Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 18:17:29 -0000
Subject: Re: GPS and a 9-5  opinions needed.

Harvey White <> pressed random keys until the following was produced: > thinking that it would be more gracefully wired into the car > power system. This is true, it was more easily wired in. Ah. Where did you get the power from? I'm still using batteries in the eMap which gets tedious. > I have one possibility, and that's to investigate the mobile phone > holder cradle that Saab sells for the console. I want to put the > phone in there, and am already somewhat committed to making my own > phone cradle (motorola T720, phone kit is only 139.00.....) Getting > something from the Saab dealer seems to be possibly nicer. I'll be interested in what you come up with. > 3) the lugnuts on the wheels are corroded.... (replace under > warranty....) Tell 'em you use steel wheels in the winter, they'll do it as a recall. > 4) someone put a nameplate on my car.... It wasn't my name, so I > concluded that they had put it on by mistake.... The dealer will > clean off a bit of adhesive that is left.... Heh. My dad had a dealer replace a trunk for that reason once, back in the day when the nameplates involved drilling holes and a cast-metal thingy. Wasn't there when he signed the papers, was there when he went to pick up the car. (It was a Ford Falcon, to give you an idea of when this was). > They seem not to want to pay me for the advertising space.... I'm not > too unreasonable, say, $100.00/month and I'll even tell people what a > good job they've done.... I bought my '99 9-5 at a Saturn dealer (because the Saab dealer's used "selection" was "Do you want the grey one or the white one?"). I get it serviced at the Saab dealer for the saab-type stuff, but oil changes were part of the deal at the Saturn dealer. Every time I'd take it in for something, I'd get a new set of license plate frames, and the old ones would go bye-bye. This was done without me asking such to happen. Solved that problem - replaced it with a "Powerd by Linux" license plate frame (from or somewhere) and all is right in the advertising arena. Let us know what you come up with for mounting that GPS. Maybe the cellphone mount is a good starting point, and you can use it for both? Dave Hinz

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