Hardwire and Permanently Mount Garmin
I have a Garmin Nuvi 255W that I'm wanting to hardwire and permanently mount somewhere on my dash. I've read a few threads about this but nothing gives me what I'm needing exactly and I've got a few questions.
Since I'm wanting switched power (power when the ignition is on only), is it best to splice the existing power outlet or not? If not, what is the best method? I'm wanting to just install a female power outlet so that I can just plug in the existing Garmin power cable and make it easier to upgrade in the future. I didn't want to just get in there and do something that could overload the fuse since I'm new to this whole vehicle electronics part.
As for mounting, does anyone have pros/cons about mounting it in various locations? Also, what did you use to permanently mount your GPS? I've thought about different places but I'm trying to minimize the unit blocking my view of the road. Pictures would be awesome.