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[aprssig] Tap into in-dash GPS Navigation for APRS?

David W. Barrow III DavidBarrow at wi.rr.com
Wed Aug 23 13:16:58 UTC 2006


Friends,

    I have a 2006 Toyota Sienna.  I would like to tap into the navigation 
system also.

    Any ideas?

Dave
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David W. Barrow III, d/b/a Stonewall Computer Center
Email: DavidBarrow at wi.rr.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Tyler Allison
> Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 11:57 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Tap into in-dash GPS Navigation for APRS?
>
> > Has anyone had success finding a serial port on an OEM in-dash
> > navigation system?  In my case it is in a Dodge and I have
> found that
> > the manufacturer is Alpine.  I haven't had an opportunity
> to take it
> > out to see if it has a serial connector on the back.  I
> doubt that I
> > will get that lucky, but maybe there are serial pinouts somewhere
> > inside the unit.  Has anyone explored this?
>
> I know folks have been able to tap into the OnStar system's
> GPS unit so I would suspect it's gotta be doable if you can
> find the right pins.
>
> -Tyler 





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