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Old 22 January 2007, 19:30   #1
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Garmin Connector Cover

Just fitted a Garmin 178 on my console and its not flush mounted, but on the gimbal mount provided. No problems so far. However, when I disconnect the display unit (to stop the scallies pinching it) I've then got the multi-pole connector terminals on the end of the lead exposed to the elements.

Do any of you folks know whether Garmin make a cover/weather cap to go over then end of the connector on the lead end?

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Old 22 January 2007, 20:31   #2
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Yes, they do and it should have come on the cable when you got the unit. It has a tail with a hole in it to slide over the cable to prevent it getting lost and there is a fairly chunky rubber cap which pushes over the cable connector. I'd give Garmin a call. There's nothing to lose by trying.
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Thanks JW

I'll have thorough rummage around in the box to make sure and then I'll give them a call if it doesn't turn up.

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Yes, they do and it should have come on the cable when you got the unit. It has a tail with a hole in it to slide over the cable to prevent it getting lost and there is a fairly chunky rubber cap which pushes over the cable connector. I'd give Garmin a call. There's nothing to lose by trying.
Pah! I didn't get one when I ordered a spare cable for my old 126. Just use a bit of electrical tape over the plug. Seems to have worked so far.
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i use a little poly bag with an elastic band to protect the connector, the bag then goes in the case for the gps when it is mounted and swap them over at the end of the trip. please let me know if you manage to find the proper cap.
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OK guys - if I can get hold of an "official" one I'll let you know

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I must be blessed, I've got two.

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Old 23 January 2007, 08:08   #8
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whatever you wind up with I'd fill it full of vaseline, funny enuff gArfy was givi ng this advice on a different forum the other day!
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whatever you wind up with I'd fill it full of vaseline, funny enuff gArfy was giving this advice on a different forum the other day!
It may have been a different forum but I'm informed he still managed to mention some "ribbed" items.

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Yep that's exactly it. Having contacted Garmin their marine rep seemed to know nothing about a cover cap and suggested I contact GPS warehouse. However once I'd got through to them they were also none the wiser.

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