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Installing CB radio in ashtray location *lots and lots of pictures*

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by ramonortiz55, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jan 14, 2016 at 8:40 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    I had my TWSS give me a Uniden PRO 520XL cb radio for my 4runner build.

    Thanks bud @adanfon

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    The thing with these cb radios is that they fit PERFECTLY in the ashtray location on the 3rd gen 4runners.

    Give you a clean, stockish look:

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    To be able to achieve this, I remove the radio/ac bezel on the 4runner:

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    I pulled the ashtray out and remove these two screws:

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    Test fitting the CB radio:

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    Trimmed the end brackets off with a dremmel tool and test fitted again:

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    Used two strips of velcro between the plastic prongs and the top of the radio.

    This holds the CB radio in place:

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    Connected my PL59 connector:

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    Dont forget to order pizza. If you dont, this MOD will NOT WORK:

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    Looks like Arizona is winning:

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    So now I proceed to run the coaxial wiring for the cb radio. The mount installs in the back hatch:

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    Picked up the firering coaxial cable, the 18 feet version:

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    I ran the coaxial cable from the front of the 4runner towards the back:

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    Under the carpet on the driver's side:

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    Under the door floor plastic panel front and rear:

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    I then removed the plastic paneling in the rear driver's side area by the seat:

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    Removed the driver's side back cargo paneling:

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    Ran it thru this yellow vent thing:

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    Here it is!

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    I then hid it from view by running it behind the bumper:

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    Made sure to install the cable like this:

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  2. Mar 2, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    T4runner97

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    Where can i buy that bracket, i cant seem to find it on the t4r forum. I would much appreciate it
     
  3. Mar 4, 2016 at 7:38 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    @MStudt has them
     
  4. Jul 4, 2016 at 5:58 AM
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    spacer lift front 1inch
    how did you remove the " Under the door floor plastic panel front and rear ". I could not lift the outer edge just got the carpet side to release. paint side feels like an adhesive .

    I want to run wires to the rear . thanks for any help .
     
  5. Jul 5, 2016 at 7:11 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    after you remove the screws, it pops off.

    Remember to remove the kick panel to the left of your foot FIRST.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM
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    j cat

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    spacer lift front 1inch
    no screws visible . are the screws outside under the rockers plastic shield ?

    I got the full length of this plastic to release along the carpet but not on the side by the paint it does appear screwed down. carpet side did pop up .

    could be a change by toyota... this is a 2016 T4R.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    RidgeMan

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    I see this is an old thread, but does anyone know how to release the plastic panel along the bottom of the rear door (between the carpet and door seal)

    Thanks!



     
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