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Old 05-09-2018, 03:04 PM   #1
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FS: Custom OBDeleven holder insert for glovebox

I replaced the removable coin/SDcard/ticket holder insert inside the glovebox with a 3D-printed ABS plastic OBDeleven holder. The holder snaps in place perfectly and is a direct replacement for the useless (IMO) card holder.













The OBDeleven is held in place by friction, via an actual purchased female 16-pin OBD port, which is epoxied into place. A single pin is inserted into the blank port which provides just enough bite to hold the dongle in place without it being difficult to remove.

I went through 3 prototypes before I got it perfect. Space is pretty tight in all dimensions except for depth, which is practically infinite. You can see how the glovebox light intrudes into the opening, and this required careful design consideration. There isn't much more you can fit vertically or horizontally, and I needed to factor in room for my fingers. I had thought about making an insert to hold twin recessed USB charge ports, but then I received my OBDeleven and realized that I enjoyed keeping it in the car. Hence my decision to create a holder for it.

If there is interest in a twin USB charge port insert, I have a design ready, and I've already sourced the twin port charge module to pop into it.You would only have to tap into existing 12V and ground sources.

I made 10 units, and am offering the remaining nine for sale. I put considerable time and effort into these, and each one gets the front face sanded progressively from 80 grit to 220 grit with a palm sander to remove the 3D print lines, then shot with flat black spray paint, and finally the OBD port is epoxied in place. I am only asking my cost plus a very modest amount for the sanding, painting and epoxying steps, which do cost me time and money.

Pricing is $20 shipped CONUS, payable by PayPal friends/family or otherwise net of fees. PM me to purchase.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:18 PM   #2
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Wow! This is a really great idea.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:30 PM   #3
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Genius! PM'd you. Tired of mine rattling around in the little driver's side mini glovebox.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:21 PM   #4
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Wow! This is a really great idea.
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Genius! PM'd you. Tired of mine rattling around in the little driver's side mini glovebox.
Exactly!! That's where I was keeping mine. I ended up putting in a little velvet pouch, but then the idea hit me.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:34 PM   #5
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:40 PM   #6
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:48 PM   #7
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In for one.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:49 PM   #8
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:58 PM   #9
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Bought one. How hard is that little insert to get out?
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:25 PM   #10
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:29 PM   #11
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Would it be possible for you to make a nice little storage space in this area?
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:33 PM   #13
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Sent a pm. Hopeful I'm in time......I'm counting 8 above me that have pm'd you to purchase.
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:55 PM   #14
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great idea and contribution to the community. i'm sure there'll be more interest for this going forward
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:56 PM   #15
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Bought one. How hard is that little insert to get out?
Id like to know this too. Ive been holding off on placing my order cuz of this

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Old 05-09-2018, 06:04 PM   #16
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Id like to know this too. Ive been holding off on placing my order cuz of this

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Super easy. If you have a very thin edge trim tool, just pry from the left side, it will pop out without too much force. If you don't have a trim tool, use a plastic knife.

I'll post a video tonight. If you don't have a set of trim tools, I highly recommend them for ANY interior work... you can find assorted sets for less than $15 on Amazon.
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Would it be possible for you to make a nice little storage space in this area?
I could, but it would be limited to the current height and width of the OBDeleven storage opening (widest being the outer edges of the finger arches-- that could be made into one larger rectangle). There is literally no space left above or below, only depth is in abundance. What could you possibly fit in there? The other hitch is that it slopes downward toward the opening, so without a lip on the front edge of the opening, the contents will want to slide out.
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