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Old 03-27-2015, 07:08 PM
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After Market Radio install

Does anyone have a write up of any thing on installing an aftermarket radio in their yj? I bought a install kit from a local stereo shop thinking I could do it myself casue I have done them in my other vehicles...but my yj is getting the best of me. I cant figure out how to mount the radio into the factory dash location.

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Install the sleeve and put in th hu. There is not a lot of support there. It's gonna move like hell.

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it would help if you could post some pics of exactly the problem you're having.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:32 PM   #4
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If it moves attach a metal brace to the ground lug on the radio and screw it in somewhere sturdy.. or more than one if u need
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I bought a Smittybuilt metal console from Qtec for a hunderd bucks.
It locks with a metal trap door and a round key. I had to run additional wires for power and the speakers to the console but the PO had already cut the factory radio plug off. I used a Chiltons manual to determine what wires did what and purchased an antenna extension wire at NAPA. Now I feel much better when leaving my Jeep parked while the doors are off. The radio doesn't flop around and it is easy to reach without leaning forward.
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I bought a Smittybuilt metal console from Qtec for a hunderd bucks. It locks with a metal trap door and a round key. I had to run additional wires for power and the speakers to the console but the PO had already cut the factory radio plug off. I used a Chiltons manual to determine what wires did what and purchased an antenna extension wire at NAPA. Now I feel much better when leaving my Jeep parked while the doors are off. The radio doesn't flop around and it is easy to reach without leaning forward.
I love my Tuffy console for this exact reason. It's also much easier to adjust the radio when it's staring at me right next to me lol
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I'm with Ranger and Luckymac on this, if you're already installing a new stereo consider dropping the extra dough on a locking center console and relocate the stereo there. If you can afford a tuffy, get one of those, the quality of the hinge weld on the smittybuilt is kind of crappy. I just had to fix mine last week. But having the unit in the center console is much better than in the dash. I don't think I could go back to a dash mount.
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i love have it in the console makes it easier to operate i think.. plus keeps the rain out of it when you get caught in the no top down pour or morning dew..

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