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What is this knob-like thing on my radio's faceplate?

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  1. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    The previous owner of our car left it with this knob-like thing on the dashboard that I assume was for mounting a cell phone holder. However, it's not a ProClip product and a quick Google search didn't turn up any more clues.

    Can anyone help me ID the thing? Ideally I'd like to find a way to mount an iPhone holder from it, since it's essentially stuck there forever--I don't think I can remove it without cracking the face of the stereo.



     

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  2. Crashby

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    doesnt really look smooth enough, but if it is, it could be the 'plate' for a suction cup that some holders use as the attachment...
     
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    oh and.... call the prev. owner??
     
  4. Toshi

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    Update: it's a magnet. I wonder if there exist mounts that use a magnet, or whether it was just for keeping the driver's to-do notes pinned to the dash…
     
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  6. Toshi

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    CPO via dealer. Although I probably could have called them (or showed up at their front door :rofl: ) before I erased their imported contacts and destinations from the navi.
     
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    Apparently, it's a dust magnet.
     
  8. Toshi

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    No no, the dust is around the magnet. The magnet itself is repelling the dust. :D

    Someone from NASIOC IDed it as The Phone Dot. http://www.thephonedot.com/

    What kind of crap product instructs you to glue a magnet on the back of your phone? I'm sure I can rig up a solution with a cradle, hot glue, and a small magnet, however.
     
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    you put your weed in it.
     
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    Looks like a "super volume" knob that is used to drown out the kids noise in the back seat
     
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    Candy-like, shiny, red button :drool:
     
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    It's a smug alert button
     
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    :rofl: it's the history eraser button...
     
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    I thought it was the pussy magnet.
     
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    Need some help with that?

     
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    It's the copilot button... like in Airplane

     
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    it makes rainbows....

     
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    That option is only available on hummers though......
     
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    That's not the co-pilot, that's the auto pilot.
     
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    How is it attached? Did you try a heat gun/hair drier and fishing line?
     
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    I didn't try that, but if my magnet/cradle experiment fails then I'll return those parts to amazon and try to "debadge" my stereo as you describe above.