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Nav III+ installation on 2007 LT

I finally found a Nav III+ in my price range ($500) and now just need to install it. I see that it comes with no installation instructions at all. From searching the forum, I have found answers to most questions, but would like to confirm with those who have BTDT before I dive in.

1. It appears that a fairly extensive Tupperware strip is required to get to the connectors under the Stingray. It also appears that there are just two connectors to worry about.

2. I am assuming that the audio jack under the left side of the cradle is intended for connection to an external device (not the V.O.I.C.E II system) such as headset/mic. Is this correct?

Any other gotchas I should be aware of regarding installation or use? I have updated the map and that went well. It was nice to see that it uses the same map as my Nuvi 25W so I didn't have to spend 4 hours downloading a new map file.

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I finally found a Nav III+ in my price range ($500) and now just need to install it. I see that it comes with no installation instructions at all. From searching the forum, I have found answers to most questions, but would like to confirm with those who have BTDT before I dive in.

1. It appears that a fairly extensive Tupperware strip is required to get to the connectors under the Stingray. It also appears that there are just two connectors to worry about.

2. I am assuming that the audio jack under the left side of the cradle is intended for connection to an external device (not the V.O.I.C.E II system) such as headset/mic. Is this correct?

Any other gotchas I should be aware of regarding installation or use? I have updated the map and that went well. It was nice to see that it uses the same map as my Nuvi 25W so I didn't have to spend 4 hours downloading a new map file.
Yours is an OLD post, but figured I'd add my two cents anyway.

I have no idea what BTDT means........

#1 above - I had the dealer do the installation of the Nav III.

#2 above, that female connection on the bottom-left of the Nav III's cradle is for GPS output audio (i.e., "Turn left on Main Street...."). It takes a male 2.5 mm MONAURAL (2 conductor) plug. My motorcycle that had a Nav III stock (along with the Radio Option) was a 2006, which I recently transplanted to a 2009 R1200RT. The 2009 came without the radio option. The Nav III works well, but I currently receive no GPS audio as there is nothing on the motorcycle into which I can plug, and then route the audio to my J&M headset.

It is my understanding that I at least as far as the GPS audio goes, I need to add some sort of amplification to the GPS audio. Or at least a unit that will go between the GPS audio 2.5mm cable and the 8 pin J&M headset cable. Also, if you want other than just GPS audio, that unit would have to mute other audio sources when directions are sent from the GPS.

I am considering units like StarCom, AutoCom and J&M's Integratr so I will be able to here the monaural audio directions from the Nav III AND the stereo audio music from my MP3 player.

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Re: Nav III+ installation on 2007 LT

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Yours is an OLD post, but figured I'd add my two cents anyway.

I have no idea what BTDT means........

#1 above - I had the dealer do the installation of the Nav III.

#2 above, that female connection on the bottom-left of the Nav III's cradle is for GPS output audio (i.e., "Turn left on Main Street...."). It takes a male 2.5 mm MONAURAL (2 conductor) plug. My motorcycle that had a Nav III stock (along with the Radio Option) was a 2006, which I recently transplanted to a 2009 R1200RT. The 2009 came without the radio option. The Nav III works well, but I currently receive no GPS audio as there is nothing on the motorcycle into which I can plug, and then route the audio to my J&M headset.

It is my understanding that I at least as far as the GPS audio goes, I need to add some sort of amplification to the GPS audio. Or at least a unit that will go between the GPS audio 2.5mm cable and the 8 pin J&M headset cable. Also, if you want other than just GPS audio, that unit would have to mute other audio sources when directions are sent from the GPS.

I am considering units like StarCom, AutoCom and J&M's Integratr so I will be able to here the monaural audio directions from the Nav III AND the stereo audio music from my MP3 player.
Sorry for the acronym. BTDT = Been There. Done That!

I recently completed my installatio of both GPS and CB and they appear to work as advertised. My audio from the GPS is routed through the VOICE II so I hear it just fine. My wife doesn't hear it though, which I assume is by design. I could probably plug her headset into this audio port, assuming it is still "live" when the Nav III is in the cradle and thus providing output via the VOICE II.

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Re: Nav III+ installation on 2007 LT

Glad it worked out for you, Voyager.

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