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And here is the first video that was posted on this thread before yours (by chapstick)
For the sake of this thread becoming completely unhelpful and rambling...
The truth about the tomtom car kit and iphone 4 is that it all works super fine...
After a small easy modification to the mount. It will work for anyone and everyone. Yes it will!
The key to the modification is understanding that the dock on the tomtom rocks backwards and forwards. It is effectively a switch to make things work. It needs to be rocked fully backwards to work. Because iphone 4 is a bit more slim than other iphones this phone will not rock the dock backwards far enough without some help. The solution is to place a small pad of some sort, so that it sits between the dock and the back of your phone; So that you phone now presses on the back of the dock hard enough to push it fully back. This pad can be anything so long as it is of suitable thickness, such as thick card, a piece of soft velcro, even one of those slidey things you put under the feet of furniture to make them glide across the floor, that someone mentioned somewhere ( ! ).
If it doesn't work, then rethink the thickness of your pad.
Watch that youtube link.
And think about it.
In order to help folk find this magic solution, without having to wade through pages of waffle, perhaps folk can restrain from posting on this thread:
a) in order to moan that tomtom have designed their mount in such a way (get over it)
b) to announce to the world that it works (we know it does)
c) to whine that you are too stupid to fix a bit of stuff to your tomtom mount (come on, you play at the cutting edge of technology - you can do it!)
d) anything else that is totally off topic
There, I've said it.
Boy I'm feeling grumpy today.
I'm not trolling.
Quick fix... No mod required!
1. Insert iPhone4 in TomTom Car Kit.
2. Turn vehicle on and turn volume up on stereo.
3. Place thumbs on bottom, front of phone and fore-fingers on the back of the kit.
4. Give it a slight squeeze. (You will hear charger activate)
5. Fire up Trapster, Pandora & TomTom and hit the road!
Ok guys- I had a moment of panic because I could not get my new iphone 4 to work in the TomTom car kit, which I use everytime I'm in the car. Someone else posted the need to trigger the rocker switch in the back- this is the key. Since the iphone 4 is thinner, it doesn't press the rocker switch back to activate the charger.
Solve: I cut a small piece of thick double sided tape, left one of the backings on the side touching my phone, stuck the tacky side to the rocker switch, and viola! The Tomtom car kit works!
Thanks for the rocker switch info- you guys rock!
Curious if anyone else is having any overheating issues with their new phone while using the car kit and app? My screen will fade in brightness and be tough to see while driving. Yesterday my iPhone 4 even showed an overheating warning and had to cool down before I could use it again.
Is this happening to anyone else?
I've just bought an Iphone 4 and works fine with my Tom Tom car kit
Had to pack out the docking bit, the bit that rocks back at the bottom, think must be a microswitch behind it
Used two bits of velcro, one on top of the other
Bluetooth and charging all works
TomTom app works realy well, far quicker and smoother than on my old 3G iphone