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post #1 of 31 Old 03-21-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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BEST CB location!

Hello all! Just though I'd share my idea. I mounted and wired my Uniden PRO520XL CB radio in the center console! Pretty easy to do and the install came out clean.

Yes....it is in there


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As you can see I removed the lock mechanism...mine was broken anyway. (Aren't they all?)


Wires go into the side of the center console and down toward the passengar side firewall and out a rubber gromet onto the battery. The coax goes down and out the back gate gromet.


Don't buy a $30 dollar mount...go buy a stud mount ($8.99) and a L bracket ( $2.79) and make your own like I did. I drilled the L bracket holes bigger for the tire carrier bolt and the stud mount.


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All in all this was a fairly easy install and I am very happy how it came out. You can still hear the CB radio fairly well even with the center console closed. I will be mounting an external speaker just above the drivers side seat to make it even easier to hear. Any questions let me know.

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post #2 of 31 Old 03-21-2012, 01:52 PM
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Nice Although, it seems like it would be hard to change channels. Other than that, looks good.
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Nice Although, it seems like it would be hard to change channels. Other than that, looks good.
Nope, just reach under from the top and I have the knobs memorized so I don't even have to open the box


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Nice job. I have the exact same cb & was trying to come up with an idea like that. I ended up just mounting it on the dash.
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Did you just get rid of the plastic notch on the armrest (right behind where the lock was) to make sure the cb would lie flush in there?

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Did you just get rid of the plastic notch on the armrest (right behind where the lock was) to make sure the cb would lie flush in there?
Yes exactly and if worse came to worse I could take the cb out and put the locking mechanism back in and it still appears to be stock.


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Very cool! Also sort of dumb but how did you attach the cb to the top of the armrest??

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That looks awesome! but I feel like it might be kind of hard to hear it since the speaker is facing down into the center console, or is it still pretty loud?

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Very cool! Also sort of dumb but how did you attach the cb to the top of the armrest??
Haha no its a really good question since it just looks like its floating in there. The sides of the center console lid comes off and then I actually drilled screws into that part of the plastic and then put the side caps back on. Does that make sense?

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That looks awesome! but I feel like it might be kind of hard to hear it since the speaker is facing down into the center console, or is it still pretty loud?
It is actually pretty loud and if worse comes to worse you could flip the lid open. But that little Uniden BOOMS out noise. I also bought an external speaker just incase and I still havent installed it.


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Haha no its a really good question since it just looks like its floating in there. The sides of the center console lid comes off and then I actually drilled screws into that part of the plastic and then put the side caps back on. Does that make sense?


I get the part where the console lid comes apart, but how did you get the screws to attach the cb, I think I am just not grasping what teh screws attach to on the cb itself??

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I get the part where the console lid comes apart, but how did you get the screws to attach the cb, I think I am just not grasping what teh screws attach to on the cb itself??[/QUOTE]

The side of the cb radio has holes for screws for the actual mounting bracket so I drilled the screws and lined them up with those holes in the side of the CB.


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****ing brilliant.

Too bad this wont work with a 2011+. I really like sneaky installs....

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I like above the rear view mirror!
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I like above the rear view mirror!
That is what I am planning to do this weekend. GunDude, how did you run the wires behind the CB unit down to the floor?

For the record, I'm probably judging you for your bad grammar or spelling.
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The side of the cb radio has holes for screws for the actual mounting bracket so I drilled the screws and lined them up with those holes in the side of the CB.[/QUOTE

Ah of course! Thanks for the help!

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