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by FFParamedic571
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2004 NON POLICE impala headlight flasher?
Replies: 28
Views: 3443

ESDA its easy. Just dont try it on a car that just came in from a long drive.............HOT!!!!


Been there...
by FFParamedic571
Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2004 NON POLICE impala headlight flasher?
Replies: 28
Views: 3443

NM. It looks scary but its not the worst. Here is what needs to be done. Sound off DLR compatable ground side switched flasher or simular unit from federal or Whelen this is for a sound off or federal flasher.( the same) In the front grill there is a wiring harness. Find the pink wire that is the hi...
by FFParamedic571
Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: If you install like this - PLEASE STOP.....
Replies: 59
Views: 6386

Thanks... Galls wigwag system.. Accckkkkkk....a 537 can flasher and a switch, what a joke..
by FFParamedic571
Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: If you install like this - PLEASE STOP.....
Replies: 59
Views: 6386

I really like the PA-400 interceptor mounted UPSIDE DOWN....
by FFParamedic571
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Hideaway LED's? Your Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

If you read Galls catalog listing, not website, those hideaway leds are for 2005 crown vics only. Personally I prefer clear strobes because their good for moving traffic and also good for corner lights at intersections. Im not bashing you AVFD.. for 2005 CV only?? since when are the 1998-2005 corne...
by FFParamedic571
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ford Taurus
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

three wire. brake is green/ orange and blue /orange. Back up lights is Black/ pink


Take the connections at the passenger side plug just before it goes through the grommet to the lights
by FFParamedic571
Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2001 Chevy Impala LS - Unmarked
Replies: 23
Views: 2471

my opinion is.. Someone wants to pay for it I will install anyting within reason..

Not a bad install for what you have to work with.


Question.. the car has Wisconsin tags and you are from Mesa Az? long way for a install job..
by FFParamedic571
Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: tips for installation
Replies: 23
Views: 2606

If you need anything ... Let me know.. .I have a bit of experience....say 15 yrs...

First what kind of vehicle.

Lights

Radio

Siren

antennas?

I will do my best to try to answer..
by FFParamedic571
Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: If you install like this - PLEASE STOP.....
Replies: 59
Views: 6386

That is what I get paid the big bucks for.. that is about what I had to do..Gut it from the battery back
by FFParamedic571
Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 1985 Buick Regal install - any ideas? (with pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 717

The glove box is a good Idea if you want to be hidden. Over the years Ive mounted Micor heads, spectra heads.HHCH in a glove box. Is it Practical NO. If you want to ajust the volume, freq or use the mic you are reaching across the seat most times while driving. in 80's GM models its not that hard to...
by FFParamedic571
Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: If you install like this - PLEASE STOP.....
Replies: 59
Views: 6386

007,

I guess since it was" an inside" deal ..AKA someone on the PD's brother in law owned the tow company.

Tow trucks have lights ..police cars have lights.. yea thats it ...
by FFParamedic571
Tue May 31, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: New Install Job (Pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 3121

looks like a Gamber-johnson Short stack
by FFParamedic571
Sun May 29, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: If you install like this - PLEASE STOP.....
Replies: 59
Views: 6386

It just about burned ..thats why it came to us. The driver smelled a burning smell..It was under the hood..The 8G from the battery wasnt fused..The selenoid was stuck open and it melted about 3 ft of insulation .This was a job done by a local tow company.
by FFParamedic571
Sun May 29, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: If you install like this - PLEASE STOP.....
Replies: 59
Views: 6386

redo..gut and start over...
by FFParamedic571
Sun May 29, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: If you install like this - PLEASE STOP.....
Replies: 59
Views: 6386

Here is a good one... Just follow the red wire.. Image
by FFParamedic571
Sun May 29, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ford Taurus
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

I just finished an 05 taurus. There is no problem using an " approved " flasher such as a sound off or federal FL-6.

