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I've given up on Android auto for now since I like Sync voice control over my music collection on USB, Sirius weather, etc and would rather stay in the Sync interface. Also I want nothing to do with Google assistant. However I still need Waze, at least until Lincoln gets around to updating their maps.

So, what's a good cell phone holder that's unobtrusive? I don't want anything on the windshield.

Thanks. 😁

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I always liked the vent mounted magnetic holders. There are a few on the market. You need to attach a metal disk to the back of the phone or the cell phone case, but they make placing the phone on the mount very easy. 

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Lincoln updating their maps?  Seems like they are a coupla years behind everyone else.  Waze looks better on the screen anyway.

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Lincoln doesn't update maps.  You have to purchase the updates.  In your case, you'd have to purchase the latest SD card, which is currently an A9 card.

 

 

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6 hours ago, drolds1 said:

Lincoln doesn't update maps.  You have to purchase the updates.  In your case, you'd have to purchase the latest SD card, which is currently an A9 card.

 

 

Do 2017s use an SD card?

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14 minutes ago, MKZMark said:

Do 2017s use an SD card?

Hi MKZ. No SD card.

Good luck.

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1 hour ago, bbf2530 said:

Hi MKZ. No SD card.

Good luck.

Sync3 maps are updated via USB flash drive, which became available earlier this year, for the first time.

https://youtu.be/0YjhzIuXTR8

 

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3 hours ago, drolds1 said:

Sync3 maps are updated via USB flash drive, which became available earlier this year, for the first time.

https://youtu.be/0YjhzIuXTR8

 

$150 to update a 2017 that was delivered with badly outdated maps...Lincoln should comp this.

Oh and here's the map update site. They really need to get their act together.

https://www.navigation.com/lincoln-owners

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Anyone use one of those holders that uses a goose neck and fits in the cup holder?

https://www.amazon.com/DEESEE-TM-Universal-Adjustable-Gooseneck/dp/B07NVR51JB?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffab-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07NVR51JB

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3 hours ago, rubyinla said:

No but I would be interested in your review of it.

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I got the vent-mount magnetic one and put it on the left side, works great. For the wife's we got a vent mount spring-loaded one from Staples and also works well.

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I found a similar goose neck holder at a local store and did some fiddling inside the store.  Seems like, even with a 12" neck it will only raise the phone around 6" because it can't come straight up.  The neck still have to do an "S" turn to move the phone far enough away from you and then rotate again to point the phone towards you.  Also not sure how long the single screw will last that attaches the neck to the cup.   At this point I'm passing on it.

I looked at the vent mounted magnetic holder.  Came to the conclusion that the charging wires (phone and dash cam} start to get cumbersome.

After some more shopping I ordered this one: 

https://www.amazon.com/KV-Electronics-3-Cigarette-Compitable/dp/B07MMP2TWJ/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=magnetic+Cigarette+Lighter+Phone+Holder+Car+Mount&qid=1555804655&s=wireless&sr=1-8

Just hope the cigarette lighter holder is strong enough.

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It showed up and so far (2, 25 mile freeway trips) it's doing fine.  Seems like a good height.  A drawback for me is it won't power the dash cam.  The holder itself seems pretty sturdy, time will tell though whether the Lincoln cigarette lighter fixture is stout enough.  I do like the magnet attaching instead of some ratcheting holder thingies.

Phone looks crooked in the picture but it's oriented fine.

 

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So the mount's ok.  The biggest wiggle is caused by the plastic mounting of the cigarette lighter.

The next problem is the mount's charger doesn't generate enough power to keep the phone charged while running google maps.  The charge dropped from 38% to 12% in 40 minutes.  My regular charger held the power for over 4 hours of a road trip and then some.  Annoying.

Next is the OBD-II power adapter that is suppose to be able to power my dash cam, but doesn't.  Grrrrr  

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On 4/25/2019 at 8:42 PM, rubyinla said:

So the mount's ok.  The biggest wiggle is caused by the plastic mounting of the cigarette lighter.

The next problem is the mount's charger doesn't generate enough power to keep the phone charged while running google maps.  The charge dropped from 38% to 12% in 40 minutes.  My regular charger held the power for over 4 hours of a road trip and then some.  Annoying.

Next is the OBD-II power adapter that is suppose to be able to power my dash cam, but doesn't.  Grrrrr  

 

I bought a fuse adapter power supply for a dashcam and it will just keep the phone at a steady charge level while using Waze. On the other hand a standard Verizon 12v charger will charge the phone right up while navigating.

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Thanks for the input MKZMark. 

Do you happen to remember what your Amp output is?  This cigarette mount has a 5 volts / 1.5 amp output.  My Samsung wall charger is listed at 2.0 Amps

After some semi-professional 🙂 fiddling in my garage, I think I have the dash cam OBD-II power adapter working. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PWRSRW9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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On 4/27/2019 at 2:03 PM, rubyinla said:

Thanks for the input MKZMark. 

Do you happen to remember what your Amp output is?  This cigarette mount has a 5 volts / 1.5 amp output.  My Samsung wall charger is listed at 2.0 Amps

After some semi-professional 🙂 fiddling in my garage, I think I have the dash cam OBD-II power adapter working. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PWRSRW9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My fuse adapter is 1.5A same as your OBD one, so barely enough to keep the phone alive while navigating. I'm now using my Aukey dash cam's power supply which has an extra USB jack, so I'll see how it powers my phone later this week when I go on a road trip.

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It's crazy.  I have 2 Anker's and have tried both in my wife's car car.  They both reports it will take 4 hours and 23 minutes to charger her phone.  Here are the specs on the unit:    https://d2211byn0pk9fi.cloudfront.net/spree/accessories/attachments/70827/74134B91CEBBF9D_71AN2452CSS-BA_manual_-_9.12.2014.pdf?1533028033

With the same cable the phone will charge in an hour 20 using a 5volt - 1.8amp wall charger.

To continue the crazy I have plugged my phone into the goose neck holder and it's charging fine with maps.  It's putting out a total of 3.1amps, so 1.5amps for each plug I'm assuming.

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On 4/30/2019 at 12:16 AM, rubyinla said:

It's crazy.  I have 2 Anker's and have tried both in my wife's car car.  They both reports it will take 4 hours and 23 minutes to charger her phone.  Here are the specs on the unit:    https://d2211byn0pk9fi.cloudfront.net/spree/accessories/attachments/70827/74134B91CEBBF9D_71AN2452CSS-BA_manual_-_9.12.2014.pdf?1533028033

With the same cable the phone will charge in an hour 20 using a 5volt - 1.8amp wall charger.

To continue the crazy I have plugged my phone into the goose neck holder and it's charging fine with maps.  It's putting out a total of 3.1amps, so 1.5amps for each plug I'm assuming.

I commuted two hours this morning and the Aukey 12v adapter charged my phone right up to 100% while running Waze and also the double dash cams.

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One thing I've confirmed is that the quality of the USB cable you are using makes a big difference when charging.

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Good chance over time it will break your cigarette light socket and make it really lose.  Replaced the socket twice on my Ford taurus.

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Thanks for the input. 

After watching it wabble around I have  been concerned about that.  Those fixtures just aren't sturdy like they were in those metal dashboards in the '60's 😞

 

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