Yaesu FT-8800R Install

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Hardluck
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Re: Yaesu FT-8800R Install

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Post by Hardluck » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:08 pm

Voodoo Blue,

Here are some more pictures about how I ran the coax.

I ran the coax and power for the mount down the rain gutter
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I then ran the wires under the exterior a pillar cover
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Here's instructions on how to remove the a pillar. Make sure you buy the clips, parts no. 75392-35210.
http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/i ... moval.html

I then followed the xm radio wire and exited the side of the a pillar
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I ran the wires down and under the sill panel
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I removed both the passenger and driver seats and ran the wires under the passenger seat, under the center console and then to the head unit that I mounted under the drivers seat
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Re: Yaesu FT-8800R Install

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:51 pm

Thanks for the additional pictures!! :D They are a great help.

I'll let you know how my install goes.
Phil T.
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Re: Yaesu FT-8800R Install

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Post by Hardluck » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:21 pm

Voodoo Blue 57 wrote:Thanks for the additional pictures!! :D They are a great help.

I'll let you know how my install goes.

So, how did the install go?
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Re: Yaesu FT-8800R Install

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:14 pm

The install went fine. I mounted my 8800 on the overhead in front of the rear view mirror using the ideas and procedures from someone on this or the fjcruiser forums web site. I just spent about half hour searching for the info but could not find it. I than installed motorized antenna mount like you, running the wiring underneath the rain gutter and into the outside piller on the passenger side. The antenna lead was not long enough to run down the outside and than into the truck and back up the inside pillar and into the headliner so I was forced to bring the cables out the top of the outside passenger piller across the door edge through a rubber grommet and into the truck under the headliner. I had to notch the door jam under the top left of the passenger rubber door molding for the grommet. SWR test barely move the meter. Now I have to figure out how to program and use it.

I'd post pictures but my camera takes 1MB pictures and it is such a hassle to shrink them down.

Thanks for asking. I thought it would be nice to have an meet and greet other 8800 owners to discuss the radio, programming and of course eat.
Phil T.
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