DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

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DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby simonysc » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:58 am

Sunlight shining on the gps unit makes it difficult to see in the day. I've even tried covering it with a baseball cap. But when making turns, the cap will slide off. So i've made a shade from cardboard which fits & removed easily with a single hand. I've made two design. One for 3XX series & one for 7XX series. Both design are different because 3XX series have a flip-up antenna at the back.
Attached pic is for nuvi 7XX.
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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby simonysc » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:00 am

This one is the nuvi 3XX shade.
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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby gloomis10 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:21 am

Haha brother,u are creative la.. :thumbsup:
I think I have to order it from you liao.

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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby gpsnerd » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:40 am

beautiful, u nice work to recycle waste materials.
i used those plastic boards to make one and though served its purpose, it was a little more bulky.

what kind of cardboard matches your type?
i think those ladies shoe box should work
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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby silverbeauty » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:19 am

My hats off to you bro simonysc on being creative and a good handyman :thumbsup: =D>

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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby moeyhc » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:31 am

Nice work and very neat workmanship... One up for DIY... I salute you... :prayer:
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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby yoladu » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:29 am

Is there really a need for sun shade on the nuvi for use in a car ?

Previously my nuvi was mounted onto the windscreen. Now it is mounted on the dash with the aid of the dashboard disc. That position is much better because it is further away from screen so less glare, and it is nearer to the driver so easier to reach.

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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby mfm88 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:16 am

I made 1 for my 6xx and later another for my 7xx.
(coincidentally also 1 with flip up antenna haha)

Except mine is foldable shade so less robust and 2 hand ops
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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby simonysc » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:26 pm

Mine cannot be fold because the material I use is mounting board which is quite hard (1 mm thick). It is heat resistant and will shield the gps unit from direct heat of sunlight.

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Re: DIY sunshade for GPS mounted on dashboard or windscreen.

Postby gpsnerd » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:04 pm

simonysc wrote:Mine cannot be fold because the material I use is mounting board which is quite hard (1 mm thick). It is heat resistant and will shield the gps unit from direct heat of sunlight.

pal u got the diagram how to cut and fold the diy shade?
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