Is it easy to self install a UHF CB

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 08:20
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I have a Mitsubishi Pajero excedd, and have the following questions
1) How easy is it to self install a VB Radio
2) Where is the best spot in the car, (the dash is full of gear) to install it
3) I was considering buying a GME TX 3200 or TX 3400

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 11:01

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 11:01
1) It's not hard provided you have a reasonable idea of power supply (batteries), earthing, mounting aerials, and accessing the cavities in your wagon through which to feed wires. Basically you have to bring a source of power to the radio, it should have an inlnie fuse (supplied), it has to be earthed, and you run an aerial cable (usually from a bull bar but not necessarily) to the radio. All radios are usually supplied with instructions.
2) That depends on the model you buy. The bulkier the more difficult. But you have to be able see the dial & access the mike.
3) Good radios. The unit with the remot head is great because of the small size then you can stick the radio box up under somewhere out of sight.
Just spend a lot of time working out the layout and where wires have to go before you start. Read the instructions and then re read them again. If all else fails read the instructions.
Good luck
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 23:17

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 23:17
The more you can do yourself the more you learn about your vehicle.
Anyone can pay to have some "expert" do a job for them, but when things go wrong in the bush YOU have to become the expert.
If your short of tools use the money you would pay the "expert" and buy some, then you'll have a tool kit as well.
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 12:11

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 12:11
If you are asking the question , I will assume you have no experience in fitting radios , Get the dealer who is selling it to you , to instal it for you , haggle a deal , it won't cost as much as you think . Then you won't have any problems . If you are in Melbourne I can sujest a few people for you. You may want to tell us where you are , a member may be near you , and might be able to help . If you live near Oakleight , your welcome to come past here for some help .Craigs hut 2003
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Follow Up By: DCPAus - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 14:52

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 14:52
Hi Eric

Thanks very much, is there anyone you can recommend out Mt Eliza, Frankston way ?

Thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - David - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 17:01

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 17:01
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 19:16

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 19:16
mmmmm ??? whats with the mmm david ???Craigs hut 2003
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Follow Up By: macca - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 22:45

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 22:45
DCP Aus,
give Graeme a ring at G&C Communications at Cranbourne .He will get you sorted out.(0359963298).
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 11:26

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 11:26
Telstat in Seaford is another option.
or Alan at Outback accessories in seaford.
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Reply By: Lyds - Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 20:35

Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 at 20:35
You should get a TX3400 and velcro, or screw in, the head just in front of the gear shift.
Cheers,
Stuart
- To err is human, to moo bovine -
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Reply By: 4by - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:16

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:16
in our '99 pajero we hard wired the tx3400 to the battery (has fuse mid-wire) ran wires through small slit in grommit on the passengers side of the engine bay (sealed with goo) mounted the main unit to the bottom of the passenger foot well and have the face and mic in the glove box (for now) with intentions to mount it infront of the oil/inclonometre/battery mound soon.
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Reply By: DCPAus - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 19:37

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 19:37
Thanks All for the advice.
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