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I bought a cellular adapter kit for the lighter socket and was disappointed. That is the only flaw I can see that the designers made in the location of the socket.

Way too low and interferes with opening the center drawer.
 

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Hi, I had my cel provider install a hands free kit for my Motorola StarTac. They modified a ProFit kit which sits to the right of the hvac controls in the seam of the dash of my 01 EX.

It's not a perfect fit aesthetically but it functions well. I'm a heavy cel phone user.

Eric

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2001 TW EX - Trans Cooler, Bug Shield, Leather Steering Wheel Cover, Wheel Well Liners, Crossbars, Thule Evolution 1600 Luggage Carrier
 

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Sure.

ProFit is a company that makes dash mounts for cellular phones. Any cel phone store ought to be able to show you their product.

http://www.pro-fit-intl.com/

At the time I purchased the hands free kit ProFit had not made a kit for the Honda. They modified some other kit for me. That's why it is not a perfect fit. There is a gap where the dash cover sticks out.

The microphone is up by the rear view mirror and the center roof light.

The speaker is buried behind the center floor console.

I use a Motorola brand phone. It's a Star Tac dual band phone. Dual band means digital and analog cellular.

I'm happy with the system.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Sincerely,
Eric

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thxs. just what i was looking for. they have a dealer locator feature which returned a dealer i was thinking of going to.

they still don't seem to make one for the ody, but hopefull i can get a retrofit like you did.
 

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Pro-fit has a couple of product lines shown on their website. If you're interested in the one that uses the UltiMount, there's a less expensive alternative.

I use "The Swivel Clip" to hang my cellphone to my belt. A simple dash mount hanger is available for ~$5 that will easily attach in the lower right corner of the center dash section. These are available at Best Buy stores, and elsewhere.

I've seen similar holders at Target recently. They're some no-name brand but appear to be the same thing and are a little cheaper.

If you're a heavy cellphone users you might want a fancier installation. I'm not and I find this setup quite satisfactory.

Mel
 

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I sent a not to ProFit and this is what they said.

Sincerely,
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Eric,

Thank you for your interest in Pro.Fit International products.

We have evaluated the Honda Odyssey and the dash disassembly exceeds our
acceptable installation time. The difficulty of installation does not meet
Pro.Fits criteria on ease of instructions and will not be making a mount for
it.

As an alternative, you may want to consider using our UltiMount. It installs
with a very high end peel and stick 3M adhesive that was formulated
specifically for auto dashboards. It is very strong, works in -50F to +200F
and yet is removable with no damage or residue on the vehicle. Also by
removing the front face phone holder (#1 phillips screwdriver) you reveal
the AMPs compatible hole pattern if you want to mount a hands-free kit.

Please visit our website at www.pro-fit-intl.com/ulti.htm to learn more
about the UltiMount or feel free to contact me directly.

Once again, thank you for your interest in Pro.Fit International products.

Jeff Zeis
Sales Representative
Pro.Fit International
800.388.0073
www.pro-fit-intl.com


-----Original Message-----
From: TicketGuy [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 6:08 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Honda Odyssey?


Why no kit for the Honda Odyssey? I had to bend up one of your Lexus
kits to make do.

There are lots of folks who would buy it.

Any time frame?

Any major issue stopping you?

Thanks,
eric

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I've been meaning to order Panavise dash mounts and Pro-fit Holders for my own vehicles. Someone had given me the following links:

www.canyonriver.com/accessory_panavise.html
www.canyonriver.com/accessory_PS-1124.html

for setups.

The Panavise mounts to the radio and the Pro-fit holder attaches to it and allows Nokias with the swivel clip to attach.

Ah what the heck - I'll call them in the AM and order them.

Good Luck
 

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robr2,

If you're going to use a swivel type mount on your phone you can save money and time by using an adhesive mount right on the dash. It works great and is removable.

Mel
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mel:
robr2,

If you're going to use a swivel type mount on your phone you can save money and time by using an adhesive mount right on the dash. It works great and is removable.

Mel
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I thought of that as an option, but I'm way too anal about semi-permanent mods. I've had poor results with adhesive type mounts failing in other vehicles. The weather extremes in the Boston area wreak havoc with those. I want to do it once and not worry about it again.

The Panavise/Profit solution is reasonably priced and looks sturdy enough to handle my 20+ mounts/dismounts per day. Also, I could easily upgrade to the Nokia hands free kit and mount it on the Panavise.

FYI - Profit offers 2 mounts - one adhesive and one screw type. I'm using the latter due to my aforementioned distrust of adhesive mounts.

Good Luck.
 
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