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'96 Range Rover Radio/Scanner Install

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TrevDog

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I'm looking at installing a Uniden BCT8 scanner and a Uniden PRO520XL in my 1996 Land Rover Range Rover, however, I can't seem to find a very effective way to do it...

Because the parking break and the shifter are housed within the center console, I can't make up my own custom console for the radios. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with installs on these vehicles (or land rovers in general) or maybe a picture of how the English police agencies outfit their Range Rovers.

I've got the antennas down, that's no problem. It's just the interior space that's got me stumped.
 

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I have a 2001 Land Rover Discovery II that has 2-LARGE Cup Holders on either side of the center console.
I just put my Hand-Held Pro-106 in the cup holder and run the antenna wire to it.
Works for me..........
 

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Well I'm not terribly familiar with the Land Rover's I do know the BCT-8 is a DIN sized radio and if your vehicle has a double DIN size opening you could replace the factory stereo with a single DIN aftermarket stereo and put the BCT-8 in the dash with it.

My Ford Five Hundred Install

My old Ford 500 is by no means a Land Rover but it's a good example of working with limited space. Mainly though it'll give you an idea of how the BCT-8 fits in dash.

If I can help you anymore please let me know. I've been doing installs for almost 13 years :lol:
 

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@CWR: Ahhhh. I wish I still had my disco- awesome car, but alas, this will not work for me.

@FD5722: I really don't want to get rid of the radio because of the codes entered through it, however this could be done as a last resort.

Thanks for the help so far, if anyone's got anything else, please let me know!
 
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