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SandLake
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject: Car power cable Reply with quote

Is it possible to get a power cable for my Nuvi 67LM that I have can have hardwired into the car electrics. I'm getting a new car and it does have a small tray on the top of the dash that would be the ideal location for the Nuvi. I assume that the cable could be threaded up through the edge of the tray - but that is something I would need to confirm.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only safe way to do it is to get a female power socket extension. Ring do one on Amazon.

Then trim and wire that in to your fusebox and plug the Garmin lead into that.

The reason is that your car pumps out 12v but the Garmin only needs 5v
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you could. Either hardwire in a power socket and use the original cable or buy a kit from Garmin. Note you cannot just cut off the plug as it contains a 12v to 5v convertor.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen kits on Ebay which are for motorbikes - are they suitable?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be if they can be wired to a 12v source
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not having ever had anything to do with motorbikes, I was hoping for confirmation that a motorbike elctrics is 12V the same as a car?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though this is labelled TomTom I'm sure it's 5v

Check the specs

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hardwire-Barewire-Navigon-Magellan-Roadmate/dp/B001ISXXY8
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you mean 12v input and 5v output?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a 67LM or a 67LMT? Third party power cables can be suspect for getting traffic to work even if the seller claims that they are (I've been caught. Luckily no prob with refund, but extortionate price from Garmin). As suggested by others, a hard wired ciggy socket with a genuine Garmin power cable 'does it' for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is the 67LM, the cable not working for traffic is not a concern there is no traffic coverage here in Northern Ireland! At least so I believe.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Receiver/Power Cable Compatibility Reply with quote

Can a Garmin GTM 26 car receiver/charger be used on a NUVI 66LM and will it display traffic ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:42 pm    Post subject: Car power cable Reply with quote

Can a Garmin GTM 26 car receiver/charger cable be used on a NUVI 66LM and will the NUVI display traffic ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems that there's an echo around here here here. Very Happy
There is an edit button, so you should have been able to edit your first post to add the word 'cable'. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Welcome to TG forums. I forgot Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Seems that there's an echo around here here here. Very Happy
There is an edit button, so you should have been able to edit your first post to add the word 'cable'. Very Happy


Thanks, I'm nubee here and couldn't find a way to delete. I'll be waiting for an answer, again, thanks.
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