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2002 Ford Explorer Install

This forum is dedicated to helping people with questions about installing radio equipment in vehicles. This can include antenna installs, electrical wiring questions/problems, and mounting systems. Pictures of installs are welcome.

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2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby Squad5 » Tue May 05, 2015 1:30 pm

First install on a take home vehicle. XTL5000 Mid power remote mount. The rails on the roof make the antenna look off center but it's on center.

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Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby escomm » Tue May 05, 2015 2:18 pm

Where da brick at :D

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Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby Squad5 » Tue May 05, 2015 2:48 pm

Brick is under passenger seat

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What radios do you own?: Not enough apparently!

Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby KG4INW » Tue May 05, 2015 4:03 pm

Do you have the rod tied in a knot? Otherwise, everything looks good!

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Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby Squad5 » Tue May 05, 2015 5:19 pm

Yes. Here's a link to antenna info. http://www.sti-co.com/antenna-products/ ... flexi-whip

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What radios do you own?: Not enough apparently!

Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby KG4INW » Wed May 06, 2015 3:50 am

Thanks, figured it was a Sti-Co. I wonder what that does to the radiation pattern, if anything?

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Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby xts2500vhf » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:45 am

Hoping OP is still around -

How hard was dropping the roof liner? I have a 2002 Ford Explorer as well and looking to make some holes, but info on dropping the liner is spotty on the internet...

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Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby Squad5 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:30 pm

xts2500vhf wrote:Hoping OP is still around -

How hard was dropping the roof liner? I have a 2002 Ford Explorer as well and looking to make some holes, but info on dropping the liner is spotty on the internet...


Very simple. Pop the cover on the clothes hanger and use a small flatheads screwdriver to release the tension clips by turning a quarter turn counter clockwise. I was amble to get just enough roof having those released to snake the coax thru.

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Re: 2002 Ford Explorer Install

Postby xts2500vhf » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:41 am

Thanks - I may give it a whirl!


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