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 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).

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

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