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Does anybody have a garmin in their truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NWtacoma, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Jul 23, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    NWtacoma

    NWtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    how did you mount it? pics?
     
  2. Jul 23, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    jefferson

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  3. Jul 23, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    c2thegreat

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    I lost my mounting disk so I just suctioned it to the windshield near the driverside window. I actually like it better there i can glance down at the tac then up at the gps then right out the window
     
  4. Jul 23, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    hhutton

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    i also stuck mine to the window on the driverside in the left corner it seemed to be the best place, plus i didnt want to ruin the dash by putting the sticky plate on it.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    Sideways

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    I have a Nav unit out of a Scion in my 05.
    It was a plug and play.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    cntmdc

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    I stick my Garmin on the passenger side by the rear view mirror it seems to work well there.:cool:
     
  7. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    URBIKESUCKS

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    I stuck mine on the old lady's knoockers, i'm always staring at them.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    :D
     
  9. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    Mine is in the upper left corner of the window- Lets me see out the window and look up at it without looking away from the path of travel too much.

    Also gave me the option to run a power cable up the door pillar for charging.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    brian

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    I ran mine to the bottom right corner of the windshield like most here. I've considered putting it up top like Brunes, but never had the ambition to run the wire under the pillar. My charging wire gets routed from the outlet, across the top of my steering wheel and tucked up the side of the dash.
     
  11. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    TacoTurd

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    I have a cheapie Garmin and move it between two trucks. In the taco I just stick it in the cubby under the stereo. It works OK, looks quite good and is hard to see when parked. The display is very clear because no glare down there.

    IMO sticking them to the windshield is asking for a smash & grab. :eek:
     
  12. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    I haven't either...I still have to figure out how I'm going to power it....

    The traffic service reciever is in the power cable...and I'm not sure I can cut it to hot wire it up....Might have to use an add-a-circuit to a cigarette lighter and then plug the cord into that...but I'm still working on it

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 24, 2009 at 3:45 AM
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    I've got a ProClip - but I'm not sure they make it anymore. It wedges inbetween the control panel and sometimes the panel pops out a bit. Probably why they stopped making it (I think). Mine's been pretty good and it holds it perfectly. It just doesn't 'click' into place on the control panel like it should.
     
  14. Jul 24, 2009 at 4:19 AM
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    Mine is hardwired, mounted on a small disc above the cd player. Ran the external mic up in to the overhead console. Connected it to my USA spec
    so the directions/phone/mp3 plays over the stero.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jul 24, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    I just lay it on the seat or in the cup holder.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    kbaum08

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    Lower left hand corner of the windshield suction cupped to the window. I move it between several vehicles.
     
  18. Jul 24, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    SaturnXL

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    I mounted mine in the empty space directly under the cig lighter and power outlet. Mounted the plate for the suction cup to the right side using mounting putty, and the rest fits into place by turning the mounting bracket 90 degrees. Plugged the adapter in the cigarette lighter (since I don't smoke), and ran the cabling behind the whole mess. My Garmin 200W fits pretty well there.

    It's still easy enough to glance down and see when I need to. My right arm naturally covers it while I'm holding on to the steering wheel, so I just adjust my arm slightly when I need to see the light/map. It blends in well enough that I feel safe leaving it in there 24/7. Since it's not up higher on the dash near the window, most people wouldn't look for it there or notice it while it's off.

    I'll post pics when I get home from work.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    jefferson

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    yah, do that. i'm curious
     
  20. Jul 24, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    rutherk1

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