Searching the forums and speaking to various ICE installers there seemed to be no solution to satnav for the GS
So I bought some sticky velcro from halfords for a few pound, a TomTom start 60 which has a flat mounted rear usb cable and went about making my own solution to the GS satnav problem.
The best bit about the GS dash is you can squeeze wires behind all the trim without removing any panels. The wires can only be seen at the point of power at the cig lighter.
Ive set the tomtom to go on and off with the car, and Im going to customise the startup and shutdown pictures that default to TomTom images to something like a land rover logo at start and maybe a blue screen of death on shutdown ;o)
In the future I would like to replace the tomtom with a Nexus7/ipad mini or something similar as they are much thinner under 1cm compared to the bulky 2cm + tomtoms. The only problem is at present the dimensions of 7inch tablets are that little to bit long and wide to fit in the gap because the surround around the screen is so large. Another possibility is the Samsung Galaxy note 3 as that would fit perfect and flush, but its not 199 like most tablets as its a phone its 500 pound.
Apologies if this has been posted before as it seems obvious now I have done it!
21st Oct 2013 1:40 pm
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We used to offer this as an option on low spec freelander 2's at the dealer I worked for in the uk, we used to hardwire them and they fitted perfectly, almost looked factory!
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21st Oct 2013 8:07 pm
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The buttons are for the radio, the radio screen is now covered by the TomTom! It was a 4inch screen which displays the radio station and any incoming calls but you can still use the numbers below to hit your preset radio stations and the answer/hang up buttons there and on the steering wheel.
22nd Oct 2013 9:41 am
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another hour and you could have hard wired it behind the cig plug, no wires at all!!
24th Oct 2013 8:07 pm
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I am also looking for a possibility to pimp my standard audio system up with nav and thinking about mounting the nav screen in front of the original one. But my concerns are that I will loose the information shown on LR audio-system screen since they are not showing up on the central display between tacho and odometer like it does with the high line system. Is there any way to activate this feature (via Faultmate )
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20th Dec 2013 2:20 pm
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The only problem is at present the dimensions of 7inch tablets are that little to bit long and wide to fit in the gap because the surround around the screen is so large. Another possibility is the Samsung Galaxy note 3 as that would fit perfect and flush
Samsung Galaxy Tab (original) in a D3 (original) example...
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20th Dec 2013 2:45 pm
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Has anyone got a pic of a galaxy note 3 fitted in the satnav screen area?
19th Apr 2014 8:01 pm
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Hi, just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration to fit my unit in a similar way, although I have used a small thin fixing available from TomTom to attach my unit to the upper trim.
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Just wondered if the Velcro method worked ok through the summer? If not, this may be a solution you can use...
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