BCD536HP: Hardwire GPS for 536HP

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BigLebowski

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I am about to order a BCD536HP to DIN-mount in a new vehicle.

Once this thing is installed, it will not be coming back out of the dash, so I would like to hard wire a GPS unit into my car (via a separate battery-fed fuse panel). Has anyone hard wired a BC-GPSK into their vehicle with good results?

I am also considering using a DB9 splitter to route the GPS data into my CF-19 via the serial port on a ledco dock. Anyone tried this before? My dock doesn't have RF pass-through so that rules out using an external antenna.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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I have the 536/BC-GPSK set-up in my pick-up truck and am quite pleased with it. The "hockey puck" is on the dashboard.

I can't offer any thoughts on the second question.
 

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You can't just cut the wire and hard wire it. The voltage is lowered to like 6v or something. Easy way to hard wire is hard wire a dc plug and plug it in behind the dash.
 

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You can't just cut the wire and hard wire it. The voltage is lowered to like 6v or something. Easy way to hard wire is hard wire a dc plug and plug it in behind the dash.
That's no good... I would like to avoid just plugging it in behind the dash as over time it will be a point of failure.
 

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Tape it together or cable tie. Only way your going to get it down to whatever the voltage is using resistors and do the math.
 

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I've had two vehicles where an additional 12 volt power point (as in cigar lighter outlet) were installed to power the GPS unit. Haven't had any issues.
 
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