2010 Elantra and FT-8800R

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tbigelow

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Not nearly as elegant as the sunglasses holder install.

This is almost exclusively my commute vehicle. I don't have to worry about passengers too much so I mounted the main portion of the radio on the side of the console. It is far enough forward to be out of the way moving the seat and get good ventilation.

http://forums.radioreference.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35836&stc=1&d=1328833045

The display is mounted on a homebrew bracket. The bracket is attached to a flip down door on a storage spot I don't use. It was fairly easy to take this section of the dash apart to do the work.

http://forums.radioreference.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35834&stc=1&d=1328833045

Many have complained about the lack of backlighting on these radios. I absolutely could not see the buttons at all at night so I made a small lightbar out of LEDs and a half inch sprinkler riser. Works great in the dark and does not impair my night vision in the least. I used a small amount of Velcro type fastener (the Marine version) for the light attachment and ran power to it from a three way power outlet so it would only be on with the ignition.

Happy with it so far. Hmmm, now where to mount a little speaker.....

http://forums.radioreference.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35833&stc=1&d=1328833045


http://forums.radioreference.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35835&stc=1&d=1328833045
 

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