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Olsen185 06-15-2013 01:04 AM

Jeep Wrangler Custom iPad Dash Mount (11-14)
 
I am selling an iPad mini mount for a 2011-2014 Jeep Wrangler.

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The exterior of the mount is made from ABS plastic, which you can paint if desired. There is a metal backing plate to keep the iPad in place, and a metal support bar on the top of the mount to add rigidity and strength. All parts of the mount that contact the iPad or the dash are covered to avoid damage. The mount is completely reversible and can be installed or removed in seconds. The mount is secured with a screw which attaches to the stock screw location in the sunglass holder.

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The mounts can be used with the stock radio, however space is limited and how you hook it up (Bluetooth, audio jack, act) is up to you. In my Jeep I purchased a cheap ($90) JVC head unit with bluetooth and USB inputs because I needed pre-amp outputs for my amplifier. I plug my iPad Mini into the USB input in the head unit, which charges the iPad as well. I also purchased a connector to allow me to use my steering wheel controls with the aftermarket radio. In my Jeep I don't ever remove my iPad Mini, it is my head unit and stays in the Jeep. If you don't need the pre-amp outputs like I did the stock head unit will work fine. The iPad can be connected via Bluetooth, audio jack (90 degree adapter will probably be needed), or any other method I'm not aware of.

Here are a couple of quick videos
[video=youtube;0Z2rs5MLY_Y]http://youtu.be/0Z2rs5MLY_Y[/video]
[video=youtube;IAzwGCYaUBU]http://youtu.be/IAzwGCYaUBU[/video]

iPad Mini Mount Installation Instructions



Installing the iPad Mini into the mount
  1. Lay mount face down on flat surface
  2. Remove screw from the bottom of the mount
  3. Lift bottom edge of the metal backing plate just enough to insert the iPad Mini
  4. Adjust the iPad's position in the mount
  5. Reinstall the bottom screw

Installing the IPad Mini mount onto the dash
  1. Remove rubber insert from sunglasses holder on top of the dash.
  2. Remove screw found under the rubber insert.
  3. Place mount onto the dash and insert longer provided screw (if using stock radio be careful not to over tighten the screw, it may be possible for the screw to enter the top of the radio)

Things I’ve learned about having an iPad as a head unit
  1. In the summer the iPad can get hot and overheat if left in direct sunlight. Cover the iPad if you plan on parking in a sunny area. If the iPad does overheat just direct the center two air conditioning vents upwards towards the mount and turn the air conditioning on high.
  2. If your iPad is jailbroken, download the app “Activator” from Cydia. Create a custom Activator link to set the iPad to Sleep Mode with a long press of the Home Button. This is needed because the Power Button is not accessible.
  3. If your iPad is not jailbroken, go to Settings>Accessibility>Triple-click and choose the “Assistive Touch” option. With this option selected you can triple click the Home button and a glowing dot will appear on the home screen. When you need to turn off the iPad touch the glowing dot and select “Device” then “Lock Screen”.

Good Apps for an iPad head unit
  1. Dash Command (app that checks vehicle trouble codes, but needs additional hardware)
  2. iHeart Radio
  3. Pandora
  4. Slacker Radio
  5. Alarm Clock HD- Free (great looking clock interface which has adjustable colors to match dash)
  6. Vehicle Clinometer/ Tilt Meter (off-road Jeep tilt meter by Smittybilt, under iPhone apps)

Olsen185 06-15-2013 01:05 AM

These iPad Dash Mounts are $150 shipped within the U.S. I will ship outside the US, but additional shipping rates will apply ($135 plus actual shipping).

Currently available iPad Dash Mounts:
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount
2. iPad Mini Dash Mount



Waiting List:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

If you are interested in a Dash Mount please copy this post and place your name by the available dash mount and send me a PM for payment information. I don't want to accept any money unless the mount is not ready to ship!

If there are no available mounts listed please add your name to the waiting list.

Olsen185 06-15-2013 01:06 AM

Here is the instructions I send out with the mounts. I will also try to get a couple of videos up in the next couple of days showing the installation and use of the mounts.

iPad Mini Mount Installation Instructions
2011 to 2013 Jeep Wrangler

Installing the iPad Mini into the mount
  1. Lay mount face down on flat surface
  2. Remove screw from the bottom of the mount
  3. Lift bottom edge of the metal backing plate just enough to insert the iPad Mini
  4. Adjust the iPad's position in the mount
  5. Reinstall the bottom screw

Installing the IPad Mini mount onto the dash
  1. Remove rubber insert from sunglasses holder on top of the dash.
  2. Remove screw found under the rubber insert.
  3. Place mount onto the dash and insert longer provided screw (if using stock radio be careful not to over tighten the screw, it may be possible for the screw to enter the top of the radio)

Things I’ve learned about having an iPad as a head unit
  1. In the summer the iPad can get hot and overheat if left in direct sunlight. Cover the iPad if you plan on parking in a sunny area. If the iPad does overheat just direct the center two air conditioning vents upwards towards the mount and turn the air conditioning on high.
  2. If your iPad is jailbroken, download the app “Activator” from Cydia. Create a custom Activator link to set the iPad to Sleep Mode with a long press of the Home Button. This is needed because the Power Button is not accessible.
  3. If your iPad is not jailbroken, go to Settings>Accessibility>Triple-click and choose the “Assistive Touch” option. With this option selected you can triple click the Home button and a glowing dot will appear on the home screen. When you need to turn off the iPad touch the glowing dot and select “Device” then “Lock Screen”.

