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Old 03-27-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Placement of GPS...?

I'm getting a TomTom 510 GPS (4.2 x 3.1 x 2.5) and wonder if there's any snazzy place that I could mount it -- semi-permanent. Suggestions appreciated.

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Old 03-27-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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I don't know what year you have, but I always thought as long as the heating/ac control is above your stereo (up to MY 2000 and 2003/4), it could be mounted on a custom board where the cubby holes are located. Of course, that means that the tom tom has to have the capability to support an external gps receiver.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:24 AM   #3
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I use the MioA701 and it's very handy in this position

I have wired in a female cig lighter under the dash, and plugged in the charger....no hanging cords!

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I put my TomTom right under the mirror so it is easy to see, but in reality I usually just follow the voice command, you can get an external antenne and mount it lower as suggested above, so give it a try and see what works for you.

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Hey FIG I bet you got a hell of a deal on your Boxster considering they screwed up and put the steering wheel on the wrong side.
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Quote:
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Hey FIG I bet you got a hell of a deal on your Boxster considering they screwed up and put the steering wheel on the wrong side.



Yeah they messed up the pedals too .....and I only paid about 3 times as much as you guys did....lucky me
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ChrisZang wrote:
> But thinking about Peer's frequent run-ins with the local
> law-enforcement, MAYBE not the right location for him ;-)


Thanks for jinxing me -- so now I just have to relocate my GPS.
Okay, as a project for a rainy Sunday, today I decided to permanently install my 4" TomTom in the shelf-compartment (whatever it's called) underneath the radio. It's amazing what you can do with a dremel tool.

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you still need a sticker telling you which gear is where?
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Djomlas wrote:
> you still need a sticker telling you which gear is where?

Well, that sticker came with the shift knob, and my GF thought it looked good (with the red R) so she stuck it there.

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Old 04-23-2007, 03:16 AM   #10
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Great spot Peer!

A custom surround would really make that look factory! IMHO anyways
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