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      01-13-2006, 06:38 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Satellite Navigation Mounting (Garmin c320)

My wife gave me an aftermarket GPS unit (Garmin c320) for Christmas, and I'm having some difficulty finding a good way of mounting it. The unit came with a windshield mount, but California law prohibits its use. For Calfornia users, Garmin provided an adhesive disc which can be permanently attached to the dashboard onto which the unit, along with the windshield mount, can be mounted. However, I don't want a "permanent" disc attached to my new bimmer.

The way I mount this thing currently is to attach the unit to the top of a cup and then put the whole assembly into the driver's front cupholder (actually, it's more of a passenger's as you e90 drivers are aware of). It's a temporary solution at best and rather ugly. Anyone else has this problem and has figured out some clever solutions?
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      01-13-2006, 08:14 PM   #2
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The windshield suction cup works nicely on my poplar trim. I have placed it hust beside the passengers Air outlet near the centre.
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      01-13-2006, 08:28 PM   #3
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Which model do you have? The suction cup that came with the c320 is too big to attach to the trim. I was initially hoping I would...
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      01-13-2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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I use a kuda mount for my myfi. Here is a pic:



Here is the Kuda website if you want to check it out. I am not sure how big the nav unit is. However, you can actually drill a hole behind the unit to run the wires completely out of site. I actually just tuck them under it.

It looks like they added a new dash mount for the E90 and I may need to get one of them, too. It would be a nice way to mount my Treo.
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