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post #1 of 20 Old 05-01-2014, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Need to Wire in The Garmin.

Tried the socket yesterday and it just kept disconnecting due to the plug having a spring loaded pin at the bottom that makes it, especially when horizonally mounted,want to walk out. So, I'd like to get into the gauge face and dounle it up to the socket. I see two push pins on it but haven't taken a close look. Anyone know how to dismantle it?
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Haven't pulled it yet but it may be quite simple. Two pushpin type of releases at the top and two Allen bolts at the bottom.
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Careful what you wire into that socket. It’s protected by a measly 3 amp fuse. It doesn’t take much to blow it. I found that out the hard way!! You’re probably ok with the Garmin but IMHO, you’re just as well off running the Garmin straight off the battery. Save that socket for whatever ‘techie’ stuff like iPhones or MP3’s etc which is all it seems designed for. Just my 2 cents!
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The battery on a gps can't draw more than a cell phone. The stock Apple charger is a 5w, most phones are similar. The iPad has a 10w charger for comparison.
An iPhone charging @ 12volts, (5watts) draws less than .5 amps.


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The low current aux connections on newer V-Stroms are there specifically for charging GPS units or cell phones.

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Ahhh. But WHERE are they? I would love to see a pic so as to match up the connector.
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I have a Nuvi 550.
If you wire it directly to your battery, it will drain it in a day or so even if it is shut off. The unit stays in charge mode.
Google it, there are several forms stating this issue.
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No intentions of wiring it to the battery. Has to be switched and I am pretty sure I need 5 amps.
Actually am trying to unload the 550 so I can foolishly spend too much money on a new Zumo.
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I've always wired mine directly (fused) to the battery. When I had a garage I'd turn it off, otherrwise it was nice that the units don't shut off whenever I shut off the bike.

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PS: You might get more useful advice if you mentioned what kind of Garmin it is.

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Directly the opposite and if you read the fine print in my last reply you will see the type.
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