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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12th February 2013, 17:53 Thread Starter
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Rogerhume, Hi

Your pics of the rear view camera are interesting.

I notice you have a satnav mount. Do you find it stays where you put it or does it move around when you corner?

I have a Garmin and their mount would not stick where you have yours. In the end I cut a piece of black plastic 3mm sheet to fit the whole area in front of the LCD. My satnav can now hang over the front of the radio and does not obstruct anything. When I remove the mount it is not easy to tell that I have a satnav which may be in the glove box, so deterring thieves.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12th February 2013, 18:10
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I use the adhesive mount, I got fed up replacing the suction pads.The clip is far easier to firmly secure and providing the adhesive pad is a good one (comes with stand) then it stays put with an easy remove.
It does give away the possible presence of a sat nav but they are so common now
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3308631619...84.m1439.l2649
I also have a disabled badge that might put people of breaking in (according to my daughter who works in a prison) they do have a consience


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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 13th February 2013, 15:28 Thread Starter
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Thought I would show my setup:

[img]uploads/21/P2130809.JPG[/img]

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The black plastic sheet is fixed semi-permanently and the satnav holder is removed to the glove box leaving little to show a casual observer/thief.


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I put a thread on the topic of online navigation. I hope to read it because it is translated by google translate. if not please delete. [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img] Edited by: Boe_Boe
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I don't see your post. Was it is the General Message Area?

By online navigation do you mean using a mobile phone or pc to navigate with whilst online?

If you have difficulty posting the url you could copy and paste the translated text?

Or post the search criteria you used in Google to find the source which you had translated.

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 16th February 2013, 10:55
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navigation in B Max










Unfortunately (or maybe luckily) there is At the moment in B Max still no navigation system to order ex works. Nothing is also to be seen by an A-S├ulenhalterrung At the moment. From spring, 2013 there should be then the Sony Navi ex works. If we wait sometimes. I still wait for the MyTouch in the Focus:lol:
If it had to go still I find not necessarily being available the best solution. Know the system from the Focus. The display is too small in my opinion for a navigation system. The map data have become outdated and very expensive if one liked to have an update.:gruebel:
One must keep the hardware as long as one drives a car.

There remains only the mobile solution the also disadvantages, however, more use and flexibility clearly has.



advantages of the mobile solution :


[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] always topical maps and charts (in the case all 3 months) free of charge
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] the newest hardware
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] any time against newer hardware exchangeable
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] Sprachsteurrung
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] big display
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] other services like TMC per etc.
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] favourably in comparison to work solution





disadvantages of the mobile solution:



[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] cable salad
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] No voice output over the autoloudspeakers



steps 1: She looks for the Navi


It should offer the following:


[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] active fixture
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] glass of display
[img]smileys/smiley38.gif[/img] lifelong map updates



Under the conditions a lot of Navis are not to be found. I would have taken with pleasure a Navigon. However, Navigon was recently bought up by Garmin and the production of the Navigon Navis was put. Then at the end it became the Garmin N├╝vi in 3590 LMT. It offers the active fixture, the glass of display very well can be served (how with the Smartphone) and lifelong map updates all 3 months.:top1:

There a feature I comes not really on the screen had. The linguistic control. I had to ascertain them even wonderfully functioned. If I had not expected thus. One must never touch practically the display. Aim input, POI's, Nothing but / more quietly, Brighter / more darkly everything no problem. Functions very well.


https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do? cID=401&pID=96637



A few pictures of the Navi:











Still a small advantage is of the EcoRoute HD Bluetooth an adaptor. He connects the Navi with the OBD connection in the vehicle. Besides, one can select some data and select even the mistake memory and extinguishing.


https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do? pID=38354


Pictures from my Focus:
















Step 2 follows
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steps 2: Solutions for the disadvantages find


1st problem:

The fixture.




Then after long search I have found the solution of Brodit. I have decided on the variation in the A column.


Pictures (spring Brodit.de):









Here together with the active fixture:








2nd problem:

The cable salad.



The report to the installation and the invisible transfer of the electricity supply and the aerial TMC follows.





3rd problem:

Announcements over the car Loudspeaker.



Also here I have found a very well solution. FastMute is called the part. Besides, the radio is switched silently and the announcements come to very good quality over the loudspeakers in B Max. Over the rear loudspeakers comes furthermore the radio programme or the elective spring. There is suitably in addition the cable harness for B Max. Plug and Play, so to speak.:top1:



Infos in addition from the manufacturer:


http://www.ge-tectronic.de/onlineshop/product_info.php?info=p221_fastmute-sonic-xl-inkl--iso-anschluss.html

http://www.ge-tectronic.de/onlineshop/product_info.php?info=p269_fastmute-x-mono-inkl--iso-anschluss.html




Interesting videos:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGl0UeXG-dw



Installation:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIwQtWjiLO0






Then further it goes with pictures of the installation if B Max, finally, sometimes has left Edited by: Boe_Boe
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The unit I show in my previous posts is a Garmin N├╝vi 3590 LMT.

If you are considering buying one I suggest you wait until the new one which is due out soon, comes out. The drawback would be that it may have bugs which would take a while to iron out, but it would be the best!

If you join this forum you will have friendly advice about all Garmin in-car-navigation hardware and it's use:

http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewforum.php?f=2

I too think that the LCD in the B_MAX is to small for navigation. I use my unit in a vertical position to see as much of the road ahead as possible which helps with anticipation onto slip roads and off roundabouts. You would have little of no road ahead warning using the LCD.

What they say is true about being tied forever to a data supplier who is at the back of the queue with up-to-date-maps and who would in all likelihood, not update their firmware often.

Even with a screen the size of my unit, some text is not easy to read in a casual glance therefore the text on the LCD would be unreadable imo.

I have Traffic Warning with my unit. It is a long heavy cable as an antenna and because of this I have never used it. However, the new Nuvis are coming in with internal Traffic. Maybe I should have waited lol.

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If the text is readable in English?
To see pictures?
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Yes, it is possible to get the gist of the text.

To post the pictures you would need to either:

1. Find the url for each picture and post the url, or

2. Download each picture to your computer, then upload each picture to a post on this forum.
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