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Jotto Equipment Console & Uniden 996

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ECHO3

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We mount our equipment in the Jotto Equipment Console designed for the Ford Explorer. I contacted Jotto and Curt tells me that they have been sending out their 425-6297 faceplate for the Uniden 996. All well and good, but the width measurement for the scanner is larger than that of the faceplate. If any colleague has relevant experience with the mounting of the referenced components, please advise. Thank you.
 

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Good News and Bad.

The good news - I got a jotto-desk faceplate for my 996. It fits pretty darn good as I was tinkering with it over the weekend. I'm a fussy person, but I'm happy with the fit.

The bad news - I'm at the office and the faceplate is at home.

I will write down the model number and send it out in the morning.
 

ofd8001

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The faceplate I have has "6297" painted on it. In checking Jotto-desk's references, the opening is 2.28" x 7.28".

When I ordered this thing I talked to Jotto-desk's help people and they recommended this one.
 

hydrolocked

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does it fit the DIN sleve? I'm thinking that I'd like the 996 to be DIN mounted in there so I can pull it and use it in the house on occasion (I'm too cheap to buy TWO DIN scanners).

ideas, anyone?
 

hydrolocked

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answer:

The faceplate Tessco sells (and Jotto recommends for this application) fits the 996 in the opening, but the holes are NOT set up for the normal mounting screws.

Holes can be drilled for the normal mounting screws.

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the DIN sleeve fits perfectly, and if installed properly, enogh of the rim tabs can be bent out to put the radio on a significant enough angle to actually READ the display form the driver's seat.

If i can find a thick piece of trim and hot glue it in place, i'll be thrilled.
 
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