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    Hi everyone, while I wait for the delivery of my Crusade model Fortuner I am wanting to install a UHF radio in it. I am wondering where people are mounting them, so I have a good idea of what size to buy so I can install it.

    TIA

    Point Lowly

  • #2
    In overhead console? but I don't think there's a specific one for Fortuner yet.

    Maybe temporarily gorilla tape under the 2h-4h switch box or in the glovebox. Size/function depends on model & budget.

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    • #3
      I've been scoping out the same thing. Although not done yet, I think I'll be going for a box mounted behind the audio head unit with controls on the mic, similar to this: http://www.uniden.com.au/australia/p_uh8060s_index.asp

      I'm planning on having the mic mounted above the drivers side left knee. As far as I can see it would be the cleanest installation.

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      • #4
        I was looking at something like this:
        https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/dis...d/tx3540s.aspx

        or this:
        https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/fix...s/tx3550s.aspx


        That way I can have all the controls on the mic and the rest can be tuck away somewhere. Again I will just have to wait until I get the car in 10 weeks.

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        • #5
          if the main unit is small enough, you might be able to tug it inside near the gear-shift box right near the left knee. then it wont take up any space outside.

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          • #6
            Something to think about as well, especially with the units that have a remote main unit. Hide it somewhere as suggested and use something like this flush mounted so that it nice and neat. Also may be removed when day to day doesn't require it.

            http://au.element14.com/harting/0945...17?ost=2081517

            http://au.element14.com/black-box/fm...ire/dp/2501816

            Just make sure it is the correct one, this is an RJ45 and 6 pin (only 4 connections) is the RJ11 and 6pin (all connections terminated) is the RJ12. No tools necessary either, just an extension lead and then plug the mic unit into that
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            • #7
              This could be another options: https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/fix...tx3100pnp.aspx as then I can shift it from vehicle to vehicle. However, I would like something more permanent.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pointlowly View Post
                This could be another options: https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/fix...tx3100pnp.aspx as then I can shift it from vehicle to vehicle. However, I would like something more permanent.
                Quite like the look of that one...
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                • #9
                  Mounted mine behind the glovebox (Uniden UH7760NB) and used the extension to run behind the centre console and back towards the Drivers side.
                  Very impressed with the provision of ready made accessory circuits in the fuse box! Made the job very easy.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Farnk666, I like what you did. Like the look and price of the Uniden, as I have large paws and the GME microphone is quite small with buttons everywhere...

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                    • #11
                      How did you mount the mic on the dash, or is it just sitting in the drink holders on console. Any photo's ?

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                      • #12
                        Hi John,
                        this is probably too late a post - 5 months is a long wait - but I just had an Icom 450 installed by a place at Newmarket called Commex (Ph: 07 33577122) - Cameron and Wayne were helpful and they could book in next day install - they mount the main unit under the centre console in Hilux and mine was the first fortuner they had in and the microphone has all the controls and speaker. I am leaning towards left side dash trim on the brown vinyl padding but will need to pull out that piece of trim and reinforce the back with an aluminium strip or something... Being able to see the display is probably useful and in the end we will probably all end up drilling a hole somewhere... I will post photos when I have mounted the microphone.

                        J
                        Last edited by johton1971; 28-09-2016, 09:57 PM.

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