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GPS receiver

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by deano16v, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. deano16v

    deano16v Member

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    chaps/chapettes. got a facelift 00 B5 and i have a mobile phone with TomTom pre installed on it etc. I need to buy a GPS receiver to get it fully working etc but was just wondering with all the heat insulating galss etc will one work in my car?

    TIA
     
  2. mikeA2B

    mikeA2B Member

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    Hi

    I fitted Nav + recently, I fitted the GPS receiver under the dash, apparently it can see thro plastics, it is ok with glass too, previously I used a PDA which I had no probs with.

    I think your only problem might be if you have a heated windscreen, if thats the case im pretty sure a shark fin GPS can be adapted to fit your PDA.



    HTH
     
  3. deano16v

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    i dont think mine has a heated screen to be honest. I tried out a Rikala BT receiver and couldnt get a signal with it anywhere in the car, took it out and tried it in my 205 and got a signal straight away. Perhaps i'll need to get a receiver with an external arial then.

    Cheers chaps
     
  4. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator
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    I've got a quick question regarding mounting the reciever in the boot with a constant power supply.

    Does this effecty battery life (long term) if it is constantly powered? I was gonna do this with my BT Tomtom GPS reciever but the manual said not to! I occasionaly use the reciever in another car so the battery is quite usefull for me.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers
    Rich.
     

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