yea, i prefer it to be higher @ eye level too, but i didnt want it sitting on the dash. tried it out last night - it isnt too low for me since the unit actually speaks all the turn by turn directions; and i dont look down often.
I actually bought the Nuvi 660 used off one of the guys off this forum last week! good price - $435 shipped to my door. Amazon is $600; retail stores ~$700.
how i installed was pretty straightforward, just time consuming b/c i'm anal and had to find a way to mount the nav's suction cup thingy to the inside of the cubby; this part was most time consuming. the suction wouldn't stick on the inside of the cubby like it would on a glass window.
i dont know how much detail you want me to get into, but here's the steps summarized. let me know if you want further details. i tried to take pix in the process, but kept forgetting
- buy an female cigarette lighter adapter (CLA)
- disconnect negative battery terminal
- remove shift boot panel, "not ashtray" thingy, and cubby
- splice "not ashtray" 's positive (red) wire
- tap CLA's positive (red) wire into "not ashtray" 's positive (red) wire
- ground CLA's negative (black) wire to a bolt that is connected to chassis.
[now you should have an add'l CLA]
- use power drill + bore bit to drill a clean hole in the back of cubby.
[this part takes time if you want the hole to be just the right size for your new CLA; too big and things will not look clean]
- slip CLA through hole you just created
from this point assuming all steps above went OK, you move on to figuring out how to mount the freakin suction cup thingy...
as i mentioned, the nav's suction wouldnt stick onto the inside of the cubby walls. what i did was cut a 4"x4" plastic sheet from an old CD case, and stick the plastic sheet onto the cubby's right side wall via velcro. now i have a 4"x4" flat smooth surface that the nav's suction can mount to.
whew. that's the jist. i'll see what pix i managed to take during the process when i get home. let me know if you guys want more detail.
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