I see so many convertibles at car shows with the garage door remotes hanging on the visor, and besides being unattractive, they seem so susceptible to loss via the wind or theft. Since I have the Classica model, I do not have the bulky Homelink mirror (which can be programmed to duplicate your remote’s commands, negating the need for the actual remote), I was determined to find a compatible spot to locate my remote.
During my search, the first thing I noticed is that our non-padded visors won’t even accommodate the visor clips that come with garage door opener remotes, and I noted that I didn’t want the remote…
- occupying the limited space of the “shelf” adjacent to the USB ports panel designed to accommodate your phone
- anywhere on the dash panel
- inconveniently hidden in the difficult-to-access rear bulkhead cubby
- rattling around and occupying a good percentage of the tiny armrest cubby
so I decided to attach it to the underside of the armrest cubby lid with Velcro hook and loop tape.
After prepping the surface by wiping it with rubbing alcohol, I attached a 1½” piece of the “hook” tape near the hinge, and while was at it, I installed a second piece further up on the lid (as shown in the photo above) in case I find myself wanting to secure some other small item in the future. In general, I usually apply the people-friendly soft “loop” tape to devices, but since the remote won’t be handled much outside of changing the 9-volt battery, it doesn’t really matter.
A year later, I’m still pleased with my hidden, rattle-free placement of the remote!
Note: This mounting location is also ideal for a RFID toll collection transponder (like FasTrack and E-ZPass), especially for those with limited space on the windshield near the rear view mirror because of the forward-facing camera/sensors.