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Any 2014 Honda Pilot Installs?

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GSPD

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I've got a few thoughts for my install of my Astro Spectra remote mount and a Kenwood TK-7160 in my new 2014 Honda Pilot.

Anyone installed a radio in one lately, looking for other thoughts or ideas? Radios will most likely be installed in and around the center console.
 

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I did an install in my 2009 Pilot a while back and it could help you. I installed the shelf units in the rear cargo hold, nicely hidden from view. I placed a piece of plywood on the floor of the hold to mount stuff too and ran the cables forward.

Full details are at: Pilot Radio
 

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Thanks for the pictures! My main concern is how much room I have under the console for drilling access holes for the cables. They'll probably be about 1 1/4" through the bottom of the tray right in front of the covered console for the remote head cable.

I have pulled the bottom side panels off the console to briefly check for obstructions and cable routing. It seems the air conditioning lines are packed in pretty close to where I want to drill.

The Astro Spectra head will probably get mounted on the front of the covered console like it was on my 2004 Pilot. I set the Kenwood in the rear compartment with the sliding cover and it may end up there. Wish a remote head was available for the TK-7160.
 

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One radio in and one to go. The Astro Spectra is a UHF P25 and now I need a VHF installed. Originally, the plan was to mount my Kenwood TK-7160, but may end up mounting my FT-8800 for VHF some where. I really prefer the commercial gear for ease of use while mobile.

Still need to decide on mic placement and install my NMO roof mount antennas.







 
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