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Old 03-22-2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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I've got a PocketPC Jornada 568, and im gonna hook gps up to it, how would you guys go about mounting the pda in a bonneville? i see alot of windshield mounts but i was wondering what you guys thought the best way would be
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I would probably look into mounts that actually mounted to the dash somewhere, then do a custom install.
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is there ANY sort of adhesive that can stick on your dash, but then come off without leaving some sort of damage or mark?
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is there ANY sort of adhesive that can stick on your dash, but then come off without leaving some sort of damage or mark?
i was thinking about it. I would use a mount and screw it to the trim pannel that goes in front of the gauges. it could be far enough out of the way that it block anything and still be high enough for efficient use.
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lol sorry i dont want to use a screw

i did see a holder that plugs into a cigarette lighter
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depending on the GPS unit, you might want to use the windsheild mount with the suction cup. The receiver will need a clear view of the sky so it can track the satellites.

I've seen vent mounts, which clip to the vent grille, and I've seen cup-holder mounts, which sit in the cup holder. If you have the bluetooth GPS unit you can rest that up at the front of the dash, and all you have to worry about is the visibility of the PDA screen. I'd try to mount it so you don't have to look too far away from the road to see it.

Here are a couple of sources:
www.gomadic.com
www.mobileplanet.com
www.arkon.com
www.ram-mount.com
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I'm a fan of these types of mounts...

http://www.pro-fit-intl.com/Adobe/PT-50-95.pdf
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Do you still use the gain slider or do you have an aftermrket h/u?
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The dash panels are easy enough to find in a junkyard and could be swapped out easily if you chose to get rid of the PDA
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I'm a fan of these types of mounts...

http://www.pro-fit-intl.com/Adobe/PT-50-95.pdf
damn that looks nice...thanks, i might go this route

for my gps, i have an old magellan gps 320



i'm going to take the serial cable from it and connect it to the jornada 568, and it will show up as a com device on the jornada, but the gps is going to sit on the floor right by the console....i tried just to be sure, and it got signal down there, so i wont have to order a 70 dollar cf gps card
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