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LoboMike
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: 1974 standard sedan & GPS Reply with quote

Any one ever put a GPS in their Bug? Where did you locate it? How did you wire it? Any and all suggestions/advice most welcome.

Thanx in advance, Mike
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why wouldn't you just get a cigarette lighter and just plug it in that way?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because you still need to wire it...

What I did for my mp3 player, and I plan to do for my gps, is I wired the hot line in with the radio, that way it turns off with the ignition.

I took a cigarette lighter to usb adapter and soldered wires to it and shielded it with electrical tape.

Seems to be working well for me.

EDIT: Oh and I plan to put the gps on the inside lid of my glove box. That way it will be there when I flip open the glove box, but hidden away from would be thieves when not in use.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:49 am    Post subject: 1974 standard sedan & GPS Reply with quote

Appreciate the tips, thanx.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, no problem, I use my GPS and in the meantime also the iphone. I wire it directly from the battery with an extra fuse and a cable that is hidden under the passengerīs seat. No problems even on long distance trips (700 kilometers Stuttgart-Hamburg)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

std beetles never came with cigarette lighters? WOW what SHIT HOLES Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Beetles came with them, they were dealer fitted options.
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