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I got to get creative lol mobile scanner set up for 18 Malibu

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You could always try to hide it in your center console. How much room do you have in that cubby in front of the shifter?
 

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Take the front seat out. Replace it with a table that glides and use that. The Malibu doesn’t have the space for a mobile unless you use the glove box and open it when you want to see what you’re hearing or change something.
 

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Isn’t there a space in front of the shift lever? It’s hard to tell with the lack of lighting.
 

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Get you a mount guys mount that bolts to your seat mount, gooseneck arm mouth the scanner on it. I have a Hummer H3 and ended up using two pedestal mounts off the side of the console then super locked my speaker to the top of the scanner, works great, Wife has her comfort in the passenger seat and can still access the glove box.
 

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mount it on the console between your leg and the console by the gear selector or on the other side in that location. Its going to be the best place to do it and will be out of the way.
 

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You could always try to hide it in your center console. How much room do you have in that cubby in front of the shifter?
I was going to suggest exactly this. Take the trim off and look around. There may be enough room to mount the scanner in the dash.

Detachable heads on scanners and ham radios should be the standard for all models these days.....
 

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here’s an update. It took about 4 hours to complete. it sits in the center console cubby. It’s flush that I can close the arm rest and it become out of sight. Audio is LOUD! as the sound bounces off the interior when the lid is closed. I listen in to the area fire departments. don’t have to lift the lid to see who it is. I’m familiar with the communications here in northeast Oklahoma
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