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So when I bought my vehicle it had this wonderful Sony unit installed but unfortuntely the radio unit does not have an onboard GPS installed.

So I have been playing around with the idea of having a GPS unit installed in the compartment just above my radio.

I know a lot of people stick their GPS against the windscreen but I want to keep that area reasonably clean and unobstructed.

The question is however, is it possible/advisable to have it installed there and what unit should I consider. I need a unit that is cost effective, can be used for normal city driving but must be able to track the route you are driving and marking of various points reached along a route with at waypoint. Voice activation would be an added benefit lol.

I would like the unit to have a display of approximately 5”, dependent on the size in the dash, similar to the Garmin DriveSmart 55 LMT-S.
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Also wanting to do this, what size fits??
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Also did my research way back, and in the front (18cm) and back (slightly less) recess plenty of width, but height is the problem. If I remember correctly it's about 6.5 cm. With EGNOS/GLONASS technology, tree canopies and dashboard interference not a huge issue anymore and you'll probably only lose a meter or 2 horizontal accuracy. Let us know what models you come up with...
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Agree, I also want to keep the dashboard area clean

Does have a GPS - works great and is a perfect fit.

Imported unit.
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Imm...i prefer my unit on the dash :imsorry: but thats just me need to take to pc for downloads ect ...not better to have it in the radio unit?
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Myne het Wi-Fi, so dit connect aan my Wi-Fi wanneer ek by die huis stop en kan dan al die updates ens doen. Die GPS is basic, ek was nog nie in rural areas nie en weet nie of dit met bv. T4A sou werk nie. All-in-one units het voor- en nadele.
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Baie netjies Jacques,

het jy n model nmr?
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ek sal op die boks moet kyk - kan nie nou onthou wat die naam en model nommer was nie. Is ook nie op die internet beskikbaar nie; na baie ure se internet soek en emails stuur, het ek dit by 'n handelaar in Dubai gekry en gekoop. En ek weet nie van enige ander Y61 Patrol in SA met so 'n ingeboude unit nie, so dit maak myne uniek :blonde:
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:biggrin: :thumbup:

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Sien jy is in Blouberg - ons moet connect en bietjie Atlantis gaan ry.
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