How to Install Your Snowmobile GPS System
Now, it’s time to install your snowmobile GPS unit. The first thing that you want to do is figure out where you want to install it on your snowmobile. You need to position the unit where it is flat and where you can still see it. Next, you also need room to run your cables and still have room for your antenna.
Once you figure out the optimal location, check to make sure that there’s nothing sensitive in the area where you want to drill. Color in the holes on the bracket so you can see where you need to drill. Drill your holes. Use rubber grommets between the brackets and the snowmobile and then between your washers beneath the desired area.
Tighten the nuts to where they are tight, but not overly tight. This will allow some movement when you hit bumps and won’t damage the unit. If you have an external antenna, attach the antenna near the GPS unit with Velcro.
If you are using batteries, you don’t need to worry about the next step. If not and your snowmobile has a battery, you should consider wiring the GPS unit to the battery. If you are not familiar with this process, please take the bike to a professional as you could short-circuit the snowmobile GPS and the battery. And, you could hurt yourself.
Finally, run the cables along the wire harness for your snowmobile. Now, you are ready to take your snowmobile and your snowmobile GPS unit out for test drive.
One final note, if you are heading to an area that you are not familiar with, consider carrying a regular map, a handheld GPS unit and compass. If your unit does go out for any purpose, you will be completely lost and in trouble.