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got the GPS mod---TomTom

Picked up a TomTom One (130 i think ill have to look on box in the truck) Saturday! man i love this thing! I think TomTom makes the best GPS... Advance Auto had them for $99!!! The cool part is how i modded the unit! i changed the little arrow that represents you to the backend of my truck!!!

For those with TomToms to do this:

-Take Pic of ur trucks back end
-Upload
-arase background completely and replace with RED (255,000,000) it has to be red or pic wont show up right! the red becomes transparent when on unit!
-Resize to 80 pxl x 80pxl.
-Save as truck.bmp (BITMAP(24-Bit; it has to be 24-bit or wont work!!!)

-Hook up TomTom to computer
-Go to My computer, click on TomTom.
-Locate "art" folder. then find "cars" folder.
-Copy that 24-bit 80 x 80 pic here.
-disconnect and restart TomTom
-go to preferences and change the car icon to ur truck!!

ill get pics up tomorrow of the unit and icon, cameras in truck and im in work!
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I have had mine for over a year and I must say its saved me more times than I can count. Mine is the TomTom OneXL
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I got the other half the One 125 for X-mas this past year...Academy had em' for $99 bucks...

We have Karl (from Sling Blade) as the voice on there...we had Hank Hill, but it wasn't a very good one, so we deleted it.
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ha I wanna see pics of this lil mod...
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ha I wanna see pics of this lil mod...
ill get them tomorrow as the camera is n the truck...
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I got my Tom Tom a year ago, and its probably one of the best things I bought for my truck. I've used it so much. do you only use red if your truck is red? that looks pretty hard to do.
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nice! i have the tom tom GO 930. i love it!
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I have a Garmin one. Its great for mapping out trails and stuff. Saved my *** from sitting on the hwy for 3 hours last nite too. Alternate routes FTW!
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I got my Tom Tom a year ago, and its probably one of the best things I bought for my truck. I've used it so much. do you only use red if your truck is red? that looks pretty hard to do.
no it worked fine, thats y i said you have to use RGB code (255,000,000)

here is a larger view of what i used....the red background became transparent....and on the screen, all u see is truck! looks awesome..



i also did my GFs car as she will use it too!
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Nice, my g/f just bought me a TomTom the other day. Waiting for it to arrive in the mail.


Just so you know the TomTom 130(refurbed) is on sale at Circuitcity.com for $59.99.
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scott --

cool mod.

...maybe tomorrow when you take the truck out to get a picture of the GPS "in action", it can be while you're finishing up the research you were doing on the shipping??
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That's cool. I'll have to try it with my Mom's, put her Volvo on there. lol
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I have a Garmin Nuvi255.

Best mod ever.
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Nice, my g/f just bought me a TomTom the other day. Waiting for it to arrive in the mail.


Just so you know the TomTom 130(refurbed) is on sale at Circuitcity.com for $59.99.
wierd... i thought circuit city was out of business
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just got the pics of the Tom Tom... It is awesome, especailly with my truck as the icon!

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haha, i will have to try this
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Awesome!
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That's slick!
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That's slick!
i mean its no adding 33s mod, but it a small mod that looks awesome...
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Also rember to check the maps and see if they are the newest ones. If they are not you should be able to update them for free.
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wierd... i thought circuit city was out of business

The company did go out of business. A new company bought them a lil while ago. While you can't shop in the stores, you can shop online.
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Also rember to check the maps and see if they are the newest ones. If they are not you should be able to update them for free.
i did, as soon is a ihooked it up, it cme up with the 90-day map gaurantee and downloaded a new map free...it took an hour to update the whole thing, but now im up to date and everything! cant wait to use it when we go to the beach!
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about to pull the trigger on a Garmin Nuvi 205W...

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...Specifications
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That is pretty chill hahahahaha
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