2004 Ford Expedition Install

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I have finally got around to buy a new car. I recently purchased a 2004 Ford Expedition. I will be outfitting the vehicle with emergency equipment. I work in the News Media as a freelance shooter/producer. I also am a volunteer storm spotter for the local emergency managment agency.

I have ordered a Havis Console for the vehicle and am waiting shippment on it, so i can get started on the install.

I have the following equipment to install in the vehicle:

Havis Vehicle Specific Console
Kenwood TK-8180
Galls 5 function switch box
STL PA 100
STL Sleek-8 Traffic Advisor (for rear window)
STL Sleek-2 Dash Light (for front winshield)
STL Grille PRO Side Lights (for rear passenger and driver side windows)

As you all know, projects like this are never truly finished, so i'm sure there will be many more pieces of equipment to be added as a go along.

Here is a picture of the vehicle, check back soon i'm hoping to have the console in the next week to 10 days!
 

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Hello all,

Sorry for the extended delay. I am still waiting on the Havis Console, then i can get started mounting equipment in the vehicle. I'm hoping to have it sometime next week. As soon as i get it in, i will upload more pictures.

Thanks!!!
 

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Let me know how you get power from the battery to the passenger compartment. I'm about to do the drill/grommet thing if I can't find another way to get the cable through the firewall.
 

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I routed my power cables and other wires through a 1" rubber grommet opening near the stearing column up under the dash. I just cut a small slit in the grommet and ran my wires/cables through it.
 

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Just an update for everyone, The Console is still on order (i'm hoping it to be here early next week) I have ordered a GoRhino 3000 Push Bumper and it is also on order. I do have the UHF Antenna and LED Warning lights installed. I will post pictures as soon as i have time to do so...
 

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Just an update for everyone, The Console is still on order (i'm hoping it to be here early next week) I have ordered a GoRhino 3000 Push Bumper and it is also on order. I do have the UHF Antenna and LED Warning lights installed. I will post pictures as soon as i have time to do so...
Suuweet, you are a volunteer fireman/EMT........? (Ref. the LED light)?
 

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I am an Storm Spotter for my counties division of Emergency Management, Along with being a photojournalist. The county allows us to use Amber and White warning lights in our vehicles.

Ill most likely post a video when i have the entire install finished.
 

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Does anyone happen to have a Kenwood TK-8180H High Powered 45watt unit?

I have the TK-8180K (30watt) unit, If anyone has a TK-8180H they would be willing to sell/trade email me ASAP at cowley639@gmail.com

THANKS!!!
 

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I am an Storm Spotter for my counties division of Emergency Management, Along with being a photojournalist. The county allows us to use Amber and White warning lights in our vehicles.

Ill most likely post a video when i have the entire install finished.
Ok.gotcha..lookin forward to vid.or pics
 

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Update:

Here is what i have done so far. I'm still waiting on the Havis Console. I ordered it on the 4th of January and i have still not received it. Everything is on hold until i receive the console. I ordered the console from strobesnmore.com they say it usually takes 3-4 weeks for delivery. So i'm hoping it will arrive this week!! In the meantime here is pictures of the UHF Antenna and Lights.

1.) Antennex 3db Phantom UHF Antenna
2.) STL Sleek-2 Dash Light
3.) STL Sleek-8 Deck Light

I will post pictures of the console install as soon as it arrives!!
 

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They are some that i bought off ebay a few years ago. All the lights are amber and white.
 
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