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Old 02-14-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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GPS installed in my new JK

Installed a Garmin nuvi tonight and decided to put it down low because my radar detector is in the window and I really wont need the GPS much and when I do it gives me turn by turn directions. I routed all wires under the dash for the detector and the GPS and installed a 3 in 1 auxiliary power outlet right under the stock infinity amplifier with 3m tape inside the lower dash panel. I modified the sticky ring so that it would fit in the opening in the console in front of the gear shift and I'm happy with the appearance.

BTW I changed to on screen vehicle to a jeep and customized the start up screen.




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Old 02-15-2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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My is do you get a signal with it down there. I tried and could not?

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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With GPS you should get just as good as signal down there as you would in the dash or window, it picks up all 32 satellites and shows accuracy within 6 ft on actual point by point location and all roads so far when traveling have been a perfect image compared with a map. If you are using one one the handheld ones with the external antenna they might need to be up high, I'm not sure on them.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
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Gonna redo it because it don't look clean enough for me so I ordered this today - GN097-USB : Powered Lighter Socket Mount for Garmin Nuvi - Socket / Cup Holder Mount

Does anyone know the best place to splice into to get power for my hidden that I have behind the dash so that I can get power to my radar detector?
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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i just put mine between top of the dash and the windshield when i need to use it....don't wanna mount anywhere cuz someone might wanna break the window and steal it
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:19 PM   #6
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Does anyone know the best place to splice into to get power for my hidden that I have behind the dash so that I can get power to my radar detector?
The "radar detector" part made me chuckle a little bit! Usually the only time I see a Jeep pulled over is when the Cops are giving an inspection ticket for tires sticking out too far, or someone riding with their doors off!
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #7
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Really, I do around 75 everyday on my commute
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
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Got the lighter bracket in the mail today and for anyone looking into a clean way to mount you GPS i highly recommend it. Also I hardwired my under the dash 3 way outlet for my radar detector using the no cut wire taps into the cigarette lighter wires and it works great.



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