pocket PC with speedo software for car

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Old 10-16-09, 07:42 AM
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pocket PC with speedo software for car

They don't make speedometer any more for my make/model truck. I learned that you can buy a pocket PC with GPS and then load speedometer software with larger graphics.

If I just use the pocket PC as a GPS speedometer without Internet, will I have to pay any monthly fee?

Can it be plugged in to cigarette lighter and external antenna?
 
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Old 10-16-09, 10:04 AM
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What make and model is your truck, blues?
 
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Old 10-16-09, 10:30 AM
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It's a 92' Ford Ranger XLT with automatic transmission
 
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Old 10-16-09, 03:52 PM
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Had one of those that I junked a while back (impound abandonment); could have given it to you. Ah, well.

Your current speedo is unrepairable? I have no idea the cost, but there are companies who do repairs.
 
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Old 10-16-09, 04:50 PM
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Yeah, the mechanic I go to says he can send out to be repaired. Not sure I want to do that
 
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Old 10-16-09, 05:42 PM
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Can you not just buy one at a wrecking yard?
I wouldn't bother with a pocket pc if you went this way.
Just buy an automotive GPS................they all have a speed indicator function.

Keep in mind that a vehicle must have a working speedometer and odometer to be roadworthy.
 
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thanks for all the input. I strongly doubt one is available at the junkyard. But I might get lucky
 
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These days many "junk yards" have Internet or teletype to others across the country. They should be able to locate one for you.
As GregH said, just get a GPS. They all have very accurate built in "speedometers".
 
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I checked and didn't find one with a quick look in your area but I did find one out of Califonia for about $50. You will need to replace the complete cluster.

I will throw my fishfinder with the gps puck on my dash, it makes it easy to find lakes and where the acces is.
 

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