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cb install location?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by apoteker, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Aug 29, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    apoteker

    apoteker [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey all
    i want to install a cb radio and i wonder if there is room behind the
    INSTRUMENT LOWER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY if i remove that and notch it for a cb to fit or is there a bunch of crap behind there
    anyone have pics or thoughts on this>?
     
  2. Aug 29, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    Monkeyboy

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    If you mean that spot just ahead of my stick shift in this picture :

    [​IMG]

    No, there really isn't a lot of room there. if you have a smaller CB, maybe, depending. The crash/airbag computer is located there and the center supports for the dashboard. It's pretty small.

    I ended up mounting my CB on the side of the center console.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Aug 29, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    tacoman00

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    I mounted mine on the back of the center console facing upwards. Its in the backseat but still reachable and stays out of the way
     
  4. Aug 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    apoteker

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    yes thats the spot
    sucks theres not more room there
    blech
    i'll have to figure out a different location
     
  5. Aug 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    BradyT88

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    I mounted mine inside the center console, but apparently I don't have a pic of it on the computer so I will have to show it to you later.

    Edit: Took a pic

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Aug 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    ssmith29440

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    A friend of mine has a cb where the volume and channel adjuststment is on the mic.the main box is located behind his seat. The only thing is to find a place to mount the mic. Dont know if they are still made. Its worth looking into.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    trdNick

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    It will fit there with a ton of soldering work haha
     
  8. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    Another cool option might be to change your radio to an aftermarket single din, then use the open space on a double din adapter to hold the radio. Just thinking out loud since I was considering a radio swap too.
     
  9. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    Seabass

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    Specalt did that on here. It does fit if you have a smaller model CB.
     
  10. Aug 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

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    I put mine here....

    [​IMG]

    Super easy install and easy to reach.
     
  12. Aug 29, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    Dragons taco, that's a great place to put a CB. The only downfall is that u can't put a big radio in.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    Just get a cobra 75 wxstv and mount it anywhere!

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  15. Aug 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    :eek: you going for the plane cockpit look?

    That truck would be broken into and stripped in my city in a NY second. I keep my electronics hidden for that reason. Of course most don't live in a crime ridden shit hole like me.

    My cb is in my center consul. When not in use no one has a clue. I also stuffed my SWR and aux speaker in there.

    OP just put it where it's best for you and think it out. I sat my ass in my seat and stared at my truck for 20 minutes before deciding. The main object is usability followed by a professional looking installation. I see way to many hack jobs when installing CB's. Please keep them away fro your legs or your passengers legs if you value their safety in an accident.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    OMG, havent seen that many electronics facing a driver since I was in a Japanese taxi.

    And to think you can't "text message" cuz that would be a "distraction" but all of that's legal.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    MJonAgs32

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    This is the CB I have as well because it can be easily hooked up and put anywhere and easily removable and can be put away. I keep mine in the center console when not in use.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    Just Installed mine last weekend. Uniden 520xl with a 20w external speaker under the seat facing up. Fits perfectoy and is nice and hidden.

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  19. Aug 30, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    Did you drill through the bottom to get the antenna cable to go out somewhere? Also, you'll need to run an external speaker or that thing will be muffled as all hell if you close the armrest.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    Yeah I drilled out the bottom and ran It under the carpet and through the rubber grommet under the drivers seat. And I do have an external speaker. It's under the seat facing up
     
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