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Old 08-07-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
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I can't stand the suction cup!
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Old 08-07-2005, 05:31 PM   #2
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This is what DarkSpoon did:

http://members.clan-oi.com/DarkSpoon.../original.html

He's a Starmate guru.
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:18 PM   #3
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What I want to know is what DarkSpoon used in the cupholder, or is that just the suction cup mount? Hopefully DarkSpoon will respond to this thread.

I am using the suction cup mount in my cup holder and while it works, I would like something a little more secure without using clamps. I thought about velcro. Putting some of the end of the suction cup (which will never be used on the window) and in the bottom of the cup holder.

By the way, I have had Sirius for three days now and I absolutely love it!
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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What I want to know is what DarkSpoon used in the cupholder, or is that just the suction cup mount? Hopefully DarkSpoon will respond to this thread.

I am using the suction cup mount in my cup holder and while it works, I would like something a little more secure without using clamps. I thought about velcro. Putting some of the end of the suction cup (which will never be used on the window) and in the bottom of the cup holder.

By the way, I have had Sirius for three days now and I absolutely love it!
I believe that he just used the suction cup mount. He'll respond to you.
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:06 AM   #5
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What I want to know is what DarkSpoon used in the cupholder, or is that just the suction cup mount? Hopefully DarkSpoon will respond to this thread.

I am using the suction cup mount in my cup holder and while it works, I would like something a little more secure without using clamps. I thought about velcro. Putting some of the end of the suction cup (which will never be used on the window) and in the bottom of the cup holder.

By the way, I have had Sirius for three days now and I absolutely love it! :D
You could just cut away the suction cup, then drill a few holes in the black plastic circle that remains, and drive some screws down through the holes and into the bottom of the cup holder (predrill the cup holder holes using the holes you drilled in the black circle of the suction cup mount as a template.

I know this will "scar" your car by putting holes in the cup holder, but if you have the mount attached there, who cares? If you ever decide you need to sell the car and feel the holes will be an issue, just cut a circle out of some black rubber or some other suitable material, and drop into the bottom of it. No big deal.
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You might want to try Belkin's cup holder for xm units and then just cut the tab in the middle of the holding plate. This should allow you to mount your Starmate to the plate with either two sided tape of a couple of screws. this prevents you from having to put screws into your car. If you want to check a belkin holder you can usually find one at CC and they run about $20
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This is what DarkSpoon did:

http://members.clan-oi.com/DarkSpoon.../original.html

He's a Starmate guru.
ah well thanx MM


dunno how i missed this thread the first time. yes, i just used the standard suction cup mount. it takes a bit of bending and moving to get it sit right but it works fairly well especially if you have the inserts in your cupholder that are made for the tall styrofoam cups. good luck.
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ah well thanx MM
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LarryBS, while a good idea, I am not to fond of drilling holes in my truck, plus knowing my luck I'd end up drilling through something important.

I will look into the cup holder mount for XM, that seems to be my best bet right now.

DarkSpoon, very nice install and good write up. Eventually I will get around to hardwiring my receiver.
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Will post pics soon, but after 4 different locations and mounting schemes I finally decided the Velcro must be applied. I have a 2003 Ford Crown Vic (Cruiser). The Starmate is now out of the way of vision, less wires and easier to reach- !
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