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    I have a 53 LS LPG with a very boring clock display. I change the cd player a while back for a single din pioneer head unit to allow me to connect my ipod and an amp, so the display only show me the time and temp now.
    What i want to know, is it possible to change my display for a sat nav? if so where can i buy them and how easy are they to install?

    Any help or advice is muchly accepted

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    What sort of sat nav u looking for??

    An aftermarket one?? or the Vx ones??

    The aftermarket ones allow u to plug in the sd card from your tom tom etc which comes up on the display screen.

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    The display has to be electrically attached to the car via it's lead, however there is quite an old thread somewhere on this site...called something like "a screen upgrade for £70" I think.

    A fiddley job to dissassemble the screen so that it can be tucked down the back out of the way!!!

    The easiest sat nav to fit is one of the stand-alone units such as a Tom-Tom or Navman etc...

    If I was going to fit one of these, then I would leave a USB attatched to the nav unit so that I can carry out updates of cameras etc via my lap-top.
    Also, most nav units are touch screen, and thus can be mounted in the hole left by the existing screen.

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    Someone installed a Tom Tom XL on the Astra forum...check out this link

    http://www.astraownersnetwork.co.uk/...ad.php?t=53224

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    An after market one is fine. I would just like it built in so i dont have to keep removing it everytime i go anywhere and carry it around in my pocket along with my wallet, phone, key and radio cover!
    Good thinking about leaving the usb connected, i will check out the link and see how they did it. clearly i would need some kind of mounting braket (Or would i??) anyone know where i can get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyj33 View Post
    An after market one is fine. I would just like it built in so i dont have to keep removing it everytime i go anywhere and carry it around in my pocket along with my wallet, phone, key and radio cover!
    Good thinking about leaving the usb connected, i will check out the link and see how they did it. clearly i would need some kind of mounting braket (Or would i??) anyone know where i can get them?
    There is someone here.... I cant remember the thread, whos friend put his tom tom into the info screen. It looked good.. You will need to heavily mod it so that you could easily update it etc etc,.... but that should just be a case of running cables to the glovebox maybe.

    Keep us updated on this!! I will have a a black central heater vent console free soon.. if thats the colour you need give me a pm and we'll sort something out.

    Dan

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