane info. Not having it was my pet peeve with Apple Maps.
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Here is the Boltphone. Made by the same guy that makes the Boltshelf.
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Where can I order those parts?
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[QUOTE=tk1971;89114]So, I gave it the good 'ole college try. I've been using Apple CarPlay since I got the car. It works.

Slide the phone in the designated slot, plug it in using the extra short 6" lightning cable I bought for this specific purpose... still I can't use Google Maps. Worst of all, with the phone tucked into that slot, I've actually forgotten and left it in the car several times.

I can relearn retrieving my phone from the slot, but I just can't use Apple Maps. Address voice dictation is horrible. I can't say: "1-1-3-4-0 Main Street", instead I have to say "eleven thousand three forty Main Street". Can't get used to that.

In my previous car/setup, I have a phone holder with the phone connected to the car via Bluetooth only. In that car, the holder is permanently attached to the dash.

I have this spare Macally cup holder phone mount.

Do you have the link to that cup holder? I drive for Lyft and REALLY need it.
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Do you have the link to that cup holder? I drive for Lyft and REALLY need it.
Go for one of these instead:




I ended up putting a magnetic phone mount on the black smooth bezel immediately to the right of the screen at the widest part.

Works good.

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Go for one of these instead:

https://www.amazon.com/aLLreLi-Unive...ic+phone+mount

I ended up putting a magnetic phone mount on the black smooth bezel immediately to the right of the screen at the widest part.

Works good.
thanks... did it stick well?

PS I liked this on amazon
"PLEASE NOTE when stick the holder"
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thanks... did it stick well?

PS I liked this on amazon
"PLEASE NOTE when stick the holder"
Yep, it's flat at the widest part of the bezel. Hasn't fallen off. I can even use a long cord and plug it into one of the CarPlay ports.

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I got a iKross 2-in-1 Tablet and Cellphone Adjustable Swing Extended Cup Mount Holder Car Kit from Amazon. It works well, but using the 10" one as they show blocks access to the buttons below the infotainment screen. I turned it around and lift the arm only part way. It works great!

I got this because I signed up with Lyft to give me an excuse to drive my Bolt. Their app doesn't work with Car Play, so I needed access to the phone while driving.

Voice turn by turn instructions in Google Maps don't work very well with the phone plugged in to a USB port. The voice cuts out a lot. I have to watch the screen way too much.

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I drive for lyft and the cup holder is too dangerous as you have to take your eyes off the road too much. Your phone needs to be just below screen level. I'm going to try vent mounts that have an extension.
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