I have a garmin nuvi gps with bluetooth handsfree calling and voice control.
I have been mulling over a way to include this in my vehicle so it looks as if it is a stock accessory, or it can be hidden easily when not in use.
Heres my thought process thus far:
The top cubby (glove box) on top of the dash pops up enough to accomodate a gps while standing, however I am unsure if it will be enough room to close with the gps/frame/hinge/etc.
So my basic idea.....
remove mat from glove compartment and drill hole to run wires.
a spring hinge that is set to spring open is set in the glove, 1 part of the hinge is attached to the cubby, one to the frame of the gps mount. (double sided tape?)
When the cubby is closed, the spring hinge is in a closed position held by magnetic cabinet hardware, when opened click down on the frame of the gps and it should pop up on the hinge angle. A stopper is placed infront of the wooden frame to ensure the hinge doesnt make the gps sit face down in full open hinge position.
the hinge should only open to a reverse L type shape.
Ive included a rough sketch of what I plan to do here, can anyone tell me if this is even going to work before I start attempting to build this contraption.
My main concern is that the frame/hinge/gps will not fit in the cubby when in the closed position, ultimately im going to have to measure to find out once i build some sort of stage 1 prototype for lack of a better word.
Anyone try fitting anything in there? howd it go? how hard was it to run wire? any help would be appreciated so anything you can think of please feel free to post.
PS>Excuse the drawing, the actual mechanism and frame should be closer to the front, also the lid does not close directly to the bottom of the dash as stated in the picture there is a 1-2 inch space between the lid and the bottom of the cubby (ill have to measure this)