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Can you guys please ck your cell phone cradles tonight?

In the 45 degree position (halfway open), the hinges are too weak to support that angle with a phone in the cradle. During normal driving, it always falls flat. This would not so much be a problem, but even if you move the cup holder to it forward most position, you cannot remove your beverage without having to move the cradle out of the way.

Anyone else have the weak hinges issue???
 

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OK, gupt, I checked this out today. My cell phone cradle holds its positions quite well -- doesn't flop down over bumps. In fact, it has two "in-between" ratchet-sort of positions, one very slightly higher than the other, and both of them hold the phone quite nicely at an angle (yes, approximately 45 degrees...)

In fact, I use that position all the time with my phone (a new Kyocera 3035 which fits perfectly using the inner rubbery shell). As you noted, the all-the-way-flat position interferes with my drink holder...

Seems there's something not quite right with yours...unless your phone is a monster!!

p.s. Anyone use the Kyocera with the speaker? If you stick it in the visor, with the speaker facing up and toward you, the sound is pretty spectacular.
 

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Mine's loose too..

Gupt, you are not alone.
Everytime I pull out the phone, the plastic holder thing comes loose.

Also, my phone (Motorola StarTak) didn't quite fit into the holster, so I had to take the rubber piece out. Kind of a drag.
 

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Fixed!

I fixed the problem. I drove to a local dealer that had a Pilot on the floor. I was poking around and noticed that the metal "stops" were higher on this car than on mine. Hmmm...it got me thinking. So I went home and used a flathead screwdriver to pull the metal prongs higher in order to cause more resistance with the cradle hinge itself. Bingo! It worked. By bending the metal, the cradle operates well at all positions now. Naturally, I had to drive it over bumps with my Nokia 3390 to see if it stayed, and it did. Sweet!!! One issue down, a couple of more to go…;)
 
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