The car I did was an Unmarked fire Marshalls car. All LED's and strobes with a tail and headlight flasher..
by FFParamedic571
Sat May 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: If you install like this - PLEASE STOP.....
Replies: 59
Views: 6386

QUICK RUN THE WIRE BOMB IS GONNA BLOW........ Too late. it did already We had a department that had a Tow truck company do their installs apparently they thought they could do a good job becuse the tow trucks have lightbars.. The result was about the same as the picuture.. We ripped it all out and s...
by FFParamedic571
Fri May 06, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: converting a federal signal highlighter mag mount to perm
Replies: 4
Views: 542

You can do that to.. But if you ever need to get it off .. good luck.. Its like a foam rubber gasket.
by FFParamedic571
Thu May 05, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: converting a federal signal highlighter mag mount to perm
Replies: 4
Views: 542

You will need a gasket for the roof and a few 1/4 20 nuts and bolts. Disasemble the light remove the magets and ust those holes as a template to mount it. Sandwich a gasket and wire it up and replace the dome. you may want to silicone the bottom where the bolts pass thought the sheet metal. Those al...
by FFParamedic571
Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2005 Dodge Ram Headlight Circuit
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Chuck,

Someone should tell that to the Dodge dealer that sent me a Durango with a UHF2150 installed....
by FFParamedic571
Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: FedSig PA-500 Siren
Replies: 2
Views: 709

I have one at the shop I can look at. I may have an install sheet. If I have it i can scan or fax you a copy
by FFParamedic571
Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2005 Explorer install pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Yep we measured it and cut it with a band saw.....If not some nasty looking vents....
by FFParamedic571
Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2005 Explorer install pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

Here are some pictures of the lighting... Its not my Explorer Its the Fire Chief of my Fire Department. I work at the shop that does the installs on my day off.. Front to rear: Dynamax MS-01 speaker behind the center of the lower grill. Federal GRLST Red/ Blue corner strobes on a nova Xpak 640PE pow...
by FFParamedic571
Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2005 Explorer install pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

thats an Airbag disable made by AOI Airbag Options Inc http://aoielectrical.com/ Its plug and play for most ford and chevy cars and trucks I like the Kodiaks.. they are great as long as you dont take the laptop out alot. Or be careful when docking . I have more pics of the lights I wlll post later
by FFParamedic571
Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2005 Explorer install pics
Replies: 11
Views: 1801

2005 Explorer install pics

Here is a few of one of my latest projects. Its a troy console with a CDM1250 VHF ( I hadnt gotten it when the pics were taken) federal PA -300 Troy switch panel M1225UHF) Troy cupholder/ clipboard holder. 2 HT1000 chargers. On the side is a GJ explorer base with Kodiak CF-28 docking station.. http:...
by FFParamedic571
Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: lumina strobes question
Replies: 6
Views: 644

There is not room.. You can alternate them with a standard headlight flasher..
by FFParamedic571
Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Just had an install done
Replies: 16
Views: 2535

I guess Jon-Beau is still in business.... I havent seen anything from them in a few years.

It looks good..I would have used more of a stealth antenn.. Maybe a cell look alike or black UHF spike...
by FFParamedic571
Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codenames of Motorola Radios
Replies: 70
Views: 25893

What about a HT210... I have one here Black case HT22o
by FFParamedic571
Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: I need a screw
Replies: 7
Views: 651

the thread is 10/32 Just bne sure not to go too long as you will bottom the fitting out and pull it out of the plastic.... I know...
by FFParamedic571
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: HEMI cop cars?
Replies: 37
Views: 3503

If the CVPI is not prone to fire/explosiopn when tapped in its rear, then why does Ford now offer an extinguisher sytem in the trunk? That's not an option on any other car. Because its a " security blanket" I agree with chuck. If you were to look at the comparisons of numbers of rear end crashes of...
by FFParamedic571
Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ignition Sense for 94-96 Chevy Caprice?
Replies: 4
Views: 462

on the drivers side near the kick panel under the fuse panel there is a 12V + B and 12V+ switched in a 2 pin plug. If your lucky there is a 6 positon fuse panel there still.. 3 are hot all the time 3 on ignition. If you find the plug and need a fuse block I have a new one here that Ive had for 10 ye...
by FFParamedic571
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Factory Installed Unity spot light
Replies: 6
Views: 993

