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So I want to hook up my gps into my GLS (gps in the gls!)

Wondering if ya'all had any advice for locations - I tried suctioning it to the top left corner of the windshield but didn't really like how close it was to my face. I can't put it further away on the windshield because then I can't reach it.

Amazon sells a friction mount which would go on the dash but it's pretty big.

I rented a car with Hertz (a crappy chevy) and they had the gps mounted on the left side of the passenger area - that seemed like a decent area.

Any ideas are appreciated.
 

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QUOTE (mosesmal3165 @ Sep 6 2010, 06:36 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=354684
So I want to hook up my gps into my GLS (gps in the gls!)

Wondering if ya'all had any advice for locations - I tried suctioning it to the top left corner of the windshield but didn't really like how close it was to my face. I can't put it further away on the windshield because then I can't reach it.

Amazon sells a friction mount which would go on the dash but it's pretty big.

I rented a car with Hertz (a crappy chevy) and they had the gps mounted on the left side of the passenger area - that seemed like a decent area.

Any ideas are appreciated.
I have mine on the windshield just above the dash vents and a little to the right of center. I've got long arms but it is hard to reach compared to my old car.

My mother in law's GPS's mount that has a gooseneck on it. It's about 10 inches long (or so). It does bring it closer but it's a little wobbly (maybe it's not mounted correctly) when you press the touch screen.
 

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QUOTE (Charade @ Sep 6 2010, 05:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=354687
I have mine on the windshield just above the dash vents and a little to the right of center. I've got long arms but it is hard to reach compared to my old car.

My mother in law's GPS's mount that has a gooseneck on it. It's about 10 inches long (or so). It does bring it closer but it's a little wobbly (maybe it's not mounted correctly) when you press the touch screen.
thanks - no way my short arms can reach the spot you placed it.

guess i will need to get the friction mount.

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I have my Tomtom is the console behind the shifter. I didn't think it would get a signal but as long as it had a shot through the windshield, I have never had a bad signal. I got a 20 sandbag mat for Tomtom units, let a little of the sand out in the back end and it sets perfect. Hopefully the photos uploaded. No comments about my toes.
 

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I use the triangle shaped bean bag from costco.com on the dash just to the right of the instrument "hump". My TomTom is happy there, even when I'm driving with spirit.
 

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QUOTE (DonRich90 @ Sep 6 2010, 09:18 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=354721
I got the new style friction mount (no beanbags) from Garmin for my Nuvi and mount it in the center of the dash at the lowest possible point (closest to driver/passenger). Easy to reach, stays in place and looks nice.

Don

Thank you Mr. Rich - i have been eyeing that mount - it looks like it might just be the one - bigger than i would like but it might work.

i found a company that makes a clip that attaches to the right side of hte center console - i kinda like this clip better than the mount - not sure yet
 

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I usually put it next to the rearview mirror, on my side if alone, and on the passenger side if wifey/daughter is riding along. Cord doesn't look nice, but it's the best position for me. Try it.
 

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QUOTE (elp_jc @ Sep 6 2010, 09:26 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=354724
I usually put it next to the rearview mirror, on my side if alone, and on the passenger side if wifey/daughter is riding along. Cord doesn't look nice, but it's the best position for me. Try it.
so clearly im a newb - but why does everyone keep theirs plugged in? i charged mine at home and it seems to be pretty well charged?
 

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QUOTE (mosesmal3165 @ Sep 6 2010, 08:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=354731
so clearly im a newb - but why does everyone keep theirs plugged in? i charged mine at home and it seems to be pretty well charged?
I keep mine plugged in because I don't ever have to take it out of the car to charge it.
 

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i use the standard suction cup thing that came with my garmin. i attach it along the left side of the windshield. the cord drapes down, and i run it over the steering column, and then to the outlet. i haven't had a problem with the location. but do what works. guy at work mounted his below the climate controls (flippy) door. but he had an SUV. it worked well for him. but idk if you want a permanent solution. just go with what you like
 

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QUOTE (P Haggard @ Sep 6 2010, 09:09 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=354702
I have my Tomtom is the console behind the shifter. I didn't think it would get a signal but as long as it had a shot through the windshield, I have never had a bad signal. I got a 20 sandbag mat for Tomtom units, let a little of the sand out in the back end and it sets perfect. Hopefully the photos uploaded. No comments about my toes.

my question is if you have a bluetooth gps can you ear directions on your sonata's speakers?
had to ask :whistling:

thank you
 

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QUOTE (psuath @ Sep 10 2010, 12:34 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=355489
i use the standard suction cup thing that came with my garmin. i attach it along the left side of the windshield. the cord drapes down, and i run it over the steering column, and then to the outlet. i haven't had a problem with the location. but do what works. guy at work mounted his below the climate controls (flippy) door. but he had an SUV. it worked well for him. but idk if you want a permanent solution. just go with what you like
I'm the same as above...it's over in the lower left corner of the windshield. run the cord over the steering column, plug it in, and stuff the remaining cord between dash and steering column. never a problem. easy to reach, sort of hidden from behind and passer-by's. once my windows get tinted...it will be nearly invisible unless you are actually looking for it. the black housing and mounts blend right into the dash. i did try the storage area in the dash...but, my traffic antenna didn't pick up well there...the unit itself worked fine...just not my traffic antenna. btw, mine is a garmin. all have different mounts and such.
 

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I had my Magellan in the dash storage near the shifter, using the suction cup to hold it in place. Worked great and kept it out of my immediate field of view, but the voice was there when I needed it. I say I had it there because I fried it doing a software update, so a new one is on my Christmas list. My wife has a Garmin Nuvi that she sticks to the windhield, but every time it gets hot, the thing falls off. I'm looking at the new friction mount for her car.
 

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QUOTE (miosonata @ Oct 28 2010, 12:02 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=366988
new here and learning sorry
please see question about bluetooth and sonata's speakers (2 posts Up)
well..mine has bluetooth, but only for phone operation. it has fm modulator built in so i can listen wirelessly over the radio (when my last car didn't have an aux input, i used the SD card slot in my gps to substitute mps player...worked flawlessly!!!

in your situation....you may have to set your aux mode to pick up the gps. it would be quiet until the little lady/man told you where to turn. it wouldnt break into the radio/cd/xm and voice over, at least i don't think it would do that.
 

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QUOTE (miosonata @ Oct 28 2010, 09:43 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=366978
my question is if you have a bluetooth gps can you ear directions on your sonata's speakers?
had to ask :whistling:

thank you
I don't have a bluetooth GPS. I assume you could if it can pair with the car radio.
 
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