2006 Ford Five Hundred mobile install

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jfab

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Here is my humble install in my 2006 Ford Five Hundred. The radio is a VHF Kenwood TK-790 remote head. My last vehicle was a Ford CVPI, so this car was a bit of a challenge to plan out and install.

As always, your feedback is appreciated!
 

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I can appreciate the Ford 500. I had one for 2 years that had several radios I installed. There were a few "colorful" words expressed on the original install and several revisions after. The pics are still up here on the boards if you need some inspiration :D

Looks good!!
 

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Looks good! I have a 790/890 dual-band. Where is the speaker? On a previous install I could not find a good spot for one and ended up sacrificing a few buttons and going with a basic control head.
 

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Looks good! I have a 790/890 dual-band. Where is the speaker? On a previous install I could not find a good spot for one and ended up sacrificing a few buttons and going with a basic control head.
The speaker is under the passenger seat, however that is temporary. The speaker isn't very effective there, however I can't seem to find a better spot.
 

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The speaker is under the passenger seat, however that is temporary. The speaker isn't very effective there, however I can't seem to find a better spot.
I saw a member mount to his seat head rest. I thought that was a cool idea. Out of the way and you could hear outside of the car. Plus it's next to your ear.
 
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Nice install.

I have a Montego(Mercury's version of the Five Hundred) and I feel your pain when it comes to installing radios.

In my case I didn't have any remote head radios and I didn't want to buy one just for the purpose so I wound up mounting them inside the center console, under the armrest. That location is both a benefit and a disadvantage. It's a disadvantage because I have to open the console to access my radios(2m and CB) but it's an advantage because my gear is out of sight from anyone that might want to swipe it. I mounted the speakers just barely under the driver's seat, so that they are sticking out an inch or two. I can hear them pretty well that way.
 

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Looks nice, I am never a fan of a mic on the drivers side, definitely a higher likelihood of an open mic
 

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I completely agree! Unfortunately I needed a remote head and this was the only one available to me. But hey, if you ever have a spare xtl2500, feel free to send her my way! [emoji1]

I would not replace the Kenwood in my truck with Motorola.

Your install looks really good! I wish the 90 series had more memory, even 160 channels per band in dual band configuration would be nice.


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