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  • Just wanted to check

    Is there something I'm not seeing here?

    http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...oducts_id=652#

    and

    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...2D008&CartID=2

    Should work together, correct?

    I have this strange feeling that I'm missing something to complete this....
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

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  • #2
    why dont you get the usb one?
    http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/adv...keywords=et301

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    • #3
      I literally was just looking at that one as well, wondering if there are really any differences....
      Jan Bennett
      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

      Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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      • #4
        ya you dont have to worry about external power with usb.

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        • #5
          correct.

          Wondering what kind of connection the antenna side of it is...
          Jan Bennett
          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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          • #6
            it will work with a standard SMA antenna, I have that exact GPS, works awesome.

            But yes you will need something to make it work with that sharkfin antenna. Because the sharkfin is FME.

            http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FME-to-SMA-A...QQcmdZViewItem

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            • #7
              Thanks for the info freenettech!

              ok - so then I'll need a cable that's SMA - SMA as well....both ends female?

              or I can go male FME to ??? SMA?

              is there anything special about these cables? can they be cut and lengthened and soldered back together or is there anything special about the core?
              Jan Bennett
              FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

              Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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              • #8
                Should only need that adapter I posted the link to, it will screw onto the gps and then you can just attach the cable from the sharkfin.

                Honestly I wouldnt advise soldering them, soon as they are cut at all they lose signal strentgh, at least thats what i've experienced. Unless you buy the crimp type and the crimper I would try to stick with premade cables.

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                • #9
                  problem is where the antenna is and where the reciever will be I can't just plug in right there. The cable from the antenna isn't long at all.
                  Jan Bennett
                  FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                  Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                  • #10
                    far enough, then just get an SMA extension.

                    http://cgi.ebay.com/Antenna-Cable-RP...QQcmdZViewItem

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