How to Install a Car Mount Dashboard Device Holder

Handy brackets save the day

Add a GPS adapter, cell phone or other dashboard-mounted electronic device holder without drilling or gluing. The trick is finding the right bracket/adapter for your vehicle. Here's how.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Mounting a GPS or cell phone

Want a great way to mount your electronics without drilling holes? How about a vehicle-specific bracket/adapter mounting system? You can buy a version for just about any car or device from pro-fit-intl.com. The mounting bracket for this 1999 Toyota Camry fits onto one of the radio fasteners (Photo 1). Other versions mount in different places. Then the device-specific adapter mounts to it (Photo 2).

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Socket/ratchet set
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Wrench set

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Mounting bracket
  • Adapter for electronic device