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    Garmin Sat Nav In Centre Console

    Mornin all,

    I recently bought a Garmin widescreen sat nav system and the mk4 sat nav centre console, then worked away in my garage to get it fitted, heres a little write up for you.

    I started off going to the flower shop for some foam to make a base for the sat nav to sit in, then once shaped I fibreglassed it to strengthen.



    I decided to test it next to make sure it fitted




    Right all looks well,

    I decided to smooth the lines in the console next so it didnt have that join line in the middle and top, after sanding the unit down it was ready for primer



    I had a bit of trouble with the textured plastic but time and effort sorted that out. After flatting the centre console was nice and smooth ready to paint.



    After a a few coats of white the unit looked mint, i also re painted my cd holder to give it a new shine!

    The fibreglass unit was screwed into the top part of the centre console and is now locked in place. Also the wires were hidden behind the console

    To power the unit i have another cigar lighter under the dash, to power the garmin unit which works on the igition so it goes off when my keys come out which is handy.

    Here is a pic of the unit fully installed




    This is a must do mod for any astra owner it looks amazing and is fairly simple to do.

    I will try get some detailed pics up tonight or tomorrow

    Comments welcome

    RIP D2NY G 2002-2010

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    Must say mate that's a top effort indeed!
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    thanks mate, im gunna take sum better snaps on my dinner i think there not all that good

    RIP D2NY G 2002-2010

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    Wow...im impressed! Post some more pics up please buddy

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    i really wanted to do this with my tomtom widescreen purely for the wow factor.
    but i just dont use my sat nav enough to put it in there replacing my trip comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsastra16v View Post
    i really wanted to do this with my tomtom widescreen purely for the wow factor.
    but i just dont use my sat nav enough to put it in there replacing my trip comp.
    Couldn't you fit trip computer somewhere else in the center console such as where the cubby hole bit is? I'm sure someone has done this IIRC

    EDIT: Just reloaded bottom picture - exactly like D2NY G has done!

    Top effort to on the sat nav fitting D2NY G - look forward to some more pictures!

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    well done m8 does anybody know the thread where somone put a dvd player in ther insted ?
    Back in an astra and loving it

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    thanks for the replys guys, it looks alot better in person as you could prob guess, looks good all in one colour too rather than the split black and silver, gunna take sum better snaps now

    RIP D2NY G 2002-2010

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    some better pics,

    keep the comment coming please!





    RIP D2NY G 2002-2010

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    Looks wicked

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