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Old 12-24-2012, 12:54 PM
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Nice install. I like the location of the CDM1250. It can easily be concealed to prevent theft.
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Old 12-31-2012, 8:31 PM
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Where did you source the trunk lip mounts? looking for some for my vehicle.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:04 AM
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ok I am going to ask the question that no one ever has a real answer too. Why the strobes? if you are not LEO or fire, WHY. This is why so many people with scanners are giving others a badge name. If your state does not allow scanners the strobes give you away. If you are afraid of someone stealing your equipment the strobes give you away. If you do not want to be hassled by the locals the strobes give you away. if you do not want the locals to get suspicious everytime they are someplace and they keep seeing the same car with the strobes you make yourself a target.
Your post will carry more weight if you flash this.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:25 PM
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Nicely done, Rod, nicely done!


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Old 01-01-2013, 12:38 PM
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If you end up needing to mount the scanner to the side of the console, there is an easy way to hide the holes. After the scanner is removed, you can purchase these little black snap in hole plugs from most decent hardware stores. You might need to drill the hole out a bit larger, but they snap right in the hole. The have a similar finish to the black plastic used in cars and will look almost factory. I purchased a few extra last time and have used them to hide unused holes when getting rid of a vehicle.

Install looks nice. I'd personally want to do two things if it was mine:
Put some black loom over the power wires for the CDM.
Remove the crumb in the speaker grill.
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Old 01-02-2013, 4:52 AM
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*sigh* Fine. Pictured above is my CAPTAIN'S 2011 Elantra. As stated before, space is at a premium, so the decision was made to put the radios where they fit without crowding the passenger compartment. We are members of our local fire department, and as such, are authorized to display a blue light while responding to an alarm.

The purpose of the original post was to SHARE. If another RR member needed to find information on a similar install, here it is. If you like the install, SHARE your praise. If you don"t like the install, SHARE your critique. If you know of a better way, or have an idea or a different solution, SHARE your thoughts. This is NOT the forum to enforce or challenge authorization.

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i had a similar issue, not with trying to avoid holes, but rather with not having a surface to mount a radio to

so, i mounted my scanner atop one of those old gooseneck mounts that used to be used for the 90's vintage car phone handsets and it now sits above the console in front of the ashtray of my explorer

the spot in the console where the holes are drilled for the mount is beside the seat and will never be visible
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:42 PM
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I haven't been able to find a gooseneck sturdy enough to hold the mobile scanner. Since my buddy hasn't been bothering me to change his configuration around, I've been busy with this... 2013 Toyota Corolla LE Install
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Nice and clean. I don't like where the scanner is just because of changing the channels while mobile would suck unless it never gets changed. For me though I'm always changing the channel depending on what county or what area I'm in.
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I wonder if the blinky-dink strobe Nazis ever rest and why does anyone with a warning light installation have to prove affiliation or be judged a whacker until proven innocent?

Can't we all just get along?

I like the "stealth" look but I'm with you, think I'd put the scanner a little closer. It would be easier to reach the volume knob in that "WOW, did you hear that?" instance.
That's why I'm a bit shy posting any of my install pix...you're going to see my LEDs, rocker switches, and siren control box in the background. Ya know, folks, it's not unheard of to have an EMT, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, or any other related professional to be an Amateur Radio Operator also. I, myself, happen to know quite a few Firefighters, EMTs, and Medics who are Hams in Florida and Wisconsin.

So, in summation, cut us some slack and think before you speak. It just may be that the person whose pix you're looking at is actually authorized to have the extra gear in the vehicle.

Now, getting back to business... I love the installation, very clean...but I question functionality with the scanner being so far down. Now, if you (he) were to buy the SCT-15 (it's a control head usable with some Uniden scanners, I THINK that's the model number) from Uniden, you'd be able to mount the control head anywhere in the vehicle and keep the scanner right where it is.

Good job, though. Stay safe out there!
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Old 02-08-2013, 6:18 AM
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It really doesn't matter Spanky. I'm as credentialed as you can get, even carrying a "BOOK" of licenses, certifications, permits, insurance & registration that proves beyond a shadow of any doubt that the truck does, indeed, belong to me and all the stuff in it is "duly authorized". Without fail, someone, somewhere will try to tell me, "You can't have that" or "It's illegal" when it should be illegal for them to be out of their rubber rooms without a helmet.
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It really doesn't matter Spanky. I'm as credentialed as you can get, even carrying a "BOOK" of licenses, certifications, permits, insurance & registration that proves beyond a shadow of any doubt that the truck does, indeed, belong to me and all the stuff in it is "duly authorized". Without fail, someone, somewhere will try to tell me, "You can't have that" or "It's illegal" when it should be illegal for them to be out of their rubber rooms without a helmet.
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ok I am going to ask the question that no one ever has a real answer too. Why the strobes? if you are not LEO or fire, WHY. This is why so many people with scanners are giving others a badge name. If your state does not allow scanners the strobes give you away. If you are afraid of someone stealing your equipment the strobes give you away. If you do not want to be hassled by the locals the strobes give you away. if you do not want the locals to get suspicious everytime they are someplace and they keep seeing the same car with the strobes you make yourself a target.
Why do you care? The installed said he was going for a "stealth look" because of space not to hide stuff. If you really cared about laws look it up on the Internet!!

Looks good and stay safe out there.

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