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Old 01-24-2013, 09:39 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I'm looking at installing my Icom V-8000 I used in a different vehicle. I'm driving a 2000 OBW and has the empty slot under the stock radio. I'd like to install it in the slot this weekend. The radio looks like it'll fit but I'll have to get in there to make sure.

I've used a Yaesu 1500M in the car mounted to the side of the knee wall - just to the right of my knee when sitting.

I feel having the V-8000 installed in the slot makes it look a lot more professional an will give me more room around my knee.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:26 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I just got me buying an older Yaesu FT-90 in great shape WITH the separation kit. Plan on putting the main unit under the drivers seat and the head unit in the slot like you.. being it's my wife's car...the knee wall would NEVAR work no matter how small that FT-90 is. I'm just happy she'e letting me put something in it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:58 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I've had a Icom IC-7000 and Icom IC-2820H in my 2005 2.5XT for some time now.. I use Larsen KG 2/70's for the 2820H, and either a Little Tarheel II or Tarheel 75A on a custom rack mount..







I used Super Heavy Duty 3M velcro strips to hold the IC-7000 head, and modified the head of the 2820H to accept the L-Bracket from a Icom IC-2720H and slipped that through the gap of the glove hatch.

The whole installation is No Holes..

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Here's my Icom V8000 installed in my 2000 OBW.


Note there is some space to the right. Perhaps I should upgrade.

I'm getting some ignition or alternator clicks... anyone got a suggestion on an alternator rebuild for the caps or diodes?
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That's what my 1998 looks like. Still does, but the HG (one or both) is/are gone, so my wife convinced me to get a new car instead of fixing it or putting in a CCR motor. Pity - it only has 250,000 on it. Never had any RF issues in the 1998. CD player came out to make room for the scanner.

So now I have a 2009 (bought in Oct 2012 with only 23k on it). Looking at Crutchfield for the parts I'll need to replace the factory stereo with a double-DIN hole so that I can mount the BCD996XT. If I can find a replacement box for the hole where the Nav system would be (if the car had come with one), I plan to put the FT90R up there. Not sure where the auxiliary GPS will go. Maybe where the "ashtray" is?

Anyone have a good dash parts listing so I can find replacements for the things I want to modify?


Edited to add that the 1998 had a Comet SBB-1NMO mounted in the forward center of the roof (with a hole, thanks), and a ... forget the manufacturer ... 800-MHz antenna for the scanner mounted towards the rear. That NMO mount has an integrated GPS antenna that I used for the Garmin GPS-V. All worked great. Holes are the way to go and plan to do the same setup on the 2009.
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I installed a Kenwood PG-3B inline audio filter on the V8000 radio. I'll find out some time this weekend how well it works to keep the alternator whine out when I next drive the car. From an audio report this morning my friend had to listen pretty hard to tell if there was any alternator whine, but it was more noticeable at the lower engine rpms.
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Welcome group! K1DJG here. 2013 Outback with navi. I monitor police/fire a lot and purchased a Home Patrol 1 radio. I also got the GPS adapter. I can drive anywhere in the USA and Canada, and it will automatically configure and receive everything in the area, including trunked radio. Frequency updates are free online every Monday.
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Welcome group! K1DJG here. 2013 Outback with navi. I monitor police/fire a lot and purchased a Home Patrol 1 radio. I also got the GPS adapter. I can drive anywhere in the USA and Canada, and it will automatically configure and receive everything in the area, including trunked radio. Frequency updates are free online every Monday.
Yep. Was doing that with the BCD996XT for a while (though I have to load frequencies for target areas - not an updatable SD card with the entire RadioReference DB like the HP1).

Now, with the new car, I need to pull the Crutchfield trigger and get the new parts so I can put the 996XT in it. Also have to figure out where to stuff the FT90R. If I can find a new plastic part for the navi hole (I don't have factory nav), I'll probably modify same and stick the Yaesu there.

Anyone know how to find that part?
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Also have to figure out where to stuff the FT90R. If I can find a new plastic part for the navi hole (I don't have factory nav), I'll probably modify same and stick the Yaesu there.

Anyone know how to find that part?
And the answer is, like usual, eBay! Got it from the UPS man yesterday. Even has the clock display.

Once I take the dash apart, I will be able to see how much room I have to play with but it appears that I can just cut an FT90R-sized hole in the plastic and then mount it far enough back so the little door will close. It even occurred to me that I can run some cable from the radio's mic jack, behind and under the dash to a new jack somewhere else. That way, the mic cable won't hang out of the dash pod.

Got the Crutchfield stuff for the new radio. Evidently, "DIN" doesn't mean the same thing to everyone, though. Looks like the BCD996XT will stick out of the dash like it did on the 1998 (see pics above). Dang it - I wanted a flush fit!

Still need to figure out where to put the GPS-V.
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Anybody have any ideas of where to mount the antenna on the roof of the outback (magnatized) and to run the coax thru the roof.......I don't want to do a hack job, any suggestions would be great......Ray
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