Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Reisterstown, MD
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Nuvi 500. FM Traffic plug. Universal Mount.
What is the best way to hard wire my Nuvi 500 if I want to use the 12V plug with the FM traffic, which is a necessity around Baltimore. I have the plastic RAM mount. I ordered the Garmin universal powered mount. I have the 12V power cable with FM traffic.
Reply from Garmin:
Thank you for contacting Garmin International. If it was just a regular power cable, I would say that you strip the wiring in that and hardwire it to your battery, but with the FM receiver, that will completely disable your traffic services. In this case, you may need to add a 12V outlet to your motorcycle, as that will ensure the traffic signal comes through and transmits properly to your device. You can mount it however you like as long as you can keep that cable connected, but you will need that 12V outlet added in order to plug in that cable and get both power and traffic services.
Last edited by hdatontodo; 10-08-2009 at 07:10 PM.