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VX4500 Portable Car Mount


Feb 23, 2004, 12:22 PM
I see on the LG website for this phone, that there is a Portable Car Mount available. Anybody know about this? I tried calling LG's wireless accessory department, but they were of no real help.

I'm looking for a good way to mount the phone in the car and really don't want to use non-oem equipment. The visor solution with the beltclip is good, but the visor on my car is too thick.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Feb 23, 2004, 10:02 PM
After a fairly extensive search, I decided the visor was the best placement, both convenient, and the closest possible distance between my ears and mouth, to the phone.
My solution was to use self adhesive velcro on the back of the phone and on the visor. Works great!!! (I'm lucky in that my visor has a plastic 'warning' on the otherwise cloth visor so the velcro sticks well to it) . If that doesn't work with your car, try putting a strap (most anything can work here: my choices were either strong, black electical tape, or a strip of velcro (love this stuff) that has both the 'hook & fastener' on the same strip {found at good hardware stores})around the visor, and then, using the holster, clip the phone to the strap.
I found these ...

Feb 24, 2004, 11:52 AM
That’s a good solution you found there. I use my 4500 in pretty much the same position.
Luckily the thickness of the visor in my Acura is just thin enough on the leftmost edge for the factory clip to work.
It works perfectly there and as you said it’s the perfect placement for speakerphone use.
I keep the phone in speakerphone mode so I can answer by just flipping the cover open.
If I leave the phone in the car for any extended time I can easily check for missed calls by lifting the cover about 45-degrees.
That’s enough to turn on the outside LCD light and swing the screen into view.
Now if I could only figure out a way to make it play my ring tones while in “driving mode”.

Has anyone figured out how to do that instead of just the ...

Feb 24, 2004, 4:57 PM
Instead of using the driving mode. Put the phone into the normal mode with the speaker turned on. Then set up your phone to auto answer after 3 rings. You can do this by menu 9-5-3. Keep the clam closed. When a call comes in it will ring your favorite tunes and then go off hook to answer the call after the specified # of rings that you entered above. It will not announce the number, just ring then pick up the call without you touching the phone. You should be able to speak back to your caller in an amplified voice because you made sure that you had the speaker mode "on" above. The caller can disconnect or end the call for you. I don't think there's a way for you to hang up the call without opening the phone.
Hope this helps...

Feb 24, 2004, 5:53 PM
albee, It is true that it works, but it seems that you must turn the speaker on again after each call.........correct?

Feb 24, 2004, 7:14 PM
Yes, you do have to turn it back on. That kinda stinks. I didn't think the phone would not remember what setting you left speaker in. Looks like that would be another bug to fix if they ever update the software. That driving mode voice that announces the callers name is kind of crude and hard to understand at times in the car.

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