Installing a navigation system in car

It is not hard to put in a GPS system in a car. When we have a car, we need to know who we are. We can drive on a road we don’t know when we have a navigation system. We can add this system to our car if it doesn’t come with a guidance system. If we add a navigation device to our car, it will be worth more when we go to sell it. Even though we aren’t in a cell service area, the tracking system works. Smartphone guidance, on the other hand, doesn’t work. We can add an aftermarket navigation system if we want to improve the music quality and speakers.

installing a navigation system in car

Definition of the navigation system?

Before putting a navigation device in a car, we should know what it is and what it does. A navigation system is a piece of technology in a car or mobile device that uses electricity to show a map of the present location. We also get real instructions on how to get there. The global positioning system, which is based on satellites, sends messages to the navigation system. At the moment, we should make sure the navigation system is set up correctly because it tells us where we are and lets us navigate, track, and plan.

How can we install a navigation system in car?

When we want to put a navigation system in the car’s dashboard, we have to follow some rules. There are some similarities between a dash navigation receiver and a GPS in dash audio when it comes to installation. But there are some extra steps we need to take to add a dash navigation receiver.

GPS antenna installation 

We can put the GPS antenna on the bottom of our dashboard, near the top. In this way, we can keep the reception working well. We can do our part to hide the device. For the best results, we need to put the antenna in the middle of a metal roof at least 5 cm away from any roof bars or radio antennas. We shouldn’t put the antenna near the roof’s edge. If we do it, the messages might be messed up by reflections from the ground. We have to stay away from the edges because the shadows from the A-pillars will be bad. We should always keep the link strong. We should do it right when we connect the GPS antenna to the metal plate or sheet. The antenna line should go to the back of the receiver.

Wire connections 

Receivers with a video screen require a couple of accessory wire connections. We need some extra wire connections. Here is the description of them.

When the video screen is in front of the car, we need to hook them up to the parking brake wire. We need to do the same thing with the GPS. Some of the more advanced mapping features don’t work when the car is moving. We have to pull over before we can look up a phone number or change the unit’s basic settings. Connections to the foot brake are rarely needed.

2.We can also see how the wires are hooked up backwards. With these links, the navigation system can tell when the car is going backwards.

Remote mount navigation systems 

This system has a separate guidance module that connects to a touchscreen car stereo that works with it. The tracking module is a box that needs to be put somewhere out of the way. We can put a navigation gadget in the compartment right now. They have a place for a memory card and a USB port so that you can add new maps. We can use a GPS antenna to run off of the gadget. The dash is a good place to put a GPS radio. The gadget needs to be connected to the battery and to the ground.

How can we install a gps device quickly?

For installing a gps device we need to maintain the following steps.

1. We should take the device out of the original box. We need to locate the instruction booklet.

2. We need three main pieces. They are gps device, power cord, holder with an affixed suction cup.

3. At first We should place the gps device into the holder.

4. After that we need to mount the device inside our vehicle.

5. We need to plug in the appropriate end of the power cord into the gps.

How can we use portable navigation systems?

Here is the some tips to use portable systems.

1.We should turn the power button on.

2.We need to program the device. We need to answer some questions such as date,time,home location.

3. We should use the gps’ instruction booklet to locate the function.

4. When we are not in the vehicle we should store the device in our glove box or console.

The average cost of the navigation system in our car 

At the moment, most cars have guidance systems. We can use apps on our phones or guidance systems in our cars. We can find different ways to pay for delivery. We should know how much the work will cost. Here is what they look like. We own and can put in a GPS. In this case, we only have to pay for the part we need. We can get it for a price we can handle. Based on the advanced method, the price can be changed. The price can range from $100 to $1500.

When the technicians build the system we need to pay 100$ to 450$ more.

1. Factory navigation system 

This method is exactly what the car needs. With the factory-installed system, the layout and interior of the car can be changed. In this case, the view is often bigger. Speakers that came with the car are covered by the guarantee. We should set aside $500 to $2,000 or more for the stock navigation system.

2. Aftermarket navigation system 

Compared to other systems, this one is cheaper. This method makes sure that the sound quality is better. We get better, more colourful screens and features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Pandora streaming. In this case, we should spend between $300 and $1,300.

Touch screen car stereo with gps and Bluetooth


We should know how to put a GPS system in our car when we get one. We can do it ourselves, or professionals can do it. When this system is in our car, we can really enjoy the ride. We hope that this article will help us learn more about how to install.

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