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Clean VHF/CB radio installs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by FoleySwampPlotts, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. May 28, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    Btnewman

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    Finally started my "clean install" of the ftm-400, found that 3 holes under the seat line up with factory hole in the seat frame
     
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  2. May 28, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    Made a harness for my CB switch illumination. I didnt want to cut or tap into any wires, so I got some ECT plugs, made a extension harness with pig tails coming out for the ECT switches lights. This will then tie into my CB switch so it lights up with the rest of the switches and can be dimmed. (please ignore the sweat pants)


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  3. May 29, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    Check the settings on your radio. My TM-V71 has 2 speaker outputs, and you can tell it to output side 1 into speaker, A, B, or both, or both sides into speaker A; etc, etc.
     
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  4. May 29, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    Looks nice,
    where did you buy the plug from?
     
  5. May 29, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    @MESO sells them on his site.
     
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  6. May 29, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    Check in settings if B band wasn't muted (I muted mine since it's set on APRS). If you checked already, and if isn't muted, then idk
     
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  7. May 29, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    Yeah, this was my first guess as well and made no difference.
     
  8. May 29, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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  9. May 29, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    Rather then mute B band, you're better off using CTCSS. Preferably the VoiceAlert CTCSS: 100.0.

    http://www.aprs.org/VoiceAlert3.html
     
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  10. May 30, 2019 at 10:56 AM
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    You don't need that adapter when running an MLS-200-M10 on the FTM-400. Just plug your MLS-200-M10 directly into the FTM-400 external speaker jack; you'll like it.

    For reference, the user manual (pg:162) talks about running that adapter for external OTHER THAN the MLS-200-M10
     
  11. May 30, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    With or without adapter, it makes no difference for me. No sound out of b band.
     
  12. May 30, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    Well damn!

    I'd be tempted to just go for a factory reset (after backing-up, of course) and see if there's any change, but I suspect that you've tried that as well.
     
  13. May 30, 2019 at 2:55 PM
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    I actually have not tried this yet. I'll give it a shot tonight.
     
  14. Jun 9, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Got a chance to install my new Victory 4x4 antenna mount today. I have been looking for a good antenna mount and didnt really like the alternatives in the market. It seemed like first and foremost they were designed to be ditch mount brackets and not antenna brackets. I also did not like the fact that you could see an ugly bracket even when your antenna isnt mounted. Found the Victory 4x4 one recently and couldnt really find any reviews on it, so took a chance.

    Install took about 5 seconds. Great youtube video if you really need it from Victory 4x4, but really not necessary. Other antenna mounts require cutting some plastic. No plastic cutting required for this one because it comes out a soft rubber area.

    Edit: also, the antenna doesnt point forward, its the angle of my truck on the driveway

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  15. Jun 9, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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    That looks really nice! Do you have links to the mount and that antenna? Is it quick/easy on and off?
     
  16. Jun 9, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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  17. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    Just a FYI for those of you who remove your antenna when not in use.

    The bed rails are a perfect fit for a firestik or similar antenna. I have to remove mine for parking ramp(I removed my powered antenna and replaced with stationary) So when I take it off, it goes into the bed rail between my tie downs.
     
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  18. Jun 16, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    alright, i need some help from the experts. i dissassembled my uniden scanner the most i could so now i have the faceplate and the motherboard. i took my overhead consol down and stuffed the mother board up in there and put the consol back up and heres what i got. the up close pics are where i have a question. is leaving it like that bad? its a small piece of mother board material for the digital display on the faceplate is resting on the celing. orrrrrr should i do what i didnt want to do and take down my headliner and cut a nice tight clean hole and have the thing mounted nicely? and if u guys think i should do that, and tips/help/advice doing so would help. thanks. also since im mounting up here does anyone know if theres and wires up there with constant power? or do i have to run power all the way down to somewhere?IMG_0626.jpg IMG_0627.jpg IMG_0628.jpg IMG_0629.jpg IMG_0631.jpg
     
  19. Jun 16, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Tacoman97 I noticed you are from NY. I don't know if you are aware but NYS Traffic Law doesn't allow hardwired scanners inside a vehicle unless you are a LEO, VOLLIE, have a permit, or are a HAM radio operator. Be careful where you locate that thing!
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  20. Jun 16, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    Assuming the ceiling you are referring to is hard plastic, I personally wouldn't want any part of the motherboard resting on any 'hard' surface.
    Just put a very thin piece of foam between the board and the ceiling to absorb vibration and to keep the motherboard from sliding back and forth on the plastic.
     
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