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    Question Portable sat nav

    I've got a road angel navigator - sat nav. In my old Astra I could run the 1.5m straight cable from the passenger side, behind the centre column, under the steering wheel and behind the rubber door trim.
    It was really well conceled and kept the unit in the bottom right corner of the windscreen for better vision and use.

    It looks like this will be a lot harder in the Vectra, and I don't want to have the naff coiled power cable trailing up the dash to a sat nav in the middle of the windscreen.

    Any tips/pointers?

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    look at how Duncan and GG have routed the feed wires for their turbo boost guages..the are tucked well out of the way..Drop them a PM and ask where they ran the cable..

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    The Vec is a piece of cake really, the trims etc are pretty well designed and come of really easy, so hiding/running cables is a piece of cake, trust me, I've run a few !!! lol
    The coloured centre strip in the dash, under the air vents, pops off with a good tug, it is only on clips.
    The lower part of the dash under the steering column is only half a dozen screws, and the whole glove box comes out with about five screws as well, then you have all the access you want.
    There's a large grommet in each top corner of the bulkhead, which makes running cables through from the under bonnet area a piece of cake, is easier still if you pop the wiper arms off and take the plastic scuttle piece off as well. (the bit under the wiper arms)

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    Exactly what he just said!
    Quote Originally Posted by Green Growler
    .....is easier still if you pop the wiper arms off and take the plastic scuttle piece off as well. (the bit under the wiper arms)
    Just be very careful when you remove the plastic scuttle. You have to flex it a fair bit to let you get the end bits released from the wing area. I managed to flex it a bit too much and it broke where the honeycomb bit is - the weakest point! It was only cosmetic but I didn't want a half broken bit - so one trip to the dealer and £40 lighter!

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    Cheers all, thanks for the advice, know what my first job is Saturday morning!

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