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Old 09-29-2018, 7:49 PM
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Default Square-Shaped Cup Holder Mount

The 2013 Accord has a square-shaped cup holder (photos below). Are there any cup holder mounts that will fit this and have a solid snug install with no wobble or flimsiness? All the ones online are round. This would be to mount a mobile scanner like a Uniden BCT15X or BCD996P2 which have some weight to 'em.





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That's not a cup holder, It's for a milk carton.
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that is so awkward...there is no reason they couldnt have designed round holders...you might be able to get a handheld mount in there..i use a RAM suction cup and arm assm...that is if it will fit....the ol round plug in a square hole thing
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That's not a cup holder, It's for a milk carton.
Juice boxes. It's a millennial thing.
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Yeah, it sucks. I wish I could think of a workaround.
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If you're handy with a welder, and like diy, I'd recommend going to a junkyard or steel scrap yard and see if you can find either I-Beam that'll fit or even part of a car frame. Hitch assemblies would be pretty good and probably near the right size to fit in there snug. Depending where you go, they might not even charge you
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Juice boxes. It's a millennial thing.
That tickled my funny bone.

To the OP: What about carving out a piece of foam (soft, like from a cushion) to form a square with a round hole?
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Those scanners are relatively large and heavy. I would think that any solution that puts them "in the air" will be difficult to engineer without affecting the vehicle interior. Isn't there some location where you could fabricate a more stable mount? Is there an adequate cubby space forward of the shifter?
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I must have missed the part about the OP wanting to put a mobile radio in the cup holder. What about removing the cup holder from the console and building your own mount and an escutcheon out of ABS plastic?
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Pull that plastic cover off the transmission hump and see what kind of space you're working with down there. I don't see any realistic way of fitting something the size of a 15X or 996PS in there without some cutting and/or custom fab. cheif21 is on the right track - there's likely a void behind the coin tray area just in front of the shifter.

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Come on now, be nice to millennials - they will be serving you your juice box in a few years...
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