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Commander II Worn Cable

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Feb 8, 2017
I have a Motorola Commander II (RMN 5089A) speaker mic and the cable is showing a lot of wear. It is getting difficult to keep attached to my XTS5000 radio and and the cable has become so stretched out that it does not stay snugly attached to my uniform anymore.

Is it possible to just replace the cable with a new one, and where can I find a new cable to order?


Premium Subscriber
Mar 23, 2015
Warren, Ohio
I know this is probably not what you are wanting to hear, but it is probably better and easier to get a replacement Commander II off of eBay. I was in pretty much the same boat as you and after several dead ends, I just decided to shell out $60 for an eBay replacement. I've been using it for about six months, no complaints yet.
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