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Looking for GPS Pictures

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RICHL, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    RICHL

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    Has anyone mounted a GPS under the dash in the small area just below the cigarette lighter? Can you post pics and let me know which unit you have? I am looking for one that will fit in that area, as well as hard wire it in to keep everything clean. Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    skistoy

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    you can put it there, but i found the reception was not as good

    as when you put it in the window.

    i put mine in the upper left corner, ran wires behind door seal

    and then under dash.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    theredofshaw

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    too low makes it difficult to look down quickly while driving...thats just my opinion though
     
  4. Nov 15, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    sooner02r1

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    I used to have a Garmin Nuvi down there, it was clean looking, but honestly gave me a little vertigo when I was having to look down at it a lot and back up to drive.

    I think a Garmin 478 or similar would be sick down there, and you can run an external antenna on those, so reception would be fine.

    Here's what I did with my Garmin 60. Hard wired through the back of the little tray, wire lays in there when GPS not in:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Im actually looking to at some point in future get a removable fiberglassed piece that could drop down into that area and have the gps sitting in it once it finds satelite.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    Yeah that would be slick. Running a GPS with an external antenna would be best. I am considering doing a fiberglass piece down there and mount CB and XM receivers down there. Post pics when you get it done.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    G.T.

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  9. Nov 16, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    Doc.SS

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    I have a picture of mine mounted down there. I'll post it up when I find it, it was posted in TW live.
    Actually, my phone isn't letting me copy and paste it. But search for my name and gps and select post vs. thread and it's there.
     
  10. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Mxpatriot

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    I use to run an external antenna, but the cable connector was weak and eventually broke. I have no problem getting reception with it down in this position.

    I prefer this mounting location because it's much less in plain sight; because I don't take the GPS in and out, I like having it at the ready.
     
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