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Old 09-09-2015, 07:39 AM   #1
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Don't mess with the design

Generally I believe that Porsche design is not to be messed with and too much 'customization' devalues the original.
Couldn't resist a couple of tweaks though which have been a success.......
First the DRLs which on eBay are about 5bucks and then the satnav also on eBay for around 60.
Finally throw out the 'cigar lighter' and replace with a 2 socket usb again for a few bucks and charge 2 phones at the same time!

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The lighter is a bit of a problem. The USB charger I found is a bit too long. How did you solve it?
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:07 AM   #3
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Usb

The USB charger is by Garmin and fits flush with the dash........really neat.
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Maydose, do you have a part number for the USB?
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Maydose, do you have a part number for the USB?
Hi there,
Will see if I can find the order. Bought 2, one for each car we have.
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Hi there,
Will see if I can find the order. Bought 2, one for each car we have.
John.
Check this Griffin version on eBay



Mini USB Dual Port 12V Griffin Universal In Car Socket Lighter Charger Adapter

Sells for about $3

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Old 09-10-2015, 12:19 PM   #7
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tell me more about the $60 satnav. That's a nice install!
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:45 AM   #8
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Check this out on eBay
Plays thro the audio system for directions and there will be a US version.
Mine has 29 European countries plus space or music etc and upgrades.
7'' Inch 8GB 128MB FM Touch Screen Car TRUCK Navigation GPS SAT NAV UK Free Maps
( 290729172868 )
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So, in other words, don't mess with the design unless you approve?

There are tons of cheap android tablets on eBay (new, not used) with wifi and GPS. You can install any android GPS app and, of course, any other app with endless possibilities (OBD II, music, videos, etc).
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Hi John,

How did you attach the sat nav to the console?

Thanks, Michael
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:03 AM   #11
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Double double sided pads in two places.....stays in place fine.
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