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Garmin Nuvi 265wt mounting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thomasr1950, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    thomasr1950

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    Has anyone got any new mounting locations for their GPS? I want to get a bracket to mount it in so that both are easily removeable to deter theft.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    pataco

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    :spy: mines above rear veiw mirror stuck to the glass with factory suck cup.shhhhhhhh.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    skistoy

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    wouldnt say it new, but mounted my gps in the very top left ( seated in seat left ) corner of front windshild. was able to run the power wire in the rubber seal along the door. Plus there its not easily seen, and mostly out of the sun so it doesnt bake. Actually since i put it there i havent removed it.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    jtav2002

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    I seldom use my Garmin. But when I do I mount it down low on my windshield to the left of my radar detector.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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    Brunes

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    I haven't figured out the power cord yet because my wife has had the GPS more than I have- but this is the same spot I use. You can't even tell it there from the outside when I put my sunshade in the window and it keeps it up on your primary view field but not right in front of you face.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    Pitt1552

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    i mounted mine in front of the cubby by the shifter. used the little plastic plate on the left inner portion of the cubby and then used the suction cup on there. able to tuck all of the wires and everything inside. only problem was that i needed to get a right angle plug to use the aux jack. had to play around w/ the positioning a bit to keep from hitting it when going into 5th, got about 1/2 inch of clearance. other than that it works great and is somewhat out of sight.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    Toyota Truck

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    When I am not using it I just put it in the center console. Problem solved
     
  8. Dec 10, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    jabrackin

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    Thomas, do you like your 265wt? I just got one and am going to get it hardwired.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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    RedruM29

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    Just enough, and never enough
    I have seen one mounted under the ac controls with velcro, it looks pretty good imo.
     
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    I took out the radio & ran the wire through the def vent , then put a cig lighter behind the radio & put a new rocker switchs in...I also did the same thing on 4Runner but I out a small hole in the JBL speaker grill....
     
  11. Dec 11, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    do you guys have problems with your stupid garmin suction cup thing? mine never wants to stay on the damn windshield or on the circular plastic thing
     
  12. Dec 11, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    brian

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    No problems with any suction cups on my windshield. Clean the cup and windshild with some windex and allow it to dry and you should be fine.


    My garmin (now upgraded to my Droid) is/was mounted in the bottom left of my windshield. This allows you to route wires up the door seal around the pillar and bring them out right next to your GPS. Thats what I've done for my droid now, aka super duper gps/internet radio/TacomaWorld browser/gaming system. :p
     
  13. Dec 11, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    BPachom

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    I have a Magellan, using the factory mount minus the suction cup, I simply wedge the mount between the dash and steering column. Easy install/setup and removal.

    Here are the pics;

    GPS.jpg
    GPS Side view.jpg
     
  14. Dec 11, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    jefferson

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    Thsi is where i put mine.. (old stereo btw)

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