Good Apps for an iPad head unit
  1. Dash Command (app that checks vehicle trouble codes, but needs additional hardware)
  2. iHeart Radio
  3. Pandora
  4. Slacker Radio
  5. Alarm Clock HD- Free (great looking clock interface which has adjustable colors to match dash)
  6. Vehicle Clinometer/ Tilt Meter (off-road Jeep tilt meter by Smittybilt, under iPhone apps)

Olsen185 06-15-2013 01:25 AM

For you 07-10 guys, I'm trying to make something similar for you too. My wife has an 08 and has been bugging me to make her one too. So far there have been some production issues which are preventing me from making the mounts. The angles are a little sharper and are causing the plastic to thin out too much causing weak spots. The other issue, at least with my wife's Jeep, is there are no steering wheel controls for things like volume. That issue can be overcome, but the main issue is still the shape/ design.

Olsen185 06-16-2013 08:11 PM

Finished another 2 today:
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount
2. iPad Mini Dash Mount
3. iPad Mini Dash Mount
4. iPad Mini Dash Mount

JustinCovolo 06-19-2013 10:38 AM

Looks nice!! I will be needing one in the near future but i will have to wait until i install a new stereo and sub first.:D

Olsen185 06-19-2013 12:17 PM

Thanks. I also replaced my head unit as well, but I went for a cheap JVC unit with Bluetooth and USB ports. It was going to be covered up anyway so I didn't really care, I just needed the preamp outputs.

Erik

Olsen185 06-20-2013 12:11 AM

Available:
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount
2. iPad Mini Dash Mount
3. iPad Mini Dash Mount

Thanks JDPatt12 for the purchase!!

Just another reminder to everyone, the current IPad mounts only fit the 2011+ dash, the 07-10 dash is too different to work. If you have a 07-10 jeep and buy this by mistake, of course I will allow a return and refund your money for the mount, but not for the $15 shipping. Sound fair? Hopefully there will be a solution for the 07-10 guys soon.

Erik

Olsen185 06-20-2013 11:04 AM

Available:
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount
2. iPad Mini Dash Mount


Thanks Uarugger2 (from that other jkforum). Your ipad mount is on its way!

Olsen185 06-20-2013 02:52 PM

Available:
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount

Being sold on ebay:
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount

I forgot to set aside the one being sold on eBay so currently there is only one available for sale.

Thanks
Erik

Olsen185 06-25-2013 11:56 PM

Finished another 2 today
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount
2. iPad Mini Dash Mount
3. iPad Mini Dash Mount

Being sold on ebay:
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount

Thanks
Erik

Olsen185 06-26-2013 11:27 AM

2011-2013 Jeep Wrangler iPad Mini - YouTube

Olsen185 06-26-2013 01:20 PM

Here is a quick video showing the instal process
2011-2013 Jeep Wrangler Ipad Mini Mount - YouTube

Olsen185 07-16-2013 11:22 PM

Only one iPad mini dash mount available at this time.

Olsen185 07-18-2013 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Legjslie (Post 3975933)
I just needed the preamp outputs.
http://erjie.smokemaps.com/14.jpg

So did I. I wound up with a cheap jvc head unit and a PAC harness to retain steering wheel controls.

Olsen185 08-01-2013 12:02 AM

I have a special mount I custom made for a forum member who decided not to pay (I should have required pre-payment, my bad). It is up for grabs if someone wants it.

Here is a link to a video of it in action:
Ipad mini - YouTube

2JeepsThatRun 08-01-2013 12:24 AM

You should go to the black magic site and find out how they help people sell their product on their site. That is a great idea just don't have a JK or an iPad.

Olsen185 09-03-2013 01:52 AM

Have a couple available for sale on eBay. If anyone is interested let me know.

achievingit 09-21-2013 01:08 PM

ipad mount
 
Any update on a mount for the older 07-10 wranglers I would be interested in purchasing one for my 09. thanks

Olsen185 09-21-2013 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by achievingit (Post 4749513)
Any update on a mount for the older 07-10 wranglers I would be interested in purchasing one for my 09. thanks

No, unfortunately I was never able to make a mount for those years.

Sorry
Erik

bigobear 09-29-2013 08:32 AM

putting this on my list!! very cool!

dcaprio 10-12-2013 07:17 PM

Any chance this will fit a Google Nexus 7 tablet?

Olsen185 10-12-2013 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcaprio (Post 5314481)
Any chance this will fit a Google Nexus 7 tablet?

I'm sure it could be made to work, however I don't have access to a Nexus tablet to make it.

Olsen185 11-21-2013 11:28 AM

Well my mold broke and I am down to my last 2 mounts. A new mold is being made but there is no eta on that right now. One mount was cut normally, the other was cut with a side opening. Both are on ebay, but I can end the auction if you are interested.

Normal mount $150
Side cut mount $175
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Olsen185 11-27-2013 12:38 AM

The last regular mount is sold and on its way to Australia. I have the side exit mount available for sale.

No ETA available for the new mold and additional mounts.

Olsen185 11-29-2013 12:57 PM

The very last mount sold today. When I get the new mold built I will update the thread.

Olsen185 12-11-2013 05:26 PM

New website going live today- AngryOffRoad.com
Paracord Grab Handles - Jeep Custom Ipad Mini Dash Mount - iPad mini mount for a 2011-2014 Jeep, ipad Dash Mount - Jeep ipad dash mount - Jeep Grab Handles

Olsen185 08-12-2014 08:26 PM

Currently available iPad Dash Mounts:
1. iPad Mini Dash Mount
2. iPad Mini Dash Mount



Waiting List:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

If you are interested in a Dash Mount please copy this post and place your name by the available dash mount and send me a PM for payment information. I don't want to accept any money unless the mount is not ready to ship!

If there are no available mounts listed please add your name to the waiting list.

Ricanbandit 08-14-2014 09:14 PM

Ever think of making this work with an android ?


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