Fitting UHF in Current Prado

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 09:53
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If anyone has dramas finding a suitable spot to fit a UHF in the current shape Prados, let me know.
Had a hell of a task doing it, but with my "no holes drilled" theory, i managed to still do it.
Can email pix if required.
Dave
AKA - Publisher "Boar it up Ya" magazine
Proprietor "Adventure Radio Sales"
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 15:32

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 15:32
Which model UHF radio did you fit?
The GME tx3400 uhf fits very nicely in the prado under ashtray.

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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 17:59

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 17:59
I got a Icom IC400PRO and had it installed inside the big centre console bin. Out of sight in a city environment but accessible when in the scrub

Bracket bolted to passenger side sidewal of the bin. Only disadvantage is having the armrest up when using it but I can live with that.

Muddy
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Reply By: philkp - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 18:39

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 18:39
I did the same as 'Muddy 'doe' and had a GME TX3200 fitted in the centre console. Keeps it out of sight etc.
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Reply By: boaritupya - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 19:05

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 19:05
Did ya have to drill holes though?
Its a personal thing with me, hate drilling holes in the interior.
The radio fitted was a Uniden UH013 Remote Head.
The trick(s) were...
Next to the ignition is a silver platic plate about 100mm long, 50mm wide and is tapered. It is held in by two tabs, easy to remove. Behind the plate is two screws (both hex heads, 1 xthreaded 1 x 10mm). You can mount the remote head via these screws, dropping the cable through the dash, along the drivers side kickboard, eventually leading up to the drivers seat, of which underneath, with good quality cable ties, you can mount the transmitter. Easy as...

NOTE: Toyota DO NOT recommend you mount ANY transmitter on the centre console, or the glove box area (that includes running the aerial coax) anywhere near the glove box. Was advised by CARDIFF TOYOTA SENIOR TECH that the centre console, and glove box areas should be left free of RF devices and cabling.

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Follow Up By: boaritupya - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 19:08

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 19:08
Should have added too, the reason being is they have had problems with the on board computer and Air Bag Systems.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:46

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:46
Yes, but you can't see the holes cause they are pointing upwards...

I''ve uploaded a photo of tx3400 mount under my rig profile.
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Reply By: boaritupya - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 22:01

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 22:01
But my missus knows the holes are there, thats my prob....LOL
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Reply By: DrewT - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:56

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:56
I also found that fitting the remote head under the ashtray, and angling it up slightly was an ideal fitting position. I think the advantage of the unit being somewhere in the "middle" is that either the driver and passenger can easily use it

BTW .. put the main RT under the glovebox but had never heard of the potential problems it can cause.

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Reply By: Charcoal RS - Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 14:05

Wednesday, Jun 08, 2005 at 14:05
installed a TX4400 but combined with a roof console
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