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February 10, 2011

How to Hardwire your Garmin GPS with Traffic on a Motorcycle or Car

Garmin, why did you integrate the traffic receiver into the cable?  This makes replacing or adding a second cable so expensive.  Did you know a new cable with traffic can cost over $100?  It’s true.  Each cable has a traffic subscription tied to it, hence the higher price.  A new non-traffic cable?  That costs $10.

A lot of motorcycle owners like to hardwire their GPS to the bike’s battery.  You can now do that using your existing car traffic charger.  This handy cable will permit you to use your existing car charger with traffic.  The universal receptacle will act just like your lighter and will allow you to power the GPS using your existing traffic cable.  When not in use there is a cap to keep the elements away.

You can read a more complete article on this topic here.


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