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Old 06-08-2019, 05:03 AM
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Most of us, who have Jagīs Navigation system installed canīt really use it and are either converting to the 3 dials set up, or consider some way to replace it.
Although I like the look of the 3 dials much better, I found a solution for the Nav system that I want to share with you - take a look:
Navigation

Itīs not cheap (EUR 545,00 if you send in your old Nav system and EUR 815,00 if you keep it), but installing it, is a 5 Minutes job and I can confirm that it works.

New Tech, Old Front

Working.

Finally, I know, where I am.

I have used it now for a couple of days and here is my "Review", well more 2 Cents, really

Positive:
  • Working, up to date Nav-System in my 2002 XKR (i.e. Garmin Drive Smart 51 LMT-D)
  • Properly working Traffic Control
  • GPS works well
  • Non intrusive, original look
  • Super Easy Plug & Play Install
  • Connects via Garmin iPhone App to additional features (most of which I donīt use, though)
  • BT and WiFi
  • Updateable via WiFi
Negative:
  • The system is NOT connected to the Audio System of the car
  • You have Hands-Free Calling, but itīs kind of useless, as the built in Mic is behind the fascia and the internal speaker of the Garmin is in the back. (it IS audible, but barely, especially when driving with the roof down)
  • You canīt stream Music via BT - which, as described in the other two points would be useless anyh

Summary: If you want (only) a working Nav System in your car, that preserves the original look, and is childsplay to install, this might be worth a look.

Keep Speed!
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How about buttons, are they working? On/Off?
 
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Originally Posted by Jarkko View Post
How about buttons, are they working? On/Off?
The most important detail was left out! Hahaa
 
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Originally Posted by Jarkko View Post
How about buttons, are they working? On/Off?
On/Off is the only button that works, yes.
If you leave Navigation ON, it will power down after 15 Sec,, after you have pulled the ignition key.
It will then also start as soon as you start the engine.

You can also power the Nav up/down manually.
 
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:59 AM
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That's a nice conversion. DIY is also quite straightforward at just the cost of the sat nav unit. All the power connections are present in the original harness, the on/off switch can be made to work using a latching relay from ebay. I used a second hand Garmin Nuvi 5000 from ebay which cost me under Ģ20, which has a slighty bigger screen than the 5" units and also has an input for a wired reverse camera, rather than the crappy wireless Garmin ones. I also re-connected the backlights for the switches to the backlight wire, so they come on with the lights.

 
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When I fitted my Garmin Nuvi 2599 LMT, I first removed the back, took out the speaker and microphone, extended their wiring and mounted them behind new grills where the original switches were. The pictures show the detail of how it all mounted.




Quite a lot of work, but the only cost was for the satnav; everything else was in the come-in-handy-sometime store!

I also have a Garmin Bluetooth Reversing camera and don't find it at all bad!

Thinking about it, I'd probably charge about $800 to do it all again for someone else!
 

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Old 06-09-2019, 04:58 PM
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Great solutions both and a lot of ingenuity shown.
However, due to my (below) zero talent in regards of car electronics and all sorts of DIY, I just wanted to share a solution for people, who might also be interested in a less than perfect, but super simple plug & play solution.
 
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Originally Posted by astromorg View Post

I also have a Garmin Bluetooth Reversing camera and don't find it at all bad!
On my 4x4 I have a Garmin 7" sat nav fitted with the Garmin wirless reversing camera - the picture quality is abysmal. When I compare the picture quality between the two units - the Ģ100+ Garmin reversing camera vs. the Ģ15 ebay reversing camera, cheaper is several orders of magnitude better than the crap from Garmin.

Maybe it just isn't suited to a 7" screen.
 
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Garmin does recommend checking the picture quality before finalising the position of its Bluetooth camera transmitter. Similarly a shielded receiver could reduce quality. Perhaps that was the cause?
 
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That is a beautiful install. How much would you charge to come to warm, sunny, S.W. Fla. in the middle of winter to do an install? Maybe pay me????
I have a 7" Garmin trying to decide if I want to try to install that in the center, or go the 3 gauge route, and do a windshield mount for the Garmin. Windshield wold be a bit tacky, but would be easier to use if done right. Ah, decisions, decisions......
 
 
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