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Relocating Nav III on to shelf

Hey all, I put this request on the GPS thread and got one reply but it just didn't seem like that would solve my problem. I have an '08 Lt and the Nav III was mounted on the stingray. I know some of y'all have moved them up to the BMR shelf, which is what I am trying to do. My problem is that the cabling doesn't quite reach that far. How did you resolve the short cabling? If there is a extension I could buy, that would be the way I would prefer to go cause I an not that proficient in soldering...especially with wires that tiny. The cable I have is the stock "short" cable that BMW installs for the stingray mount (See attached) I need it extended approximately 6". Can anyone suggest how I can accomplish that?
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Re: Relocating Nav III on to shelf

You're looking for something like this if not this.

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Motorcy.../dp/B0000ESZV4

This is the one I got for the garmin 2820.

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-street...and-cable.html

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Re: Relocating Nav III on to shelf

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You're looking for something like this if not this.

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Motorcy.../dp/B0000ESZV4

This is the one I got for the garmin 2820.

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-street...and-cable.html
This is also what I was going to suggest. I believe these wires are designed to run to the battery or a power distribution block and then you are still able to pipe the audio into your radio via an aux input.

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I don't think the above solutions will fully solve your problem if you intend to use the BMW Cradle (with the buttons) with your NAV III (unless you want to forgo the use of the button functionality). You will still need to extend the round connector.

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Re: Relocating Nav III on to shelf

That's been my feeling all along. I have been concerned about plug & play functionality.

I have called about anyone that could possibly give me an answer and no one seems to have a positive answer. I am guessing that I am going to have to try cutting the wires and extending them and crossing my fingers that this will work.

I have been told by TVNav that BMW doesn't even make the cables that I presently have to hook-up the Nav III on the stingray any longer. So if it doesn't work I'll have to beg one from someone or go without.

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That's been my feeling all along. I have been concerned about plug & play functionality.

I have called about anyone that could possibly give me an answer and no one seems to have a positive answer. I am guessing that I am going to have to try cutting the wires and extending them and crossing my fingers that this will work.

I have been told by TVNav that BMW doesn't even make the cables that I presently have to hook-up the Nav III on the stingray any longer. So if it doesn't work I'll have to beg one from someone or go without.
I'm not familiar with the unit or it's functions. I apologize. I thought the only integration was that of the sound..... However, I don't think you will have any trouble doing as you have described. I had a wiring harness burn up from the headlight to the taillight and every wire in between and I repaired and replaced every single wire on the bike by hand. Took my a whole day but everything now works, so it can be done. Especially off the bike, this should be easy.

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Re: Relocating Nav III on to shelf

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That's been my feeling all along. I have been concerned about plug & play functionality.

I have called about anyone that could possibly give me an answer and no one seems to have a positive answer. I am guessing that I am going to have to try cutting the wires and extending them and crossing my fingers that this will work.

I have been told by TVNav that BMW doesn't even make the cables that I presently have to hook-up the Nav III on the stingray any longer. So if it doesn't work I'll have to beg one from someone or go without.
Before cutting the OEM cable, maybe you could find compatible male and female molex plugs from a boneyard bike and/or an old unused NavII/NavIII wiring harness from any BMW (not just an LT) bike that the BMW Navigators could be installed and make your own extension cable(s). Only as a last resort would I consider cutting the original functional OEM cable. I'm not questioning your desire to move the GPS to a shelf but if you do there will be mounting holes to deal with in the stingray if the NavIII was previously mounted there.

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