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  1. Ultraspaz

    Transceiver Installation thread (Ham, CB, GMRS). Radio unit and antenna installation on Bronco Sport

    My transceiver (mounted with heavy duty velcro under the drivers seat) is grounded and powered through the firewall (via an existing grommet) to the battery via 12 gauge copper wire . I'm only transmitting at 50 watts but if I ever go for higher output I'll be prepared. I also can't get myself...
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    If they specify a 20 amp fuse then the 5 amp fuse position wont work or at least not for long. Check the owners manual, I believe there might be a 20 or 30 amp fuse that's not in use and you could tap it. If you use a 20 amp fuse position that's already protecting a large load then your...
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    Anyone installed a dash cam in Bronco Sport yet?

    Thanks. Sorry I missed the earlier post on my rear camera. I installed it on the side of the rear window just for ease of installation. The viewing angle isn't much of a factor due to the wide angle lens still capturing everything behind me. Tinting isn't really noticeable in recordings but be...
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    I ran power from the fuse block, under the dash, along the passenger door seal, then along the A column trim and then along windshield trim to mirror. Most of the interior trim can be pried apart enough to get smaller gauged wires hidden. I used a nylon bike tire change tool so I didn't damage...
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    Transceiver Installation thread (Ham, CB, GMRS). Radio unit and antenna installation on Bronco Sport

    I changed antenna to a Nagoya UT-73 Mag mount and moved it to roughly Fords recommended position number 2. It's now about 3 inches forward of the BS antenna instead of the 27 inches previously. I also rerouted the coax in the interior in case that mattered. I didn't change anything with power...
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    Transceiver Installation thread (Ham, CB, GMRS). Radio unit and antenna installation on Bronco Sport

    So. I'm having my first actual long conversation on my radio installed in the BS. About 15 min. into the conversation I get an error on dash stating: "Intelligent Cruise Control Speed Sign Recognition Not Available" (Co-pilot 360+ installed) Everything seems to work fine but I try to reset by...
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    Thule HD Crossbar Roof Rack System installed

    The only thing I've seen said that the crossbar weight limit is based on the roof weight limits. In my case I have a moonroof so I supposedly can only throw 100 lbs up there while moving.
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    Transceiver Installation thread (Ham, CB, GMRS). Radio unit and antenna installation on Bronco Sport

    Looking forward to seeing your experience show how an install should be done. I'm definitely winging it here. This new hobby I'm trying has a long learning curve The motorized mount uses a ground Independent antenna. I went with one of the recommended antennas, a Diamond NR770HBNMO. If the...
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    Thanks! I just ordered the micro-3 tap for 1-2 fuse.
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    Spare tire question

    I'm riding on the 235 Wildpeaks but have a 225 Scorpion as a spare. Dealer said it came that way from the factory when I questioned them.
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    Firewall Penetration - for power lead, antenna, cable, etc from under the dash to the engine compartment?

    My receiver will fit perfectly in the depression below the drivers seat. I have a VGC VR-N7500 dual band. I bought it because it's dimensions are perfect for under the seat. It also has no controls except an on/off switch. All frequency, squelch, memory changes etc. are bluetooth controlled via...
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    Firewall Penetration - for power lead, antenna, cable, etc from under the dash to the engine compartment?

    So after balancing my options I decided on going through a grommet instead of drilling a new hole for adding wires through the firewall. I ended up using the grommet directly behind the battery. Careful to avoid hitting other wires I punctured the grommet using an aluminum arrow shaft...
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    I might try 17 if it's accessible. It's listed as "SYNC. Receiver transceiver module. Integrated control panel". Since the radio Infotainment system stays on with auto stop this should work for us. Only problem is it may be an always on circuit for the Ford Pass/Sync system and not the power for...
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    I can't see my cam behind the mirror so I haven't noticed it switching off and on. I'll have to watch for that next time I drive it. I wonder why the manual says 3 is not used if it's part of another circuit? I added a timed auto off switch for my UHF radio with a direct connection to the...
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    From what I could tell most of the fuses are constant on. I'm going to be using fuse slot 24 because its an unused 20 amp fuse that's always on. Also it's relatively easy to get at. If nothing else you could tap the heavier gauge red wire at the bottom of the fuse panel.
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    I wonder if there could be a difference in circuits between models. Mine is a Badlands + Badlands in case there is a difference. My dash cam comes on every time I turn on the ignition and off when I turn the vehicle off so I don't know what else it could be. Are you using a multimeter for...
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    Thanks for the tip. I assume it was the power for the seats adjustment motors.
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    Interior Fuse Block Access.

    I didn't connect parking mode yet so I haven't checked for an always on circuit. I'm adding a few more accessories starting tomorrow. I'll post if find a constant on fuse. It will give me an excuse to hook up the mode finally.
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    Firewall Penetration - for power lead, antenna, cable, etc from under the dash to the engine compartment?

    I considered going through an existing grommet but wasn't sure how well it could be sealed. Lots of silicone sealant I assume. I'll have to check the door route. Definitely prefer not to drill. But it would make things easier for current and any future mods I want to do. I asked the...
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    Firewall Penetration - for power lead, antenna, cable, etc from under the dash to the engine compartment?

    Has anyone run a power lead, antenna, cable, or whatever from under the dash to the engine compartment yet? I spent about 4 hours crawling around under the dash and engine compartment trying to find a safe place to drill. I'm still not confident of my picks yet to start drilling If you have...


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