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Old 07-14-2018, 12:42 AM
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Default Traqmate mounting and wiring?

Anyone using one of these? I took it out of my last track car and would like to use it.

I want to mount it in a way that's easy to install and remove as I won't leave it in place outside of track days.

I need to grab a switched power and good ground for it, then come up with a way to mount the display.

What could I use that would hold it on top of the cubbies in front of the shifter? Some kind or ram mount?
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(honest josh, I'm not stalking your threads!)

I don't know squat about the traqmate, but a really convenient place to pick up switched power, un-switched power, and ground is from the wired phone connector, installed and unused on virtually every 996. It looks like the dangling harness in the picture below. The side panels on the lower console just pop off and you should be able to find it without fishing around too much.

Brown = Ground
Red / Green = Switched 12 volts
Green / Black = Unswitched 12 volts
Yellow / Black = Telephone Mute

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Perfect. Now I have to figure out a way to mount the display that's secure but easily installed/removable.

Maybe a RAM mount....
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how big is the display? theres a few stick on magnet mounts for cell fones that have amazing magnets. the ones i have are really small and could be stuck to the windshield or console and theres a small metal plate that sticks to the dislay. pops on and off in seconds
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It's probably about the same size as the Nokia non flip cell phones were back in the very late '90's early '00's. I bet a cell phone magnet mount would work really well, thanks!
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I use magnetic mounts in all my cars for cell phones, they work great.

On the turbo it's a bit difficult to find a flat surface at the right angle to attache the mount to though. One thing I tried that worked out really well was to stick one of those 360 mounts onto the flat end of a low profile cigarette receptacle USB adapter. You loose the utility of the lighter and plug ('im hardwired on my radar and cell phone carplay anyway), but it's in a great spot and holds remarkably well. Not sure if this would be sturdy enough for your traqmate, but works great for something as large as my iPhone 8 plus.





This is similar to what the mag mount is stuck to... Doesn't have to be USB of course, it was just something I had lying around that fit securely into the cigarette lighter plug and had a flat mounting surface.

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Originally Posted by pfbz
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I don't know squat about the traqmate, but a really convenient place to pick up switched power, un-switched power, and ground is from the wired phone connector, installed and unused on virtually every 996. It looks like the dangling harness in the picture below. The side panels on the lower console just pop off and you should be able to find it without fishing around too much.

Brown = Ground
Red / Green = Switched 12 volts
Green / Black = Unswitched 12 volts
Yellow / Black = Telephone Mute

What's the part number for the connector plug into that harness? That way I can solder it into the harness of the traqmate and plug/unplug it cleanly as needed....
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Probably not an easily available part, I've never seen a part number for it, and I don't know that you'll easily find any sort of matching connector at a place like digikey either.

Either cut it off completely and install your own male/female quick disconnect or tap into the wires without cutting off the oem connector and put your own quick disconnect downstream.
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OK, I'll just tap into it and make a disconnect harness...
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