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1980sdga

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GPS (satnav) wiring solution
« on: 15 December 2011, 12:14 PM »
I rely on GPS quite a bit for work so I always run one. I can't stand having wiring running all over the cockpit so I came up with this:









I ran the wire through the defrost vent by cutting a small hole in the duct behind the glovebox.  I also hardwired and mounted a 12v 3 way deal inside the glovebox to power it and other stuff that pops up.  The last pic shows where I tapped the cigarette lighter for power.

I still need to put everything together but so far everything is working OK and no more wires !

While I was fooling around in that area I went ahead and mounted the LEDs that indicate auxiliary pump and AC compressor function:

 

The yellow light is for the pump and the green is for the compressor.
« Last Edit: 15 December 2011, 01:33 PM by 1980sdga »
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Re: GPS (satnav) wiring solution
« Reply #1 on: 15 December 2011, 01:48 PM »
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1980sdga

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Re: GPS (satnav) wiring solution
« Reply #2 on: 15 December 2011, 05:36 PM »
Wires bug the CRAP out of me for some reason  :P  While I was at it I routed the aux in cable for the radio through the ashtray and under the console wood:



I considered mounting the aux plug on the back of the radio but it works well this way.
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Re: GPS (satnav) wiring solution
« Reply #3 on: 16 December 2011, 08:41 AM »
That looks neat. I hide an auxiliary input cable under the center console, that connects a cassette player to my Blaupunkt CD player.
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Re: GPS (satnav) wiring solution
« Reply #4 on: 20 December 2011, 03:56 PM »
I have thought about doing this but don't want to end up with a redundant connection at the end of the wire sticking through the dash. I guess it could be easy enough to use an old redundant wire to pull a new one if the plug type ever changes.
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