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    is it ok to locate the gps unit inside the engine comp. it is not to hot for it. i want to place it inside the dash comp. i have alot of space there...or inside my glove comp.can anyone help me?
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    If you have a metal bonnet, then there's almost no hope in hell of getting a signal

    I have mine in the top part of my dash, next to the vents and the clock


    It picks up about 7-9 satellites

    However, this may not work if you have any weird tinting or demister elements in the windscreen (i don't)


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    • #3
      If you have a metal bonnet, then there's almost no hope in hell of getting a signal
      'tis a thing someone made called an external antenna.. heck i don't think any is using the stock ones anyway. those are worthless for vehicles.
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      • #4
        i was thinking of getting the earthmate usb with 2004 from ebay... is like $100 they say is new... are the antenas weather resistan...
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        • #5
          I put my mouse gps inside my dash and I get signal from like 8 satellites just fine...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by kalito
            i was thinking of getting the earthmate usb with 2004 from ebay... is like $100 they say is new... are the antenas weather resistan...
            I don't think the Earthmate is meant to be mounted outside a car, but there are some that are and they have magnetic mounts. You can however mount it somewhere inside with a clear (ie no intervening metal) view of the sky. Like the dash or rear deck.
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            • #7
              An engine compartment is a pretty harsh environment for a gps unit (very hot, and wet when it rains)

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              • #8
                I place my GPS for signal not discreteness... Round where I drive a lot the tree canopy is think enough to kill the signal, let alone a metal hood

                err.. does anybody have any GPS antenna reccomendations? I think this is more or less in sync with the topic.
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                • #9
                  so ypu guys think is i put it inside my glove comp. it can work or it has to be by a window or something .. i don't want people breaking into my car beacause they see something they can grab and sell...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kalito
                    so ypu guys think is i put it inside my glove comp. it can work or it has to be by a window or something .. i don't want people breaking into my car beacause they see something they can grab and sell...
                    I keep mine in the glovebox and it works just fine although I've never seen more than 10 satellites . GPS signals can be picked up through glass, fibreglass, plastics, composites etc without problem. Metal and brick will block the signal though.

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                    • #11
                      I'd say get one of those GPS mice,(Black and put electrical tape over the led) I was never comfortable leving that yellow POS delome thing in the window for fear of theft...
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                      • #12
                        Hmmm. Well it seems that if you are scared of theft I would be inclined to be more worried about the huge 7" screen sitting in the middle of your dashboard than the little GPS mouse that most theives wouldn't know what it was anyway.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by unsavory
                          Hmmm. Well it seems that if you are scared of theft I would be inclined to be more worried about the huge 7" screen sitting in the middle of your dashboard than the little GPS mouse that most theives wouldn't know what it was anyway.

                          yup, my car was broken into before. they took a digital camera, a pair of sun glasses and other valuable in the car, but they left the usb delorme gps alone. the gps was left with the other stolen items.

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                          • #14
                            Screen is going to take a miracle to get out
                            I'm going to bolt and fibreglass it into the dash, and you'd have to dismantle the dash... as all things in theft, it's about time and risk, too much of either and they'll pass...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kalito
                              is it ok to locate the gps unit inside the engine comp. it is not to hot for it. i want to place it inside the dash comp. i have alot of space there...or inside my glove comp.can anyone help me?
                              I put my tripmate under the plastic cowl attached with just double face tape.
                              It still works fine after over two years there.
                              Just be sure to pick a spot that clears the wiper linkage.

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