UHF Radio in a 76 series L/C

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 17:47
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Hi all,
Has anyone got a good place to put a GME TX4500 UHF in a new 76 series that I can reach but not be in the way?
Ian
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Reply By: twoks - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 18:18

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 18:18
Hi,
IF it has a remote hand piece, bury the main body behind the glove box,
then install the remote in a convenient spot.
Ken
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Follow Up By: Whirlwinder - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 18:57

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 18:57
It is a single DIN size so no separating the head.
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Reply By: The Landy - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:05

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:05
I have a 79 Series and had a custom centre console made given the original was small and I incorporated the TX 4500 into it.

Made by Dept of Interior, Sydney; adds cost, but works for me...



Cheers, Baz - The Landy

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Follow Up By: Whirlwinder - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:15

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:15
Nice one Landy. Worth a call.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:40

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 19:40
Because of DIN size it's a bit hard to offer a solution, Ian. Anyway looks like Baz has taken 1st prize with his "entry". :-)

You can always remove the current AM/FM unit, and fit the TX4500 and an aftermarket head unit. But the original units usually have excellent AM sensitivity, so I'd be reluctant to go that way. There may be room to hang it off the bottom of dash, say just in front of Hi/Lo lever?

Another cost alternative is one of the overhead consoles, but a bit of a pain running cables up the "A" pillar. Don't think the top of the dash ticks too many boxes either?

With Baz's idea, all cables are hidden, and they'd be a lot easier to install, as well as being quite visible to the driver.

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Follow Up By: Louwai - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:53

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:53
I've found that getting cables up the inside of the 'A' pillar is not too bad. A little bit of jiggling, but once I figured out what the internal stiffening configuration was, I was able to direct the cables with a screw-driver through the grab-handle holes & panel clip holes.

To date I've put a main power cable, a UHF coax and solar panel cables up to the top in readiness for the installation of the roof console (when I can afford it)...

Cheers, Bryan
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 17:05

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 17:05
I installed both a centre and overhead console, works great - from Department of Interior Sydney.



Adds cost, but keeps it neat!

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Reply By: Lowan - Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 14:12

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 14:12
Mine sits easily in a roof consol. Gets its power from the interior light which is replaced in the consol with LED lights. Also has a good pocket for maps etc and a small hole in the roof gives superb reception with the roof as a base plane and a tiny (100mm) rubber covered stubbie aerial.
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