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Post fit Sat Nav

Anyone know if it is possible to fit the original sat nav to a 166 and are they easy to get hold of second hand?
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

There easy to fit! There are two models of sat-nav g2 and g3, g3 you can get upto date map updates, g2 only upto 2001.

Its plug and play, all you need to buy is an arial for it.
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

It depends on the modle and age of your car, if it has the wiring in it for the satnav unit. Mine didn't and took best part of a day to fit it, but I think worth it in the end. I fyou don't already have an ariel on the roof for the satnav don't get the original item, get an after market itme that fits on the back parcel self, much easier! Good luck finding a unit though!
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

i have wireing loom forsale if you need one! a17esh@yahoo.com although all uk models should.
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i'm pretty sure mine doesn't....how much for the loom?
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

maybe off topic here but i have another one (G2 Satnav unit without cable ) for sale any one intressed mail me

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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

Think I may have already sent you this but what do you want for it and as I'm yet to buy a 166 do I need a certain year/model? How easy is it to fit?

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sorry about late reply! I paid 70 for the loom so make me a good offer!

I also have an ICS system for sale!

As for fitting the sat nav, its easy! Just plug and play!
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

Originally Posted by marktodd
Mine didn't [have the wiring] and took best part of a day to fit. If you don't already have an ariel on the roof for the satnav don't get the original item, get an after market item that fits on the back parcel self
I was told that, unless the car had the wiring installed and the plug in the boot, it was not possible to retro fit. Can you send me some more details of what you did?
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

Bought a NAVman 530 £200 online, arrived the next day. Fantastic piece of kit. Very quick and accurate. Just working out some neat way to mount it in cabin, possible in the top dashboard cubby hole which I never use cos it woun't open easily!
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

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possible in the top dashboard cubby hole which I never use cos it woun't open easily!


Use thumbnail to push the button edge forwards when opening
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where the CD changer is, take that pannal off, look behind the CD changer you should see a green plug and a gray one (i think), thats for your sat-nav. Then all you need to do is buy and sat nav unit! Although to be honest its only worth getting a G3 unit with upto date maps!....then send me a copy with the latest map update :-)
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

howardA - the hinge is also broken and it binds on the side of the lid, think i've opened twice in past 3 years second time was to try in fix it.......
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

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howardA - the hinge is also broken and it binds on the side of the lid, think i've opened twice in past 3 years second time was to try in fix it.......
Can you get 1 from a breaker with working hinge

I thought it would make a good hiding place for a radar detector when they become illegal again - hinge from the catch side, and the detector could see out of the window

Alternatively - is there room underneath to mount a vertical DVD satnav (pioneer or equiv) - would be a neat way of upgrading the ICE
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i'm going to adapt an old cassette to fit the navman holder and slot it in cassette - I never use it and its just in the right place
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oooo - that is ingenious....post a piccie once you've fitted it
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

Originally Posted by a17esh
where the CD changer is, take that pannal off, look behind the CD changer you should see a green plug and a gray one (i think), thats for your sat-nav. Then all you need to do is buy and sat nav unit! Although to be honest its only worth getting a G3 unit with upto date maps!....then send me a copy with the latest map update :-)
I'll check when I'm back in the UK again but, from memory, I think I looked before and there was no plug. If there is no wiring fitted, I guess it would be a pig to retro-fit? How can one tell a G3 unit, out of interest?
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

Hi does anybody have the equipment i need to get the sat-nav and telephone system to work ?
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ebay is your best source....you'll need the satnav reader (between 200-300 quid), the loom to hook it up to the ICS (70-100 quid) and a GPS ariel (15-20 quid). The phone is probably more complicated as you'll need a new ICS with the GSM module (300 quid+ probably) plus lots of fiddling with wiring etc to get it to work....
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The phone is probably more complicated as you'll need a new ICS with the GSM module (300 quid+ probably) plus lots of fiddling with wiring etc to get it to work....
And not worth the bother, Keith, as you'll constantly have to remove and replace the SIM card from your phone. Much better to have a bluetooth setup.
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yeah, totally....although i bought a tesco mobile sim for mine and divert my calls to it...although i could count on 1 hand the number of times i've used it
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

Better off with a decent phone and bluetooth sat unit and headset - I run TomTom on my Nokia and prop it up in the top cubby hole if I want to see it, or in the armrest if I don't care.

Look at http://www.nav4all.com/ for a freebie phone sat nav too.
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

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How can one tell a G3 unit, out of interest?
The part number of the G3 unit is 606 716 64, this number is on the back of each deck. The G2 has a different part number. Internals are way different also, no interchange on the inside parts.
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

Cheers lads,
thanks for all your help,ive checked ebay and cant find the gps part, if at any stage any of you guys are selling the parts required would you send me a message,
Cheers,
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Re: Post fit Sat Nav

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The part number of the G3 unit is 606 716 64, this number is on the back of each deck. The G2 has a different part number. Internals are way different also, no interchange on the inside parts.


Ahh, is it the electronics that are different, or the whole drive?
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