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    Wiring Garmin sat nav to bike
    on: May 12, 2018, 10.46 am
    May 12, 2018, 10.46 am
    Hi Guys, does anyone know the best way to wire  a Garmin sat nav to my 2014 Highlander .   Many Thanks

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    Re: Wiring Garmin sat nav to bike
    Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 02.38 pm
    May 12, 2018, 02.38 pm

    I wired my TomTom to the Cigar (Accessory) Socket under the seat as that is a switched circuit.

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    Re: Wiring Garmin sat nav to bike
    Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 03.53 pm
    May 12, 2018, 03.53 pm
    Mine's wired to a spare switched outlet on the main fuse block, under the seat, although it was the dealer who did that when they were adding extras when I bought the bike (I provided the zumo mount).

    I'd actually asked them to leave the wires unconnected under the seat, after routing them from the cockpit under the fuel tank, so that I could connect them myself via an additional "FuzeBlock" (with direct and switched outlets).  Which I would have preferred them to do.  Anyway, that (via a fuse block) is another method you could use.

    Or you could just connect the mount directly to the battery (via an inline fuse, of course, and using crimped eyelets). An advantage of that method is that you can fiddle with the satnav while the ignition is off.  You would need to route the cable under the tank.

    Yet another place is the quartet harness, behind the left-hand fairing (that's how I did it on my 1200F).  That's if you have the quartet harness fitted (certain Honda accessories need that).  For that you'd need the appropriate connector housing and crimps.
    Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 03.58 pm by VfuRry

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    Re: Wiring Garmin sat nav to bike
    Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 07.48 pm
    May 12, 2018, 07.48 pm
    Thanks for your information, has given me food for thought.  Cheers

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    Re: Wiring Garmin sat nav to bike
    Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 12.05 am
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    I bought a connector from Maplin and plug the Zumo powerlead into the Optimate lead.

    I can leave it powered all the time or disconnect it at any time, works for me. 


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    Re: Wiring Garmin sat nav to bike
    Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 09.14 am
    May 13, 2018, 09.14 am
    *Originally Posted by Hartley [+]
    I bought a connector from Maplin and plug the Zumo powerlead into the Optimate lead.
    I can leave it powered all the time or disconnect it at any time, works for me.
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     Same here,  bought some spare connectors off ebay] and just plug it into the optimate lead as and when needed,I don't leave mine live when not using the satnav . Don't use mine all that much so no problem lifting the seat each time but might be a pain if you use  it every day

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    Re: Wiring Garmin sat nav to bike
    Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 05.19 pm
    May 13, 2018, 05.19 pm
    Thanks for your thoughts guys , something else to consider   

     



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