Simple Toyota FJ Cruiser Phone or iPod Mount Upgrade
Factory Toyota cup holder and a generic device stand can easily be transformed into a great device mount.
While flipping through the YotaTech Tech Write-Up section, we came across this Toyota FJ Cruiser piece that was written by forum co-founder “Corey”. This simple do-it-yourself thread is nearly 13 years old and the fact that it relates specifically to an iPod rather than a cell phone is a sign of the times. In reality, the odds are good that most people who replicate this mod today will be doing so to hold a cell phone and not an iPod, but it is still great information.
Unfortunately, the original images don’t work, but they aren’t needed for Toyota FJ Cruiser owners to get good use from this technical write-up.
When the OP first shared his homebrewed iPod mount for his 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser, he explained how and why he came up with this simple modification. Unfortunately, this thread in the Tech Write-Up section was created back on August 4, 2006 and since then, the images originally linked in the thread have gone offline. As a result, there are no pictures of the project, so we found some images of the FJ Cruiser from Toyota, both inside and out.
The write-up is too lengthy to copy and paste is all here, so we have only included the first part of the discussion. If you have an FJ and you are interested in making something similar for your Toyota, we recommend that you click here to read through the whole thread.
This was a very simple mod, and it came to me as I was watching TV relaxing the other day when I got home from work.
The FJ Cruiser has two cup holders on the console. And inside of each cup holder is a removable cup holder exposing a slightly bigger hole for larger bottles.
I took the insert for the front cup holder and flipped it upside down and pushed it back into the main cup holder. Well what do ya know, it fits in nice and tight.
I then took an old squeeze mount I use to use in my 4Runner to hold my little Garmin eTrex GPS and set it on top of the upside down insert.
It fit perfectly on it, then I tired it with the iPod on it, and it was at the correct angle that I could reach down easily to select a different playlist if I wanted to while driving, or even pause the current song playing.
Bits and Pieces
In addition to the flipped cup holder insert and the squeeze mount, the OP explains the other odds and ends that he used to make this iPod or phone mount for the Toyota FJ Cruiser. He also included a link to a company that offers similar universal mounts to what he used from a company called Akron Mounts, which he believes would work nicely for this project.
Again, the original pictures in the write-up don’t work, but if you have an FJ, the information here should be enough to point you in the right direction on this project.