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Old 08-17-2010, 02:50 PM
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you need some of these

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Old 08-17-2010, 02:56 PM
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Don't have blanks left for gamiviti!

I see what I can do to burry the cable. But I am more concern about the entry to the trunk.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:02 PM
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Don't have blanks left for gamiviti!

I see what I can do to burry the cable. But I am more concern about the entry to the trunk.
cupholder bezel
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:29 PM
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Since I only needed about 2 feet extension, most of the 10' is sort of coiled in the quarter panel. I have to see the implications of that when I get the radio back and measure the SWR.
Don't "loop" the extra length but rather make it into a figure 8 shape with a twist tie/zip tie in the middle...Per the experts IIRC

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Don't have blanks left for gamiviti!

I see what I can do to burry the cable. But I am more concern about the entry to the trunk.
What's next to your rear heat switch? I relocated my antenna button down there (never use it anyway) and that opens up a spot. I have the uber cool Gamiviti bezel with mic holder and battery monitor though


As for routing the cable...I mounted my base on the PS of the lift gate (I must have missed the recommendation by Diamond to mount it on the DS or I just ignored it ) and then I wrapped the snot out of the cable with electrical tape for protection where it tends to get pinched. I routed my cable to the underside of the mount and then up to the headliner area and behind the molding. You can buy cable "stays" or clips that the cable will clip into but I haven't found any that will stick for more than a few months - I'm thinking of ripping off the sticky tape/foam stuff from the clips and trying some strong adhesive instead because with the clips in place the cable stays nice and safe.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:58 PM
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I am not happy with how the antenna cable enter the trunk. If you guys can make suggestion to make it better it will be great.
I ordered one of the grommets that is used for the wiper fluid hose. I plan to drill a hole into the D pillar by my antenna mount and run it though threre. But I have not taken the time to make sure everything will work yet. I will post up results when done. Just another one of my countless projects waiting for the time.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:03 PM
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Next to the rear heater is the only blank I have left.
I moved the alarm down.
I use the antenna switch after I disconnect the power since the automatic raising the antenna needs to be reset to extend it all the way manually.

That blank bother me too. I have to find something for it :-)
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Corbet,
I like your solution, but I will let you drill first!

Would you mind posting a picture where you think you will be drilling? Next to the extising fluid hose?
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What about left of your steering column, any more blanks over there? Pretty easy to extend the wires for hazard or something, then free up another one on the dash.. that is, presuming you want to maintain the cupholder, which could create two more

Hey if you didn't have an LX you'd have 4 more blanks in the center console..
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Don't "loop" the extra length but rather make it into a figure 8 shape with a twist tie/zip tie in the middle...Per the experts IIRC



What's next to your rear heat switch? I relocated my antenna button down there (never use it anyway) and that opens up a spot. I have the uber cool Gamiviti bezel with mic holder and battery monitor though
You're getting wise, young grasshopper, but you are not a HAM master, yet!

Ditch that lousy factory Toyota cupholder and get the uber cool Gamiviti dash blank panel. Then upgrade your cupholder situation with an equally uber cool cup holder(s) setup from these guys TallowPot Products. They reportedly will withstand severe angles during runs or precarious positions and not spill if there is weight in them. Plus they fit nicely in the glove box when the passenger wants to really lounge out.

But seriously. You will only find out the best place for everything through trial and error and input from others. I ran all of my cables behind all of the side panels until it was time to go to the center, then I pulled up my center console and went under carpet as much as possible. My antenna coax came in through the bathroom window. Wait, no, it came in through the grommet for the rear window drain. Beatles?
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:49 AM
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Corbet,
I like your solution, but I will let you drill first!

Would you mind posting a picture where you think you will be drilling? Next to the extising fluid hose?
I'm thinking on the D pilliar inside the rear hatch jam. about 6" from the top.
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