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12-08-2012 01:08 PM
flingwing1969
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lower right?

I actually considered putting mine in the sunglasses holder, if I could find a way to run power to it without having cords hanging.
The other right - the one on the left. Fixed, and thanks.
12-08-2012 12:53 PM
r1ch999999 lower right?

I actually considered putting mine in the sunglasses holder, if I could find a way to run power to it without having cords hanging.
12-08-2012 12:50 PM
flingwing1969
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Thanks, i'll look around for a mount
I simply mount my Garmin Nuvi 550 in the lower left corner of the windshield. The cord runs down the crease between the dash and instrument housing. I haven't wired it yet, but I bought a capped 12v accy outlet like the one on the SEL that I will mount on the dash above the light switches left of the steering column and this will power my shortened Garmin power cord.
12-08-2012 08:49 AM
r1ch999999 Thanks, i'll look around for a mount
12-08-2012 04:50 AM
mrpeaches Yeah, if you look around this site, you will see nothing but pain from people who tried to add just nav to their MFT setup.

Your two options are to either get a nice mount for your Garmin or replace everything. I replaced pretty much everything in my setup.

That said, my suggestion would be to just mount your Garmin and enjoy it. Replacing everything for me was a significant amount of wiring and setup. I personally think it was worth it, but unless you want to spend a few days wiring everything and setting things up like I did, just mount your Garmin and enjoy driving :)
12-08-2012 12:49 AM
TiStick
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So my Focus doesn't have Nav, unless I use the sync or whatever. Is there a way to add the nav after the fact? I was planning on using my Garmin, but there isn't a good place to mount, and power, the thing in this car.
No. Many have tried, but there is not one single instance of a non-nav enabled MFT being enabled to have OEM GPS nav functions. There have been a few swap in the entire MFT system from a nav enabled vehicle(mrlandy for one), but still no way to reflash a non factory enabled nav car to have MFT nav.

other threads on topic:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=256669
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=281448
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=285758

You saw the Proclip thread, there are options to mount the Garmin nuvi GPS.
12-07-2012 09:32 PM
r1ch999999 I have the MFT, just not dedicated nav, it wants to use the phone and I find that annoying.
12-07-2012 09:27 PM
Desmo748 how big is your Garmin? i use the Garmin Nuvi and it fits in front of the radio display, (also do not have MFT/Nav in mine) Sure i block the radio but i just put it on the Sat radio and keep it on country for road trips so i dont really worry about changing channels :)

Oh to put it in that space you do need to take off the mounting bracket. It should just slide it. slight angle so you dont hit the power button.
12-07-2012 07:21 PM
r1ch999999
Nav

So my Focus doesn't have Nav, unless I use the sync or whatever. Is there a way to add the nav after the fact? I was planning on using my Garmin, but there isn't a good place to mount, and power, the thing in this car.

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