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I'm old and the GPS screen in my PRO4X is too small for me to see...If I buy a large screen, how do I project the data from my in-car GPS unit?
 

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are you talking the stereo screen?
umm, wow
 

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I don't know the specifics of the Frontier's stereo/nav system, but I am a computer engineer for what that's worth.

Unless there's some kind of video output on the back of the OEM head unit, I think the short answer is "you don't". Even if you somehow manage to hook up a different screen, there are a whole lot of things that will probably go wrong if the software that powers the display wasn't designed with the specific characteristics of the new display in mind. My experience with automotive software and embedded systems in general is that they are almost never designed to accommodate things like this because it is much faster (and therefore cheaper) to write code that simply assumes things that you "know" to be true (e.g., the display's size and resolution).
 

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I'm old and the GPS screen in my PRO4X is too small for me to see...If I buy a large screen, how do I project the data from my in-car GPS unit?
I don't know the specifics of the Frontier's stereo/nav system, but I am a computer engineer for what that's worth.

Unless there's some kind of video output on the back of the OEM head unit, I think the short answer is "you don't". Even if you somehow manage to hook up a different screen, there are a whole lot of things that will probably go wrong if the software that powers the display wasn't designed with the specific characteristics of the new display in mind. My experience with automotive software and embedded systems in general is that they are almost never designed to accommodate things like this because it is much faster (and therefore cheaper) to write code that simply assumes things that you "know" to be true (e.g., the display's size and resolution).
Short version of the above LOL: you can't.

You'll either have to swap to an aftermarket head unit with the largest screen you can fit (6.95" IIRC) or run a standalone GPS (like a Garmin) mounted on your dash somehow.
 

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i got it

figured it out....

i need a mount like "mount-it" drink holder mount...

I need LAPTOP THAT HAS A 12vOLT ADAPTER

i NEED Garmin Software ( city streets)

I need a receiver like Garmins GPS-18X

I need a little luck during the install.....but thanks for all of your ideas.
 

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