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Old 28 Dec 2004, 07:43 pm
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Default What's behind 93 Civic LSi dash? Safe to screw into?

Right hand drive (though I imagine left hand is the same - in reverse).

Want to mount a Nokia handsfree kit - only place that looks good for
mounting the phone cradle is to the passenger side of the adjustable air
vents in the center of the dashboard under the mirror.

There's no airbags in this car - so I'm hoping that there's just a void
behind the dash.

Can I screw into the padding just beside the vents? Is there anything hard
behind the padding (steel / plastic frame) at that point which I would need
to drill holes through? The screws are about 1.5 inches long - self-tappers,
and four of them mount in the foot of the car kit (about 1.5 x 1 inches).

Don't want to be screwing into any wiring bundles etc :-o

Thanks for any advice.

Doug


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Old 29 Dec 2004, 12:22 am
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DR wrote:
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> Right hand drive (though I imagine left hand is the same - in reverse).
>
> Want to mount a Nokia handsfree kit - only place that looks good for
> mounting the phone cradle is to the passenger side of the adjustable air
> vents in the center of the dashboard under the mirror.
>
> There's no airbags in this car - so I'm hoping that there's just a void
> behind the dash.
>
> Can I screw into the padding just beside the vents? Is there anything hard
> behind the padding (steel / plastic frame) at that point which I would need
> to drill holes through? The screws are about 1.5 inches long - self-tappers,
> and four of them mount in the foot of the car kit (about 1.5 x 1 inches).


Not sure how well the screws are going to hold if they are only screwed
into the plastic dash. On my '94 I mounted a metal bracket to the inside
of the radio compartment. The bracket comes straight out until it hits
the bezel around the stereo / heater controls. There it makes a sharp
turn towards the passenger side and out into plain view. I stuffed the
control box under the shift lever trim, right behind the cup holders.
I'll snap some shots of this over the next few days and e-mail them to
you.
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Old 29 Dec 2004, 05:43 pm
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"Randolph" <trash@junkmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Not sure how well the screws are going to hold if they are only screwed
> into the plastic dash. On my '94 I mounted a metal bracket to the inside
> of the radio compartment. The bracket comes straight out until it hits
> the bezel around the stereo / heater controls. There it makes a sharp
> turn towards the passenger side and out into plain view. I stuffed the
> control box under the shift lever trim, right behind the cup holders.
> I'll snap some shots of this over the next few days and e-mail them to
> you.


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Cool - appreciate it Randolph !!

Was wondering if the dash would take it - had hoped the length of the screws
would help.


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DR wrote:
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> "Randolph" <trash@junkmail.com> wrote in message
> news:41D24E62.BE571A9C@junkmail.com...
> >
> > Not sure how well the screws are going to hold if they are only screwed
> > into the plastic dash. On my '94 I mounted a metal bracket to the inside
> > of the radio compartment. The bracket comes straight out until it hits
> > the bezel around the stereo / heater controls. There it makes a sharp
> > turn towards the passenger side and out into plain view. I stuffed the
> > control box under the shift lever trim, right behind the cup holders.
> > I'll snap some shots of this over the next few days and e-mail them to
> > you.

>
> ---
>
> Cool - appreciate it Randolph !!
>
> Was wondering if the dash would take it - had hoped the length of the screws
> would help.


As this is my first posting in 2005, I wish you all a happy new year!

The last thing I did in 2004 was to collect the photos of my Nokia car
kit installation. (I wonder what the popular kids did at 23:59 on New
Years Eve...)

See http://www.geocities.com/ng_randolph...handsfree.html
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Old 02 Jan 2005, 03:33 pm
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"Randolph" <trash@junkmail.com> wrote in message
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> DR wrote:
>>
>> "Randolph" <trash@junkmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:41D24E62.BE571A9C@junkmail.com...
>> >
>> > Not sure how well the screws are going to hold if they are only screwed
>> > into the plastic dash. On my '94 I mounted a metal bracket to the
>> > inside
>> > of the radio compartment. The bracket comes straight out until it hits
>> > the bezel around the stereo / heater controls. There it makes a sharp
>> > turn towards the passenger side and out into plain view. I stuffed the
>> > control box under the shift lever trim, right behind the cup holders.
>> > I'll snap some shots of this over the next few days and e-mail them to
>> > you.

>>
>> ---
>>
>> Cool - appreciate it Randolph !!
>>
>> Was wondering if the dash would take it - had hoped the length of the
>> screws
>> would help.

>
> As this is my first posting in 2005, I wish you all a happy new year!
>
> The last thing I did in 2004 was to collect the photos of my Nokia car
> kit installation. (I wonder what the popular kids did at 23:59 on New
> Years Eve...)
>
> See http://www.geocities.com/ng_randolph...handsfree.html


Wow - you put some serious effort into that page; thanks for the detailed
info. And that info on the options connectors is pure gold.

Interesting to see a civic with the steering wheel on the, er, wrong side
;-)



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