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For those who have installed an external speaker for your radio(s), where did you mount them? Just looking for some ...


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For those who have installed an external speaker for your radio(s), where did you mount them? Just looking for some ideas as my Icom is mounted in the center console and I'll either go with an external speaker or a headset,

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For my external speaker I tapped into the gps/nav speaker in the center of the dashboard. It's not high quality but it works and one less component cluttering up your dashboard.

My radio is above the sunglasses cubby in the headliner.
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For my external speaker I tapped into the gps/nav speaker in the center of the dashboard. It's not high quality but it works and one less component cluttering up your dashboard.

My radio is above the sunglasses cubby in the headliner.
Nice that's pretty smart! I can do suspension work all day but wiring is definitely not my thing lol
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I mounted a speaker behind the kick plate by the gas pedal. Found a square one that fit perfectly by modifying the mount it came with and was able to just plug it into my radio behind the passenger side dash directly as it had a jack for an external speaker on it. Now I have a speaker on both the driver and passenger sides with the radio speaker and the external one. I thought about cutting the kick plate and putting in a speaker cover for better sound but decided not too as it is loud enough with the cover intact.
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For my external speaker I tapped into the gps/nav speaker in the center of the dashboard. It's not high quality but it works and one less component cluttering up your dashboard.

My radio is above the sunglasses cubby in the headliner.
I did the same myself. Sound is good for the radio chatter and you don't notice any difference with the tunes.
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For my external speaker I tapped into the gps/nav speaker in the center of the dashboard. It's not high quality but it works and one less component cluttering up your dashboard.

My radio is above the sunglasses cubby in the headliner.
Exactly what i'm looking for! Did you do this yourself?
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Originally Posted by thearizonacowboy View Post
For those who have installed an external speaker for your radio(s), where did you mount them? Just looking for some ideas as my Icom is mounted in the center console and I'll either go with an external speaker or a headset,

Thanks!
I lift my back seat up and put it in the little cubby underneath it. Plenty loud
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Just go headsets. It's the better solution in the long run. Plus you'll feel fuckin cool.


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Exactly what i'm looking for! Did you do this yourself?
No but I saw a write up here from someone who did. You basically connect a 3.5 mm headphone jack to the back of the radio (no headphones, just the 2 wires) to the speaker after removing the center tray that the speaker is mounted to..
Aaron, yes Headphones would be waaaaaaay better. But that's a probably a grand, whereas the 3.5mm headphone wire was less than $5 and hidden.

Note: the speaker sounds like a handheld, so you get what you pay for.

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