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    Allante navigation and camera system ?

    Asked this 5 years ago, the answer was ... a lot of laughs and jabs.

    So now I ask again, after 5 years of new technology.
    On the '92 Allante, I am not using the bottom half of the D.I.C., the tape/CD part.

    Car came with a aftermarket glove box BOSS DVD that works well plus a Sony multichanger system
    that I have had no time to see how and if it works.

    question 1:
    Is there a system that will fit there and provide navigation and camera functions?

    question 2:
    Would like to have a video/picture recording function of some sort .. I have lost TWO Allante bumpers
    in parking lots, no notes, nada ... people just hit it and keep going. I want evidence so make them pay
    for the damage. IF you know what a bumper costs, you understand the problem.


    COSTCO has a $80 rear camera system that I keep thinking should help in all this.

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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    Here's an idea. Buy an older laptop and find a LCD touch screen that is the right size to fit in the console. The laptop would be able to handle Navigation, mp3's and video. Use a webcam hooked into the laptop for video surveillance.

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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edahall View Post
    Here's an idea. Buy an older laptop and find a LCD touch screen that is the right size to fit in the console. The laptop would be able to handle Navigation, mp3's and video. Use a webcam hooked into the laptop for video surveillance.
    I did think about that .. but .. a iPAQ size computer, not a lap top.
    lap tops are too big.

    i used to have one of these, donated to me, but sold it for needed cash towards the '92 buy ...


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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    I actually use a Palm Pilot with Tom Tom software for navigation. It works good and the screen is really bright. I don't know if you could hook one of these units to a web cam and have it record or not.

    What I meant about the laptop is to buy an older compact Pentium Laptop such as a Toshiba 3110ct and hook it up to a small external touch screen LCD monitor that is small enough to fit where the tape deck is. The laptop would go under the seat or inside the glove box. With the laptop, you would be able to put play your MP3's on it, monitor your car using a web cam and have navigation.

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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    Just bought a Garmin Nuvi260 (lowest priced I could find that announce street names-$201 + $13 shipping) flat/thin newer model. Fits where my phase one tape player was. Looks and works great.

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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    coates, any pics of your setup? sounds like a nice idea and im considering the same thing... Thanks!!

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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    No pics, if I gave the impression that I removed the tape I'm sorry that is not the case. Velcro on the Garmin Nuvi and on the deck. Fits niceleyand pick up signal well with top up. Really pleased with look and performance.

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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wcoates View Post
    No pics, if I gave the impression that I removed the tape I'm sorry that is not the case. Velcro on the Garmin Nuvi and on the deck. Fits niceleyand pick up signal well with top up. Really pleased with look and performance.
    Quote Originally Posted by wcoates View Post
    Just bought a Garmin Nuvi260 (lowest priced I could find that announce street names-$201 + $13 shipping) flat/thin newer model. Fits where my phase one tape player was. Looks and works great.

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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    Once again.................
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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    should be something in the market as this one ...
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    Re: Allante navigation and camera system ?

    Any clue if thats a GPS or just a sirius radio or something?? What model, and how would i go about installing it there. Or else, what are the dimensions, and how difficult do you think itd be to install one there??

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