Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 49

Thread: OEM GPS Installs

  1. #1
    MySQL Error jcdillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,043

    OEM GPS Installs

    Please post pictures of your OEM GPS module installs!
    肚子笑痛了
    S60 Install

  2. #2
    MySQL Error jcdillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,043
    Here is some pics of my Garmin GPS 15-LW



    Since my shuttle pc does not have a internal serial port header, I made this adapter so I can just plug it into the serial port on the back of the machine.

    I also put in the SMA connector so I can disconnect the antenna when I take the computer out of the car.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    肚子笑痛了
    S60 Install

  3. #3
    MySQL Error jcdillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,043
    Here is a better pic of the SMA connector, I just drilled a hole in a standard computer case dust cover
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    肚子笑痛了
    S60 Install

  4. #4
    MySQL Error jcdillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,043
    And here it is installed in the computer
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    肚子笑痛了
    S60 Install

  5. #5
    MySQL Error jcdillin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    4,043
    view from the back
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    肚子笑痛了
    S60 Install

  6. #6
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    6

    Garmin 15L & VW oem shark fin

    Hi all,

    My first post and just finished my Garmin 15L installed into my casetronics C134 case. The shark fin is a factory VW part, P/N 1K0-035-507-C .
    Attached Images Attached Images      

  7. #7
    Low Bitrate Stonewall78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    99
    Quote Originally Posted by VWmike
    Hi all,

    My first post and just finished my Garmin 15L installed into my casetronics C134 case. The shark fin is a factory VW part, P/N 1K0-035-507-C .
    Hey Mike how much was that sharkfin? Also where did you buy the connector to that gps? I was thinking of adding one of these to my mk4 golf.

  8. #8
    Newbie hklomann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Germany NRW
    Posts
    39

    GPS 15 H/L software version 2.70 as of February 25, 2005

    got faster fix and better becon tuning with new version

    GPS 15 H/L software version 2.70 as of February 25, 2005
    everything is possible
    home is where your heart is

  9. #9
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Stonewall78
    Hey Mike how much was that sharkfin? Also where did you buy the connector to that gps? I was thinking of adding one of these to my mk4 golf.

    Stonewall78, I have put together the following information about the shark fin in hopes that if you do decide to take on the mod it will go as smooth as possible.

    Gps shark fin/ 1K0-035-507-C
    The antenna is part of VW's navigation system and cost $110 US. Should be able to get it at any VW dealer . I purchased it online here... Antenna

    Cable 1
    The first cable you will need is available on ebay. This cable is the one connected to the GPS module and runs to the back of the case. $12.50 US
    Link

    Cable 2
    This is probably the hardest to aquire and runs from the back of the case to the antenna. The cable you will need is RG174 or RG316 and terminated with a male BNC connector. I acquired this at work and didn't need to buy it but have done some searching and you can buy cable assemblies with BNC connectors on both ends fairly cheap.
    Link
    This leads me to the connectors that are on the antenna. They are made by Amphenol and detailed information on them can be found here
    The blue one is GPS and purple is AM/FM radio. I bought them online from digi-key and where about $4.00ea. Digi-key

    P/N FA1-NCRJ-C01-0 / GPS
    P/N FA1-NDRJ-C01-0/ am/fm

    The connectors do require a special crimper inorder to crimp a ferrule around the outer shield of the coax. Although if you have above average soldering skills it is possible to solder the outer shield to the connector. After assembling the cable I would recommend checking that the center conductor and the shield are not shorted together. This can be checked with any ohmmeter and you are looking for infinite resistance. If it is shorted then the 3vdc being supplied by the gps module will be going straight to ground and will it will fry.....

    I think that covers just about everything. I have tested the gps operation with mapmonkey and I have locked on to 7 satillites with the antenna strung out my back porch about 7ft away from my house . I can only guess that this would only improve the farther I get from the house. I have not installed this in my car yet as my install is still months away but cannot find any reason why it won't work.

    Just a note about the Radio portion of the antenna. I have yet to do any testing in regards to reception quality with a aftermaket head unit. I have read some posts on other forums about poor radio reception when they remove the factory VW radio and replace it with a aftermaket one. This is something I can live with becuase I can't remember when the last time I listened to FM radio. Excellent FM radio reception is something you absolutely must have then you might want to wait unitll I get my new head unit and can verify the reception quality....

    Good luck
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  10. #10
    Raw Wave rando's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Posts
    1,973
    Quote Originally Posted by VWmike
    Hi all,

    My first post and just finished my Garmin 15L installed into my casetronics C134 case. The shark fin is a factory VW part, P/N 1K0-035-507-C .
    Damn, that is sexy! Are you going to drill a hole in your car to mount that fin? That would scare the crap out of me!

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Pics of OEM LCD installs here:
    By Scouse Monkey in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 04-13-2014, 07:48 PM
  2. Getting Started with GPS
    By grepzen in forum The FAQ Emporium
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-26-2006, 06:54 AM
  3. OEM GPS mod. Writeup + Pics
    By IntellaWorks in forum Hardware Development
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 07-04-2006, 03:59 AM
  4. OEM GPS Modules.
    By IntellaWorks in forum Hardware Development
    Replies: 91
    Last Post: 03-08-2005, 07:29 AM
  5. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-23-2005, 12:14 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •