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Old 11-15-2017, 6:17 PM
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Default 2017 F150 Extended Cab

Has anyone installed a single NMO in the roof yet ? Where is the best spot to drop the hole ? I really dont want to tear down the headliner (yes i have the proper bit) unless i need to. Normally I drill the hole then fish the cable off to the drivers B pillar. I pulled the rubber but couldn't see if there is any rib in the center or not.

I only plan to install one mount. Any insight would be great.
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Old 11-15-2017, 6:39 PM
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I’d pull the 3rd brake light to see what you’re working with if you don’t wanna drop the headliner.


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Pulled it earlier today but cant see to far forward. I may just drill and hope !
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Where is your dome light? Maybe drop it out and go that route.
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I did 2 NMO’s, one left and the other right. It was easy to pull the rubber trim down around the back door and reach in to grab the NMO cable.
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Pulled it earlier today but cant see to far forward. I may just drill and hope !


I couldn’t either. I used a fiberglass rod (harbor freight wire fishing stick thing) to push forward to see where I hit an obstruction. Needed to do this as I have a sunroof.

I stuck it in as far as it’d go then back out a half inch and mark it. Laid it on the roof so I could see how far forward I could go.


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I don't know on the F150's, but I did an F350 regular cab a few weeks ago, and I'm pretty sure the cabs are similar enough.

I installed two antennas, VHF 1/4 wave and 800MHz. One 18" in from the drivers side, one 18" in from the passenger side. I was able to pull the rubber gasket out and get a peek up above the headliner and see it was clear. I ran it to the B pillar and down on each side.

Not sure about doing one in the center. I have a 2011 F150 crew cab and was able to do it, but pretty sure the cabs have changed since then.
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Thanks. Looks like I'll have to pull the liner when i have time. Had hoped to drop a mount before heading out on a trip. Guess i should have planned better. As for the dome light idea....in past that was fine. This has an LED module in the center and I cannot figure out for the life of me how to remove it.

I have installed hundreds of mounts over the year in every type of vehicle but was trying to save time....
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