Phone stops charging in Car Dock.
I have a '09 Honda Civic. Like many newer cars, the Civic has a very raked window. While driving down to Indy from Michigan, I put my phone in the Car Dock that is mounted on my dash to the left of my steering wheel.
The car dock/phone performed great using Google Nav along with Spotify playing some tunes the the back ground. After a while I noticed that the phone stopped charging. When I took the phone out of the dock, it felt very hot.
I turned off the phone and waited a few minutes. Restarted... the phone then took a charge. But again... after awhile the phone quit taking a charge. It was hot when I removed it a 2nd time from the dock.
These episodes started around 3pm as I was traveling south... it was very sunny and the dash was hot even with the ac on.
Anyone else experiencing this issue?
Mount in front of AC vent
I have this same problem with my Droid2 Global. I have a Droid3 on order and was hoping the problem would be fixed, but evidently not. The solution I found is to mount the phone right in front of the AC vent. That keeps the phone cool, so it stays charged and doesn't overheat in this position, even if I drive all day.
This isn't really a complete solution, because when I rent a car there often isn't an easy way to mount the phone over an AC vent. So the battery quickly runs out.
To mount the phone over the AC vent in my Prius, I used a couple of small plastic cable clips, with double-stick mounting tape, which you can buy at Office Depot. Cut off the portions of the clip that you don't need. They are black and very small so they don't look too bad mounted on the bezel just below the AC vents and above the radio. The cord goes between the two clips and holds the phone in place.
In rental cars it sometimes works to use small velcro squares to hold the phone near the AC vent. But many cars lack a smooth surface for the velcro squares to stick to.
I wish there were a better solution but this is the best one I've been able to find.