Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Moving to Jacksonville, Florida
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester
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On eBay I paid $88 and got "free" (right?) shipping. It arrived at my FPO here in Italy in no time at all. Maybe a week if I remember correctly. I had already purchased one a couple years earlier but I put holes in it to mount an electronic brake controller - a decision I later regretted. I had done a crappy job of installing a Garmin nuvi 1300 using Arkon mounts and I had tacked the brake controller on top of the navi housing. My wife was pulled over twice by base cops who thought it was a radar detector. That was the end of that! Imagine your wife coming home and telling you that the cops made her get out of the car in 17 degree F weather so they could crawl in and unplug the "radar detector." Yeah, she wasn't happy.
So I bought the second one just recently and I'm going to keep it intact this time. I've already put together a small box to go into it. The box has a RAM mount for a nuvi 2757. I still need to put holes in the box to mount amber and green passenger air bag indicator LEDs to fix the problem Bobby describes above. I also still need to wrap the box in black vinyl. It's slowly coming together. I'll put the brake controller next to the steering column on the plastic panel that covers the column.
Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth it to me to have a GPS that appears integrated into a tidy dash, and a happy wife? Yes.
2007 Forester, AT
Last edited by USSForester(DDG-07); 06-02-2017 at 06:07 AM.