How to install a permanently fitted GPS navigator

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How to install a permanently fitted GPS navigator

Postby Ivo Kroone » Mon May 01, 2006 20:48

How to install a permanently fitted GPS navigator.

Installing a navigation system is a tad more difficult than installing a
basic radio. The difference arises if the system requires a speed signal.
The GPS may use this signal to estimate the car's position when the signal
to the antenna is not available (i.e. in a tunnel, in a city with high
buildings, etc.). To gain access to the Cappuccino's speed signal some
medium level installation work is required.

1. The target is the wire behind the speedometer which carries the speed
signal. The first panel to be removed is under the steering wheel. No tricks
here, just easy to reach screws. See pictures 1 and 2.

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2. Next, the panel around the speedometer and rev. counter has to be
removed. This panel extends to the right and middle air vents.
Just like the previous panel this is no more difficult than removing
the screws. Don't forget the big one on the side of the dash!
See pictures 3 and 4.

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3. Next remove the two standing metal brackets holding the unit
with the instruments (rev. counter, speedometer, fuel
gauge, etc) . See picture 5.

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4. Now the unit containing the instruments can be reached. Three white
connectors have to be removed first.
They connect the buttons for the fog light, rear window heater and such.
Now carefully remove the big unit containing the instruments. This can be
done without removing the steering wheel, but be careful since there's
little space to move.
See pictures 6, 7 and 8.

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5. Behind the unit is a blue connector containing 22 wires. The red/purple
wire carries the speed signal. Solder an extra wire to it (do not use plugs
since they have electrical resistance and may affect the signal!). The new
wire goes to designated input of the GPS unit.
See pictures 9 and 10

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Now you know your way around the dash of the Cappuccino and
your Cappuccino knows its way all over the world!
Ivo Kroone
 

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