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Old 12-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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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.


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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.
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I have the MFT, just not dedicated nav, it wants to use the phone and I find that annoying.
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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.
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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 :)
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Thanks, i'll look around for a mount
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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.
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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.
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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.
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