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    does anyone know the best place to get myself one of these?

    i want one that i can neatly tuck away in the cubby hole under the heater panel, so the dimentions have to be right also

    a pic of anyone that has done it would be great too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_sri150 View Post
    does anyone know the best place to get myself one of these?

    i want one that i can neatly tuck away in the cubby hole under the heater panel, so the dimentions have to be right also

    a pic of anyone that has done it would be great too!
    I asked the same not long ago...

    The snooper s3 / s4 fits nicely in the hole, but i think you'd need to add a seperate detector as i dont think it would get the signal...

    s3 r neo

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    cheers lee, top man

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    I've got the snooper lynx and I can't recomend it enough. Alas as it is GPS and GPRS it needs to be dash mounted unless you buy the extra antenna kit.

    It's saved my ass quite a few times and I've not had it long..
    Ken-tec FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    I asked the same not long ago...

    The snooper s3 / s4 fits nicely in the hole, but i think you'd need to add a seperate detector as i dont think it would get the signal...

    s3 r neo

    No. I have one of those and the GPS and laser detectors are built-in. The 'add-on' detector you mention is a Radar detector which requires wiring under the bonnet in the lower grille area and plugs into the RD socket at the side of the unit.

    S3 NEO requires GPS updates via the Internet, on subscription. I paid £50 for lifetime updates, once my initial subscription lapsed.

    My 2 built-in laser detectors have never ever detected anything...not a sausage, but the GPS camera detector is bang-on IMO.

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    I to am looking at something would be ace if you could tuck it into the slim hole under the air con.

    Or could you do something with it by the map lights?

    I looked at one that was size of a USB stick but have not brought anything yet

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    AFAIK all the GPS systems have to have a clear line of sight up into the sky and if you have the purpley windscreen that can cause signal issues. So I'd think if you're going to tuck it away under the air-con you'd need to wire in the extra aerial for it to get a decent GPS signal.

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    The USB one i think you were eluding to would be the Inforad K1 or K2. I had one for a while, but decided i wanted something visual as well as audible. Just so you are aware, i let mine aquire the sats, then put it in the arm rest. It kept its GPS fix for the full duration of my journey (about a 6 hour round trip) so it does not a clear view of the sky.

    If it will work in the arm rest, then i reckon you have a good chance of it working in the slot under the AirCon unit.

    I eventuly ended up with a Snooper Sapphire. Again, this will work out of direct view of the sky and it keeps a solid GPS fix. I ended up cutting out a hole in my sunvisor and fitting it there so it was not cluttering up my dashboard etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old man Jimbo View Post
    AFAIK all the GPS systems have to have a clear line of sight up into the sky and if you have the purpley windscreen that can cause signal issues. So I'd think if you're going to tuck it away under the air-con you'd need to wire in the extra aerial for it to get a decent GPS signal.

    HTH.
    Never had a problem getting a GPS signal with my Snooper fixed ( and therefore removable) to the dashboard with Velcro pads. Maybe not that elegant or aesthetically pleasing, and passengers may moan about the constant bleeping on detecting a camera, but it's my car and my licence I wish to keep clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old man Jimbo View Post
    AFAIK all the GPS systems have to have a clear line of sight up into the sky and if you have the purpley windscreen that can cause signal issues. So I'd think if you're going to tuck it away under the air-con you'd need to wire in the extra aerial for it to get a decent GPS signal.

    HTH.
    I dunno, in my combo van i have my TomTom sat under the heater controls in the cubby hole and it works perfect



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