I dont know if there is an option code for GM when you order a truck. I have installed spotlights for a Chevy dealer who had an order for trucks and the spot light was part or the package deal for a public works department
by FFParamedic571
Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ignition Sense for 94-96 Chevy Caprice?
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Is it a police package?
by FFParamedic571
Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ignition sense source for 2001 Yukon
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

there should be a wire under the dash off the steering column. I think its white its hot only in ignition...
by FFParamedic571
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Dry wall screws
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Anchors are fine for fixing oversised holes. Its just a piece of plastic. The problem is the long sharp drywall screws that pierce wire looms and brake lines. I wouldt the anchors for anything heavy..
by FFParamedic571
Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Dry wall screws
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

If it was a Setina It should fit without cutting anything on the cage its self You have to cut down the the tubes that space out the cage legs about 1/2 ". The hardware isnt exactly perfect but it can be made to work. There is a specific transfer kit that will work with those cages. Ive seen it done...
by FFParamedic571
Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Impala Transmission Hump
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Before you go drilling look under the carpet where you plan to drill .. there is sometimes wiring harness's under there.
by FFParamedic571
Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can You Program My VHF Systems Saber???
Replies: 5
Views: 485

aew you sure its for Systems saber? Regular saber wont work with Systems
by FFParamedic571
Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: CHP custom consoles
Replies: 4
Views: 918

They are made by a place out there I think its Inch's tooling . I have a link for a website that showed all the products they make .

http://www.inchstooling.com/home.htm
by FFParamedic571
Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Wig wag flasher for a 2005 explorer
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Federal , whelen, Sound-off, Blow-me, tridon ( not recommended)
by FFParamedic571
Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: CODE 3 XL VS. CODE 3 MX-7000
Replies: 1
Views: 428

XL.. full tilt with sealed beams... 70-80a

MX fully loaded 40-45 a

Any good auto parts place should be able to order bulbs #7600 they come in red, amber and clear. If you cant find them PM me as I have a ton in red, blue and clear
by FFParamedic571
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Crown Vic 1998 Ignition Point
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Kuhn.. Have you ever worked on a PI before?
by FFParamedic571
Mon Feb 21, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Galls StreetThunder XL200
Replies: 12
Views: 1718

I totally agree about the whole Galls thing, but seeing how this isnt my vehicle I really didnt have any say. I am working on a 1998 Crown Vic Police Package. Around 14 Strobes and 10 LED's, New CD player, MP3 player, 10 disc changer, XM Radio, all new speakers, that galls switch box, a whelen hand...
by FFParamedic571
Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Galls StreetThunder XL200
Replies: 12
Views: 1718

Anything that has the Gall's name on it I would first fix by taking it and using it as a wheel chock for my Fire engine.



Remember you get what you pay for....
by FFParamedic571
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: CVPI question
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Its a factory option . I forget the # That is for trunk lid mounted flashing lights. Al you do is add the lights. The wires to the back deck are for aux brake lights. If you were to pull the trunk liner back on the drivers side you would see a relay pack that runs the deck lights..
by FFParamedic571
Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: EF Johnson Install (Jottodesk) (Pictures inside!)
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

I would avoid the grommet behind the mainfold due to the possibility of high temps. Ive seen it done and the cables were a bit " warm" I have found that if you remove the antifreeze resivoir and move it out of the way and that gives you a straight shot at the battery . What you are looking for is at...
by FFParamedic571
Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: first antenna?
Replies: 15
Views: 1231

I personally prefer the DeWalt 14.4 ..I found the 18v to be too heavy. Try hangin on to one upside down on your back in an Impala trunk...
by FFParamedic571
Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Whelen Question
Replies: 33
Views: 3633

Its all about pricing and deals.. Missouri has tons of Code3 stuff because ts made there and they give a great deal on the stuff they bid and sell. Im sure CT is the same way. Illinois has a ton of federal stuff. California is unitrol. I have very few Code3 sirens I install. 90% of what I install is...
by FFParamedic571
Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: pics of work in progress (lotsa pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 2053

I will say it looks good too.. 200a breaker seems like alot of over kill for 2 CDMs and a smart siren. I guess if you upgrade its there if you need it.
by FFParamedic571
Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 'Nick' Radios Being Recalled . . . BY MOTOROLA !
Replies: 718
Views: 124805

I believe Motorola is just using the shotgun approach. Im sure that Nick sold alot more radios to other people than just the members of this board. If they say send out 1000 letters and maybe 1/2 of those reply and maybe 1/4 of those people are scared enough to actually send in a $1000 radio. It jus...

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