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Old 11-05-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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GPS Mounting in 2012 Focus

Just recd my new Magellan RoadMate GPS that I got free for purchasing a set of Continental tires at Tire Rack. Ive never installed one before anyone have a best location suggestion for the 2012 Focus?


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Old 11-05-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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I have a garmin nuvi. and it fits perfectly in the SYNC display, maybe yours will too?

I dont use my GPS alot so its usually in the glove box, but when i do use it i just put it here
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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Looks Great....thx!!

I'll give it a try....I probably won't use mine that much so that's a good solution....leave it in the glove box, out of sight, and don't have an invitation for some yahoo to break a window to get it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:57 PM   #4
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in my SEL with MFT, i stick it to the windshield just right of the rearview mirror mount, so when I look up at it, its just below the mirror in my sightline, works like a charm for me
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If you direct wire it, I would mount it on the left side of the front windshield where it is easy to reach and program. NOTE: check warranty coverage on your car if you direct wire it as it could be considered, under strict interpretation, as a modification. The same could apply to a radar detector. The other location choice is limited to the plug in in the center console on my 2012 Focus, which will limit you to mount it in the center of the windshield.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:12 PM   #6
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Thanks....I'll give that a try also!
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I use a friction mount on my Garmin. Just sits on the dash on top of MFT when I need it and pops into the center console when I don't.
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Lower left side of windshield.
A little out of the way, but I remove it from the holder to program an address.
I need to hard wire it under the dash so I can free up the power socket and get rid of the loose wire wrapped around the steering column and shifter.
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I have a garmin nuvi. and it fits perfectly in the SYNC display, maybe yours will too?
I dont use my GPS alot so its usually in the glove box, but when i do use it i just put it here
i do the same thing with our Navigon, But i put it at an angle so i can still see both screens.

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i do the same thing with our Navigon, But i put it at an angle so i can still see both screens.

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