I got fed up of things falling out of the cubbies in the boot where the battery and CD changer would sit on higher-spec models. So, I designed some basic mounts to be 3D printed that attach an elastic band to the cubbies. The working principle is quite simple, it just clamps an elastic band on either side of the cubby and it allows for custom tension. Installation is a bit of a faff, but it works as intended for me. Figured I'd share the designs here. The folder includes the STL files and a parts list with (UK) links and a basic installation diagram.
Just a few notes:
- This requires a little bit of drilling of the cubby, nothing complicated or too damaging. I've provided a stencil in the designs. The stencil has a cutout in it, the length of the cutout is 40mm which is also the width of the elastic. This should help you with positioning.
- For the clamp piece I've included a version that works without heatserts, because I know not everyone owns a soldering iron.
- If you use the version with heatserts, you shouldn't need the locknuts to keep it together, but it's a good idea to install them to make sure the vibrations of the car don't undo the screws over time.
- The locknuts are mandatory if you go for the version without heatserts.
- I printed mine in PLA, time will tell how they deal with summer heat.