AUX Switch Wires and Pass Through Wires

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  1. StrangeRaptor

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    I went though this quickly, so maybe someone has already given this advice. I needed the pass through wires to connect my HAM radio to power in my 2018 SCREW. All of the instructions I found on this site and elsewhere said to remove the kick panel. I did that and watched videos where the fuse box was removed. I took a guess and found that if you release the glovebox and let is swing down, you can see the pass through wires if you look closely. Way easier to access than from the bottom with the kick panel removed. Watch this to learn how to remove the glovebox without breaking anything (this guy talks way too much, so skip to 3:40 to save time): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDZ95zXqqvM

    Once you let the glove box drop, you can see the wires on the right hand side (at least I could).
     

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    Man you got lucky! That was the first place I tried and they couldn't be seen from there. Well done. Tell us more about your ham install?

    I just put in a Yaesu FTM-400XDR. Mounted the radio under the front of the passenger seat - it's actually attached to the passenger seat cross-member and moves with the seat - attached with 1" RAM balls and a short arm. The head is sitting in a lido cup-holder mount (cheap - if it stays there, i'm changing it out to a RAM) and the antenna is a Comet CA-2x4SR mounted in the passenger side rear stake-hole with a mount from Breedlove Mounts. Ran the coax down the stake hole, through the fender well and then into and up the length of the frame. It exits right next to a rubber grommet under the passenger floorboar - and enters the cab there. 73 de KG5ZFT.
     
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    I installed a Connect Systems CS800D Dual Band UHF/VHF HAM Radio. The CS800D has a remote head that fits perfectly in the cubby below the climate controls.
    I have not mounted the mic - but it fits in the cubby with the remote head.
    I mounted the chassis under the rear seat. I have a tonneau cover so I used a stake pocket mount that hangs off the side of the bed for the antenna mount.

    I thought it would be better in another thread, so I posted pics here:
    http://www.fordraptorforum.com/f5/what-did-u-do-your-raptor-today-25089/index1809.html#post1263545
     

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