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      08-07-2019, 08:32 PM   #1
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Rennline Phone Mount, gap with full leather interior

Finally received phone mount. Rennline lost the package (it didn't get picked up by DHL 19 days after receiving tracking info) and ignored refund request multiple times. After opening PayPal claim got the refund and ordered from Pelican Parts, Ecs tuning was out of stock.


Got it installed and here we go, beautiful gap. I've seen few users complaining about it and it seems like a leather is to blame. All those with regular dash don't have a gap because it's soft and it gets pushed in.


Didn't wanna send it back so I started trimming the mount. Piece closest to the bottom hole was mostly in the way. Ended up cutting it off completely and trimmed few millimeters around the lineup hole where plastic piece from the back of the radio unit goes in. In the end gap is still present, at least this time for the thickness of the mount. Mount is sturdy, holds the phone in place and can't tell it's missing bottom piece. Upper bolt and lineup hole keeps it in place.

This was done on 2018 M4. Ambient lighting seems to be just a bit more illuminated around climate control due to the gap.

Pictures are in the order with the last one as a final result. In test fit pictures it may look like there's no need for cutting but when mount gets placed into the back of climate control the whole thing shifts 2mm towards the passenger side.
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      08-09-2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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Only problem with this one is that it vibrates a lot. Difficult to focus.
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      08-10-2019, 01:31 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Nonopr01 View Post
Only problem with this one is that it vibrates a lot. Difficult to focus.
Mine doesn't vibrate at all, even without bottom piece of the mount it's still tight. I have metal plate on the bottom of my phone so I can still use wireless charging at home and it's been holding up good on rough roads. Phone is LG G8 which is a bit bulky and on heavy side along with the protection case but it doesn't move.


On the other note I made this post hoping others would chime in if they're having a gap or not with info about the vehicle year/model/full leather dash or not.
Other than that, I'm satisfied with the mount even after small modification and small gap it still delivers.
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      01-02-2020, 05:34 PM   #4
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Hey man,

I know this is months later but I'm having the same issue. I like the mount and I tried to bend it a bit more but it still doesn't sit flush.

I have a 2016 M3 and full leather interior as well.

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      01-07-2020, 12:22 AM   #5
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I just got it and had to cut away some of the mount, and it still doesn't sit flush...I'm just going to live with it, but mine seems to vibrate a lot. I haven't driven it yet but just sitting in the car and flicking it (that sounds wrong), it vibrates quite a bit. Maybe I need to cut a little more off of it to make it sit flush for it to not vibrate? Anyone have any helpful input? Thank you!
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      01-07-2020, 10:47 PM   #6
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I emailed Rennline support and they are sending me another phone mount to see if it will fit better. They told me they make one mount for F30/F80/F82, but I'm hoping they have a more specific one for F80/F82 that may fit a little better.

Doesn't hurt to try
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      01-08-2020, 08:57 PM   #7
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I already cut mine though :\ I ordered the F30 one and it still has that gap
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      02-03-2020, 10:13 PM   #8
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Honestly doesn't bother me that much though. I cant even tell most of the time. Have u guys tried adding a washer or something to the left side to even it out that way?
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