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How to Mount XM Radio to Front of Dash?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tacomaguy2011, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    tacomaguy2011

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    I have a 2011 Tacoma that I installed a XM onyX Radio that weighs 1.7# to the front of the dash between the blower, temp & vent controls and the space you
    have for your ipod connection and the 2 aux power sockets. It's a space about
    2 1/2" wide of vinyl. I have used Velcro and auto mounting tape to keep radio in place. Unfortunately this does not hold the radio in place for long and it falls off.
    I don't want to have to drill holes in the vinyl unless I have to as a last resort. It
    came with a mounting bracket, but that didn't work either. I thought about getting
    some type of adhesive or bounding agent, but if that fails I may have a hard time
    getting that off of the vinyl.

    Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 19, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    Get some Industrial Velcro. I have my CB mounted on the bottom part of my Dash with it and it does great. Got mine at Lowes.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    Well I went on ahead and installed two screws for the dock to mount to.

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  4. Jan 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Thanks Boilerman, that's exactly where I want to mount my xm radio. Looks like the exact model I have. I went and bought the Industrial Velcro and going to try that 1st. If that doesn't work, then I'll go with drilling 2 holes and mounting it with screws.

    After you drilled the holes did you use plastic plugs to go into the holes you drilled, then screw the screws into them?

    Again thanks for the info
     
  5. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    I put two small EQ brackets I wasn't using between the dash and the A/C controls. They fit tight and required no screws. I put industrial strenght velcro on the brackets and the docking station. It hasnt moved in years.

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  6. Jan 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    No drilling, I just got two screws and put them straight into the dash.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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    I want to thank you guys for your suggestions. For now I went with the
    Industrial Velcro. It does seem to be holding on to both the dash & the
    unit. Time will tell though. If it still comes off, I'll try the EQ brackets
    and go from there. Again thanks for your help, it was greatly appreciated.
     
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