03-03-2012 12:58 PM
I'm so so happy, My iphone 4s and tomtom carkit worked with bluetooth etc but for some reason with the tomtom carkit tool it would never showed GPS FIX although show docked.
Today tried again and everything worked fine with my iphone 4S and tomtom and carkit tool.
TomTom really shouldnt abandoned thier customers like this as I feel its just a simple fix needed.
23-03-2012 11:23 AM
I just got my 4S which as discussed does not work with the car kit, I spotted the free adapter which i have just ordered. In the meantime my experiments have shown that 4 Selotape Foam Stick Pads , is the correct 'depth' to enable the phone to start recharging as before. It's not pretty , but it works .. hope that helps
10-04-2012 06:13 AM
The full proof way with no need to buy any extra adapter for the kit and the iPhone 4s to work is to fold a business card in quadruple ply and place it between the iPhone 4s and the kit to reach the very bottom of the kit and voila your phone shows it's charging and you have satellite connection.
What actually makes this fix work is the rigidity and the right thickness of the folded card pushes back the kit's bottom, which in turn raises the kit's connector higher and forces it to penetrate the iPhone's adapter deeper. Only then is connection made.
Yes, it means one could tape that spring against the kit's wall and one would not need to use a folded card or any other tool to accomplish the trick. However the connector's ability to bend forward and back facilitates the iPhone docking to it, therefore it's best that the kit's connector not be taped.
It's not so much the thickness of the phone, but more so the iPhone 4s' adapter that's been raised by Apple in the design and manufacturing causing short connectors not to reach it unless it's long enough.
My apologies for any signs of innuendos in my language.
11-04-2012 06:17 PM
FOOLPROOF FIX that even looks pretty good!. I was disgusted to learn that Tom Tom have left owners of their (not inexpensive) car kit 'high & dry' by not offering what is a simple fix for the problem. Having recently upgraded from a 3GS to a 4S I read a number of the posts and decided to investigate the issue a little more and came up with a solution and executed it in less than 30 mins. Sorry if this appears obvious but once you've grasped what the problem is you'll pretty much come up with your own solution. The iPhone 3/3GS is a different shape and where it needs to be is approx 2.5mm thicker than the iPhone 4/4S so when you insert the later phones into the cradle the pivoting connector/charger is not pivotting fully home as there is insufficient depth to the phone itself in order to push the connector fully up even when snapped into place. SOLUTION: Using sufficient layers of stiff card, plastic or similar (I cut an old plastic business card into strips) make up a small block that is approx 2.5mm thick x 27mm long x 5mm wide, which can be stuck/glued to the top of the pivotting connector that will now touch the back of the new phone when inserted into the cradle and makes for a permanent fix. All this does is effectively make up for the lack of depth to the new phones without messing with your beautiful iPhone and ensures that the connector/charger pushes fully up and home. Use black card or plastic or finish the face with black insulation tape and you have an almost invisible solution that will last. TIP. If you're in anyway unsure of the thickness try using a tiny amount of blue tac rather than glue to test that your iPhone works in the cradle before using the glue.
16-05-2012 12:11 PM
I've just discovered this thread after having the same issues as all of you - and I guess many others.
I've got my adapter working after doing two things. One, filing away the curve behind the phone connector, as suggested by others. This ensures that the connector fully insets into the 4S. This did not fix the issue on its own.
So second, I super glued a small spounge pad to the rectangular platic bar that is at the top of the rocking base that the connector is attached to. Then came the realisation that the rocking connector is also a switch that switches the adapter on. So you need to make sure that you put suffient padding between the rectangular bar and the phone to operate the switch, othewise the adapter still won't work.
13-06-2012 05:11 AM
Could you tell me, I bought Tomtom Car Kit for iphone 4, with the phone it work correctly, but I thoght it should work with any ipod touch too. I have one, but tomtom doesn't connected with it. Not docked, no bluetooth connection, even no charging. ipod connected very fit with tomtom. What the problem is?