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ru1thirst

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Posted - 03 mai 2012 :  04:28:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can somebody tell me the length of the 12v car power cord that comes with unit? Trying to see if it will run to my drivers side vent.

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macleadv

Canada
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Posted - 10 mai 2012 :  01:46:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My measurement is between 58 and 60 inches depending upon the actual points to measure from and to.
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danham

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Posted - 10 mai 2012 :  02:18:06  Show Profile  Visit danham's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If it's a challenge to make the run from the 12v socket, why not make a potentially neater installation by grabbing 12 volts somewhere more handy and putting in a new socket? If you dont' want to make a new hole for it, just buy a universal female 12v socket with bare wires and hide that inside the dash trim with your Garmin cord plugged in to it.

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ZX14NINJA

Canada
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Posted - 11 mai 2012 :  00:48:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have done exactly that in 2 installs, in two of my vehicles, taking power from under the dash and adding a female lighter plug receptacle to it. The units got installed at the drivers side, sitting right above the dash - left of the steering wheel. I then ran the cord down between the A-pillar and the dash, where it got neatly tucked away and is invisible. All you see is the 3590 mounted with the traffic receiver sitting next to it...then the wire disappearing down through the crack. In each vehicle, I connected power to the vehicle's switched power so the unit goes on/off with the key. I never even had to remove a rocker panel cover to do it; just pushed everything into the cracks neatly, soldered the wires underneath the dash - and they look perfect, as if installed at the factory. I just don't like having wires hanging across my mirror or dash. Note that if you do this, you MUST use some good strong tape to make sure that the male and female plugs don't separate. It's a pain if you have to go back in to fix something as stupid as that - LOL.
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danham

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Posted - 11 mai 2012 :  00:53:17  Show Profile  Visit danham's Homepage  Reply with Quote
@Steve: especially (as you know) on a motorcycle [g]. When I was running a nuvi 760 on my BMW, that connection failed twice, even with some tape on it. It vibrated just loose enough to arc a bit and that crudded up the contacts enough to cut the power.

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