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If you contact Garmin, they may be able to point you in the right direction or even have a specific part for this issue.
Which wires are too short??? The NMEA 0183 wires? The power wires? The wires to the mushroom GPS antenna??
The NMEA 0183 wires can generally be extended using twisted pair signal wire. The twisted pair wire helps shield the NMEA 0183 signal from interference and degradation.
The power wires can be extended pretty easily using either bullet/spade in-line connectors or a terminal block.
The GPS mushroom wires are the most complicated of the three sets of wires to extend, but also can be extended using the twisted pair signal cable, or coaxial cable.
Originally Posted by montenido
Hi all. I just installed my new Garmin 540 on the front of the cockpit, rather than on my pedestal because the stock wiring loom is too short. I have searched the internet to find longer wire sets, but have struck out so far. Any suggestions? BTW, this is a great unit.
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