Almost finished installing the FTM-400DXE

Several weeks ago I teased you all about the install of my FTM-400DXE, and today I continued the install. First, I removed the glove box and the steel plate behind it to gain access to the radio unit:

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I know, shitay photo, but you get the idea. I wanted access to the display and microphone cables, since I was too lazy (or my body was not flexible enough) to get to them otherwise.

Next, I coiled the mike cable up and tucked it behind the center lower dash cover, and bolted the radio head back into its place. I connected the mike cable to a female by female connector that I’ve installed the the dash.

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This way, I can plug the mike in for use,

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and remove it and toss it in the glove box when I park to keep it hidden from thieves.

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Then I ran the display cable (inside some wiring loom) under the carpet, next to the door, and back to the center hump. I can set the display on the ashtray for now,

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But my plan (as of today) is to buy a Lido mount and install the display on it. I may also home-brew something out of an old microphone mount, if I can find the right length.

Nevertheless, I’m almost finished.

 

 

 

 

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