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Honda Accord ???

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Dec 19, 2002
Hagerstown, MD
I may be getting a Honda Accord in the next year. I'm considering upgrading my 246T to either a 396D or 996T mobile scanner. I'm going to be traveling a lot, so the 996T would be really nice, but I don't see any possibilities of mounting it in the dash. Has anyone ever tried putting a radio in an Accord? Would I be better off getting the 396D for portability and just putting in a handheld mount somewhere under the radio? Thanks


Dec 14, 2001
Far NW Valley
I have a 2006 Accord and installed an Alinco dual bander in the cubby hole forward of the gear shift. I had to buy and use the remote head kit as the cubby was too shallow for the entire radio.

The 996 is too wide to fit this cubby.

You can try wedging the radio between the passenger seat and center console (if so equipped). While not elegant it should work pretty good.

I usually just use my 396 when taking this car. I also have a 2006 Odyssey van that has a BC796 with a remote kit on the top of the dash, but have to start thinking of putting a 996 due to the use of 700 MHz. in my area. With no remote kit in the foreseable future for the 996 I don't know what I am gonna do.
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