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post #1 of 9 Old Aug 21st, 2006, 1:08 am Thread Starter
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Cool What's this . . .

This is the speaker that comes with the 2730 and I noticed these pins on the side of the unit with no mention from Garmin - I reviewed their site as well.



The outlet has one round and one oblong fitting . . . ?

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I noticed them too when I got the kit with my Navigator II (2610). I'm not sure but I guess it's for attaching the GPS to the car audio, so you'll have the sound over the speakers instead of the tiny speaker inside that 12 V plug. 2 pins would be 1 for the sound, 1 for the muting of the radio (?)

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I was told that it's a dead reckoning port used by some of their other, higher-end aviation units.
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I was told that it's a dead reckoning port used by some of their other, higher-end aviation units.
Nothing wrong with dead reckoning except its name.
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I was told that it's a dead reckoning port used by some of their other, higher-end aviation units.
Correct. Dead reckoning for the SP 2650 (maybe also newer models also have the dead reckoning function). These are the ports for the car signal of speed and direction. I asked my dealer and just got the answer.

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Cool Confirmed and huh . . . and a little rant!!

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Talked to Garmin support as I was returning my 2730 for complete warranty replacement only having it for two days - memory config went south or something. He stated that those pins on the speaker unit is to be used by other Garmin products re: Dead reckoning as others have also reported - one issue down!

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Now to some confusing info: I purchased a motorcycle wiring kit that comes with a bracket and a wiring harness that has two plugs on the one end: one that powers up the 2730 and another that is a 2.5 mm monaural plug. So I ask my support guy what is that monaural for - at first he seemed confused - he stated you are supposed to tap into that to listen to your unit. I ask him do you mean for the MP3, Audio books and XM radio - he says hold on a moment and I will get back with you. Comes back on sometime later and says the 3.5 mm plug on the side is to listen to the stereo stuff. He then goes on to state that the 2.5 mm plug I asked asked about was for other equipment that uses dead reckoning - huh!! Lets see how many bikers our there with dead reckoning desires!!

My point here is that the Garmin technical materials they send out describe at minimum and often omit functional and technical information and leave you without a clue. As these units get more complex and sophisticated it looks like we are getting less and less information - what's with that! My support person seemed more experienced in handling my credit card, the RMA numbers and working with the return instructions.

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Rant - my unit broke in less than two days and I am paying the freight *&(*^&^ oh and they hit your credit card with a $1000 dollars until you return the unit that is broken.

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That is a common cable and mounting kit, that is the audio jack for the 2610, 2620 etc.

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He's referring to the port on the side of the cigarette lighter plug/speaker. It is NOT for audio, but used for dead reckoning. Read the whole thread.

I was not clear that I was answering question #2

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Now to some confusing info: I purchased a motorcycle wiring kit that comes with a bracket and a wiring harness that has two plugs on the one end: one that powers up the 2730 and another that is a 2.5 mm monaural plug. So I ask my support guy what is that monaural for - at first he seemed confused - he stated you are supposed to tap into that to listen to your unit. I ask him do you mean for the MP3, Audio books and XM radio - he says hold on a moment and I will get back with you. Comes back on sometime later and says the 3.5 mm plug on the side is to listen to the stereo stuff. He then goes on to state that the 2.5 mm plug I asked asked about was for other equipment that uses dead reckoning - huh!! Lets see how many bikers our there with dead reckoning desires!!

The 2.5 mm monaural plug is for audio out on the motorcycle mount when used with a 2610 or 2620.

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That's OK Bo, I understood what you meant.

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