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Has anyone modified car dock to fit case?

Discussion in 'Droid X Accessories' started by jodyberry, Apr 24, 2011.

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    I have the seidio case on my X and love it but I thought I read somewhere that it wouldn't fit in the car dock with a case.

    I also thought someone said it's a fairly easy modification (via Dremel) to make it fit. Does anyone have that modification?

    I'd like to make sure it CAN be done before I purchase the dock.

    Thanks all...
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    I have the Naztec Vertex and I have read it's very similar to the Seidio. I modified the OEM car mount with an X-acto knife. Looks fine and works flawlessly. However, a drumel would have probably worked better.

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    Thanks man!

    What part of the car mount did you need to modify? Was it around where the connector is?

    Thanks again...
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    There are 2 raised areas that sit on the back of the phone. I had to shave these off.

    Then I had to shave the plastic around the micro USB plug on the bottom. I found this to be much easier if you remove he 4 screws on the back and seperate the two halves.

    Finally, there is a raised lip going around the front and left/right edges. I had to remove the lip about a quarter of an inch on both edges. The phone still stays snug due to the rest of the front lip and spring latch that closes the top.

    I've never had a single loose power plug, stability, or failure to see the car mode magnet problem.


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    Thanks a million!!
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    No problem....
    I also forgot to mention that the car mount comes with a insert for using the dock without a case. All mods to the dock were made with the insert removed. Just wanted to clarify that before anyone started hacking away plastic only to find an insert halfway through.

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    I used low grit sandpaper on mine just were it needed it. It was easier and cleaner than the dermal. Plus it fit tighter. I can't believe they didn't think that we would actually use cases.lol that dock is expensive.
    Then I bought the otter box.and got a new gps dock from radio shack. I can't stand when it doesn't look good, so take your time.
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    be extremely careful that the usb port fits clean and smooth, if there's any drag or the alignment isn't right it will wear your charging port out in no time
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    The car dock is by far one of the best accessories. Could I see a pic of your successful mod please?
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    OK, I just got the car mount from ebay and modified it for my X and it fits perfect!

    I did use a Dremel but was careful to check the fit every so often.

    Although, the thumb screw already busted off the suction mount. SO much for quality control. And I didn't even tighten it that hard!!

    Thanks for all the info on modifying it!!
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    Sweet! I've had my modified car dock for 6 months and its by far my favorite accessory.

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    Yes it was important to fit the phone every other layer, and be cornell with the ports. I am using the otterbox now and had to get a large gps mount from radio shack.

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    I have the Cyclops case and am wondering if its possible to modify it for this case knowing its a bit bigger then the others and would the magnet work through the case

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    The Cyclops looks large. May or may not work. You would probably have to get a little drastic with modifications. See if you can get specs on the naztec vertex compared to the Cyclops. I have the vertex and it works.

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    Ok thanks ill check it out

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    Did u modify it to fit yours... and does the battery still turn it to dock mode

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    Yes, I had to modify my dock to get the vertex case to fit. The magnet still triggers dock mode and the battery charges.

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