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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th February 2013, 11:28 Thread Starter
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If you have an Android smart phone, don't buy the Garmin OBDII bluetooth unit (shown in the pictures above), it is far to expensive and once again, would tie you into one supplier.

Far cheaper (10-20) to buy an OBDII on ebay or from Amazon and get the software for you phone from the apps site for about 3. Be careful when buyin though as there are many clones out there. Make sure you get ELB327 v1.3b firmware which is not the latest but is all the average person would need. The latest firmware allows the ODBII to be permanently connected, that's all really.

In addition, if you are into computers you could then, using Telnet, experiment with the hardware.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th February 2013, 13:40
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thanks for the help. I already have all the things are here. only thing missing is the b-max. which is built on tuesday
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th February 2013, 14:31 Thread Starter
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If you bought the Garmin OBDII bluetooth unit, let us know how you get on with pairing and every-day use please.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 30th March 2013, 13:47
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Sooooo we go: top1:


The navigation solution for the A-pillar was not quite so pleased. Cable can not lay invisible and does not look soooo good:











So ordered an original A-pillar bracket from ford fiesta.






Would also be about the a-pillar but it would fit with the b-max too far away. So you have the whole of the place where the holder is provided brodit.
It therefore had to be cobbled together both.
First, the excess abdremeln











Everything was in it at eletrotechnics would get built and the brodit Holder came under the cover. Looks in parts like this:






Together this will look like this:














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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 30th March 2013, 13:53
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Fitted to the sample:










Shorter antenna mounted:





This is what the whole of ready:












Missing "only" wiring

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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 30th March 2013, 15:33
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I hope you understand what. Google Translate
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I certainly can understand [img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]

I looked into the mount you suggest but wondered how to power it from the central outlet without have a cable draped across the steering wheel and hanging partly in air.

In my opinion the best place to mount a satnav is central and the simplest, cheapest method is the one I suggested in another thread. The black plastic is very cheap and looks like part of the car dash.

When the satnav's mount is removed it is unobtrusive and would not suggest to any thief that a satnav may be in the car. Your mount does suggest it may be worth breaking a window?

Btw I have wired in my Traffic advice system (Garmin), putting the receiver in the rear of the car and running a cable up front to the satnav. It works fine when tested.
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then yes, each holder would be the a-pillar is built from ford an invitation to theft. or there are in the uk not to order?
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then yes, each holder would be the a-pillar is built from ford an invitation to theft. or there are in the uk not to order?
Not quite sure what you mean by 'uk not to order' Boe_Boe.

If you mean can we purchase in the UK, I am not sure, I did come across it somewhere on the net may have been UK, not sure.
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 31st March 2013, 12:10
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Thanks for your efforts, Boe-Boe, very interesting.

Vehlen Dank, Boe-Boe, sehr gut!
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