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Install BCD536HP in 2010 Ford Edge SUV?

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I want to install a BCD536HP in a 2010 Ford Edge. I can pull the factory AM/FM/CD radio no problem. I think it's a 1-1/2 DIN opening. But I'm not sure a Uniden supplied DIN mounting insert will work as is. Has anyone done this and can you offer and advice?

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I just got some pvc pipe to fit the cupholder and it works great. Just need to cover one end so you can mount it. Just a thought...
Thanks, that could be an option. We do use the cup holders in the center console however for drinks we could use the cup holders in the door panels instead. I'd have to find a way to secure it so it doesn't become a leathal projectile in a bad accident. I could also just toss a hoodie over it when I leave the vehicle unattended while traveling and it would be out of sight from smash & grabs.
 

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The 536 series really hates when you start the vehicle, so be sure to turn it off for starting. Otherwise it will reboot and may (not always) corrupt you sd card. Thank God the SDS 200 doesn't do that!

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I want to install a BCD536HP in a 2010 Ford Edge. I can pull the factory AM/FM/CD radio no problem. I think it's a 1-1/2 DIN opening. But I'm not sure a Uniden supplied DIN mounting insert will work as is. Has anyone done this and can you offer and advice?

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If it is a 1 1/2 DIN opening then the SDS 200 may be a better option as it is a 1 1/2 DIN scanner.

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The 536 series really hates when you start the vehicle, so be sure to turn it off for starting. Otherwise it will reboot and may (not always) corrupt you sd card. Thank God the SDS 200 doesn't do that!
Thanks, I have read that elsewhere but thanks for reminding me. Normally I don't like to power up anything by any means other than the devices own On/Off switch. Even at home with my Astron power supply, I won't do that. I always apply the power first, then turn on the devices to prevent any kind of surge.
 

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If it is a 1 1/2 DIN opening then the SDS 200 may be a better option as it is a 1 1/2 DIN scanner.
I won't risk a $700 scanner. I live in a nice area but at times I go where not man shouldn't go without an arsenal! They'll kill you for no reason, I certainly don't want to give them a reason!
 

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I won't risk a $700 scanner. I live in a nice area but at times I go where not man shouldn't go without an arsenal! They'll kill you for no reason, I certainly don't want to give them a reason!
My brother says that about where I live. Thinks I am crazy for have 3 ham rigs and a scanner in my truck. Heck it's only like $2000 to $3000 worth of radios.

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