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  • How to put the GPS antenna out of the car?

    Hello:
    I have a big problem: my gps does not receive any signal inside the car. I have to put it out of the car.

    Questions:
    1.- can I use the radio antenna conected to the GPS (the GPS inside the car)?
    2.- Will the weather destroy my GPS (navilock)? If so, what kind of box to you recommned me?
    3.- If I put the GPS inside a box, will it receive signal? (wich material for the box?)

  • #2
    i know a guy that has satelite radio on his golf cart and he puts a little baggy on the antenna if it might rain so u could try that lol

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    • #3
      http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...hlight=antenna
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      • #4
        and also check this:

        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ht=mod+antenna
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        Originally posted by bgoodman
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        • #5
          You can dip the entire unit in a product called Plasticote and then place it on the roof. Veetid did it and it was working well for him.
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          • #6
            Dangle it out the window.....
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              i am personally putting mine in a small rubbermaid container. wifi and gps. cut a hole for the wires, seal it all up and put a magnet on the bottom so it will stay on the roof. then i can shut the wires in the door or trunk, wires clear no problems with pinching. should be worth a try anyway.
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              • #8
                I have managed to make it work inside the car.
                I have placed a 10*10 cm iron "paper" down the rear windows. The GPS above this iron "paper".

                The aim is the mouse to see the sky connected to something made of iron.

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                • #9
                  i've done what bugbyte suggested, it works well....but its kinda fugly there, i'm thinking about putting it in my bumper, just gotta figure out how to run the wire there
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Peoples
                    i'm thinking about putting it in my bumper, just gotta figure out how to run the wire there
                    I was actually thinking about putting it in one of the side mirrors, and this would be especially easy if the vehicle had motorized mirror adjustors.
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                    • #11
                      damn, but then i gotta run it to the front of the car, my pc is in the trunk
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                      • #12
                        Oh, if your pc is in the trunk then I bet inside the rear bumber is a great place for it. I don't think it would be too difficult to find a way to get the wires into the bumper, if anything drill a hole in the bottom of the trunk and run the wires underneath the car.

                        The only reason I was thinking in the side mirror is because it is normally on the door and there are cable tubes already heading in and out of the door, and the mirror housing is plastic/ semi waterproof and convenient. Plus if you have the electronic mirror adjustmors, there will be wires/holes already made/sealed going to the inside of the mirror. It would just be a matter of finding room for the device.
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                        • #13
                          I made it work!
                          It works on the back roof, where ussualy de 6*9 loudspeaker are placed.
                          I needed to use an iron piece where the gps gets stuck with the magnet.
                          It works great. It receives better signal outside, but not much.

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