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GPS Antenna location

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DarthBane, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Nov 6, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    DarthBane

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    I'm going to install a new aftermarket stereo with GPS. Where is the recommended location for the GPS antennae. I really hate those magnetic circular discs on the roof, but I guess theres no alternative. Do you think I can just leave the antennae stuck on top of the dash?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 6, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    ramjm_2000

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    passenger side corner of the window on the dash.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    LBtaco

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    thats where mine is, AVIC 900bt.. works fine.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    ramjm_2000

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    Yup me too...no issues at all on an Eclipse AVN 2210
     
  5. Nov 6, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    rutherk1

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    I have mind on passenger side dash wedged in between the dash and the window.

    I had it under the dash and got the same signal strength. As long as there is no metal above it, it will work pretty much anywhere. The signal is coming from space so 1/16 inch of plastic/cardboard isnt going to affect it much.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    stang88

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    do like i do on all my installs... under the dash above teh vents.. the dash isnt metal.. it doesnt stop the gps signal... so why let a thief know you have a gps? I have done this on at least 30 installs, including my own and not a single issue.right behind the radio on top of a vent duct between it and the dash is a good spot... nice clan install with nothing on ur dash to clutter it up.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    I'll have to give that a try next time I'm in the dash. What about satalite radio, had the same result?
     
  8. Nov 6, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    Mine is stuck to the underside of the dash. No problems with reception. I check the signal strength and I have all satellites.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    no.. sat is different.. it needs to be like where it is on the 09's from the factory.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    Is that a fish finder & transducer????? :rofl:
     
  12. Nov 6, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    Pretty much. I've installed some weird crap in my truck.
     
  13. Nov 6, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    I put mine in the headliner attached to the roof skin.
     
  14. Nov 6, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    Same here.. under the dash, no issues
     
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