MXT275 Radio Base Unit - and a few other things


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Nov 19, 2020
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West of the Rockies
2020 JLU
Installing the radio base behind glovebox and utilizing the AUx switch wiring for power - If you have this set-up, where did you stash it and what did you use to secure it? Pics most appreciated.
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I didn't like the plain screw provided by Rugged (why do they provide plain hardware) so here is the proper Mopar screw.
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Antenna Cable routing utilizes available holes for fir tree style zip ties in 2 places and then a cable gland thru the available grommet (Auto's only). It provides a watertight pass-thru. Removed the plastic trim piece at the Driver's knees and secured the cable away from pedals and zip tied to aluminum support over to mid console. Used a wire fish tape from passenger side and easily routed cable thru and up behind glove box. Now - where and how to mount that base unit.
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Finished product (at least the antenna mount and cable)
Base Mounted now - flipped so speaker is facing up just in case - located under Driver knee cover - getting there
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Installed the rest of the radio components today – Bulkhead CAT connector thru lower passenger side foot-well panel
Cable across lower section of panel and out and up to radio base unit – this was the hardest part – the RJ45 is the same size as the clearance on the driver's side.
Radios mounted and couldn’t be happier with the installation
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here's a quick list of parts:
  • Rugged Radios Antenna Mount – MT-ANT-JEEP
  • Midland low profile antenna cable
  • Rugged Radios Coax Cable Cap for NMO mounts
  • 3 foot CAT6 Extension – Male-Male
  • Anmest RJ45 Waterproof CAT Connector – female-female
  • Midland MXT275 Radio
  • Midland GXT1000 handheld
  • CMM Offroad Grab Bar Ball Mount
  • Jeepuniq Dual Radio Mount – CL-RAMBALL-L27-B-M1-3738
  • Midland 6db & 3db gain antennas depending on terrain

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