Powered $29.99 dash Mount for 10 Garmin nüvi® GPS models available

 

I thought this was an interesting mounting option for some people that have a compatible model.

"Make your nüvi a permanent fixture on your vehicle's dashboard.

This low profile, attractive fixed mount is designed to provide sturdy and stable support for your nuvi while on the go. When the mount is not being used, the adjustable arm and mini-USB power connection can be removed easily with the click of a button. A protective cover can then be attached to help conceal the mounting base.

A wiring harness installed under the dash connects the 12 V power and routes it up through the dash to the device."

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=88088

Compatible products for this item are:

nüvi® 1200 nüvi® 1350 nüvi® 1450 nüvi® 2595LMT nüvi® 30 nüvi® 40 nüvi® 40LM nüvi® 50 nüvi® 500 nüvi® 50LM

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Problem??????

Everyone in the world will know there might be a gps somewhere in the car....personally don't think it's a good idea.

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

The mount is easily removable when not in use

farrissr wrote:

Everyone in the world will know there might be a gps somewhere in the car....personally don't think it's a good idea.

The mount is easily removable when not in use with the click of a button. You could just leave the GPS unit attached to the mount and remove the GPS unit and the mount as one assembly and then just click the whole assembly back on the mount's base when you are ready to use it again. A protective cover can be attached to help conceal the mounting base.

I think this would work especially well for people that use them in their motor homes or delivery vehicles.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Power

Having a hidden wiring harness is a very attractive idea.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

done that

David King wrote:

Having a hidden wiring harness is a very attractive idea.

Is is my home brew version of the hidden harness.

http://bit.ly/pmvd8H

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

This is all that would be left in the vehicle

farrissr wrote:

Everyone in the world will know there might be a gps somewhere in the car....personally don't think it's a good idea.

This is all that would be left in the vehicle after detaching the unit and the mount.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/alt-image.do?pID=88088&img=Image...

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Just one caveat

rjrsw wrote:
farrissr wrote:

Everyone in the world will know there might be a gps somewhere in the car....personally don't think it's a good idea.

This is all that would be left in the vehicle after detaching the unit and the mount.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/alt-image.do?pID=88088&img=Image...

Just one thing when looking at the four images from this link. To me, a powered mount has the power cord plug into the mount. But a look at the 2nd of the 4 images shows the power cord connecting to the nuvi, so each installation/removal of the Nuvi to the mount will still requre a cord connection/disconnection unless you consider a disconnection to include more than just the nuvi device itself.

You could leave the unit connected and plugged into the mount

CraigW wrote:

Just one thing when looking at the four images from this link. To me, a powered mount has the power cord plug into the mount. But a look at the 2nd of the 4 images shows the power cord connecting to the nuvi, so each installation/removal of the Nuvi to the mount will still requre a cord connection/disconnection unless you consider a disconnection to include more than just the nuvi device itself.

The base photo has the protective cover on it so you cannot see the actual electical connection where the base connects to the arms electrical wiring.

You could leave the unit connected, in the cradle and plugged into the mounting arms electical connector on the mounting arm and just push the release which would disconnect the entire assembly without unplugging the usb power connector from the Nuvi. Then all you would do is just snap the entire assembly back on the base and the nuvi would automatically start up as soon as you snapped it into the mounting base.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps