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Old 12-02-2011, 12:32 PM   #441
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But it will only play for 30 minutes. Then, it will shut-down again. You may restart it again, but somewhere in time... you'll drain out your battery.
Good point, but I am thinking of maybe 10 minutes of playing time.
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GPS mounting location

I put my GPS on the vinyl cover of the steering colomn using a sticky gel dash pad to keep it in place better. Trimmed the sticky pad so you can't see it. Routed the garmin power cord through the dash and under the center console. You don't have to remove any panels to do this. You can just slip the power cord under the edge of the center console and back up to the power outlet.

The hardest part, which wasn't hard, was stringing the power cord through the dash. I used a straightened metal hanger and threaded it from the top of the column down to under the dash. Be careful when you do this so you don't snag anything. You will likely need to get under the dash to view what your doing here. Then tape the power cord to the hanger to bring it back up to the mounting location.

Easy, looks semi-stock and positioned nicely to keep your eyes on the road.




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Old 12-02-2011, 01:53 PM   #443
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I connected my Focus to the wi-fi in mt house. Not sure the purpose of it but thought it was cool.
How does this work?
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Glove Box bag (surprisingly handy)

I put all my junk in the glove box in a travel organizer bag. Then when I need to get something out, I grab the bag, unzip and get it. No more leaning over looking for things while the rest of the stuff falls out.

Sort of anal, but you'd be surprised how nice it works the first time you use it sitting in the drivers seat.



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I put my password in for my wi-fi and it connected .. i dont see a use right now .. but maybe some day it can download its own updates
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I put all my junk in the glove box in a travel organizer bag. Then when I need to get something out, I grab the bag, unzip and get it. No more leaning over looking for things while the rest of the stuff falls out.

Sort of anal, but you'd be surprised how nice it works the first time you use it sitting in the drivers seat.



Really great idea...it'll keep the little things from spilling out.

Also...really good reading there! My favorite Book!
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So I knew about the gas station feature - but how are you seeing traffic delays on the Nav? I don't see anything. Maybe there is just some option I have not turned on???
You may need to set a destination, then it will check the traffic for that route. I commute 45 minutes one way, so I have my home address in there and before leaving work will say "Destination Home!" and it will set it, then the route 'line' will either show green (for no traffic issues), yellow (for moderate traffic), red (for congested traffic).

You can also just say "Traffic" and it will search nearby for all traffic or road constructions and list them out.

Did I say how much I love my car? Is this stuff extremely cool???
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I just love this thread!!! Anyone know if there is away to have the fogs come on with the auto lamp feature?
Unfortunately fog lights will not come on automatically.
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The automatic headlights are very sensitive, in a good way. The lights come on in the rear of my garage, which is only a little bit dark -- even in the daytime. They come on at dusk and not too late.
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I put all my junk in the glove box in a travel organizer bag. Then when I need to get something out, I grab the bag, unzip and get it.
The Bible comes in handy when you see a runaway Toyota in your rear view mirror.
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