[quote name='Julesd' date='02 May 2010 - 10:53 AM' timestamp='1272793405' post='80309']
I have just purchased my first focus....love it!
I want to hard wire my new tom tom so the cable doesn't trail down the front of the console.
The guy at the shop said he could do it for £50 by running a type of bike brake cable down the air vent and popping out by the lighter socket.
Has anyone done this before or had this done?
Is it easy to do?
Any advice really appreciated.
Welcome to the forum Jules.
Only word of advice I would give is this. I read somewhere that the item theft that results in the most vehicle breakins is that of portable sat navs. Hence the advice given is, when leaving the vehicle unattended leave no visual trace of the fact you have a portable sat nav. Be it the sat nav it's self, or the cabling, or the cradle it sits in attached to the dash or the windscreen. Or even the tell tale ring mark the cradle leaves on the windscreen once the cradle has been removed.
Reason being, if the low life who smash your side windows to snatch your sat nav, on seeing any of the tell tale signs of the fact a sat nav is used in the vehicle. And even though the sat nav may not be in it's cradle, they will force entry to check said sat nav it is not hidden within the car.
I've got a TomTom Go series with the latest maps installed, and my music collection on a SD card. I'm insured with Churchill, fully comp, but in the small print, any portable electronic possessions are not insured under said policy, if left in the car whilst it is unattended.
Do I follow said advice..............is the Pope Catholic?
PS: I never leave the TomTom in the car, I bought a carry pouch that you can loop onto your trousers belt, and it does the job fine. In fact first I bought a fabric one [same stuff they make ruck sacks out of. Then I bought a more expensive leather one, but the fabric one cushions TomTom better, looks better, and sleeker.