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Garmin GPSMAP 296 GA 26C Installation Instructions
GA 26C Remote GPS Antenna Installation Instructions
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GA 26C Antenna Assembly
Surface mount with 8 ft. cable
and BNC connector. Two M3
mounting screws.
Magnetic Mounting
Plate: Provides secure
mount to any flat
ferrous metal surface.
Suction Cup Mount:
Positions antenna
inside auto windshield.
Installation Notes:
The GARMIN GA 26C Low Profile Remote Antenna is designed for use with GARMIN
handheld GPS receivers equipped with “BNC” cable connectors. The GA 26C is provided with
an 8 ft. cable and “BNC” connector, magnetic mount, windshield suction cup mount and two
M3 mounting screw. Connect the cable to the GARMIN GPS Unit and place the antenna into
view of satellites for operation.
The antenna can be mounted several ways, permanently or temporarily. Before placing the
antenna in position, consider these factors:
o! Make certain the location is not shielded by metal objects or near sources of electrical “noise”.
o! Make certain the distance from the antenna location to the GPS unit installation is
within cable length limitations and the path does not route the cable near strong
electrical fields. To increase cable length 8 ft., order Extension Part No. 010-10152-00.
o! Determine the materials of construction of the surface you desire to place the antenna.
Ferrous metal (Steel) will accept the magnetic mounting option while other metals
and composition surfaces will require the suction cup mount (provided in this kit) or the
Trunk Lip or Flange Mount options. (See back page)
Installing the Antenna
1. Select a suitable location for installation that
allows routing of the antenna cable to the GPS
unit and also provides an unshielded view of
the sky for good satellite reception.
NOTE: Be certain to route cable in such a
manner as to prevent pinching of the cable by
doors, windows or trunk lids when they are
opened or closed.
2. If using the Magnetic Mount, attach it to the
bottom of the antenna using the two M3 flat
head screws (provided). Insert the screws in
the two countersunk holes and then attach to
the antenna. (Figure 1) Place the antenna with
magnetic mount on a flat surface with a clear
view of the sky.
NOTE: You may want to store the antenna
inside your vehicle when not in use to prevent
theft or vandalism. If left in place for prolonged
periods of time, remove and clean dust and grit
from the vehicle surface and bottom of the
antenna to reduce abrasion to the vehicle finish.
GA 26C Antenna
Magnetic
Mount
Mounting Screws
Figure 1
3. Connect the antenna cable to the BNC
connection on the GPS unit. Turn on
the unit and determine that proper satellite
reception is achieved. You may need to
relocate the antenna for best reception.
Installing the Antenna (cont.)
4. If you choose to mount the antenna inside the
vehicle windshield, first determine that the
windshield provides location for a clear view of
the sky.
Attach the Suction Cup Mount to the bottom of
the bottom of the antenna using the two
mounting screws (provided). Position the
antenna to maximize satellite visibility and to
minimize obstruction of the driver’s view.
Adjust the angle of the mount to fit the
windshield by rotating the large suction cup
before placing on the windshield.
GA 26C
Antenna
Suction
Cup
Mount
Mounting Screws
NOTE: There are two other mounting options:
A Flange Mount (P/N 010-10062-00) for direct
attachment to flat surfaces and a Trunk Lip
Mount (P/N 010-10061-00)
Windshield
Figure 2
LIMITED WARRANTY
GARMIN Corporation warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and manufacture
for one year from the date of purchase. GARMIN will, at its sole option, repair or replace any
components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the
customer for parts or labor. The customer is, however, responsible for any transportation costs.
This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, improper installation, accident or
unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
To obtain warranty service, call the GARMIN Customer Service department (913-397-8200) for a
returned merchandise tracking number. The unit should be securely packaged with the tracking
number clearly marked on the outside of the package and sent freight prepaid and insured to a
GARMIN warranty service station. A copy of the original sales receipt is required as the proof of
purchase for warranty repairs. GARMIN retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or
software or offer a full refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL
BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
® 1999-2000 GARMIN Corporation
GARMIN International, Inc. 1200 E. 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66062 U.S.A.
GARMIN (Europe) Ltd., Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey SO51 9AQ U.K.
GARMIN (Asia) Corp., No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
website address: www.garmin.com
Printed in Taiwan
Part Number: 190-00082-00 Rev. C
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