ICOM 440 & LC 200 Series

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 18:24
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Hi All
I have a 200 series cruiser and have purchased an ICOM 440. I am looking for ideas on where to place the main unit. I would prefer out of sight if thats a possibility.

Thanks

Pete
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Reply By: Member - Col G (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 18:28

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 18:28
Hi Peter

I have that model in a HDJ79 and have the main part under the passengers seat. You would need to run the cabling under the centre console or alongside the door opening under the carpet.

Cheers

Col
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 19:58

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 19:58
Under the passenger's seat can be a dangerous spot with a river crossing gone wrong!

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Reply By: scott s2 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 19:08

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 19:08
I have a 200 and i fitted the main unit on top of a metal bracing that is behind the drivers knee panel.
Its a good flat area all i did was put 2 cable ties wround it.
I have done it on 4 200 series and had no problems.
No drilling required
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Follow Up By: Peter E2 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 19:51

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 19:51
Scott S2
If I understand right you mean the soft form on side of center console.
Did you leave the pad on or remove it.

thanks

Pete
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Follow Up By: Bobjl - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 19:56

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 19:56
Scott - I have 200 LC but am unclear on exactly where you refer to when you say "metal bracing behind drivers knee panel".

My reason for making comment is simply to ensure that the fitment of any additional gadgets is not where an air bag is located, one of which is directly in front of drivers knees. Anything in it's path or even to the side nearby of the air bag panel would become a missile should air bag deployment occur. Upon learning this, I moved my Trailer Brake Controller to another area well clear of air bag deployment path. I was made very aware [by Toyo Dealer] that even an accidental deployment of the air bag would send the brake controller at my knees and lower belly at a rapid speed with horrible consequences.

Perhaps the location you refer to is elsewhere.

Peter - The main box of my GME UHF is located under front passenger seat.

Bob
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Follow Up By: Peter E2 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 21:15

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 21:15
Bob
Not sure if I have airbag there was feeling around today and did not appear to be anything under steering wheel area. But I will check with dealer.

Thanks.

Pete
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Follow Up By: Peter E2 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 21:19

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 21:19
Bob
Another question. When you say that you have the GME under the front passanger seat. How have you attached it.

Pete
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Reply By: scott s2 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 20:27

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 20:27
If u remove the panel thats above the knees you will see the matal.brace.
Mine is a gxl.it has no knee air bags.
But on top of that brace should not be an issue
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Follow Up By: Peter E2 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 21:17

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 21:17
Scott
Do you mean under the steering wheel where ther appears to be a plactic pull out panal which appears to have metal frame behind it.

Pete
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Reply By: scott s2 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 21:42

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 21:42
Yes thats the pwnel.
Remove that and u will see the metwl brafe, its perteft to kount he uhf.
GXL roes not have airbwgs there
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Reply By: cookie1 - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 22:42

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 22:42
I have mine tucked under the dash / front console / transmission tunnel on the passenger side - does that make sense??

Just did Robe to Beachport & Canunda and it hasn't moved

Cheers

Colin
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 22:58

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 22:58
I mounted mine under the carpet just below the A/C evapourator or just above front passengers right foot, mounted microphone on side of consol below handbrake 'button'
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Reply By: Peter E2 - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 08:48

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 08:48
Thanks everyone for responses. Gives me lots of options to look at.

Pete
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 21:08

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 21:08
Peter,
Put mine under the driver’s seat. It was very easy to bolt the cradle onto the seats frame.
I took the front off the ash tray and fitted the clip for the remote speaker-microphone to sit on.
Kevin
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