GME TX4400 in GU

Submitted: Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 10:55
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Hi all,

I know others on the forum have replaced the factory stereo and installed a single din stereo and a TX4400. Just roughly looking it seems the TX4400 is the right height but is not as wide as the DIN standard. Is this right? Do the gaps either side of the installed TX4400 look a little unsightly? Any feedback would be appreciated before I buy another stereo.

Leroy
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:45

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:45
Leroy,

The TX4400 should fit with no gaps. What I have done in the past when there is a gap is to put some foam on the side of the radio to fill the gap. The foam that they use when sealing canopies onto the utes is good, it had a sticky back and could be applied very easy.

Wayne
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Reply By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:55

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:55
I've got a TX4000 in that spot with a 6mm gap on one side that was easy to fill will a bit of black foam, and looks fine.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:11

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:11
Leroy,
If you had't already replaced the factory stereo I would of advised to you to go with the TX 3400, I've put one in my GU the remote head sits at the front end of the transmission tunnel and the other "bit" goes under the seat, looks very neat & tidy. The external speaker sits to the left of the remote head looks quite natty, could you swap the one you have or is it to late? Something to consider.
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Follow Up By: howie - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 02:33

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 02:33
if you get a tx 3400 the head can be 'siliconed' to the underside of tne console just in front of the tunnel. the other "bit" can be fitted inside the space created by the lack of passenger airbag in most GU's.
you can get to the screws by easyly removing the glovebox then performing a bit of gynecology to remove the screws holding the blank panel. i have a couple of things hidden in their, assessable by fitting velcro strios to retain the panel instead of replacing screws.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:02

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:02
Hi Martyn,

I removed the 4400 from my old vehicle. I have seen the 3400 in a patrol and it looks very neat. I did consider selling the 4400 and buying the 3400.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:20

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 11:20
Howie's trick also works with thew TX3200. Using a 32mm spacer mounted to the panel above the tunnel, brings the 3200 out and up to appear to be the lowest part of the instrument panel. A DIN sized unit won't fit here because it will interfere with the gear stick. A coat or two of White Knight, Ironbark touch up paint on the spacer and the whole unit appears to be an interal part of the dash.
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Reply By: simon - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:49

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:49
Hi Leroy

Can send you a pic if you like the advantage of the 4400 is that it already has a front mounted speaker and their are 20 extra user programable channels that you can use for listening too emergency services etc.

send your email address too simon@banlaw.com.au if you want a pic.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:32

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:32
You may find that depending on where you live or travel that the Emegency Services are moving or have moved to Encrypted Digital radio channels so this feature may not be that useful.

Certainly this is the case in SA with Police, Ambos, Mtro fire and Country Fire Service all now using the Government Radio Network which is a Digital Trunked radio system with Police being encrypted.

StevenL
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Follow Up By: rolande- Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 21:13

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 21:13
They take away all our fun!!! But on a more serious note, hard to know what is going on during a bushfire when no scanner to get info off.
Rolande
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