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route GPS antenna 2nd gen

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by stmpjmpr, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 16, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    stmpjmpr

    stmpjmpr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Im installing a new HU with GPS. how where do i route/mount the GPS antenna? having hard time with it.
    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 16, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    anyone?
     
  3. Apr 17, 2011 at 3:41 AM
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    How long is the cable you're dealing with?

    I don't have pictures, but there's several on this forum already. A few people mount it under the dash facing up-ward somewhere. I had a 1000' long cable with mine (crazy long). I re-terminated the end and left a 1 1/2' coil (to attenuate it a little bit) dangling behind the unit, and then double-sided taped it to the top of the HU.

    Acquisition is fairly quick, but the HU's nav isn't my primary use, so I don't care too much for how long it takes. Signal is pretty solid, though.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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  5. Apr 17, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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    Back in the day when you had to have an external antenna I would center mine on the dash, they don't seem to be very weather resistant.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    Left mine under the dash and get full signal no problems
     
  7. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    Mine is on to dash of passenger side...
     
  8. Apr 17, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    Mine is in the corner on the dash driver's side.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    exactly why I posted here. I want to see where everyone else has theirs ;)
     
  10. Apr 17, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Gray Beauty has heres here...

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  11. Apr 17, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    are these plugs weather resistant?. how did u get guys get the cable thru on top of dash? I cane find an opening and dont want to tear apart the dash if possible.
    and Thanks a lot for your responses. I do like where grey beauty has hers but would rather keep it inside(secure).

    p.s. I must not know how to use it but I did try a search first and it came up with an install by toyota07 and did not include gps.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Mine is an inside antenna. I ran the wire under the dash to the A pillar molding gap.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    This^^^^^ :thumbsup:
     
  14. Apr 17, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    Recently installed new hu in the truck with navi, stuck the antenna up and in the dash, signal is good to go....nice and simple.
     
  15. Apr 22, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    Under dash... full signal strength and fast acquisition ... why do anything more difficult or complicated.
     
  16. Apr 23, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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