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    TomTom Sat Nav.

    Has anyone got tomtom sat nav working off a PDA or Tomtom go in their Audi A3.

    If so do you have any problems with it working with the heat reflective windscreen? I've read a couple of reports with other cars that it doesn't work...... anyone confirm or deny this before I purchase one?
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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    I have tomtom go - I dont have a heat reflective screen - although I do know a lot about the product - They do not perform well with the heat reflective screen - you need to but the add on receiver to get a good signal ! the product is great value for money - I will be leaving to go to Edinburgh at 4:30am in the morning and will use it to direct me all the way !

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    I have used two GPS "safety" devices both of which have had no problem with the windscreen in the new A3. Therefore would assume that the TomTom Bluetooth GPS will have no problems getting a good view of the necessary satellites.

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    When I installed my navi, I installed the antenna under the dashboard without any problems. I dont know if there are any difference in an antenna for a real car navi system and an antenna for a Pocket Pc?


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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    I have Origin B2 installed and a tom tom PDA based sat nav. All work fine

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    I have the TomTom/ Ipaq set-up in my A3, with the hardwired GPS receiver. This works fine.

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    Do you have a car kit for the Ipaq, or is it one of the window sucker jobs? I am looking into getting a PDA with TomTom for my sportback. Haven't been able to find a proper good looking carkit yet though. I think I am going to get one of the new VGA PDAs (Dell X50 or HP4700). These can be run in landscape and I would love to have a car kit that would allow the PDA to be rotated.

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    Havent got around to getting holder yet to be honest, I have just been putting it in the gap in the centre console by the handbrake .
    Go for the HP one; its better...

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    2004 A3, Ipaq 2210 with tt3, and kit, works a treat. No probs

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    I have the TomTom car kit, which is stuck to the window via a sucker.

    IMO it looks OK, and is much better since it has been hardwired.


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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

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    I have the TomTom car kit, which is stuck to the window via a sucker.

    IMO it looks OK, and is much better since it has been hardwired.



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    How did they manage to hardwire it into an A3? Wheredo the cables extrude from?
    Got any pics of the setup?

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    It is powered by a cable that comes out behind the dashboard (similar to the Snooper cable I have).

    Not sure how it was done - I paid an auto-electrician 20 to sort it out for me.

    I will try and post some pictures later in the week (have new camera and not set-it up with PC yet!).

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    Re: TomTom Sat Nav.

    I use an iPaq 2210 with a bluetooth Fortuna receiver and TomTom 3. I have a bracket that fits in the air vent and of course using the bluetooth Fortuna, means I have only one cable to the iPaq.

 

 

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