Phone charger fix!! A+ solution and looks better
I was really upset when my phone wouldn’t charge on my new FOO Qi pad. Even more upset when I had to get a Tesla rental (while my Fisker battery was dead) and their Qi charger worked perfectly (even when using the same phone case). Also I liked how Tesla used a fabric suede to put your phone on. On the other hand, I was annoyed at how ugly the rubber of the Fisker pad was which showed endless marks.
Alas I hopped into the FOO and decided to literally just pull out the Qi rubber mat on top to see what was under.
It was super easy to pull off without any effort. Underneath it is a solid plastic area similar to any other car dash. Why they put such a thick rubber mat is beyond me. Anyway, I put my phone on the bare plastic and the phone instantly lit up to charge. And it charged without having to place it somewhere specific lol. Hooah!
Being that it was bare plastic and I didn’t want the phone to slide around, I found a seller that built me a custom cut fabric for that area, with the proper dimensions that even extend the upholstery all the way to the back of the storage area, and it matched with the maliblu suede interior like it was factory OEM. Took less than 10 minutes to install.
Sorry the pics are dark. Will take some in the daylight. Here is how the suede area looks now. Beautiful, at least to me 🙂
Can you send details on the seller and what you had them mak? I have Maliblu also and would love to get a replacement insert like what you have.
Sounds like a great fix. Would love to see more pics and have the seller’s info please.
Nice hack! Seems like black suede would also look OK and easier to source?
Big Sur Blue, Malibu, F3b black
@buzliteyr That's a pro tip right there if I've ever seen one and a nice modification!
nice! please post contact information for your seller to get this done
Thanks for sharing the modification and the fix. Could you please DM me?
Why are we dm’ing the seller? Do they not want to sell more? 😂
Definately post the sellers info so we can all contact him. I'm sure everyone on the board would like their wireless charger working properly. Please dm me with the info if you don't want to just post it. Thanks.
Nice, I also found out about removing the thick rubber mat improved the qi charging a couple weeks ago. Thanks for the suggestion on the fabric, great idea. I'll be trying that out.
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