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Old 02-24-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Backup monitor / GPS combined in one?

Greetings!

My wife and I are buying a 1985 345, and the backup monitor is missing - and I am told the camera doesn't provide very good images (mostly because it's old).

So - I was toying with the idea of replacing the camera and monitor with new ones, using a flat-screen monitor - and in the process hooking a Garmin Nvi up to the monitor to provide me with a better (larger) GPS image.

Does anyone have any technical insight on how to make that happen?
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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As for the how-to, it depends on the type of system you purchase weather it will run you Garmin as well as provide for the camera.

I just completed the wireing and mounting of a CCD infrared LED camera on the rear of my 2008 AS TT. Noe I have to run and mount the equip in my TV.

PM me and I can give you the details on my system and maker.

I was looking into woreless but was advised against it due to interference.
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The easiest way to accomplish this is with an aftermarket car stereo head unit with navigation built in. The Kenwood units use Garmin GPS software, so the nav portion looks just like your nuvi. Most of them have a specific input for a backup camera that will automatically switch over when you shift into reverse or switch the display to monitor while underway. They aren't cheap, but they are a nice slick package. It really beats trying to reinvent the wheel by trying to modify other things to make them work.
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Greetings!

My wife and I are buying a 1985 345, and the backup monitor is missing - and I am told the camera doesn't provide very good images (mostly because it's old).

So - I was toying with the idea of replacing the camera and monitor with new ones, using a flat-screen monitor - and in the process hooking a Garmin Nvi up to the monitor to provide me with a better (larger) GPS image.

Does anyone have any technical insight on how to make that happen?

I don't know anything about this unit, however here is one.

Overton's > Roadmax vmax484 GPS With Backup Camera - Weekly Deals > Weekly Deals :

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Thanks!
That's a slick little gadget.
Only problem is that I still only get a 4.3" screen, and on the 345 - it sits at quite some distance. I was hoping to get maybe a 12" screen out of the deal.
I guess, now that I know THAT one exists - I'll just have to look around for similar units with bigger screens.
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HA!
Thanks! That all got me searching - and here's what I found:
GO7100WARV_TechnicalFeatures
Nice.
OK - so it's only a 7" screen - but it'll work! And reasonably affordable too...
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