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Old 08-18-2010, 07:50 AM
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Corbat,
I guess I don't know what a D pillar is.

Marco,
Blanks on the left, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The antenna switch is actually the winch control via Slee's setup.
ordered gamiviti stuff.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:20 AM
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Man nice work on filling up the switches, you may have to just upgrade to a Land Cruiser center console after all, trade that little speaker in on 4 more..


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Old 08-18-2010, 07:59 PM
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I guess I don't know what a D pillar is.
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:13 PM
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Quick update, Yaesu is sending me a new radio. should get it this week. That will allow me to test with the new antenna mount mentioned above.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:59 AM
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Yes. They say water damage. But I pressed on the issue since water damage is not covered under warranty that that gets them off the hook.

They asked for installation location pictures which I provided. Also, I drove a whole day in the rain after I send them the radio and checked the installation location that there was no water there.

There is the possibility that water slided thru the mag antenna wire which came thru the passenger door and was the thick kind. But I am not really sure.

The tech manager was not very clear on what they found. He said the board is not working and it has traces of water. He said they had to replace the whole board $400 plus installation like $80. Basically at that point it was the price of a new radio.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:30 AM
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Honestly a mobile radio that can't stand condensation is a problem!
It has been a while since my car fit in my garage. I blame MUD for it.
I have the radio installed were many have installed it. In the passenger side, D panel.
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in that case you might reconsider that location. I put mine under the driver seat
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:53 PM
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I have no proof that the location is bad.
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well, you think yaesu will give you another if it isn't? not a gamble i would take with that thing in the fender
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I have no proof that the location is bad.
My DS rear slider or vent or something in that area leaks based on what I found when I pulled out my bottle jack last year to do some work back there. I can't find any evidence of the PS leaking but considered that when I mounted my FT-8800 back there.

We don't get near the rain here that you do so I don't worry about it. That said, Dave brings up a good point with the humidity and temp changes in your area as well that probably creates a good deal of condensation.

Maybe consider making a more waterproof, but not airtight, enclosure for the radio? Of, do like Hulk did and mount it in the "pocket" back there so it is more protected by the plastic surrounding it.
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