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Sat Nav cabling #628376
05/04/20 12:11 PM
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My (new to me) 2007 Plus 4 has the power socket in the glove box - handy for charging phones etc but when I plug in the Sat Nav (should I be in the position where the wife actually
wants to get to our destination rather than aimlessly, enjoyable drifting around the B roads) you have to leave the glove box door ajar for the cable to run out. Obviously would prefer not
to make an unsightly hole in the door of the glove box - anyone got any nifty solutions they have done before I bodge something together
thanks

Martin

Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628377
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I fitted a sperate cigarette lighter to the u tube under the dash and moved the connection. I never use the one in the glove box.
Before that I just ran a cigarette lighter extension cable thorough the back of the glove box. Behind the carpets there are some holes.


JohnV6
2006 Indigo Blue Roadster S1
Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628453
05/04/20 05:20 PM
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Similar to John - I have a 2002 +8 and have fed a satnav lead from the RH top of the inside of the glove box, you will find the inside of glove box does not meet the underside of the dash,and down the back of the dash to come out below the dash, if that makes sense. I then attach the satnav to the front of the glove box so as not to take up windscreen space/visibility. This entails purchasing an extra lead if you use the satnav in other vehicles as the lead is left there permanently.

Last edited by LE52MOG; 05/04/20 05:21 PM.

Les Ellis
Putting the Plus 8 burble into the Cheshire countryside.
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2018 Audi S1
Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628506
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I put a cigarette lighter socket (marine spec) into the tail board alongside the battery cut-off switch.

The SatNav cable runs forward into the car and can be mounted on the dash or held by the passenger as required.

Works for me.


Andy G
1999 +8 , Indigo Blue.
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Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628507
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https://mintyparadise.com/products/lazy-stand-up-charging-cable any help ? Rather than fit a cigarette lighter fit a USB/Dual USB socket and remove the middleman? This will then do the holding.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628543
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I agree to the idea of fitting an USB socket than a cigarette lighter. Cigarettes seem to become more and more vintage these days (thanks god).... Now I am not so sure about the Lazy Stand Up. Looks like the phone is only supported by the stiffness of the malleable cable, you might get a lot of vibration. Obvously you need to fix the cable to the dash with a clip, and this limits you in placing the phone. I have tried suction cups fitted to the dash, with malleable arms. Did not like it much, far too much vibration which even made the thing fall off. I think the best place to put a satnav or phone is in the middle on the back of the screen. It does not look so smart, but it is functional. If I put the phone horizontally the restricted view does not bother me, all that is hidden is the bonnet, not the road. Sorry for the thread drift....


Robbie the Norseman
2004 V6 Roadster
Sherwood green
Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628609
06/04/20 11:27 AM
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I fitted a twin USB socket to the scuttle roll bar to take satnav and dash cam power cables. Very useful.


John

Silver 2005 S1 Roadster V6 - Henrietta
Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628624
06/04/20 12:24 PM
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On my 1980 +8 the glove box isn't totally enclosed at the back so it's easy to run the lead out of the back into the satnav. Or under the tonneau if driving alone. You just need to adjust the length of lead so it doesn't drop down by the gear stick.


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Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628625
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Just one caution - my TomTom does not fully charge when plugged into a USB socket - no idea why. It only works properly when using the TomTom adaptor plugged into a cigarette lighter socket. Over a week of heavy use, the battery slowly runs down. Never really got to the bottom of why this happens - it was not the current limit on the USB socket because I checked that.

I replaced the radio blanking plate in our 4/4 with a piece of black plastic sheet drilled for two devices. I started with two off dual USB sockets and now have a dual USB socket and a single cigarette lighter socket. These are powered from a switched live using the radio feed. I bought an adaptor look from eBay which means that I have not had to modify the car wiring at all.

Last edited by Paul F; 06/04/20 12:32 PM.

Paul
Costock, UK
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Re: Sat Nav cabling [Re: MartinNico] #628998
08/04/20 07:44 AM
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I didn't bother with a radio in the latest Mog, so decided to make this panel in it's place, so I have a range of power options and an accessible fuse

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