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GPS power question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by motormanjh, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Apr 10, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    motormanjh [OP] New Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    I'm thinking about mounting my GPS off of the overhead garage door button that I don't use on my 2nd Gen Taco. Can I tap power for the GPS from the reader lights? I wouldn't think the GPS would draw much power. Has anyone tried this? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Apr 10, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    wormhole7 Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2007
    Lake Dallas, Tx
    Leather, Suspension TSB, Billy 5100's up front set at .85, Eaton Posi LSD,Grillcraft Black Mesh Grills,Aires Bull Bar,Black Low Profile Narrow Toybox,Black Headlight Mod,Black Tail lights ,USA Spec,Ipod, PopnLock,Bed Mat,Bug Sheild,Vent Visors, Weathertec Liners,Radar,Nuvi 760,Dog Ramp,Convex Mirrors, Roof Rack, Tint, Borla exhaust, Borla Intake, OBX pedals, Home Link Auto Dimming Mirror with remote, 20" Factory Wheels, Factory Tube Steps
    Not sure about that. I mounted my radar detector flush under my mirror and ran the power cord up the small cable tray of the homelink mirror, then under the headboard, down the drivers side A pillar and ran it to the fuse block with an add a fuse. I did have to splice the power cord to extend it that far but it is all hidden behind the A pillar. I mounted my GPS just above my cd slot, drilled a small hole in the stereo faceplate and ran my power for it to the fuse block as well. You can't see the small hole because the GPS hides it. ( I also bought a factory radio with faceplate to replace it when/if I sell it) The GPS is not quite as noticible to potential thieves and it's nice not having all the wires visible and having both the cig lighter and power outlet free. Just a thought.

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