Airgizmos Panel Dock For Garmin 196/296/396/496

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Part# 11-03509
MFR Model# PD4


The AirGizmos Panel Dock was designed to securely hold your Garmin 196, 296, 396, or 496 portable GPS. It fits nicely in a standard 6.25" avionics stack. It allows you to quickly remove your portable GPS from your plane for upgrades, flight planning, or for use in your car or boat. It is also a safe way to use your portable GPS, as it is securely held in the panel at all times. The Panel Dock is shipped with a set of mounting hardware necessary for attaching it to an avionics stack. If you intend to install it in a different way, use the included hardware as a reference when deciding what type of installation hardware you will need.

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  • Securely mounts the Garmin GPSMap 196, 296,396, 495 and 496 in your panel.
  • Installs easily in a standard 6.25" opening.
  • Designed to allow quick and easy removal of your portable GPS.
  • Dramatically simplifies the installation process.
  • Made from durable, high quality plastic similar in appearance to the GPS itself.
  • Gives your instrument panel a professional, finished look.
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Fits perfectly and holds the GPS securely!

William T Verified Purchase


May 5, 2022

The panel dock is not a big deal. What is worthy of praise is the customer service. I arrived at the Spruce store in Peachtree City at about 5 minutes after closing, due to poor planning on my part and unpredicted traffic. The gentleman on the counter was still closing out the cash register. In spite of the fact that the lights were dimmed and the door was locked, he saw me drive up, and handed me my pre-ordered package, even though they were officially closed. This saved me several hours of time driving back and forth to Peachtree City. He is certainly worthy of praise for going the extra mile in service.

Harry B Verified Purchase


January 30, 2022

Not yet received.

Caetano P Verified Purchase


August 28, 2021

Not installed yet, but will definitely meet my needs.

Barry T
March 19, 2020

Very esay install Well made and a classy addition to the panel

James H
October 4, 2018

Works great--- this is the 5th one I have used over the years.

Cj P
August 26, 2017

Perfect. Using with angled mount. Looks sharp and professional.

Don W
March 5, 2017

price right and fast delivery

Arthur B
February 13, 2017

Professional panel mount for Garmin GPS that is suitable for my Avid Mark IV experimental aircraft.

Richard W
September 17, 2014

Looking for deck map mounts for Rand McNally GPS

Kenneth E
February 5, 2021


Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: does the Airgizmos Pangel dock have an FAA PMA?

As the Airgizmos Panel Dock is made out of plastic, there is no FAA PMA for it.

Q: I am interested in the hole size for the mounting, the thickness of the material where the holes are located. What mounting hardware is provided?

The Airgizmos Panel Dock does come with a hardware mounting kit for installation. The diagram on our page description are the only dimensions available to us from the manufacturer.

Q: Does this AIRGIZMOS PANEL DOCK FOR GARMIN 196/296/396/496 require an external antenna?

Yes, the use of the Airgizmos Panel Dock for the 196-496 will require an external antenna, for example part # 11-00051.

Q: How do you remove the unit from the docking devise?

There is a quick release tab which will allow you to pop out the GPS.

Q: What are the provisions for using the 12v power source if this is still a quick disconnect GPS from the mounting bracket?

The Panel Dock has been designed to |allow the cables that are included |with the |GPS to be used. There are keyholes in the back of the Panel Dock to allow the cables to be inserted with the unique feature of keeping the cables from disappearing behind the panel when the GPS is removed. If desired, you may cover the larger holes using rubber grommets.

Q: Can the dock be angled to the pilot side to improve view?

This unit alone provides a straight out view. To angle the unit, you would need to purchase the angle adapter separately, see Part # 11-04671.

Q: Will this also support a Garmin color GPSMAP 295 (which does look similar to the 296)?

No, see Part# 11-04315 for the Airgizmos for the 295.

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