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    ive got a 206. no sunroof, only options are front or rear screens )

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    try putting it inside the front bumper so its just out in front of the bonnet. It should work fine through the plastic bumper, as long as its not metal powder re-enforced plastic which I doubt. You could also look at sticking it inside the rear hatch lip spoiler if you have one...

    Only other option would be to just sling it out the window and onto the roof

    Time to get creative with this one me thinks...

    Maybe it would go under the trim near the wipers without too much trouble!?!

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    I have a Garmin GPS16 and it gets great reception even from inside my house.
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    I have a Haicom 204s and my buddy has a Haicom 204e LINK and inside the car in the rear windows with 20% tint we pick up between 7 - 9 sats and if I take it and just throw it in the back seat I'm still picking up 5 - 7 sats. I'm very happy with it, but don't believe the waterproof claims.... it's not! The Haicom 204e after a few rainstorms has a fair amount of condensation in it.

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    Iogear Gps

    The one my company produces works well through windshields. We also offer a detachable external antenna that you can temporatily affix to the outside of your car so you can keep the GPS in your glove box.

    http://www.iogear.com/main.php?loc=p...Item=GANTGPS01

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    ok suggestions why it works on a laptop, but not with my incar pc?

    ive checked voltage on usb, it is 5volts. drivers are from same source...
    anything else that will effect it? the reception is great on laptop, and crap on pc. gps in same place both times?

    its got me confused

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    okay its the in car pc. when its on it interferes with the signal or something, and the reception is very poor. does anyone else have this problem? is it because my computer isnt in a metal case?

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    External antenna

    I have found my gps antenna DeLorme and Pioneer work outside stuck underneath the back lip of the hood and front lip of the trunk. Keeps the antenna and wires out of sight. XM antenna sucks in these two positions.

    I use a black flexible business card magnet stuck low down and mostly out of sight outside the wind shield for my XM antenna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaz
    ok suggestions why it works on a laptop, but not with my incar pc?

    ive checked voltage on usb, it is 5volts. drivers are from same source...
    anything else that will effect it? the reception is great on laptop, and crap on pc. gps in same place both times?

    its got me confused
    Its not just voltage, it's amperage as well. As the amperage needs of the GPS increases, the voltage will most likely drop. It would be difficult for you to test, and just measuring the voltage with out a load on it won't show a voltage reduction.

    It is also possible that the car puters lack of shielding could cause it. Just moving the receiver would indicate if that is the case. The further away the receiver from the computer, the less intereference. If you can somehow move one or the other, you can test that theory.

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    READ THIS

    I have had several gps units.. and by far the best is the one that has a sirf star III (3) chipset..

    This little chipset is the latest but by far the best. I bought a gpslim 236, its a bluetooth unit but can also be used on cable [optional] and bluetooth connection at the same time.. yep dual connection. It also uses a standard nokia phone battery also.

    now when testing this unit for the first time, I was sat in my lounge about 12 ft from the double glazed window with the curtains shut. Yep I got a signal on freedrive :-) what more do I need to say

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